Tours & Trips
 



Budapest - Sightseeing by car (van)
 

Budapest is situated on the banks of the Danube. The river splits the city into two halves: Pest, which is completely flat, and Buda, which is hilly
 

Main sights in Pest: Central Market Hall, National Museum, Great Synagogue, Geological Institute, City Park (Széchenyi Thermal Bath), Heroes' Square, Andrássy Avenue, State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Parliament
 

Main sights in Buda: Castle District (included former Royal Palace, Mathias Church, Fisherman's Bastion), Gellért Hill (Statue of Freedom), Gellért Thermal Hotel and Spa Between the two sides we have the beautiful and impressive Chain Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge and Liberty Bridge...
 

On a 4 hour tour you can get a general overview about our wonderful capital. A full day tour (7 hours) is more detailed and you'll have longer time to explore all of the sights.
 

 







Budapest Walking Tours (2-3 hours)
(optional to use public transportation/Taxi, in addition to walking)
 

- Andrassy Avenue (World Heritage Site by UNESCO): State Opera House, Terror Museum, Heroes' Square, City Park)
 

- Castle District (World Heritage Site by UNESCO): former Royal Palace, Mathias Church, Fisherman's Bastion
 

 












Budapest By Night (2 hours)
 

On this tour we drive around the beautifully illuminated sights of the city. We enjoy the breathtaking view of the capital from the top of the Gellért hill.
 

If you wish I take you either to an authentic Hungarian or an elegant restaurant at the end.
 

 












Danube Bend
 

This is one of the most marvellous regions of my country. We take a nice drive along the beautiful Danube river. We make three stops during this excursion: at Szentendre, Visegrád and Esztergom.
 

Esztergom
 

Esztergom was the first capital of Hungary, 1000 years ago. Our state founder, King St. Stephen, was born here. Today it's the Head of the Hungarian Roman Catholic Church. Here we'll visit the largest Cathedral in Central and Eastern Europe, including the crypt where Cardinal Mindszenty was reburied.
 

Visegrád
 

Visegrád is located in the middle of the Danube Bend. It was Hungary's Royal Seat in the 14th and 15th centuries. There´s a fortress on the hilltop with a breathtaking view to the hair-pin turn of the Danube. This is one of the rare places where the river actually looks blue - despite the famous song. The castle functions as a museum today where visitors can get an authentic mediaeval impression.
 

Szentendre
 

Szentendre is also known as an "artists' village". It has been favoured by many local atrists because of its friendly and picturesque ambience. Thanks to the former Serbian refugees, who originally came here to escape the Turkish/Ottoman invasions of Central Europe, there is a kind of Serbian atmosphere in the village even to this day. There are narrow, cobblestone streets, colourful houses with small courtyards, museums and lots of handycraft shops. The Marzipan Museum and the Museum of Micro Miracles are really "must see places".
 

In case you are interested in something special, I'd suggest you to visit one of the local ceramics workshops. Look at him during work and you might even get the chance to try it out, yourself! (Please let me know in advance if this interests you!) The trip back to Budapest can be made on a boat, if you prefer.
 

 










Puszta - Horse show
 

Two thirds of Hungary's terrority is flat, called the Hungarian Great Plain. Puszta is a part of this area where vegetation used to be very limited (nowadays is getting more and more) and the soil is composed mostly of barren sands. During this excursion you get an interesting impression of 19th century rural life. We visit an authentic Puszta ranch. Having a horse carriage ride around the farm is really fun! Typical farm animals (as well as grey cows, pigs, donkeys and shepherd dogs (puli) are visible too. The highlight is a breathtaking horse performance with expert horsemen getting their horses to dance and having them sit down like dogs. One cowboy even rides his horses while standing on their backs (Puszta-five).
 

After the show you can also choose to enjoy a typical, traditional countryside meal accompanied by Gypsy music.
 

 










Puszta - Domonyvölgy
 

Visit the horse park owned by the Lázár borthers (World Champions of 2 and 4 in-hand carriage driving). The farm is set up beautifully and is very authentic. The program is similar to the other Puszta horse show, but the location is closer to Budapest.
 

