Szentendre, Visegrád – half day trip

Szentendre - Visegrád half day trip

Come with us on a special journey to two of the most beautiful cities near Budapest!

With our special Visegrád and Szentendre excursion you will get to know the great history and culture of these cities. Your tour guide will tell you all the information you would like to know about these unique parts of Hungary, so be sure to ask them anything you want. You can travel alone, or together with your family; our high class vehicles will provide you the perfect comfortable trip experience.

The tour starts from your Hotel, where you will meet your private guide and transport and begins your whole day adventure. The tour will take you next to the beautiful river Danube, up to the city of Nagymaros, you will see the famous Danube bend, one of the most amazing sights of the country. From Nagymaros you will go by a unique great ferry ride through the bend of the Danube, to the ancient city of Visegrád.

The town of Visegrád is one of the smallest and also the oldest Hungarian city. It has great historical importance because of the town’s great location. Visegrád was established in 1009 and its name is of Slavic origin, meaning high castle. The castle complex goes from the top of the Visegrád Mountain to the bottom of it and its construction lasted from 1246 until 1251. The castle of Visegrád will be our main stop in the city. We will visit the inside and the outside of the upper castle, which is on the top of the mountain and called “Fellegvár” in Hungarian. We will also see the lower castle area with the Royal Palace, which was built later in the 14th century on the shore of the Danube, as a more comfortable living area. The palace was the official residence of the kings of Hungary from the end of the 14th century until around 1405. The palace was mostly destroyed during the Ottoman attacks. The royal residence building was rebuilt and now it is open to the public and holds exhibitions in its renewed historical interiors. During our visit we will also see the unique Solomon Tower in the centre of the castle complex.

The beautiful Szentendre is the next and final stop before going back to the capital. The beautiful Szentendre is located northwest from the city of Budapest. It is known for its lively art life, including many different museums, galleries and lots of talented artists who live there. With our tour you can visit the wonderful city centre with many-many shops and restaurants. Walk through the old streets, which are really specific for this town. One of the main focuses of our tour will be the popular Szamos Marzipan Museum and factory along the famous Main Square. We will go through the great shopping street of the city with different souvenirs and town specialities. The city is built on the shore of the Danube, just after the Danube Bend. The bank of the river is one of the most amazing sights in the city. Few minutes from the main streets you can reach the riverside with a perfect view at the beautiful Szentendre Island.

At the end of the tour you will be transported back to Budapest, to your Hotel, or anywhere you would like to go in the city.