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The Turquoise Sea of Hungary: Lake Balaton Private Tour

Product ID: 63160
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Enjoy the essence of Hungarian rural beauty and visit the region most Hungarians are in eternal love with. When the mood strikes for the gorgeous countryside, every Hungarian knows where to go: Lake Balaton.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pick-up service

Your centrally located hotel or the port in Budapest.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Balaton, your guide's favourite region in Hungary
  • Visit Europe's largest freshwater lake
  • Let the peace and beauty of the surroundings refresh you
  • Visit Tihany Peninsula, Balatonfüred and some local treasures
  • Taste some excellent wine and local gastronomy
Full description
Balaton Lake is 77 kms long and is the largest fresh-water lake of Central Europe. It is an ideal choice if you want to experience the Hungarian countryside. The beauty of the nature, the great gastronomy, the fresh wines, the charm of the villages and the historical and architectural heritage of the region are all good reasons to visit this unique place.

You will be picked up at your hotel at 9.00 am. Lake Balaton can be reached in an 80 to 90 minutes drive from Budapest. Around 10. 30 am you'll take the ferry from the southern shore of the lake to the northern shore. The ferry ride takes 10 minutes.

The Tihanyi Peninsula is the settlement you will visit first. After admiring the breathtaking panorama and visiting the village, you will head to Balatonfüred, the capital of the northern shore. You will  walk along the pretty promenade and observe the beautiful villas and mansions.

Your day at Balaton lake will be completed by a visit to a winery with an amazing view over the Balaton. There, you will be able to taste 5 to 7 very good wines of the region accompanied by a very good Hungarian cold plate of the winery (cheeses, local ham, sausage and bacon, vegetables, fresh bread).

At the end of the day, you will be driven back to your hotel in Budapest.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entrance fee to Tihany Abbey, Hungary's oldest abbey and to the Visitors Center of the village
  • Wine tasting
  • A cold plate meal at the winery with local products
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Budapest
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Know before you go
• Weather might impact what is feasible in Tihany peninsula. Extreme rain or wind might force us to skip the ferry ride.