Countryside Tour nr.1 in Hungary
Your private guide picks you up at given place and timeOn our way out of Budapest we pass the 2000 years old ruin-city of the Romans, called Aquincum. In 30 minutes we reach Szentendre*, Hungary’s most visited and most romantic little town. We take a walk in Szentendre, it’s like an Italian artists’ village with narrow, winding streets and small houses. There is always handicraft fair and galleries of contemporary art. If you like shopping, this is paradise! There are two exhibitions in Szentendre, for which people come from all over Europe. One is the Mikrominiatures Museum: a collection of wonderful microscopic artworks made by Mykola Syadristy from Ukraine. The objects are so small that you have to look through a microscope to admire them! The other highlight of Szentendre is the beautiful, touching exhibition of a Hungarian peasant artist lady, Margit Kovacs. Her clay statues and figurative pottery stand alone in 20th century Hungarian art, and are part of Hungarian Heritage. It is strongly recommended to visit one of these wonderful exhibitions in Szentendre.
Besides, Szentendre houses the smallest Synagogue in Hungary.
After Szentendre we continue our journey along the Danube, and in 20 minutes we reach Visegrád Castle. Visegrád was Hungarian royal seat for 200 years. On top of a hill, the ruins of the kings's fort and castle offer a great view on the Danube Bend. Recommended lunch in the enchanted and panoramic Hunter’s Lodge on top of Visegrád Hill. Here, you can try the summer toboggan even in winter, fun for kids!
In 20 minutes we reach our last town, Esztergom. Esztergom was Hungary's first capital. With the biggest and most impressive Basilica of Hungary, it is seat of the Hungarian cardinal. We can visit the crypt with the tomb of the famous Cardinal Mindszenty, and the gorgeous treasury with astonishing artefacts. We even have a view over the Slovakian border.
In the end we take the shortcut back to Budapest
|Included:||Pick up at your hotel, private driving tour, AC car, petrol, dropping you off at your desired destination at the end of the tour|
|Not included:||food, drink, entrance fees and tickets|