Enjoy a trip to and take a bath in the world's biggest active thermal lake
Lake Balaton is the biggest one in Europe. I will take you on a tour around it with some interesting stops along the way. The southern coast is famous for its shallow waters and sandy beaches.
Héviz, which is the biggest active thermal lake in the world will surprise you with hot thermal water all-year. Open all year, outside or indoors, you can swim around or just float and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Spa, mud bath and salt-cave are just some of the options it offers.
A one thousand year-old abbey in Tihany is one of the places worth visiting to have a walk and enjoy the sight on Balaton. Souvenir shops are open to offer you local handcrafted goods and spicy paprika.
Driving along curvy roads along the northern coast, you will see different villages and towns. A good restaurant with local cuisine or just a strong Italian style coffee on the way back will be a nice finish before driving back to Budapest.
Budapest - Siófok - Héviz - Tihany - Northern coast of Balaton (various villages) - Back to Budapest
We start our tour with an hour drive to the lake Balaton, the first stop is Siofok, the biggest city around the lake. We take a short walk on the pier and in the city center. Our next stop is Héviz, the bigest active thermal lake in the world, with a water supply of 400 litres/sec (!). Thermal bath, spa services, sauna, salt cave - you can spend quality time here. After Héviz, we continue on to Tihany abbey, a historic place with a beautiful sight over the lake and a an opportunity to buy some souvenirs in the small shops (paprika, wine or palinka).
Then we come back to Budapest on a nice and curvy road with villages on the way
Arriving back to your hotel in Budapest.
Depending on how long you wish to stay at a certain stop along the way, duration can be flexible in both longer or shorter way.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or aparment in Budapest.
End location: Your hotel or apartment Budapest.
Duration: 11 hours
6 seat Honda FR-V , model 2008. The car is comfortable for 4 passengers and a driver. It has air conditioning and rides smoothly. There is enough legroom and every passanger has a comfortable unique seat. Rear windows are tinted to protect you from the sun. I have good music too :)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
9000 huf - If you would like to buy any snacks or drinks along the way, you would need some 15-30 euros, which converts to 5000-9000 Hungarian Forints.
My car can fit up to 4 passengers comfortably. Please inquire for larger groups.
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Dusan is a very good guide, very recommend.