Beyond Budapest: Discover Hungary’s hidden side!


Head to the wine region and to the Őrseg National Park in order to

experience rural lifestyle, artisan traditions & unspoiled nature

Date:               (8 day/7 night)-Sunday-Sunday

Budapest:                         (2 nights)

Etyek:                               (1 night)

Őrség National Park:          (3 nights)

Budapest:                         (1 night)

Hotel recommendation:       Budapest : Hotel ***, Etyek and Őrség: Guesthouse

 

EUR 1085/ PERSON

1st day / Arrive to Budapest             budapest_by_night_by_psygabcsi

The group arrives to the airport in Budapest – Round trip by bus and first meeting with the city to see the beautiful view of the capital.  – Overnight at the hotel in Budapest             

2nd day/ Budapest   

Breakfast in the hotel.

City sightseeing: Explore and enjoy the Castle District in Buda, which is on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Erected in the 14th century and rebuilt in the Baroque style 400 years later, the royal palace was teh residence of the Hungarian monarchs for 700 years. Topped by a tower of stone tracery, Matthias Church, also called the Church of teh Blessed Virgin Mary was the scene of coronations and royal weddings. The Fishermen’s Bastion, a neo-Romanesque bulwark with seven towers offers an excellent view of the city.

14:50 Boat trip on the river Danube – to the city centre (Gellért tér) on the public transport boat.

15:30 Walk to the Great Market Hall next to Liberty Bridge

The Central Market Hall is the largest and oldest indoor market of Budapest.

From 17:00 free time: Walking along Váci Street. It is the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest. It stretches for more than a mile between Vörösmarty Square and the Great Market Hall.

20:00 Dinner at a restaurant (3 courses without water)

Overnight.

3rd day, Tuesday/ Etyek

Breakfast in the hotel.

9:00 Etyek tour. Etyek is one of the most famous vine regions of Hungary. It is basically a nice little village located 26 km from Budapest with a line of traditional and beautifully renovated wine cellars. The wineries all have their own products, but besides their great wine, there are a lot of other interesting and delicious goods this place can offer.

11:00 Cheese tasting on a cow farm, lunch on grill, traditional pig roasts.

14:00 Visiting a chocolate factory, chocolate tasting and chocolate making workshop.

16:00 Visit the wine region on spring carriage.

19:00 Tasting selected wines of the region, dinner in the winery.

The group will be accommodated in the local inn.

Overnight at the guesthouse.

 

4th day/ Lake Balaton – Őrség National Park                                                                         

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

8:00 Travel to Lake Balaton (1, 5 hours from Etyek).

keszthely3110:00 Visit the Festetics Palace

The Festetics Family is one of the most significant ducal families of Hungary. The family, which is of Croatian origin, moved to Hungary in the 17th century. In 1739, Christopher Festetics (1696-1768) bought the Keszthely estate and its appurtenances, and chose it to be the centre of his estates. He had the palace built, brought a surgeon and craftsmen to the town, and set up a pharmacy and a hospital as well.

Sandwich lunch.

Alternative program:

Have a swim or relax at the central beach of Keszthely (A bus will be available for those who don’t want to participate in the birdwatching, but would like to get back to the repatriating station). In case of rainy weather we recommend the Hévíz Thermal Lake. (Entrance costs of the Hévíz Thermal Lake or Keszthely beach are included.)

15:00 Free time at Keszthely

17:30 Travel to the Őrség National Park (1 hour from Fenékpuszta). Arrival to the hosting guesthouse.

Welcome drink from the nearby pálinka still-room.

Traditional cauldron dinner.

Overnight at the guesthouse.

5th day / Őrség National Park                                                                                     

9:00 Breakfast with local specialities, for instance, eggplant cream, home-made bread and home-made strudel (with marrow and poppy seeds).

10:00 Departure to Őrség National Park. The walking tour includes birding, observation of the wildlife.

Visiting the nearby farm (80-90 cattle, 10 goat, 6-8 sheep 6-8, 10-15 Vietnamese potbellied pig and poultry, rabbits) presentation. Local vegetables and cheese tasting.

13:00 Lunch in a restaurant where an innovative chef trained by Michelin-starred masters is responsible for his own impressive culinary empire. He focuses on local gastronomic traditions with an experimenting attitude.

