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Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

Spend the day in the lovely landscapes of Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake on a full-day tour of Lake Balaton. Depart Budapest and travel by air-conditioned coach to the small town of Balatonfüred. Located on the north shore of Lake Balaton, the town’s highlights include as sightseeing trip by “nostalgia train.” Next, take a 1-hour cruise on Lake Balaton, before some free time to take a stroll along the picturesque promenade and enjoy some lunch (own expense). Drive to the Tihany Peninsula to see why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is rich with architecture and vineyards that produce the local wine. Get a unique view of Lake Balaton before going to the Abbey of Tihany, founded in 1055 by the Hungarian King András. Transfer back to Budapest for a drop off at your hotel and the end of the tour services.

Lake Balaton & Cruise

Lake Balaton & Cruise

This 9-hour tour from Budapest takes you on a discovery of Lake Balaton. You will drive to the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe, and see the abbey founded in 1055 on the Tihany Peninsula. After a lunch break and some leisure time you'll go to Balatonfüred, home to the oldest spa in Hungary, where you can walk along the famous promenade then take a boat ride on the lake. At the end of the tour you'll return to Budapest.

Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat to friends, or simply relax within the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3km before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from. 

Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany

Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket, if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat with friends, or simply relax in the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3 kilometers before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from.

Budapest: Lake Balaton and Herend Full-Day Private Tour

Budapest: Lake Balaton and Herend Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the scenic beauty of Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake on a private full-day tour from Budapest to Lake Balaton in the mountainous Transdanubian region of Hungary, and learn more about the historic porcelain industry of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Budapest, drive to the small town of Herend on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Best known for its porcelain manufacturing, the town dates back to Roman times, but reached notoriety during the Habsburg Empire, when the Herend Porcelain Manufactory was founded. Visit the factory to learn more about porcelain technology during a guided tour through is various rooms. Then, pick up a few pieces to take home as gifts and souvenirs in the factory store. Next, take a scenic drive of the Tihany Peninsula, stretching deeply into the waters of Lake Balaton. Enjoy enchanting panoramas in all directions, and stop at the 950-year-old Tihany Abbey in the small village of Tihany. Stop to take a walk along the famous promenade at Balatonfüred, the oldest spa resort of Lake Balaton, before your return transfer to Budapest.

Lake Balaton and Herend Guided Tour

Lake Balaton and Herend Guided Tour

Have drive to Herend,the world's largest Porcelain Manufactory, founded in 1826. See a movie and enjoy a guided tour indicating the fine steps of porcelain making. Take a look at the a museum where a huge collection of Herend porcelain is exhibited. Enjoy your time for a cup of coffee and shopping. Admire Lake Balaton, known to be the largest fresh-water lake of Central Europe. Have a pleasant walk on Tihany Peninsula enjoy breathtaking views, Visit Tihany Abbey and its splendid surroundings. Stroll the famous promenade of Balatonfüred,the oldest spa resort in Hungary and enjoy its remarkable 19th century historic buildings.

Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

Escape the hustle and bustle of Budapest on a full-day tour of Lake Balaton’s northern shores. Following a pick-up from your hotel in the city center, transfer to the historic city of Veszprém, home of Hungarian queens and the famous Herend Porcelain Manufactury. Since its founding in 1826, the luxury, hand painted porcelain producer has served aristocratic customers throughout Europe, including Queen Victoria and Princess Kate. Next, stroll around the popular yachting town of Balatonfüred. See 19th-century villas, such as Horváth House, Jókai, Vaszary, and Blaha Villa. Take a walk along the Tagore Sétány promenade, named in honor of Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali polymath who was treated in Lake Balaton in 1926. Go to the Kossuth Thermal Spring at the State Hospital of Cardiology that put Balatonfüred on the map. Visit a wine museum to learn about wine’s new frontier, and see the handsome mansion of Széchenyi Castle in nearby Nagycenk. Discover the scenic beauty of the Tihany Peninsula (now on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites), and see the 11th-century Benedictine Abbey on a steep winding road.

Party boat in the Hungarian lake

Party boat in the Hungarian lake

The Balaton party cruise is a special experience that combines the beauty of the Hungarian sea, Lake Balaton, and an unforgettable party atmosphere. These events usually take place in the summer when the area around the lake is liveliest and most visited. The boats mostly depart from the popular resorts of Lake Balaton, such as the port of Siófok, Balatonfüred or Keszthely. Participants take off around sunset to enjoy the best panorama on the water. On board the ship, DJs often take care of the background music, everything from the latest hits to retro songs can be found in the repertoire. Party cruises usually last several hours and are equipped with bars, drinks counters and snacks in addition to the dance floor. The ships often organize different themed parties, for example in the form of a white party, a neon party or a retro party, which make the experience even more colorful. A wide selection of drinks, from cocktails to local wines and beers, adds to the atmosphere. The view of Lake Balaton at night, the lights reflecting on the water and the lights of the coastal towns provide an unforgettable backdrop for partygoers. Those taking part in the cruise like to participate in these events not only for the music and dance, but also for the company, as they can easily make new friends and acquaintances here. A lot of emphasis is also placed on safety, the experienced crew on the ships make sure that everyone has a good time and returns to the port safely. All in all, the Balaton party cruise is a unique way to celebrate summer, enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Balaton and have unforgettable experiences with friends or even new acquaintances. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT DROPTI KFT ONLY HELPS YOU PURCHASE THE TICKET WHICH IS GIVEN TO YOU AT THE START OF THE PROGRAM, AS WELL AS PROVIDES TRANSFER TO AND BACK.

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What people are saying about Balatonfüred

Overall rating

4.8
(24 reviews)

Enjoyed a pleasant drive to Lake Balaton complete with a short train tour of one of the towns, a boat ride on the lake, visits to important sites and knowledgeable guides. I’m glad we selected this tour to eliminate the headache of planning a visit on my own.

A very delightful day. We enjoyed the tour at Herend Porcelain Co. The guide was very informative,polite and very informative. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

That was a really nice, great tour! George our guide was great, very charming and funny!!! We would do this tour again and again, preferably with George!

The padel boarding was great. We had lovely weather and the guide was very polite and really made the experience. I would recommend.

very nice trip with excellent driver and guide, i really recommend