Gastronomy tour around Keszthely & Lake-Balaton


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


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

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



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

A taste of Hungary

6-8 hours may seem like a lot but I've put together a very special program for you. You'll get to know the true and authentic Hungarian lifestyle in the "wild-west", you will make your own herbal medicine from nature's kitchen, we will ride carriages, eat almost everything there is to eat, starting from honey all the way to delicious home cooked Hungarian dishes, where you can learn about their special way of cooking.

You'll be able to taste the best local wines and one of the most delicious Hungarian spirit "pálinka"

The only problem with this program is, once it is over, you will not want to leave Hungary. . . trust me. . . I know


I'll pick you guys up in Budapest. (preferably early morning --> 8:00)
We'll drive down to the countryside. (2 hour drive ; stories and history on the road)
We do a Thiany and Keszthely city sight-seeing with occasional wine-stopps.
We'll visit Festetich Palace and we go to it's unique cellar to taste wines like the aristocrats in the 18th century.
We'll also visit "csillagvár" where we can eat foods prepared the same way as in medieval times.
After this we visit Local farmers in Zalaszentgrót. Each of them has a unique specialty. (honey, herbs, meat, cheese) and we'll taste all of them.
Lastly we'll visit a Local Pálinka brewery at "Kisgörbô" to taste the famous hungarian spirit with some food of your choice.

I'll bring you guys to the Trainstation and put you guys on a comfortable train with all the necessary information needed to get from "Nyugati trainstation" in Budapest to your Hotel's location with ease.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Railway Station), Hotel

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.

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


Transportation by comfortable private car with AC.

Sometimes we go on foot to see some sight.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Transfer to Zala County

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



A Recent Review of this tour

We had a lovely tour with Viktor and especially enjoyed his knowledge of wines in this region and his knowledge of history. We really felt like we had a good sampling of the wines available in this region and he worked with one of the wineries to allow us to ship some wine home. It was a fantastic day and we absolutely love Hungary and hope to return again soon.
Karen Rogers

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