Lake Balaton

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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (advanced), Hungarian (fluent)

Where Hungarians spend their holiday!

Day trip to Lake Balaton, the largest sweetwater lake of central Europe, with views, towns, and lakeshore trip
Veszprem - town of Hungarian Queens
Herend - the largest China Manufacture of Europe with a visitor centre where you are shown how china in made by hand
Tihany - pearl of lake Balaton with a 1000 years old monastery
Balatonfured - first holiday place of Hungarian aristocrats back 150 years ago


We take the highway from Budapest, and reach Veszprem in an hour: it was town of the Hungarian Queens, with a peculiar manufacture set up by the first queen of Hungary. Short walk in the old town, 1000 years ofd cathedral and a view. Drive to the largest Porcelain Manufactory (founded in 1826) of Europe in the small town of Herend. Herend China visitor centre introduces the fascinating manufacturing technology. Coffé and shopping possibilities.
We reach lake Balaton and start with a breathtaking view of the the light-green lake from the Tihany hill. Church full of colourful woodcarving, and a 1000 year-old crypte. Old fishermen houses are open with Hungarian handicraft and pottery. Film about lake Balaton and the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany in the visitor centre. Recommended lunch in a good, local restaurant. Driving onto the lakeshore, if you wish and weather permits, you may even swim in the lake! We walk along the lakeshore, and can taste the healty source water that made Füred famous.
Back to Budapest

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel. please, give me name and address with postal code in Budapest.

End location: Your hotel, or any destination within one hour ride from Balaton or from Budapest.

Duration: 9 hours


Chauffeur driven A/C car or van. If you're more than 10 pax, please enquire.

What’s Included

Pick up at your hotel, private driving tour with commentaries in English, French, German or Hungarian, Chauffeur-driven AC car, petrol, highway sticker, interior guiding in exhibitions, dropping you off at your desired destination at the end of the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 HUF - Entrance tickets, if applicable

What’s Extra

Food, drink, entrance fees and tickets if applicable

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