While in Budapest we wanted to visit the nearby former artist's village of Szentendre, preferably via the beautiful Danube River. Enquiries initially led us to believe that the only passenger boat that travelled there required a minimum of three or more hours each way, not including time spent in the town which, for our limited time in Budapest, was simply too long. Meet the new Dunarama luxury boat service and their gorgeous boat "Lakmusz"!! They provide a sightseeing tour to Szentendre (and other places) daily for a maximum of 10 people. What drew us to them first of all was that they promised to have us in Szentendre in half an hour, would wait for us, and would bring us back also in half an hour. This seemed too good to be true - but it definitely wasn't! Their boat is a sleek speed boat, similar to the water taxis of Venice. When we arrived we were greeted by two smiling young men in matching blue and white striped shirts who welcomed us aboard where we were later joined by a family of four. This boat is fabulously fast and comfortable. It literally flies down the Danube past all the major attractions such as Parliament House and Margaret Island and under the bridges, The wind in your hair is exhilirating and exciting. The boat is quiet though and we were able to chat with our fellow passengers quite easily and move about the boat. The "Lakmusz" leaves Pier 11 in Budapest at 10.30, arriving at Szentendre yacht dock at 11.00. You have three hours at leisure in Szentendre which is terrific as there is plenty of time for sightseeing and lunch. Your own personal speed boat then whisks you away at 14.00 and you are standing back in Budapest at 14.30. We simply LOVED this boat trip. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Budapest. We loved Szentendre too but the journey was certainly a major player in that enjoyment. It is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination at 7000HUF (approx 26 Euro per person) but we thought it was worth every cent. You must phone and book this trip. It is, after all, a limousine service, not an old boat hanging about the dock. It can also be booked for many other trips and private transfers. I cannot recommend this highly enough. You will thank me for telling you about it and you will love it!