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Szigliget Castle Tour

The village can be found on the northern bank of Balaton lake, in the vicinity of Badacsony and Keszthely. The village is situated between and on volcanic hills. It can be reached by car on the 71 highway, or by train on the Székesfehérvár–Tapolca-railway stopping at Badacsonytördemic-Szigliget station.

The settlement existed in the neolithis and Bronze Ages. Caltic, Roman and Avarian archaeological finds were found in the vicinity. The parochila church was built in the 12th century. (ruins today). Earlier it was an island in the Lake Balaton. This island state was changed in 1822 by rearrangement of the bank-dams around Balaton.

On the top of the 239 meter high Várhegy hill there stands the ruin of the medieval fortress. It was renewed in the last years and beautiful panorama opens from itt o the Lake Balaton and to the Tapolca Basin. Poets sang of the beauty of the village and the landscape.

Badacsony Tour

Badacsony is the name of a region on the north shore of Lake Balaton in western Hungary, and a town in that region. The entire area is recognized for its wine, with vineyards dating back to Roman times.

The nearby basalt mountains are unique geological relics, and the habitat of many rare plants and animals. These monadnocks are peculiarly shaped results of volcanic activity, formed during the end Pannonia.

One of the most ancient wine growing regions in Hungary extending on roughly 1900 hectares on the northern coast of Lake Balaton. From Révfülöp to Szigliget, including the Tapolca basin, vine plantations of the basalt hills are part of this wine region. Vineyards here reach the forests half way up the hills.

Excursion to Szent –György Hill

Gigantic basalt columns line the side of the famous, 415-metre high Szent György Hill. The formation of columns can be observed on the surface of a number of volcanic hills in the Tapolca Basin. The hypothesis as to the formation of the columns is that the lava flows of the volcanic eruptions dispersed, settling as a fine layer which gradually became a hard layer on the surface of the hill.

The basalt cover shielded the softer rock below from the destructive forces of the wind and rain. The basalt itself took the primary wear and tear, particularly forcibly on the edges of the cracks that had formed when the cooling lava crusted. The sharp edges were worn round, and the cracks eroded to form the columns seen today. Walking around the hill also provides an excellent opportunity to have a look here at the old press houses too. The fastest way to get here is from Hegymagas.

The small and big miracles of nature : The Káli-Basin

The Stone Sea, a treasury of the Kál Basin (Káli-medence), is perhaps the most stunning sight around here. The spectacular rock formations are found alongside a wonderful and rare symbiosis of plants and stone cavities.

The Manor of Natural Conservation which displays domesticated animals indigenous to Hungary is an institute of the Balaton Uplands National Park (Balaton-felvidéki Nemzeti Park). The tourist and general information centre of the national park is also located here.

A six-hour carriage ride is available across the Kál Basin (Káli-medence).

Sztupa –Tour

This Buddhist Stupa was built in the Park of Human Rights (Emberi jogok parkja) in 1992-93. The building is an immaculate white tower, 30 metres high and 24 metres in diameter, there is a 24-metre long tree of life inside, along with other Buddha relics. The gilt Buddha statue was sent from South Korea. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled

The castle of Tátika is surrounded by an ancient beech forest. On the western edge of Kovácsi Hill a corridor carved in basalt rock stretches for one kilometre. Here columns 5-15-metres high, caves and hollows and other interesting morphological formations can be explored.

Within the walls of this industrial heritage building an interactive model demonstrates the operation of the former mill alongside equipment used in the milling process. Written records of the settlement provide evidence that in the 17th century there was already a watermill on the site of the current mill. The building was restructured in the ...

Small-Balaton with Picknik-Party

It was once the open water bay of Lake Balaton that over time has been filled with alluvial deposits and became a wetland area taken over by sedge and reed. Today it is a strictly guarded environmental protection area with a particularly rich bird life.

Ten national parks, as government organisations, are responsible for the systematic preservation of the natural heritage throughout Hungary. Many of the strictly protected areas are listed as World Heritage Sites. Some parks are contiguous, others non-contiguous, mosaic-like.

Covering a marshy area of approximately 30 hectares dotted by shrubbery, tussocks, reed beds and islets, this unique buffalo reservation greets visitors with walking paths and a herd of genuine Hungarian grey cattle.

