Historical tour around Keszthely & Lake Balaton

Tour Number

Activity Level

557984


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be able to walk.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Hungarian (fluent), Norwegian (conversational)

Travel back in time


This program is for history buffs, people who enjoy being outside and those who like ruins, castles, and tales of epic battles and such. I will take you on a historical journey starting all the way back in the bronze age. We'll wander through ancient Roman ruins and Medieval Castles accompanied by magnificent views; to get a glimpse of the rich history of Hungary and it's Ancestors. Aside from quenching our thirst for knowledge, we will have plenty of opportunities to quench our actual thirst with some wine and drinks. We can also fill up our bellies with some delicious Hungarian food. Once we are finished with our exploration, we will have the chance to take part in a medieval historical re-enactment, where young warriors and brave knights try to prove their worth.

Itinerary

I'll pick you guys up in Budapest. (preferably early morning --> 8:00)
We'll drive down to the countryside. (2 hour drive ; stories & history on the road)
We arrive at Keszthely and we'll do a city sight-seeing.
We'll visit the famous Festetich palace and it's sorroundings
We'll stroll down to Lake Balaton where I can explain to you some of the stories regarding the lake.
I'll take you to one of the nice and friendly local restaurants (depending on your taste there are various to choose from)
After this I'll drive you to the Roman ruins at Fenékpuszta. (Also there is an abandoned palace here)
We drive to a herbal garden, where the owner teaches you to make your own medicine from herbs.
We'll visit many castles "Szigliget" "Sümeg" "Csillagvár" where we can get an idea of what hungarian life was in the past.
We'll have plenty of oppurtunities to visit good wineries like "Szabó pincészet"
Lastly we'll take part in a historical re-enactment where warriors and brave knights try to prove their worth.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

End Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.

I'm flexible with the duration. I adapt to the needs of the group.

Transportation

Transportation by comfortable private car with AC.

Sometimes we go on foot to see some sight.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Some Shots of "Pálinka" as a welcome drink for the group.

Private Transportation within Zala County

Estimated Local Cash Needed

7000 HUF - Since it is hard to determine the eating habits of people (vegeterian, Vegan, Halal, big time eater, "on a diet" etc.) It would be foolish to make a "one glove fits all" solution.

On avarage 15 EUR/person/meal is a good price. 1 Glass of wine usually 1-2 EUR. Mueseum entrences between 1-5 EUR. Everybody can decide what they want to do and eat.


Also prepare money for your personal spendings. (suveniers, presents etc.)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

none

Private tour guide Viktor

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