Lake Balaton & Herend day trip
What to expect?
Enjoy a pleasant day trip to Lake Balaton the most popular holiday region of Hungary and see with your own eyes how the world famous Herend porcelain is made. You will even have the opportunity to try and paint your own piece. Then we go to Tihany peninsula, an area that is rich in special natural and architectural values and visit the Benedictine Abbey founded in 1055, from where you will have a marvellous view of the Lake.
Duration: 10 hours
tour up to 6 people: 125000HUF or 415 EUR (entrance fee and food not included)
My tours are always tailored to your needs and interest so do not hesitate to let me know your special request when you contact me.
Our first stop is Herend where you visit the factory in a tour organized by the Herend manufactury and learn about porcelain making. In the museum you can admire beautiful porcelain masterpieces, all hand-painted.
From Herend we go to Lake Balaton which is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and is called the Hungarian Sea, the most popular holiday destination for local people. We visit Tihany peninsula and the Benedictine Abbey founded in 1055.
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My name is Magdi Pelech. I am a licenced Budapest tour guide. Would you like to have a unique private tour experience? Do you feel like having a Budapest sightseeing tour with an entusiastic guide?
“A friend and I visited Budapest in May of 2015 when we were there for a conference. We took a couple of extra days at the beginning to see Budapest, so looked for a tour guide and found Magdi. Her profile was intriguing and we booked a private tour with her. Magdi was sensational!! She picked us up at the hotel and we spent 8 hours each of the next 2 days seeing first the Buda side of the river and then the Pest side. Her personal experience growing up, being educated in and working in Budapest was shared with us as we visited so many, many sites. It was though she knew us and was so in tune with what we liked and wanted to see, we simply walked along with her and enjoyed her vast knowledge of the city, the country and it's complex history. She has enormous energy, exudes a lively spirit and we learned while having fun. Magdi took us to local places and knew exactly where to go and what to do to see everything. We rode buses and trams and underground trams and the Metro. My friend and I both have rheumatoid arthritis and without saying anything to her she slowed our pace or picked it up and always made sure we were on firm footing while we walked. Anyone considering a trip to Budapest will get so much more out of the visit if they see Budapest with Magdi. You will never regret it and you will have wonderful memories. We've since done other tours, and no one can hold a candle to what Magdi offers, because she gives of herself. Budapest will always have a place in my heart because of her!!”Cathie H, Toronto, Canada
“Magdi Pelech provided us with 2 Excellent tours in Budapest in June, 2014, The first in Buda and the second in Pest. She was very personable,,knowledgeable, passionate, patient and very interesting. I would recommend her strongly to those traveling to Hungary.”Robert Shapiro, Australia