Hévíz and surroundings with the Margit-lookout

Hévíz, meaning thermal water in Hungarian, is the world's largest thermal lake with a surface area of 4.4 hectares. The water temperature in the cave from which it springs is 39.8 degrees Centigrade. The temperature of the lake itself varies between 34 and 36 degrees Centigrade in the summer, but even in winter it does not dip below 26-29 ...

The unique chemical composition of the lake waters, its temperature and the gentle movement of the water mass combined with the floating peat and mud can speed recovery of patients.

The 31-metre tall wooden lookout affords a wonderful panorama - from the Keszthely bay across the surrounding area to the southern shore of the Lake Balaton and in clear weather even the heights of the Bakony Hills are visible. The lookout is at the Hévíz end of the settlement near the arboretum. Botanist Jenő Horváth established the ...

Szépkilátó-Balatongyörök –Balatonederics

 

Szépkilátó (Beautiful View), a hill whose peak is 140 metres above sea level, is situated on the outskirts of the village near route 71. It was once called Chapel Hill (Kápolnadomb) due to the Dominican monastery that once stood at its foot. As the name indicates, there is a fine view from here.

Among the wine presses of New Hill (Új-hegy) and Outer Hill (Külső-hegy) of Balatonenderics the oldest representatives of rural architecture are about 150-200 years old. Although they can only be viewed from outside, even the intimate walk along the row of presses is well worth the trip.

The Balatonederics Cave of Magic Berries, one of the largest dripstone caves in Transdanubia, was discovered recently. Located at the end of the footpath leading along the safari park it may only be visited by experienced cavers.

Wandering across the Zala Landscape: Kallósd-Türje-Zalabér
The largest river in the Zala Hills is the Zala, the most significant settlement is Zalaszentgrót. After taking a look at the heritage sights in Zalaszentgrót - the Batthyány Palace and the ruins of the Franciscan church - go to the former residence of statesman Ferenc Deák, affectionately known in Hungary as 'Sage of the Nation'. The Deák Villa in Kehidakustány is today a memorial museum. The other attraction of the settlement is the Kehida Thermal Baths, Spa and Aquapark. Built around 1230 by French master builders and still standing, the Premonstratensian church and former monastery in Türje are of particular heritage value. The hills and river valleys offer countless walks and excursions. The pasque flower can still be seen growing in the Zala Bend in the nature reserve between Zalabér and Zalaszentgrót.
Excursion to Somogyvámos, into the world of the Indian culture


As the saying goes, "The head of Somogy is washed by Lake Balaton to the north, and its feet by the River Dráva to the south". This large county which stretches lengthwise north to south offers visitors relaxation and holidays with endless cultural and gastronomic events, as well as a multitude of sights. South of Lake Balaton, ...

The Krishna community laid the foundation stone of Hungary's first Vedic temple in 1994. The building's style is a fusion of the features of vernacular cob buildings and of Indian temple architecture.

The Krishna Temple is within the community house. The walls are made out of local clay rammed between brick columns.

 

