Lake Balaton Tour from Budapest

4.5 / 5

24 reviews

Lake Balaton Tour from Budapest

From $78.86 per person

Visit Lake Balaton, known as the Hungarian Sea, and spend a beautiful day on the northern shore at the marinas, sail on a cruise on a romantic ship in Balatonfüred and walk in a natural reserve with magnificent lake view.

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Duration 9.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Walk the Balatonfured lakeshore promenades and yachting marina
  • Enjoy a relaxing Lake Balaton cruise
  • Visit Tihany, with its amazing views
Full description
Visit Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and known to locals as the Hungarian Sea. Visit Balatonfured, the most important traditional bathing resort, located on the northern shore. Ramble along the tree-lined avenues and enjoy the ambiance of the 18th century villas. Walking along the yachting marina, you will enjoy the view of Tihany Peninsula. Take a boat for a 1-hour cruise on the lake. After lunch, you will stop for swimming on the way to Tihany. You will drive to Tihany Peninsula, a magnificent nature reserve at Lake Balaton. Admire the most amazing view of the lake from Abbey Hill in Tihany village then discover the inner lake and lavender fields. After this, you will return to Budapest where the tour ends in the city center.
  • Hotel pick-up in Budapest
  • Guide
  • 1-hour cruise on Lake Balaton
  • 2-course meal
  • Tips
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

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All right! Balatonfured excursion, boat ride on the lake, two-course lunch (soup + second course), 1 hour on the beach and final visit to the village of Tihany. Must do if you are staying several days in Budapest. Mercedes minibus equipped with every comfort for the journey of about 2 hours.

August 31, 2019

A Pleasant Day Out

A well run tour that visited several sites around Lake Balaton whilst learning about the region & Hungary in general. The pace was right with enough stops to keep everyone engaged. Many thanks to our guide Cecilia who was a wealth of information & our driver Laz? who took us from stop to stop in a safe & professional manner.

July 12, 2019

Very informative day

I enjoyed my day tour with our guide Martha. As there were only three people we went in her car. It was very very hot weather, so the air conditioning was nice. She was able to answer every question and had an enormous knowledge of Hungarian history and politics and folk stories, farming, housing and nature. The lunch was disappointing. The tomato soup was sweet like it had come from a can. The main course was rice, chicken and salad and was tasty but a bit dry. The pick up and drop off worked well.

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June 15, 2019

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