Balaton Lake Tour from Budapest

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Embark on an enchanting journey from Budapest to the “Hungarian Sea” – Lake Balaton. As the largest lake in Central Europe and a vital tourist center in Hungary, Lake Balaton is often referred to as the country’s own “sea.” Despite its vastness, the lake is surprisingly shallow, with an average depth of just 3 meters. Our private day tour invites you to explore this picturesque destination while enjoying additional cultural and scenic stops along the way.

Tour Itinerary:

  1. Your adventure begins with a private tour led by an English-speaking guide.
  2. We’ll pick you up from your hotel at a time that suits you best.
  3. During the tour, you will:
    • Visit the famous Porcelain Manufacture in the quaint village of Herend.
    • Continue to the shores of Lake Balaton, passing by vineyards on its north side.
    • Take a leisurely stroll in Balatonfured, where you can appreciate picturesque gardens and the charming promenade.
    • Drive to the Tihany Peninsula, where you will be awestruck by the fantastic panorama from the viewpoint of the Abbey of Tihany.
    • Conclude the tour with a memorable ferry ride across the lake
  1. Enjoy a relaxing ride back to Budapest, taking in the passing landscapes as you reflect on the experiences of the day.

Duration: 9-10 hours.


  • 380 EUR per person (1 person)
  • 200 EUR per person (2 persons)
  • 160 EUR per person (3 persons)
  • 130 EUR per person (4 persons)
  • 110 EUR per person (5 persons)
  • 95 EUR per person (6 persons)
  • Contact us (7 persons or more)

What’s Included:

  • Private guided tour in English.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Entrance tickets to Herend Porcelain Manufacture.
  • Ferry tickets for your scenic lake crossing.

Lake Balaton, often referred to as the “Hungarian Sea,” awaits your exploration on a private day tour from Budapest. Discover the allure of this unique lake, while also immersing yourself in the cultural riches of Herend’s Porcelain Manufacture and enjoying the picturesque beauty of Balatonfured and Tihany Peninsula. Our tour, led by a knowledgeable guide, offers flexibility and personalized attention throughout your journey. Come and experience the charm and natural beauty of Lake Balaton, as well as the cultural highlights along the way.