Private tour from Budapest to a top hidden treasure region of Europe: Lake Balaton

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Departs: Budapest, Budapest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Lake Balaton is the essence of Hungarian rural beauty. Hungary's version of Provance. And our favourite region in Hungary.

You will enjoy stunning views, tiny villages with century-old whitewashed houses, amazing formations of nature.

Balaton Uplands has been chosen by Mastercard users one of the Top 15 Hidden Treasures travel destinations of Europe.

The 10 hour tour is filled with beauties of nature, interesting history and (if you opt in by sending us a message) very good wine!

The beauty of the nature, the great gastronomy, the fresh wines, the charme of the villages and the historical and architectural heritage of the region are all good reasons to make a visit here

What's Included

All activities

All taxes, fees and handling charges


Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Landing and facility fees

Private tour

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, wine tasting (appr. eur 25/person)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please send a message after booking if you are interested in the wine tasting option.
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Szantod-Tihany Ferry
We first drive to Lake Balaton (80 min from Budapest), then take the ferry from the southern shore to the northern shore

8 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bences Apatsag
The pearl of the Balaton is the Tihanyi Peninsula. Thanks to the special attributes of its landscape, its geological idiosyncrasies, its diverse flora and fauna, it was the first designated landscape protection area of the country. On its smaller hill a church and a monastery were founded in Tihany as early as nine centuries ago.

In Tihany you will walk around this charming and famous little town on the peninsula with the same name, you will also watch a great video on Tihany's history and formations of the nature, then you will visit the famous abbey

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Lake Balaton
An unforgettable view of Lake Balaton, while enjoying a coffee/tea/lemonade...etc.

You can try the famous lavender products of the region, such as lavender beer, lavender lemonade, lavender gelato....

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We then drive you to Balatonfüred to see this noble town with lots of mansions and a picturesque promenade. The pretty centre and the beautiful villas and mansions will very likely steal your heart!

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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