Castle District & Pest Driving Tour with Danube River Cruise
- Duration: 4 hours
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We were 35 minutes late being picked up from our hotel. We were not told what was happening and thought we had been forgotten. When we finally got to the minibus the only seats left were right at the back with very little view of the countryside. That wouldn't have been so bad but for the fact that we could not hear anything the guide was saying. We asked her if she could speak a little louder at the first stop but this did not happen. Apart from this it was a good trip to see a different part of Hungary.
The cycle tour along the Danube to Szentendre was interesting and fun. Our guide, Karoyl, showed us a number of the national treasures like St Stephens Basilica and House of Parliament but we also enjoyed riding through Margaret Island and seeing the more communists influenced outer suburbs. It was also lovely to wander around the quaint Szentedre streets at the end of the ride. Some level of fitness required especially in the heat of the day. Bikes were good standard and easy to ride.
The town and scenery was amazing! The bus ride their was also nice and it was very nice to be picked up at the hotel. However, after the first 20 min, you were left by yourself at the tour guide left the group. I didn’t realise that would happen and I was quite put off. It was nice to hear about the history of the town from the guide. Was sort of hard to fill time after she left
Szentendre is a very peaceful and nice place to visit. Elizabeth was an energetic and humorous guide. The minibus was excellent. It was a four and a half hour trip, but could be an hour longer to have the satisfaction of an excellent trip. Cruise back to Budapest was a pleasant one too.
We enjoyed this tour and only wished there was more time to shop. I wanted to buy some of the Hungarian lace items and mushroom hat but there was no time! I wish there was an option to go back on a later boat. Prices seemed lower here than in Budapest.