15:00 Back to the guesthouse and excursion to the nearest lake and to the alpaca farm on spring carriage (The caress will be led by the owner of the alpaca farm).

19:00 Dinner (3 courses with water): specialities from Őrség.

Overnight.

Optional program: Handicraft program, try out the crafts of the potter and the ceramist. In Őrség, pottery has a great tradition. The loamy soil made the trade flourish. Professional knowledge was passed on to the children in several families. During the workshop, we provide all the commodities: the clay, the tools, the paint, the glazeand the brushes.

6th day/ Őrség National Park                                                                                         

Ample breakfast

10:00 The secret life of bees, herb trip and harvest. Visit to the herb and bee garden of 3.5 hectares. Apitherapy on the farm. This program provides an opportunity to experience the mystical world of bees and to learn about the medicinal properties of the different bee products. Those who wants can get close to the bees.

Lunch on the farm. The group will have delicious teas and tisanes with a two course vegan lunch, made of local, high quality bio ingredients.

 

Later the farm beekeeper will disclose the secrets of honey making and the abilities of bees. Naturally, we will also have the chance to taste several special honey products, including seedy honey, biscuits, and soft drinks made with honey. The program will be led by the farm beekeeper (host) and a phytotherapist (hostess).

After the program, participants will have a chance to fill their bags and pantry with home-made jams, syrups, honey, teas and herbs.

16:00 Back to the guesthouse and enjoy the surroundings

Optional program: 17:00 Bicycle tour (not included in the costs~ 5 euro).

19:00 Dinner (3 courses with water).

Overnight.

(Bus will be available all day.)

7th day / Őrség National Park- Budapest    

 Breakfast.

10:00 Departure to Budapest.

14:00 Lunch in a restaurant during the way back or in Budapest.

5-b15:30 Free time in Budapest

Optional program: Visiting Gellért Thermal Bath or Széchenyi Thermal Baths individually.

19:30 Dinner at the hotel.

 

8th day / Budapest/ Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. – Check-out –

Transfer directly to the Budapest Airport

Boarding formalities

Departure of the Group.    

 

Price includes:

2x airport transfer

3x accomodation in Budapest

1x accomodation at Etyek wine region

3x accomodation at Őrség National Park

2x dinner at the hotel Budapest

3x breakfast at the hotel Budapest

1x city sightseeing: round trip

1x city sightseeing: castle district , Margaret Island, Great Market Hall

2x lunchboxes – sandwich lunch

1x ticket for the public transport boat

1x dinner at a restaurant in Budapest

1x cheese tasting

1x grill lunch with roasted pig

1x chocolate tasting and workshop

1x spring carriage tour

1x wine tasting

1x dinner in Etyek

1x breakfast in Etyek

1x birdwatching tour or 1x Lake Balaton beach entrance/ Héviz Thermal Lake ticket

1x welcome drink

1x traditional cauldron dinner

3x breakfast with local specialities

1x handicraft program

1x visiting local farm

1x lunch in a restaurant where a Michelin star chef is responsible for the lunch

1x excursion to the neaset lake in Őrség National Park in spring carriage

1x visiting alpaca farm

2x dinner with specialities

1x excursion – secret life of the bees – visiting th herb and bee garden – apitherapy

1x lunch on the bee farm

1x lunch during the way back from Őrség

transportation

tour guide      

 

Tour dates

You can book this package every Sunday-Sunday.

April – September is usually a good time to stay at Őrség National Park.

Guided activities

This adventure includes  guided excursions for 8 days.

Lodging

This tour includes lodging in a 3 stars Hotel in Budapest, at guesthouses in Etyek and Őrség.

For who?

For all nature lovers. Recommended minimum age is 8 years. Participants should be able to walk in the city and in the countryside. Walking level is medium.

Group size

Maximum 8 participants per guide. With 2 guides there may be up to 15 participants.

Minimum 4 participants need for guided tours, but you can apply for self-guided tours as well. In this case, our local hosts will explain you everything and give you maps and advises. Please ask information for special price in this case.

Location & how to get here

This tour starts at Budapest. Transportation is included in the price.

Payment

You can make reservation for this tour by sending an email to the info@humtour.com. We will send you a confirmation by email within 24 hours. When your booking is confirmed you can make the payment with credit card.

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