Summary and recommendation: 14-18 day very active hiking-trekking
holiday for families, friends or couples with a special interest
on nature and culture of Hungary.
country: Hungary. Arrive and depart Budapest.
schedule : Upon request.
14 days + 4 days extension.
supplement: TBA. Price includes:
accommodations and meals (lunch is typically picnic!), drinking
water, vehicle hire with fuel and driver guide, park entrance
fees and ranger guides. The
price exclude: bank transfer loss, international flight,
visa, tips, drinks, personal travel insurance and any other
activities of personal request e.g. laundry, toalet fees,
phone calls, etc.
Three-star hotels with all rooms en suite. 5 star luxurious
version available with the best hotels and restaurants of
4WD or minivan, upon request.
"...Our itineraries cover all of Hungary's top
cultural and natural highlights, including National Parks,
World Heritage Sites, historic sites, wine regions and healing
spas. They are an excellent choice for families and couples
with different levels of interest in nature and culture,
birding and cuisine, but looking for a balanced mix to suit
Arrive Budapest. Program
is open on arrival: visit nearby Margaret Island and the Buda
Roman Aquincum, historic Heroes's Square and the Fine Art
Museum and National Gallery, stylish Andrassy Street, St.
Stephen's Basilica, Parliament, Crown jewels, downtown Vaci
Street, Buda Castle District, Gellert Hill and the Citadel.
Danube Bend day. We
visit Visegrad Royal City,
village, trekking at Nagymaros.
and historic Szentendre's
Serbian inner city and open air village museum. We end ther
day with a cruise on the Danube
Balaton-Uplands National Park.
We make en-route stops in the Vértes
Hills, Camandulese Hermitage, local wetlands
and forests, Lake Velence Bird
Peninsula and it's historic Abbey, ending
with winetastings at Badacsony
and St. György hills.
05: Sightseeing in Kõszeg
medieval city combined with a birding excursion to the Kõszeg
Hills Nature Conervation Area to see Styrian houses, "Seven
Springs" and Irottko Peak.
Park. Hungary at it's most charming with beautiful
wildflower meadows, traditional architecture, mature forests,
moorland and wetland all set in rolling hill country.
Trek to St. György Hill
fortress. We visit Keszthely
- "capital of Lake Balaton" - and majestic Count
Festetich Palace and go birdwatching at secluded Kis-Balaton
Biosphere Reserve. Drive to
Turkish-era monuments, the inner city and Roman tombs (World
Heritage Site) followed by an excursion and open air cooking
at the Mecsek Nature Conservation Area.
Hill nature reserve and go winetasting
at the private Villany cellars.
To Dunaföldvár with en-route stops at the most
atmospheric sites in Tolna county: Bikács,
Németkér and the Gemenc
Big Game Reserve.
National Park: This unique area is one of
the most beautiful in Hungary. We visit Bugac
pusta traditional displays, animal farms,
shallow saline lakes, sand dunes and moors.
Visit the wild steppes of Jászkarajenõ
and gallery forests of Tõserdõ
reserve followed by bathing in the thermal waters at Kerekdomb.
Hortobágy National Park.
Birdwatching and excursions around Hungary's vast "Bird
Mecca": Hortobagy Halasz-to complex, traditional animal
farm, puszta display, the nine-arch bridge, Shepherd's museum
and black pottery museum.
Hortobágy National Park.
We visit more sites in the Hortobagy and make our way to Budapest
with en-route stops at Gödöllõ
Royal Palace and local birding sites. Or join
to our Northern Hungary extension.
Northern Hungary extension:
To Zemplen Hills.
Birding and winetasting in the world-famous Tokaj
Birdwatching for owls and woodpeckers plus excursions to historic
onion-domed churches and the ancient fortress of Boldogkõváralja.
Aggtelek National Park.
Birdwatching in beech forests and rocky hill-side habitats
combined with visits to traditional villages and the unique
Baradla Cave system (World Heritage Site).
Bükk National Park.
Excursions to the old forested foothills, Felsõtárkány,
Szilvásvárad, Szalajka Falls, a local trout-farm
and the famous "Great Meadow".
We visit historic Eger's
fortress and Turkish-era Minaret and make stops at Hollókõ
traditional village (World Heritage Site). To
-More detailed Budapest sightseeing
is available 1-2 days on request.
Yellow dots=Base-trip stations
Red dots=Northern Hungary extension