Experience the Easter festivals in Hollókő or Mezőkövesd, probably the most famous in Hungary, on this private, fully customizable guided tour from Budapest. Choose which town you would like to visit to admire traditional folk costumes and take part in such traditions as Dousing Day, egg painting, and sampling local Easter dishes. This private tour offers personal attention for just you and your travel companions (a maximum of five).
After making your booking, contact the tour operator to arrange the departure time. This itinerary on this tour is fully customizable, so you can plan whatever best suits your schedule. At the arranged time, your private guide picks you up from your centrally located Budapest accommodations — or from any other preferred central Budapest location. Settle in to the comfortable vehicle and enjoy the drive to Hollókő or Mezőkövesd, both under two hours east of Budapest.Ask your knowledgeable guide for suggestions and create your own itinerary for the day.The Easter Festival in Hollókő is probably the most famous in Hungary. Hollókő, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known for embracing the folk traditions of the 18th century, and for its Easter festivities where locals dress up in traditional costumes. There are several programs and activities during the 2-day Easter Festival, including egg painting, folklore programs, arts and crafts, and kids programs. You can also sample traditional Easter dishes. Easter Mondays are usually lot of fun in Hollókő, as 'Dousing Day' is practiced following old traditions. Boys douse girls with buckets of water to ensure they become good wives. In exchange for the dousing, the girls reward the boys with Easter eggs.Another town known for its old folk traditions, beautiful embroidery, and uniquely decorated Easter eggs is Mezőkövesd, the home of the ethnic Matyó. Easter celebrations are held in the Hadas district, the oldest part of Mezőkövesd. Easter events and activities include folk crafts, Easter egg painting, wine tasting, Easter ham sampling, and a petting zoo for the kids.After a full day of festivities, your tour concludes with a convenient drop-off back at the original departure point.