Esztergom Cruises

View from Esztergom Basilica in Esztergom, Hungary
View from Esztergom Basilica in Esztergom, Hungary

On the border of Slovakia and Hungary is the tiny city of Esztergom, seat of Hungary’s Catholic Church.

Sailing along the Danube, you’ll see Esztergom from quite a distance; it’s dominated by the Basilica, which is the largest church and tallest building in the country. It’s made even more impressive by its elevated home on a rocky outcrop. Ashore, you’ll see the green of the copper dome, which is over 100 feet wide, and the tall stone columns that mark the entrance. Inside, the Basilica houses the largest canvas painting in the world and an ornate, statue-topped pipe organ. A climb to the top of the cathedral is well worthwhile if you’re able, with far-reaching views of the city, the Danube below and mountains in the distance.

Other highlights include the Castle Museum, home to kings for over 200 years, the works of art on display at the Primate’s Palace and the Cathedral Treasury. For a pleasant amble, the Víziváros (or “water city”) neighbourhood is a colourful treat with a mix of architectural styles dating from the Ottoman era onwards. Also worthy of exploring is the leafy central Széchényi Square with its fountain and monuments, overlooked by pastel-toned buildings and the town hall.

Cruises to Esztergom

Cities and Scenery of the Historic Danube & Main

Cities and Scenery of the Historic Danube & Main

Departs: Mainz • Sat 01 May 2021
12 nights • Brabant • R2104

  • Embark on an epic journey spanning four countries and discover some of the Danube and Main’s most scenic regions, as well as cities bursting with rich history and culture.
  • In Germany, uncover the fairytale-esque castles, palaces and churches of Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg and Passau; explore Regensburg’s medieval heart; and enjoy smoky beers in Bamberg.
  • Experience scenic cruising of the gorgeous Wachau Valley, and immerse yourself in the charms of Vienna; discover the attractions of Bratislava; and see Budapest by night.

Fly-cruise from £2,299pp
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Cities and Scenery of the Historic Danube & Main

Cities and Scenery of the Historic Danube & Main

Departs: Mainz • Wed 22 Sep 2021
12 nights • Brabant • R2121

  • Embark on an epic journey spanning four countries and discover some of the Danube and Main’s most scenic regions, as well as cities bursting with rich history and culture.
  • In Germany, uncover the fairytale-esque castles, palaces and churches of Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg and Passau; explore Regensburg’s medieval heart; and enjoy smoky beers in Bamberg.
  • Experience scenic cruising of the gorgeous Wachau Valley, and immerse yourself in the charms of Vienna; discover the attractions of Bratislava; and see Budapest by night.

Fly-cruise from £2,499pp
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The Autumnal Danube

The Autumnal Danube

Departs: Budapest • Mon 25 Oct 2021
9 nights • Brabant • R2124

  • This epic journey packs in the best of the Danube, combining cultural, historical and architectural delights with the scenery of beautifully unspoilt landscapes.
  • Succumb to the charms of Hungary’s capital, with time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides; and uncover attractions aplenty in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
  • In Austria, you’ll get to engage with the beauty, history and musical heritage of Vienna; experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Wachau Valley; and visit colourful Emmersdorf and Melk.

Fly-cruise from £1,999pp
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