Hungarian Grand Tour
8-10 days/7-9 nights
Accomodation: in different hotels depending on the selected program units (3 or 4 Star Hotel)
Optional program units: (they can be selected and mixed as requested) The programs below are not completely detailed. Upon request we kindly send you our complete offer with accomodation, meals, etc..
- Budapest city tour
- Gödöllő: Sissi's (Elisabeth) summer residence, the wonderful Grassalkovich Castle
- Eger: Eger is a thousand-year-old Episcopal seat and it is one of the most beautiful Baroque towns in the country.In its historic centre there are many fine Baroque and late-Baroque buildings to see.
Viniculture is almost synonymous with the city. One of the best known and most prestigious wines produced here is the deep red and full bodied Eger Bull's Blood.
Excursion to Szilvásvárad (35 km from Eger) and visiting the famous Lippizaner stud and then a small trip by the forrest railway into the Szalajka Valley.
It takes a small walk to visit the "Veil Waterfalls". In case of sunny weather picnic style lunch/dinner with trout and selected wines.
Another option is to have dinner in Eger, in the Szépasszony Völgy (Valley of the Nice Women) with the famous Hungarian Wine, the Bull's Blood.
- Tokaj: The Tokaj wine region has provided the world with the famous Aszú of Tokaj, known for 450 years as the "King of Wines. Visiting of the Tokaj Wine Museum and then wine tasting in a local winery.
- Kecskemét: gate to the Great Hungarian Plane. Visiting the historical buildings of Kecskemét, upon request a welcome cocktail in the beautiful Art Nouveau City Hall. Kecskemét is the home town of the Hungarian Apricot Brandy as well.
Lunch/dinner on a horse ranch near to Kecskemét. Horse show and typical Hungarian dishes.
Other optional programs on the ranch: Long pleasure drive by horse carriages, Pusztaolympic. By Nostalgia Locomotiv to the Puszta, Playful course of cooking, Gipsy life in Hungary, etc.
- Szeged: This town is called the "Sunny City" because of its 2100-hour sunshine per year. There are many wonderful Ecltectic and Art Nouveaus buildings to see in the historical town.
Szeged is well known about its Pick Salami and one can see its history in the Museum for Salami as well.
Hortobágy: This is the Real Hungarian Puszta. Hortobágy is a National Park today with typical hungarian animals like Racka Sheeps, Mangalica Pigs, Grey Cattle, etc. You can see these animals during a pleasure drive by horse carriages. After that typical Hungarian lunch/dinner with gipsy music in a Csarda.
- Kalocsa: famous about its red paprika what is one of the primary hungarian spices. Visiting the Paprika Museum (only one in Europe), the Folk Art House and the Cathedral.
- Pécs: Hungary's mediterran town with a lot of monuments from the Turkish times, like the Mosque and the Minaret. Visiting the Basilica and the Unesco World Heritages graves.
Possible program to visit the Zsolnai China Museum.
- Lake Balaton: besides its character of a pleasant bathing resort there can be found beauftiful historical settlements here as well.
Visiting the wonderful baroque Castle in Keszthely, after that the Bendedictine Abbey on the Peninsula of Tihany and a little walk on the Promenade of Balatonfüred.
- Veszprém: town of the Hungarian Queens. Excursion in Herend, and visiting of the world's most exquisite china's manufacturing. Visiting the Herend Manufactury's Museum and time for shopping in the porcelain shop.
- Pannonhalma: The thousend years ago founded Benedictine Abbey is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is still a practising chuch school. The Abbey has an own Winery. Lunch an wine tasting here.