Welcome to Tihany


The peninsula itself is a nature reserve of hills and marshy meadows with an isolated, almost wild feel to it. Two inland basins are fed by rain and groundwater: the Inner Lake (Belső-tó) is almost in the centre of the peninsula and visible from the village, while the Outer Lake (Külső-tó) to the northwest has almost completely dried up and is now a tangle of reeds. Both basins attract considerable bird life.


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$232.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Wine Tour around Lake Balaton from Budapest

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: City Hall SzékesfehérvárYou will have a chance to stop in the historic town of Szekesfehervar on your way to Lake BalatonDuration: 1 hourStop At: Csopak StrandYou will visit some nice local wineries and taste some delicious wine on the shores of Lake BalatonDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Tihany Echo, Tihany, Veszprem County, Central TransdanubiaVisit the beautiful Tihany by Lake Balaton with a stunning viewDuration: 1 hour

$108.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lake Balaton and Herend: Private Day Tour from Budapest

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Porcelain Museum of Herend, Herend, Veszprem County, Central TransdanubiaCollection of all kinds of porcelains and also shopping.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tihany Echo, Tihany, Veszprem County, Central TransdanubiaPay a visit to the stunning 1000-year-old Benedictine Abbey and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views from the promenade. On the way, stop briefly at folk art shops to admire some hand-made arts and crafts products.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kisfaludy Beach - BalatonfüredThe most exciting point of the day, where you can be just asside of the Lake, Walking the Promende or the Port for siling boats! Here we meet usually with Swans as well! :)Duration: 1 hour

$108.46 Private & Custom Tours

Private Lake Balaton & Herend tour - full day

First we start with a visit to the famous Herend’s porcelain factory (founded in 1826). We continue to Lake Balaton (the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe). In the peninsula of Tihany visit the abbey of Tihany (founded in 1055). The Benedictine monastery at Tihany was established in 1055 by King Andrew I of Hungary. It was dedicated to the Holy Virgin and to Saint Bishop Aignan of Orleans. After a tasty lunch (3-course menu with wine) in a traditional Csárda, we do a walking tour in Balatonfüred, the capital of the Northern lake shore and is a yachting destination, and also well-known by the State Hospital for Cardiology which cures since the 17th century with the carbonated springs and baths.  We reserve the right to change the order of visits always maintaining the content.The tour ends at the hotel.

$513.78 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Lake Balaton Full Day Private Wine Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tihany Echo, Tihany, Veszprem County, Central TransdanubiaVisit the Tihany Peninsula, which is famous not only for the 1000-year-old Benedictine Abbey, but for one of the most beautiful views to the Lake Balaton. Take a short walk through Tihany village, stopping at folk art shops.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Tagore Promenade, Balatonfured, Veszprem County, Central TransdanubiaDiscover Balatonfüred, the first spa town and tourist resort in Hungary and take a casual walk along the Tagore Promenade.Duration: 45 minutes

$182.68 Private & Custom Tours

Private day to Lake Balaton and levander experience by car

Lake Balaton, or as locals like to call it, the ”Hungarian sea”, is the largest lake of Central Europe, an important element of the hydrology of Hungary. From Budapest, it can be reached in an hour by car. It is 77 km long, its width is between 1,3 and 14 km (7,8 km on average) and its surface area is 594 km2. On the sunny slopes of Balaton Uplands, a lot of grapes and fruits are grown.  Our first stop will be Balatonalmádi, a popular resort town near the northeast corner. The view point gives us a fantastic view over the Lake. The next stop is Csopak,  It is famous for its wine, usually and traditionally made of olaszrizling. Here we will see the beautiful vinyards. The oldest holiday resort on Balaton’s shore, the ”capital of the northern shore”, Balatonfüred is our 3rd stop on this tour. A walk under the shady trees of Tagore promenade is an eternal experience for every visitor. We will continue our journey to  the lake’s eastern basin which is separated from the rest of the lake by the Tihany Peninsula. Tihany is one of the most beautifully located settlements in Hungary, a town rich in spectacular landscapes and natural conditions. Its main sight is the Tihany Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, which was founded by King Andrew I in 1055, in honor of Saint Aignan of Orleans and Virgin Mary.  You will have a traditional Hungarian lunch at one of the Csárda's (not included in the price). The “csárda” is a Hungarian restaurant with a folkloric atmosphere. Originally it would have been an inn, often situated outside the village, which was frequented mainly by travelers. The whole afternoon is dedicated to the levander. We will see the fields in Tihany, the levander house by the lake and we proceed to Dörgicse, to see the most beautiful fields in Hungary.You will not want to go back to Budapest after so many nice ecperience.

$182.68 Private & Custom Tours

Lake Balaton Private Guided Day Tour Plus Lunch, from Budapest

Lake Balaton, or as locals like to call it, the ”Hungarian sea”, is the largest lake of Central Europe, an important element of the hydrology of Hungary. From Budapest, it can be reached in an hour by car. It is 77 km long, its width is between 1,3 and 14 km (7,8 km on average) and its surface area is 594 km2. On the sunny slopes of Balaton Uplands, a lot of grapes and fruits are grown. Our first stop is Herend. Those who are on their way to Herend can catch sight of the special, stately building complex – accommodating the Porcelanium Visitor Center (closed on every Monday) – right from a distance. It goes without saying that the mission of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory is also evident from here: to provide, apart from producing fine porcelain, ideal conditions for popularizing this special profession and technology as well as to pass on the tradition of applied arts. Herend is the center of artistic porcelain production in Hungary. Until quite recently only a select few could explore the mystery of the creation of these wonderful examples of masterful craftsmanship. Today this is an opportunity open to everyone. After Herend we continue our visit by the lake. You will have a traditional Hungarian lunch at one of the Csárda's. The “csárda” is a Hungarian restaurant with a folkloric atmosphere. Originally it would have been an inn, often situated outside the village, which was frequented mainly by travelers. The lake’s eastern basin is separated from the rest of the lake by the Tihany Peninsula. Tihany is one of the most beautifully located settlements in Hungary, a town rich in spectacular landscapes and natural conditions. Its main sight is the Tihany Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, which was founded by King Andrew I in 1055, in honor of Saint Aignan of Orleans and Virgin Mary. The oldest holiday resort on Balaton’s shore, the ”capital of the northern shore”, Balatonfüred is located just a five-minute drive from Tihany. A walk under the shady trees of Tagore promenade is an eternal experience for every visitor. The next stop is Csopak,  It is famous for its wine, usually and traditionally made of olaszrizling. Here we will see the beautiful vinyards. Our last stop is Balatonalmádi, a popular resort town near the northeast corner. The view point gives us a fantastic view over the Lake.  In the summer season you can visit one of the vineyards of Balaton. The Balaton area produces mostly crisp and aromatic white wines, though the southern shore is producing an increasing amount of reds.