Occasionally there is an option to enjoy the performance after dark - a real treat!
 

 










Lake Balaton & Herend
 

Lake Balaton
 

Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Europe, also known as the "Hungarian Sea". During the excursion we are going to explore the famous nature reserve on the Tihany peninsula. We might stop in Balatonfüred to walk along the linden-tree grove (called Tagore-promenade), as well.
 

Herend
 

Herend is a village where today's largest porcelain factory was established in 1826. There is a demonstration section where you can get a unique impression of the whole process. You can watch as the workers perform the different steps involved in making porcelain. Next to the factory is an interesting museum with old masterpieces. Of course you can also purchase exlusive presents in their huge porcelain factory store, as well.
 

Because of their geographic proximity it's possible to combine these two programs. But if you'd prefer to experience only one of the programs, that isn't a problem either.
 

 










Eger
 

Eger is a charming baroque city. Famous not only for its sights but also for its wine (known as the Bull's Blood of Eger = Egri Bikavér). The minaret reminds us of the 160 year Turkish (Ottoman) occupation of Hungary. The Basilica of Eger is one of the biggest churches in the country. Its mediaeval castle functions as an interesting museum. The Exhibition of Astronomical Equipments and Camera Obscura (ancestor of the camera, working since 1779!) are real curiosities.
 

Wine tasting is available in the "Beauty Women's Valley". By request, there it's also possible to visit the vineyard of one of Hungary's top winemakers.
 

 










Tokaj
 

This word means three different things in Hungary: - There is a village called Tokaj, located in the world famous Tokaj wine region
 

- The best-known Hungarian wine (what a surprise!) is also called Tokaj(i). But there are several smaller settlements here composing the protected wine area.
 

Since 2002 this area is part of the World Heritage of UNESCO. During our tour we can visit some wine cellars; we'll walk around in one of the oldest wineries, learning about the production process of the excellent sweet dessert-wine that this region is famous for.
 

 










Pécs
 

Pécs is the main city of South-West Hungary. The two thousand year old city is an Episcopal seat today. Its Cathedral is among the largest ones in the country. Many medieval buildings remind us of the Ottoman occupation. The excavated Roman ruins date back to the 4th century. The Early Christian Burial Chambers were declared a World Heritage Site in the year 2000 by the UNESCO. Pécs was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2010 by the European Union. Due to this title several new investments took place here - especially the Zsolnay Quarter which is named after the founder of the famous ceramics factory.
 

 










Back to the roots
 

If you are looking for your family roots in Hungary or in the terrorities of the surrounding countries which used to be part of Hungary, it is a pleasure for me to help you find birth or wedding certifications, the house where your grandparents grew up and the area your ancestors came from. For tour programs based on genealogical research, please contact me well in advance.
 

 










Art tour (Artist studio visit)
 

Are you curious how canvas, glass and silk paintings, sculptures, carvings, and ceramics are made? Have you ever seen an artist at work? Would you like to?
 

I can take you to workshops and artist studios to enjoy their special milieu. You'll be informed about different techniques and artist secrets. You'll gain a special kind of, insight into the artist's workshop and creative work - an interesting experience if you're curious about such things...
 

 










Transfer
 

Door to door transfers to/from major cities in surrounding countries. Relax and enjoy the landscape from a comfortable vehicle, don't bother with luggage at the airport or train station. Time schedule is as flexible as stopping on the route.
 

 



 
  • Budapest Tour
    Royal Palace in the Castle District
  • Puszta Tour
    Hungarian cowboy with his horse
  • Tokaj Tour
    Tokaji Aszú: excellent sweet dessert-wine
  • Danube Bend Tour
    Main Square of Szentendre
  • Budapest Tour
    The Fischermen's Bastion
  • Lake Balaton Tour
    Handmade painting in the porcelain factory
  • Budapest Tour
    Hungarian Parliament and the Danube
 
 
 

 
This is the website of Zoltán Horváth | All right reserved, 2010-2017 | Sitemap | Links & Partners | The site was made by the Touristic Data System Ltd.