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Lake Balaton Full-Day Tour from Budapest

1. 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.

From Budapest: Lake Balaton Private Sailing/Tihany Peninsula

2. From Budapest: Lake Balaton Private Sailing/Tihany Peninsula

Enjoy a relaxing day of sailing on Lake Balaton, one of the largest lakes in central Europe. Visit Tihany Peninsula, famous for its beautiful views of Lake Balaton. Make stops at the Benedictine Abbey and Tihany Village to explore the history of the area. Be picked up from your accommodation in Budapest and head toward the Tihany Peninsula, where you will make stops at the fishing village of Tihany and the Benedictine Abbey. Explore Tihany itself, and admire the authentic thatched-roof houses of the local fisherman in the village. See the Benedictine Abbey, and learn about its long history while looking at its medieval architecture. Wander through Tihany, taste lavender ice, or wine, and pick up some traditional pottery from local shops as a souvenir. Try a delicious Hungarian lunch and admire the beautiful landscapes and views of the area before returning to your hotel in Budapest.

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What people are saying about Lake Balaton

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 16 reviews

It was a very nice day trip to Lake Balaton. We were picked up from the hotel by shuttle (taxi) and taken to the actual meeting point. We had a German-speaking travel companion on board who explained everything very well. From the Tihany Peninsula to Lake Balaton, we had all the information and tips for a delicious lunch. All in all a very structured tour that was a lot of fun.

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The trip is very nice, beautiful views Small minus the trip is not enough free time for private sightseeing

Good organization, varied program and friendly and helpful tour guide.

Great excursion with a really good tour guide. The lake is beautiful.

Really good tour to lake balaton, the cruise was fun and enjoyable