SZENTENDRE BIKE & BOAT TOUR

Duration

8 hours

Group Size
2-12 person

Languages
English

Activity Level
Moderate

Overview

Amazing ride out of Budapest along the Danube in lush nature, visiting the beautiful artist town, Szentendre. Return to Budapest by boat, a wonderful river cruise.

Join us and visit the most charming town around Budapest. Szentendre is a lovely medieval town next to Danube river with curvy streets, cute small houses and several churches, the town of arts.

Our scenic bike ride will start in the center of Budapest, stopping at the most attractive sights on our way including the House of Parliament, Margaret island with beautiful views to the city. Then we follow the river on a bike path with great scenery. We will pass the popular Roman coast and Aquincum, which used to be a Roman settlement. Swimming possibility in the Danube in case of nice weather.

In Szentendre we will stroll around the town, enjoying the laid back atmosphere of this countryside town, stopping at places with excellent panorama and photo opportunities. For lunch we enjoy a Hungarian specialty meal: Lángos. Our way back to Budapest is by boat, an amazing cruise.

The bicycle tour is on bike paths and car-free areas. Safe ride. The tour is in English

Small groups, interactive, friendly atmosphere, local, expert guides.

Level of Fittness: Medium level of fitness and bike riding skills are required. If you are used to riding a bike, it will be easy ride. The route is flat and mostly away from traffic.  

Rate: 69 EUR (price includes bikes, boat ticket, guide, specialty meal – Lángos, refreshments)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • House of Parliament
  • Margaret island
  • Óbuda
  • Római part
  • Lupa island
  • Szentendre walking tour
  • Drink break at a scenic place along the Danube
  • Lángos
  • One hour boat ride to Budapest
Detailed information

From the meeting point we walk two minutes to pick up the bikes. Your guide will help to adjust the saddle to suit you perfectly.

The tour starts from the center of Budapest, as we ride out of the city we stop by at the most remarkable sights on our way, like the house of Parliament. Your professional guide will have a short summary of the history and present of this sights.

Margaret island is the most beautiful park of Budapest, we ride through the island and see the best parts of it. 

As we cross the oldest part of Budapest – Aquincum, the previous Roman town, you will see a totally different, unique part of the city.

At the popular Római part recreation area next to the Danube we will stop for a longer drink break to relax a bit.

As you leave the city behind, the way gets even prettier. Riding among old trees along picturesque riverbank with stunning scenery.

After arriving to Szentendre, to regain energy you will enjoy the popular Hungarian snack: Lángos.

At Szentendre the tour continues by walk to have an exciting guided stroll exploring the most interesting parts of this unique medieval town. 

After the walk there will be still time to wonder around the town on your own, go shopping, have an ice cream or a coffee before we board the boat.

Enjoy the river cruise on our way back to Budapest. First you will see pretty nature around and than arriving back to the city, it will be a proper sightseeing cruise.

What you will do

  • 10:15 – 10:30
  • Meet with the guide and with other participants at our meeting spot
  • 10:30
  • Walk to our bike store few minutes away
  • 10:35
  • Receive your bike and get ready
  • 10:45
  • The tour departs
  • 12:30 – 13:00
  • Have a drink break next to the Danube
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • Arrive to Szentendre
  • 14:30 – 15:00
  • Have a Lángos – a Hungarian specialty meal
  • 15:00 – 15:45
  • Take a walk with your guide in Szentendre
  • 15:45 – 16:45
  • Free time to spend on your own in Szentendre
  • 17:00
  • The boat departs from Szentendre
  • 18:00
  • Arrival to Budapest
  • 18:00 – 18:15
  • Ride back to the bike store 
  • 18:30
  • The tour concludes

Included/Excluded

  • Live guiding
  • Use of bikes
  • Helmets
  • Boat ticket
  • Lángos
  • Fröccs, a Hungarian summer drink
  • Water refreshments
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Pick-up/transportation
  • Insurance

Tour’s Meeting Point

Meeting point details

Tours meet on Deák Ferenc square, at the stairs of the Lutheran church.
(NOT the basilica with the high domes)

Address: 1052 Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 4.

Our guide will meet you there, the bikes are 2 minutes walk away.

How to find the meeting point:

  • on the corner of Deák Ferenc square and the main road (Károly Krt)
  • near to the metro entrances in Deák Ferenc square
  • 50 meter from the end of tram lines 47 – 49
  • 50 meter from the parking tour buses
  • 50 meter from Ritz Carlton Hotel and McDonalds in Sütő street.

FAQs

Taking photos

We always stop at each site, so there’s plenty of time to take great pictures!

Weather

The tour starts in all weather conditions. In case of rain we provide rain ponchos free of charge. In case of very severe rain/thunderstorm we might wait until it stops in a dry place. Please dress according to the daily weather forecast and bring warm clothes, jacket if necessary.

Bikes

Our bikes are brand new high quality tracking bicycles with 24 gears in all sizes. Children, junior bikes, child seats and helmets are available.

Tour’s ending location

The tour concludes few minutes walk away from the meeting spot, at our bike store.

Luggages

Each bike has an easy-to-use luggage rack, perfect for small bags or extra layers.  Larger bags can be locked up in our shop during the tour.

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Reviews

    review rating 5  We had an awesome time on our bike tour with Eve. She was knowledgeable and fun. Very patient with all our needs or stops for ice-cream! Really made out time in Budapest that little more special being able to get around to all the important sites and places. Well worth the money for our family of five- youngest being eight loved the tour and rode close to Eve the whole time. A must for first timers in this wonderful city!

    thumb Dellouise Aikins
    9/11/2019

    review rating 5  My partner and I did a bike tour on our recent trip to Budapest (August 24 – 27, 2019) and loved it! I read a recommendation for Budapest Bike Breeze on Reddit and booked one day before our bike tour. We loved it! Bike tours are a great way to see the city, get oriented, hit the historic sites and get a bit of history. This bike tour was all of those things AND easy and relaxed. The group was just the right size—we were 9 in total—and our guide, Greg, always made sure everyone had arrived at each spot before speaking. He also made sure everyone has a chance to take photos and ask questions before moving on. I appreciated the relaxed feel of this bike tour and loved that lunch was included. (Maybe everyone could introduce themselves before the tour starts so that everyone was already acquainted before sitting down to lunch!) In truth, the tour was only supposed to be 4.5 hours but it lasted closer to 6. We didn’t mind! Other bike tours might rush you along or cut the ride short, but Greg was flexible and again, the tour felt relaxed and easy going. Totally our speed! It’s also extremely reasonably priced. Special thanks to our wonderful tour guide, Greg for touring us around Buda AND Pest. We will definitely book again when we are next in a Budapest 🙂

    thumb Liana Mestas
    9/11/2019

    review rating 5  We had a delightful time on our bike tour! The meet location was very easy to find, and our guide on time. He did an excellent job of showing us the city and providing a compelling review of Hungarian history. It was supposed to be a group tour, but only we booked for that time. Rather than cancelling the tour, the company went ahead and provided us with a private tour. I am so very grateful for that excellent service. The tour is on the Pest side (no hills), and covered an extensive area of the city. The bikes were of a really nice quality (much better than I had expected) making it that much more enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get a feel for the city and Hungary.

    thumb Laura Johnson
    5/02/2019