Budapest, Hungary

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the Great Plains of Hungary on a scenic day trip to the towns of Lajosmizse and Kecskemet. Departing from your Budapest hotel, you’ll escape city life for the day to experience a region full of sun, rivers and lakes. This tour includes a welcome drink along with a traditional Hungarian meal, and provides the chance to discover a hidden jewel for fishing, water sport and equestrian enthusiasts. 
  • Day trip from Budapest to Hungary's southern Great Plains region
  • Scenic drives through the Great Plains
  • Guided tour of Kecskemet
  • Traditional welcome drink in Lajosmizse
  • Equestrian performance
  • Carriage ride
  • Hungarian three-course meal with wine
  • English- and German-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central Budapest hotels
Your tour will begin with pickup at your Budapest hotel. From there, your guide will take you on a scenic drive to Kecskemet, where you’ll have the chance to view the expansive landscape of the Great Plains along the way. Once in Kecskemet, you’ll explore around town with your guide, witnessing streets filled with colorful Art Nouveau architecture, museums and bottles of the region’s famous apricot brandy.
Afterward you’ll head to Lajosmizse, where you will receive a traditional welcome drink. The celebrated horsemen of the area will put on an exciting performance before you’re swept away in a carriage ride through the Puszta, a grassland biome on the Great Hungarian Plain.
Then it’s time to eat! Your guide will lead you to a traditional Hungarian tavern to enjoy a three-course meal and wine from the region. Gypsy music will keep the mood festive while you dine.
You’ll travel through the scenic Great Plains on the way back to Budapest, admiring wheat fields, grassland and rustic farms along the way.

Reviews

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T
, Aug 2018

Helena shared her knowledge of the entire area, spoke with humor, found shady spots to stop to talk, informed us on the best place to stop for a coffee or ice cream. Even though she presented the tour in three languages, slipping easily from one to the other, she managed to keep us captivated. The equestrian show was wonderful. Helena participated in the fun, went from table to table making sure everyone was happy with the food, etc. Helena is a wonderful guide!

M
, Apr 2018

A wonderful trip to see life in Hungary outside the big city. Kecskemet was a small city with interesting sights and warm people. Puszta was a farm with amazing horses and skilled riders. The meal at the farm was outstanding. This trip well surpassed our expectations.

R
, Oct 2017

This was a very worthwhile side tour to the country to have made on our visit to Budapest. We would do it again.

p
, Sep 2017

Really enjoyed this day trip. The company sent a taxi to pick us up at our hotel and take us to the bus. Bus was comfortable and not over-crowded. Tour was conducted in English, Italian, and German, so kudos to the guide. The tour went south into the countryside to the city of Kecskemet, which has a very nice, open city plaza that includes the city hall, churches of four different religions - Roman Catholic, Calvinist, Greek Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox, plus what used to be a Jewish Synagogue which is not in use anymore as few of the Jews remained/survived World War II. I noticed the Hungarian flag flying on the City Hall had a huge hole in the middle. The guide explained that during the Soviet occupation, they put a communist crest in the middle of the Hungarian flag. In the 1990 rebellion, the freedom fighters cut the crest out of the flag, and many Hungarians still fly the fly with the hole in the middle to remind them of what they went through. Our other visit was to Tanyancsarda, an equestrian center/restaurant near the town of Lajosmizse. We were met on the road by one of the csikos riders on horseback who led the bus to the greeting station where we received a welcome drink of apricot brandy. We were taken on a horse-drawn cart to see the fields and stables. Then, there various demonstrations. I like the csikos chasing horses around a large pen, providing photographs fully worthy of a Marlboro Country ad. There were demonstrations of horsemanship, Lippizaners, and various contests. Visitors were invited to try their hand at using the whips favored by the csikos. We were given the opportunity to visit the stables, featuring the Lippizaners, racka sheep and Hungarian Grays cattle. Lunch was very well done and accompanied by roving 'gypsy' musicians. A very enjoyable day.

K
, Aug 2017

This was great entertainment for the whole family and great value.

A
, Aug 2017

A wonderful day full of adventures. A great drive through the countryside. The horse show was excellent and well organized. The lunch was very tasty. We visited several historical towns. The guide was knowledgeable and was aware of everyone's ability to walk. Both the guide and the driver were very helpful and attentive of our needs. Overall, a great experience!

B
, Jul 2017

This was fantastic and would highly recommend

B
, Jul 2017

While a pleasurable experience in the plains south of Budapest, this tour gave us only a very short time in Kecskemét visiting the main square. Maybe this was due to our late departure.
The horses, including Lipizaners, were beautiful and well trained. The riders were skillful but appeared to lack the enthusiam expected of entertainers.
The 3 course meal was copious and we were entertained by classical musicians during lunch. They were enthusiastic.
A good introduction to the horse traditions of Hungary, but no x factor.

J
, Jul 2017

The Guide didn't tell us much, the ranch was very well kept and the cowboy show was very enjoyable along with an excellent meal and live music, the other activities that we participated in was super...bull whipping a bottle of wine off a fence competition and horse riding ..all great fun. What really upset me was the two mares pulling the wagon that we rode in were in foal, the chestnut looked almost full term, the harness banging against the clearly visible foal in her......especially hard when the wagon turned corners was upsetting. It is a stud farm and they had.30 goals last year....but I still don't know if this isn't hurting the unborn foal.

T
, Jul 2017

A fantastic trip to Puszta, to see the Hungarian country side, Well executed day trip , with a tasty lunch and entertaining horse .demonstration. We recommend to do this tour when in Hungary,


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