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Day Trip from Budapest: Puszta Horse Show and Countryside

1. Day Trip from Budapest: Puszta Horse Show and Countryside

Budapest is a great city, but it can be quite overwhelming to the traveler. Its size and loud buses can drive even the most experienced urban traveler to the woods. So why not get out of the city and into the beautiful and colorful landscape of Hungary's plains (the puszta)? Here you'll be able to lounge on the Danube and Tisza rivers, and gain a deeper understanding of the Hungarian countryside. On your day trip, you'll enjoy a visit to a traditional farm, where you can see a horse show and dine on a fine Hungarian feast. Lunch includes: • Goulash soup • Grilled chicken made in a traditional "Puszta" style with mixed garnish (potato, rice, vegetable) • Dessert: milk pie • 1 glass of white wine and mineral water Then take a short walk in the famous town of Kecskemét. Here you'll have the chance to cool off with some drinks while taking in the sights. Your meals will be accompanied by live Gypsy music! The tour ends downtown. Your guide will be happy to point you towards another good restaurant or things to do afterwards, so make sure to ask!

From Budapest: Hungarian Ranch Day Trip with Horse Show

2. From Budapest: Hungarian Ranch Day Trip with Horse Show

Discover Hungarian rural life and meet local cowboys and animals in Hungary's puszta (Great Plain) on a guided tour from Budapest. Marvel at a horse show, take a carriage ride, tour the ranch, and learn about the horses. Sample a traditional Hungarian goulash stew and palinka fruit brandy. After pickup from Budapest, head to a ranch in the Hungarian countryside, 60 km away. On arrival, attend a unique horse show and marvel at the cowboys' special skills. Take pictures with the cowboys before having a guided tour of the farm and stables. Meet animals that can only be found in Hungary. Get closer to the horses on a 15-minute carriage ride around the farm to see how it all works. Next, tuck into some local food. Indulge in a farmers' meal of goulash and strudel paired with a shot of local fruit brandy to brighten your day. Head back to Budapest with a full belly and a light heart.

Budapest: Hungarian Puszta and Kecskemét Full-Day Tour

3. Budapest: Hungarian Puszta and Kecskemét Full-Day Tour

Discover the water habitats of the Puszta grassland biodome on the Great Hungarian Plain on a full-day scenic tour from Budapest. Depart the city center for the Kiskunság National Park, located in the Danube–Tisza Interfluve. Marvel at the landscape of saline plains and sandy lowlands, salt lakes and the backwaters of the Tisza River. See remote farms, and learn about the traditions of animal husbandry and agriculture. Look out for the rich and rare flora and fauna. Along the way, you will visit a farmhouse and watch an equestrian show. There’s also the chance to take part in a horse-cart ride. Savor the typical gastronomy of Hungary, such as authentic pálinka (fruit brandy), goulash made in a cauldron, and stew prepared on an open fire. Continue to Kecskemét, famous for its apricot brandy, colorful Art Nouveau buildings and Kodály method of musical education. Take a walking tour of the city center to see the highly decorated buildings, tile-roofed Town Hall, and 600-year-old Franciscan church of St. Nicholas. Go to the József Katona Theater, named after one of Hungary’s most famous poets and playwrights, and see the rococo Old Church, the tallest building on the Great Plain. Marvel at the ceramic tiles on the façade of the Cifra Palota (Ornamented Palace), and appreciate an outstanding example of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture.

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4.6 / 5

based on 87 reviews

It was every bit as enjoyable as I expected.

We had booked an excursion to the horse show last year when we were on a Danube cruise, but it had to be cancelled because we were delayed. We booked this weekend in Budapest especially to go to the horse show and we were not disappointed. The skill of the horsemen is remarkable and the discipline shown by the horses, not forgetting the donkey, was truly amazing. It was good to be able to visit the stables afterwards and to see the other animals too.

Fantastic!

Fantastic day. The bell music in the city of Kecskemet was unique, the guest welcome at the Horse Farm, the activities and the horse show were superb! Lunch at the beautiful restaurant was not only the most delicious meal, wine, and dessert, but plentiful and five stars rating!

This was a fabulous day trip. I took my 3 children. Our coach driver Lazlo and tour guide Hilda were fantastic. Hilda's knowledge of Hungarian history and local life is awesome. The trip is very well organised.

TOP Nice escape from the chaotic hot Budapest

Pick up on time. Dear Attila the driver and very good Clara the guide. Nice place very relaxing and nice show. The food is excellent and plentiful

Fantastic again. Been on that trip before. It's worth every penny and more. ♥️