Private tour from Budapest to a top hidden treasure region of Europe: Lake Balaton

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Balatonfüred

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Seeing just Budapest in Hungary is not the wisest thing to do. Lake Balaton is the essence of Hungarian rural beauty. Hungary's version of Provance. And our favourite region in Hungary.You will enjoy stunning views, tiny villages with century-old whitewashed houses, amazing formations of nature.Balaton Uplands has been chosen by Mastercard users one of the Top 15 Hidden Treasures travel destinations of Europe. The 10 hour tour is filled with beauties of nature, interesting history and very good wine!The beauty of the nature, the great gastronomy, the fresh wines, the charme of the villages and the historical and architectural heritage of the region are all good reasons to make a visit here
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Szantod-Tihany Ferry, Szantod, Somogy County, Southern TransdanubiaWe first drive to Lake Balaton (80 min from Budapest), then take the ferry from the southern shore to the northern shoreDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag), Tihany, Veszprem County, Central TransdanubiaThe pearl of the Balaton is the Tihanyi Peninsula. Thanks to the special attributes of its landscape, its geological idiosyncrasies, its diverse flora and fauna, it was the first designated landscape protection area of the country. On its smaller hill a church and a monastery were founded in Tihany as early as nine centuries ago.In Tihany you will walk around this charming and famous little town on the peninsula with the same name, you will also watch a great video on Tihany's history and formations of the nature, then you will visit the famous abbeyDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Apátsági Rege CukrászdaAn unforgettable view of Lake Balaton, while enjoying a coffee/tea/lemonade...etc. You can try the famous lavender products of the region, such as lavender beer, lavender lemonade, lavender gelato....Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Figula PincészetOptional activity: You can visit a winery in the Balatonfüred-Csopak wine region. Each winery has a great location(view). One of our recommendations is the Figula winery.You can choose between tasting packages on the spot. All the wineries serve great food.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Tagore SétányWe then drive you to Balatonfüred to see this noble town with lots of mansions and a picturesque promenade. The pretty centre and the beautiful villas and mansions will very likely steal your heart!Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Szantod-Tihany Ferry
  • Entry/Admission - Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, wine tasting (appr. eur 25/person)
  • additional entrance fees in case they apply (if we visit the Balaton Uplands National Park, we discuss this on the tour day, this depends on weather and if you want this)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Figula Pincészet
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