Day trip

Lake Balaton: Káli Basin and Wine Tasting Tour

Lake Balaton: Káli Basin and Wine Tasting Tour

From $278.71 per person

Take a day trip from Budapest to the Káli Basin in the Balaton Uplands. Visit cellars and the Benedictine Abbey, taste the amazing wines of the region, and admire the arresting landscapes.

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Duration 1 day
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Pick up in Budapest at your hotel or in the Lake Balaton area
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  • Visit the beautiful Káli Basin, also known as the Hungarian Tuscany
  • Explore wine cellars and learn about the wine-making traditions of the region
  • Enjoy a panoramic view from the hills of the Tihany peninsula at Lake Balaton
  • Have a delicious lunch in a gourmet restaurant
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Make lasting memories on a tour to the Káli Basin and sample local wines, made unique by the special geology and botany of the region. Get to know local wineries, see the charming nature of Lake Balaton and explore the Tihany peninsula. Stop for lunch and visit a 1,000-year-old monastery with stunning panoramic views.   Start your day trip with a pick-up from your hotel in Budapest. On the 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Hungary’s capital city, admire the view of the green landscapes around Lake Balaton and the basin’s basalt cones. If you are already staying in the Lake Balaton area, you will be picked up from your accommodation there.   First, visit a local winery and learn about small-scale wine producers. Try their wines before indulging in a gourmet lunch at one of the best restaurants in Hungary.   After a delicious meal, head to Tihany peninsula and visit the Benedictine Abbey, which was founded in 1055 on the top of a hill. From there, take in a stunning view over the blue waters of Lake Balaton and the surrounding nature.   Before heading back, stop at another winery, where you can enjoy an educational wine tasting. Learn about Olaszrizling and other local grape varieties that are crucial for the wine production in this area. After trying some more delicious wines, you will be brought back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport and tour guide during the trip
  • Two cellar visits and wine tastings
  • Admission to Tihany Benedictine Abbey
  • Lunch

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