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Lake Balaton and Herend Full-Day Trip
Activities in Budapest

Lake Balaton and Herend Full-Day Trip

  • English English
  • 9.5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Set off on a full-day trip from Budapest to one of Hungary’s most popular tourist destinations: the renowned porcelain city Herend and Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake.

Situated in Hungary’s Transdanubian region, Balaton Lake is the most-visited tourist destination by Hungarian citizens. It is so extensive, that many call it the country’s interior sea.


Start your excursion by boarding a comfortable minibus at 9am and head to Herend, a small historic town, famous worldwide for its luxury handmade porcelain, about 100km away from Budapest.

Upon arrival in Herend, walk into one of the world’s largest porcelain manufactory, founded in 1826. After learning how porcelain is manufactured during a guided tour, you’ll enjoy a cup of coffee and those who wish, can purchase porcelain directly from the workshop.

Hop back on the minibus and skirt Lake Balaton’s northern shore until you get to Tihany, located on the Tihany Peninsula. This picturesque village, with the highest housing prices in the whole country, offers the best views of the stunning lake.

In Tihany, follow your knowledgeable host on a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey. The monastery was founded in 1055 by King Andrew I of Hungary and he is buried in its crypt. The Abbey was reconstructed in 1754 in a Baroque style.

After the tour, you’ll have time to choose a restaurant for lunch and rest a bit.

Meet your guide at the scheduled time and travel to Balatonfüred, Hungarys oldest spa town. This popular resort has a scenic promenade, which you will walk down before returning to Budapest.   


Adults Children less than 12 years old Infants less than 2 years old
English-speaking tour
US$ 66
US$ 33

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    US$ 66
  • Children less than 12 years old

    US$ 33
  • Infants less than 2 years old


More Information


9.5 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Hotel pick up.

Professional English speaking guide.

Return transportation by minibus.

A cup of coffee at the porcelain factory.

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

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US$ 66
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.