FULL DAY EXCURSIONS
Budapest  
On this tour you will become acquainted with the splendid mixture of a great metropolis at the river Danube. The live present and the glorious past render the city to one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe.The sightseeing is followed by a guided tour in the Parliament, where the most precious relics of Hungary - the Crown Jewels - are exposed to visitors. In the afternoon feel free to discover the downtown on your own.
Budapest by Day and Night  
Discover the marvellous capital during daytime and enjoy the gorgious lights in the evening! Get to know the historical city and the mediaeval Castle district. You will surely appreciate a cruise on the river Danube in the afternoon, and to make sure you never forget this city we will show you the lights from the top of the Gellert-Hill. Lunch and dinner are included as well.
Budapest - with Margaret Island  
After the sightseeing tour by bus followed by the lunch we invite you to admire the highlights of the Capital aboard a pleasure boat. On the way to the Margaret Island you will see both banks of the river Danube with all the magnificant historical buildings. Leisure under the trees of the Margaret Island and say goodbye to Budapest with a gorgeous view to the illuminated city on the way back home.
Budapest- Parlament  
On this tour you will become acquainted with the splendid mixture of a great metropolis at the river Danube. The live present and the glorious past render the city to one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe.The sightseeing is followed by a guided tour in the Parliament, where the most precious relics of Hungary - the Crown Jewels - are exposed to visitors. In the afternoon feel free to discover the downtown on your own.
Excursion to the Hungarian Puszta  
Experience a unique scenery of the Hungarian landscape in the eastern part of the country. Just to mention the highlights: full featured program incl. carriage-ride, horse show and a visit to an original homestead with wine tasting. Put your riding skills to the test and get away with it! Make sure you also try to crack the whip! Tons of fun for the whole day!
Pécs  
The city at the Southern borders of the country with the touch and feeling of the Mediterranean region. Here you will find a fantastic blend of different cultures: the craddle of Christianity and the remains of Turkish mosques. A proud member of the World Heritage, Pécs has a lot to offer, including the acclaimed Zsolnay chinaware. Opportunities for shopping at the famous flea Market.
Balaton körút  
Speaking of Hungary in any place of the world would surely invoke names like Budapest, Puszta and Balaton (Plattensee in German). Enjoy the splendid panorama of Siofok on the southern lakeshore, while visiting the glamourous peninsula Tihany on the north. Taste the volcanic wines in the famous cellars of Szigliget.
Vienna  
The city of arts and lights. We will visit the historical city of Vienna e.g. Stefansdom, Hoffburg. Do not resist the shopping opportunities in the world famous Kärtner Strasse and be dazzled from the glamour of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs.
Zagreb  

An old city with the heart of the young. We will visit the highlights of the historical Capital of Croatia, including the Cathedral, St. Mark square, and the stone tower. We will proceed to Varasdin to take a short walk. Be impressed by the diversity of multicultural features with thousands of colors.

HALFDAY EXCURSIONS
Gipsy Folklore Show  
This feature takes place in one of the most beautiful surroundings of the Lake Balaton. After a warm welcome by the Gipsy Chief you will soon be familiar with these unique traditions while getting entertained throughout the evening. Typical Hungarian dishes in full harmony with the fine wines of the Balaton region amidst the fervent dances of Gipsies.
Farmers Wedding  
Enjoy the most hilarious event in the countryside: the farmers wedding. During this cheerful presentation you will get to know the traditions and old customs of Hungary while tasting the delicious wedding feast and fiery wines of the region accompanied by genuine Gipsy music full of spirits. Get ready for a pretty long evening loaded with fun and laughter!
Szigliget - the Power of Wine  
Amusement and fun are the main features of this wine tasting in the famous Esterházy cellar. Warm up with a schnaps and continue with the Hungarian wines. We serve a special plate of typical hors d’oeuvres with wine cellar delicacies. High spirits and temper will be taken care of by our Gipsy band providing the real highlight of the program.
Herend-Tihany-Balatonfüred  
Herend produces the world-wide known and highly acclaimed china of Hungary. During a guided tour in the manufacture you will become acquainted with the production process and required skills. Additionally we will visit the village of Tihany on the picturesque peninsula and Balatonfüred. In the early and post season, a sightseeing tour of Veszprem is scheduled instead of Tihany.
Sightseeing Tour in Keszthely  
Eager to become familiar with the history and culture of the city of Keszthely? We will visit the greatest baroque manor house of the Lake Balaton with a unique library containing over 80.000 books. Wine tasting in the cellar of the palace built in the 16th century. We will also offer a guided walk and shopping expedition in the pedestrian street of Keszthely.
Little Balaton - The Paradise of Nature  
Join our tour back to nature! Visit the greatest nature reserve of the Lake Balaton with its amazing world of waterfowl and buffalo reservation. This area used to be the western bay of the lake and got desiccated at the end of the 19th century. Regenerate by enjoying the spa of Zalakaros during your stay in this tiny town west of the lake or buy some souvenirs making a shopping spree.
Sümeg and the Mediaeval Knights  
Just like in a tale! The captain of the castle and his spouse invite you according to the old customs. Be dazzled by the skills and expertise of the mediaeval knights performing in traditional outfits. Enjoy the gorgeous feast in the castle’s old dining hall and the way you are served on a day where the Middle Ages become once again real!

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