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Lake Balaton – The Hungarian Sea
The absolute favorite holiday destination of Hungarians, Lake Balaton offers endless opportunities to enjoy. We highlight the Tihany Peninsula and the resort town of Balatonfüred for our tour - one of the most impressive parts of the region. Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe with an incredibly colorful history. Tihany provides astonishing views and a lovely quasi-Mediterranean atmosphere, while Balatonfüred shows the posh side of living around the lake, and proves why it’s one of the no. 1 locations in Hungary for therapy of the body and soul.
Itinerary: An hour of driving and we reach the southern shore of the lake. There we take the ferry* to Tihany Peninsula and drive up to the charming little town of Tihany. Warning: you can easily fall in love with this village. In the heart of Tihany, the medieval Benedictine Abbey reveals a lot of stories from the 1000s onward. Walking down the hill to the wharf**, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautifully colored lake. From the wharf, we take a scheduled ship to Balatonfüred, the most famous city on the lake. In Balatonfüred we walk along the shore and visit the most important sights of the town. VIPs have always flocked to the city and still do to benefit from the therapeutic effects of the top health resort in the country. During the tour we include a lunch break.
* Please note that weather conditions might prevent us from taking the ferry to the Tihany Peninsula, and the ship to Balatonfüred. In such cases we complete the tour by car only and include extra stops.
** Please note that a moderate amount of downhill hiking is required on the tour
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: tour guiding and driving in a comfortable vehicle
- Ferry from Szántód to Tihany Peninsula EUR 2 per person
- Tihany Abbey EUR 4 per person
- Cruise ship to Balatonfüred EUR 7 per person