Lake Balaton & Herend Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Duration: 9h
Location: Tihany, Hungary | Tihany, Hungary

Category: Day Trips & Excursions

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

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


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.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Tour stops vary., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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