Lake Balaton and Herend Day Trip from Budapest

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Duration: 9 hours
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Experience Highlights

Spend a day out of the city with this day trip to Lake Balaton and Herend from Budapest. You'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with traditional Hungarian porcelain making, visit Tihany Abbey and take in one of the area's most breathtaking views of the lake.

An expert local guide will accompany you throughout the day to provide you with all the relevant information at each point of the tour. You will travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a hotel pick-up service.

  • Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and visit one of the most spectacular areas of Budapest.
  • Discover a traditional porcelain factory and visit the Tihany Abbey in the company of an expert guide.
  • Take advantage of the free time to stroll along the lakeshore and explore the area at your own pace.
  • Enjoy a complete excursion ideal for the whole family.

What’s included

  • Full day excursion to Lake Balaton and Herend from Budapest
  • Hotel pick-up service
  • Video and guided tour of the Herend porcelain mini-factory
  • Coffee in a Herend cup

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Step by Step

This excursion to Lake Balaton and Herend from Budapest will allow you to get away from the city and spend a day getting to know the most natural and traditional side of the Hungarian capital. An expert local guide will accompany you throughout the activity to tell you about the history, culture and curiosities of the area.

You will leave the city in the direction of Lake Balaton, but you will make a stop on the way to visit the Herend porcelain mini-factory. This is a traditional factory where you can learn more about the process of making these articles, so characteristic of the city.

It will be the ideal opportunity to buy a souvenir. You can also enjoy a complimentary coffee in one of the factory's own cups.

On the way to the lake, you will visit the Tihany Abbey and take a short walk through the village of Tihany, known for its picturesque folk art shops. From there you will be treated to one of the most breathtaking views of Lake Balaton.

Once at the lake, you will have free time to explore the local gastronomy, if you wish, or stroll along the shore and discover the area at your own pace.

This is an ideal activity for the whole family. For added convenience, the tour includes a hotel pick-up service, so you don't have to worry about anything.


· 67 Reviews
  • F
    (0 Reviews)
    Even though the factory was a bit small, everything was explained very well, we learned how the pieces were made and it made us want to buy everything!
  • M
    (0 Reviews)
    Highly recommended, we had a great time ;)
  • C
    (0 Reviews)
    Balaton is a super large lake, so the guide's recommendations were perfect to get to know the best areas.
  • A
    (0 Reviews)
    The place where we stopped for lunch was very nice and the walk across the lake was relaxing and peaceful. The guide gave us our space, we liked it very much.
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