Danube bend day trip
This is the easiest day trip from Budapest, taking you to three historical towns along the river, upstream from Budapest.
The trip leaves at 8:30 from the conference hotel on Sunday, 7 May 2017.
The trip starts with just over an hour’s ride to Esztergom, Hungary’s religious centre for over a millennium. Here you’ll see the cathedral, perched on top of a hill, as well as see some of the old town below it.
Next up is Visegrád with a medieval castle perched on top of the hill where the Danube changes its eastward course to a southward one (the name means ‘higher castle’ in Slavic tongues). This is the spot of the original Visegrád treaty (signed 1335) that lended its name after the fall of communism to a new regional cooperation. Below, close to the river are the remains of a renaissance palace of King Matthias from the 15th century – reportedly wine used to flow here from marble spouts. We’ll have lunch close to the lower palace.
In the afternoon we finish off the day with a stroll in artsy Szentendre. The town owns much of its character to several waves of Serbian immigrants who arrived mostly in the late 17th century. Nowadays it’s a touristy town with many souvenir shops, but it’s possible to get off the beaten track in the narrow alleyways, catching a glimpse of the river over red-tiled rooftops.
The trip returns to the conference hotel around 18:00 the same day.
Price and registration
This trip costs 69€ + VAT if applicable. The price include the bus ride, an English speaking guide, lunch, entrance tickets in Esztergom and Visegrád.
The day trip will be displayed on your invoice as ‘BP17 Translation Conference – Module 7D’, to keep your accountant happy.
Simply select the item in the conference web shop, then proceed to checkout.