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Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

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Activity provider: Budapest Bug

Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

Activity provider: Budapest Bug

From US$ 271.58 per person

Discover the beauty of Lake Balaton’s northern shores on a 10-hour tour from Budapest. See Veszprém, the city of the Hungarian Queens, and the 19th-century resort town of Balatonfüred. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Tihany.

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Duration 10 hours
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Highlights
  • Discover the scenic beauty of Lake Balaton's northern shores
  • Explore the famous wellness resort of Balatonfüred
  • See handsome villas from the 19th century
  • Visit the old village of Tihany on the Tihany Peninsula
  • Marvel at a Benedictine Abbey on a steep, winding hill
  • Learn about Hungary's new wine frontier at a wine museum
  • Walk along the Tagore Sétány promenade
  • Take an optional tour of the legendary Herend Porcelain Manufactury
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Budapest on a full-day tour of Lake Balaton’s northern shores. Following a pick-up from your hotel in the city center, transfer to the historic city of Veszprém, home of Hungarian queens and the famous Herend Porcelain Manufactury. Since its founding in 1826, the luxury, hand painted porcelain producer has served aristocratic customers throughout Europe, including Queen Victoria and Princess Kate. Next, stroll around the popular yachting town of Balatonfüred. See 19th-century villas, such as Horváth House, Jókai, Vaszary, and Blaha Villa. Take a walk along the Tagore Sétány promenade, named in honor of Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali polymath who was treated in Lake Balaton in 1926. Go to the Kossuth Thermal Spring at the State Hospital of Cardiology that put Balatonfüred on the map. Visit a wine museum to learn about wine’s new frontier, and see the handsome mansion of Széchenyi Castle in nearby Nagycenk. Discover the scenic beauty of the Tihany Peninsula (now on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites), and see the 11th-century Benedictine Abbey on a steep winding road.
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  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees

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  •  A visit to the famous Herend Porcelain factory can be included for an extra fee
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3.5 /5

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August 18, 2021

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The tour program is good and rich but in reality it does not correspond to the activity carried out. Prospectus of Tihany Abbey under renovation for some time but not marked. It was really a shame not to be able to admire her. Very short and superficial visit of the abbey. The program included activities that were not carried out but no one informed us in advance. The lake is very beautiful. We liked it even in the middle of the winter season. Friendly and helpful driver and guide. The price paid is not worth the tour.

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January 2, 2023

Product ID: 44506