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Central Europe's largest lake, the Balaton, is perfect for spending a leisurely day. Admire fine porcelain at the world-renowned Herend Manufactory, marvel at the view of the lake from the hilltop village of Tihany, and stroll through the spa town of Balatonfüred after a delicious Hungarian lunch.

Arrive at Lake Balaton, a favorite Hungarian holiday spot, where gently rolling hills meet clear blue waters stretching out into the horizon. Your bus travels along the shoreline, dotted with beach villages and vineyards, before stopping at Herend Manufactory, a centuries-old producer of fine, hand-crafted porcelain. The craftspeople demonstrate their tremendous skill, giving a preview of works in progress before you drop into a small exhibition to admire the gorgeous final product.

Continue to Tihany, a medieval village that’s home to a 1000-year-old Benedictine abbey seated on the top of a hill, overlooking the lake and village on a jutting, lush peninsula. Enjoy the breathtaking views and walk through the cobbled alleyways, and then sit down to a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant.

The final stop is Balatonfüred, a refined spa town on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. It's known for its grand, restored villas from the 18th and 19th centuries, elegant public parks, and luxurious spas in the tradition of old-world upper class. Lose yourself in the idyllic Hungarian countryside on the way back to Budapest.

Central Europe's largest lake, the Balaton, is perfect for spending a leisurely day. Admire fine porcelain at the world-renowned Herend Manufactory, marvel at the view of the lake from the hilltop village of Tihany, and stroll through the spa town of Balatonfüred after a delicious Hungarian lunch.

Arrive at Lake Balaton, a favorite Hungarian holiday spot, where gently rolling hills meet clear blue waters stretching out into the horizon. Your bus travels along the shoreline, dotted with beach villages and vineyards, before stopping at Herend Manufactory, a centuries-old producer of fine, hand-crafted porcelain. The craftspeople demonstrate their tremendous skill, giving a preview of works in progress before you drop into a small exhibition to admire the gorgeous final product.

Continue to Tihany, a medieval village that’s home to a 1000-year-old Benedictine abbey seated on the top of a hill, overlooking the lake and village on a jutting, lush peninsula. Enjoy the breathtaking views and walk through the cobbled alleyways, and then sit down to a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant.

The final stop is Balatonfüred, a refined spa town on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. It's known for its grand, restored villas from the 18th and 19th centuries, elegant public parks, and luxurious spas in the tradition of old-world upper class. Lose yourself in the idyllic Hungarian countryside on the way back to Budapest.

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$76.85

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Lake Balaton & Herend Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity/Location

Tihany

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Program Centrum

    Erzsebet ter 9

    Budapest 1051

  • Budapest City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Budapest


Description

Central Europe's largest lake, the Balaton, is perfect for spending a leisurely day. Admire fine porcelain at the world-renowned Herend Manufactory, marvel at the view of the lake from the hilltop village of Tihany, and stroll through the spa town of Balatonfüred after a delicious Hungarian lunch.

Arrive at Lake Balaton, a favorite Hungarian holiday spot, where gently rolling hills meet clear blue waters stretching out into the horizon. Your bus travels along the shoreline, dotted with beach villages and vineyards, before stopping at Herend Manufactory, a centuries-old producer of fine, hand-crafted porcelain. The craftspeople demonstrate their tremendous skill, giving a preview of works in progress before you drop into a small exhibition to admire the gorgeous final product.

Continue to Tihany, a medieval village that’s home to a 1000-year-old Benedictine abbey seated on the top of a hill, overlooking the lake and village on a jutting, lush peninsula. Enjoy the breathtaking views and walk through the cobbled alleyways, and then sit down to a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant.

The final stop is Balatonfüred, a refined spa town on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. It's known for its grand, restored villas from the 18th and 19th centuries, elegant public parks, and luxurious spas in the tradition of old-world upper class. Lose yourself in the idyllic Hungarian countryside on the way back to Budapest.


Highlights

  • Medieval villages & spa towns along Lake Belaton's shores

  • The process of hand-crafting porcelain in Herend Manufactory

  • Cobbled alleys, art galleries & cafés in ancient Tihany

  • Grandeur & old-world elegance of Balatonfüred

  • Scenic drive through the Hungarian countryside


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Herend, Tihany, and Balatonfüred

  • Admission to Herend Porcelain Manufactory and Tihany Benedictine Abbey

  • Cup of coffee or tea in Herend

  • 3-course lunch with 1 glass of wine, beer, or soft drink

  • Hotel pickup from central Budapest hotels


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Tihany, Hungary