Transfer from Budapest to Zagreb visiting the lakeside resort city Balatonfüred with its many thermal water springs and the Abbey of Tihany with its gorgeous views over the Lake Balaton, with lunch included
Duration: approximately 9 hours
The Budapest - Balatonfüred - Tihany Abbey - Zagreb Scenic Transfer is a pleasant and easy way to travel from Budapest to Zagreb. Immerse yourself into Hungarian history, and discover breathtaking sites and superb panoramic views along the way.
Your driver and English-speaking professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in Budapest. Leaving the Hungarian capital, we arrived Balatonfüred after a smooth highway drive of about an hour and a half. Balatonfüred is a major lakeside resort town and a popular vacation spot for Hungarians and foreigners alike. During the guided tour, you will be acquainted with the most important monuments and you will have the opportunity to taste the different types of thermal water that surface near the city center.
The next stop is at the thousand year old Abbey of Tihany, situated on the Peninsula of Tihany. The Hungarian King Andras the 1st founded a monastery in 1055 on this spot and marked it to be the place of his burial. Andras I had the monastery erected in order to express his gratitude, and thank God for the victory over the rebellion Christian order, and for his military success against the expansionist threats of the German Emperor. The royal foundation document of the monastery of Tihany is the earliest existing record of written Hungarian language. The crypt and the grave of the founding king survived the centuries. The crypt is now open to the public. Entrance tickets and guiding in the abbey is included in the tour.
During the 150 years of the Turkish residence in Hungary the Monastery of Tihany served as a border fortress. The reconstruction was started under the supervision of the Monastery of Pannonhalma in 1716 according to the task defined in the royal deed of foundation and was completed in 1752. The wood carvings of the church exhume exceptional beauty. The monastic stalls and the banisters ornamented with angels, the 4 side-altar and probably the most beautiful carved Baroque pulpit of Hungary were made by Sebestyén Stuhlhof, an artist with unrivalled talent.
The 3 course typical Hungarian lunch is served in a charming restaurant and is included in our offer. After lunch, your private driver will take you to Zagreb, driving through the picturesque wine region Badacsony and then along a good quality highway.
Balatonfüred photo album
Tihany Abbey photo album
Map of the Budapest-Balatonfüred-Tihany-Zagreb trip
Budapest - Balatonfüred - Tihany Abbey - Zagreb Private Scenic Transfer
Transfer from Budapest to Zagreb visiting the lakeside resort city Balatonfüred with its many thermal water springs and the Abbey of Tihany with its gorgeous views over the Lake Balaton, with lunch included. Featured price in case of a private group of 8 people: €105/person. Please confirm actual prices and availability in the top-right corner of the page by selecting the size of the group in the dropdown menu!