1. Budapest: Hungarian Puszta and Kecskemét Full-Day Tour
Discover the water habitats of the Puszta grassland biodome on the Great Hungarian Plain on a full-day scenic tour from Budapest. Depart the city center for the Kiskunság National Park, located in the Danube–Tisza Interfluve. Marvel at the landscape of saline plains and sandy lowlands, salt lakes and the backwaters of the Tisza River. See remote farms, and learn about the traditions of animal husbandry and agriculture. Look out for the rich and rare flora and fauna. Along the way, you will visit a farmhouse and watch an equestrian show. There’s also the chance to take part in a horse-cart ride. Savor the typical gastronomy of Hungary, such as authentic pálinka (fruit brandy), goulash made in a cauldron, and stew prepared on an open fire. Continue to Kecskemét, famous for its apricot brandy, colorful Art Nouveau buildings and Kodály method of musical education. Take a walking tour of the city center to see the highly decorated buildings, tile-roofed Town Hall, and 600-year-old Franciscan church of St. Nicholas. Go to the József Katona Theater, named after one of Hungary’s most famous poets and playwrights, and see the rococo Old Church, the tallest building on the Great Plain. Marvel at the ceramic tiles on the façade of the Cifra Palota (Ornamented Palace), and appreciate an outstanding example of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture.