Boat trip to the Danube-bend.
Before reaching Budapest, the Danube first widens then passes between hills and turns through a narrow valley to the south. The scenic location of the Danube Bend (Dunakanyar) also played an important role in Hungary's history. Szentendre, Esztergom and Visegrád on the west bank are among the oldest settlements in Hungary. These historic towns attract many tourists and are often visited together. The east bank has fewer monuments and visitors. Nevertheless, the city of Vác, the botanical gardens of Vácrátót, the charms of Nagymaros and Zebegény, as well as the neighboring Pilis and Börzsöny highlands, offer a lot to do and see.