Nature has not spared dense forests, thermal springs and mountain slopes for Hungary, but still the main decoration of the country can be safely called Lake Balaton. This journey will lead you to the most comfortable and picturesque surroundings of the lake: you will taste the healing mineral water in the resort of Balatonfüred, visit the old abbey and colorful handicraft shops in Tihany, see the palace of the Festetics family in Keszthely and, of course, swim in the world famous thermal lake Heviz … And the idyllic landscapes of Balaton and the kaleidoscope of Hungarian landscapes will accompany you. Group excursion Duration 12 hours Group size up to 40 people Children Allowed with children How it goes By bus Rating 4.7 on 20 reviews € 60 per person
What awaits you
The charm of the spa resort Balatonfured The first stop of our trip will be one of the best Hungarian resorts - Balatonfured, which attracts lovers of marvelous landscapes, beach holidays and yachting. You will stroll along the embankment and along the picturesque Tagora Boulevard, admiring the smooth surface of Lake Balaton. You will also learn the secret of local carbon dioxide springs and be able to drink mineral water, the healing power of which has been known since the time of the ancient Romans
Tihany Peninsula - romantic and secluded On the reserved and legendary Tihany peninsula, which divides Lake Balaton into two parts by a "horseshoe", you will be greeted by almost toy houses, covered with thatched, with museums, craft shops and restaurants. Here we will visit an old abbey, where you will see the crypts with the burials of Hungarian monarchs, carved altars and ancient sculptures, as well as learn about the life of Benedictine monks. And then you will have time to stroll around the city, take pictures of lava stone houses with reed roofs and buy Tihany ceramics and famous lace
Festetics Palace and bathing in the thermal lake On the way to the famous lake Heviz, we will visit Keszthely, the oldest city on the Balaton coast. Our main goal here will be the Festetics Palace: you will explore the luxurious palace and park ensemble from the outside and hear the history of the noble Hungarian family Festetics. Then we will go to the small and green Heviz, known as the bathing city. Get ready to plunge into Europe's largest thermal lake with a unique water chemistry that has attracted travelers since the 17th century. And after swimming, a delicious lunch awaits you in the local charda.
- Please note: if you cancel your order 48 hours or less before the start of the tour, the payment made on the website is not refundable. No force majeure is an exception.
- The tour for you will be led by me or another guide from our teams
What is included in the price and what is not
- Included: lunch with wine and entrance fees to the abbey
- Entrance tickets for swimming in the thermal lake in Heviz are additionally paid (approximately € 9 per person)
The tour starts in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.