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Lake Balaton Tour from Budapest with Lunch

Product ID: 131415
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 hours
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

It was all very good. Unfortunately the food was not good the tomato soup was very sweet. The meat too dry rice ok. Was surprised that there was unfortunately no fine Hungarian food, for example goulash soup.

August 17, 2019

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Big Tours Hungary

Product ID: 131415