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Budapest: Lake Balaton & Herend Porcelain Private Day Tour

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Activity provider: Guidehungary

Budapest: Lake Balaton & Herend Porcelain Private Day Tour

Activity provider: Guidehungary

From US$ 215.97 per person

Embark on a lovely day tour from Budapest and visit the largest freshwater lake in Europe, the beautiful Lake Balaton, and the manufacturer where world-famous, hand-painted Herend porcelain is made, before continuing to the stunning Tihany Peninsula.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from hotels in Budapest.
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit the beautiful Lake Balaton, the largest fresh water lake in Europe
  • See where the famous hand-painted Herend porcelain is made, and enjoy a 3D movie
  • Discover the first Hungarian nature reservation area, the Tihany Peninsula
  • Check out the ancient Benedictine Abbey and enjoy the stunning panoramic view
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch by the lake (optional)
Full description
Enjoy a lovely day trip from Budapest to the beautiful Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in all of Europe. Continue the tour to the famous Herend Porcelain manufacturer, where the renowned, hand-painted porcelain is produced. Enjoy an interior tour and get acquainted with the  production process before enjoying some free time and a memorable coffee break using the original Herend porcelain cups. Continue the tour with a short drive to the Tihany Peninsula, the first Hungarian nature reservation area. Pay a visit to the stunning 1000-year-old Benedictine Abbey and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views from the promenade, before making your way to a nearby restaurant to enjoy your lunch under the grape vines (optional). On the way, stop briefly at folk art shops to admire some hand-made arts and crafts products. On your return journey to Budapest, stop in at the very first Spa and Holiday Resort of Hungary in Balatonfüred.
  • Transportation by minivan/car
  • Tour guide (for whole day)
  • Refreshment drink
  • Free door to door service
  • Balatonfüred Town
  • Abbey of Tihany (guided inner visit)
  • Entry to the Manufacture of Herend (Guided visit with 3D movie, and the process of manufacturing)
  • Tips
  • Food and further drinks

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4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Gabor was an excellent guide and we would enjoy his touring each day.

Gabor really took care of us and listened to our interests. We did everything scheduled and then some. He even took us back to Herand Factory a second time to pick up something we asked them to get us. I would hire for every day if we could. I recommend this tour and Gabor with the highest praise.

July 16, 2019

Our guide was very attentive and courteous. He explained the area we drove through and made every effort to insure we saw all that we wanted.

October 8, 2019

Bonnes compétences du chauffeur


August 31, 2019


Product ID: 40889