Post conference tour

Danube Bend

Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Pick up: 10:00 from the hotel
Drop off: 18:00 at the pier, transfer to the hotel

We start our tour from the hotel at 10:00 and the route takes about 1 hour to Esztergom by bus, Esztergom is the Northern gate of Budapest – the centre of the Catholic Church. We visit the largest cathedral of Hungary (also burial place of famous cardinals of Hungary, like Primate József Mindszenty). Afterwards, we glance across the river and enjoy the view over to Slovakia.

About 13:00 we arrive to Vesegrád where we enjoy the fascinating panorama on the Danube valley, visit Visegrad Citadel and we stop for lunch.

After the lunch we drive to our last stop and about 15:30 we arrive to Szentendre. It is a small baroque city at the gate of the Danube Bend, at the meeting place of the river Danube and the Pilis mountains, in a beautiful natural environment. We walk around the baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins and go up the narrow streets to the panorama point to see the Danube. We then simply enjoy the special atmosphere of this village. You can also take the opportunity to visit the museums (for example the world-famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum, the Confectionery Museum-with buildings and people made of marzipan), or you can choose to visit the shops of the village.

At 17:00 we return to Budapest on the Danube by boat. The tour ends at the pier at 18:00 ( it is a regular boat from Szentendre to Budapest). Bus transfer to the hotel is provided.

Price: 70 EUR/person