Authenctic Hungarian day at the World Heritage village


Join us on a tour to the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage ethno village and be part of the authentic Hungarian experience!
 
Tour the medieval castle and explore the town of Hollókő inside and out with a local guide. As the highlight of the tour we will join the greatest festivities of the region, the local Harvest Festival with folk music, dancing and lots and lots of food and wine. We won’t let adventure stop upon arriving back to Budapest either! Jump into a sea of Hungarian pastry at the famous Chimney Cake Festival where you can meet with the lively Hungarian music scene and fill your tank up with sweets like there is no tomorrow!
 
Long description

 
Brace yourself and be an early bird for this tour; you won’t regret it, that’s a guarantee! Prepare for boarding at 8:45 in Budapest and take your comfy seat at the private bus along with a colourful bunch of fellow travellers on a ride that will wake you straight up!

After a fun-filled journey, you’ll exit the bus to witness the reason this small village is listed as part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. With its authentic houses, intact culture and amazing community, Hollókő is a place that will put a spell on you instantly.
 
Our first direction will be upwards all the way to the medieval castle of Hollókő from the 14th century. An insider guide will walk you through the intact walls of the ancient castle with an interior to reflect the atmosphere of the country’s distant past. From the king’s quarters to the torture chamber you’ll be taken on a tour into the depths of Hungarian history in the most exciting fashion possible.
 

 
After a mind blowing (and expanding) tangible history lesson, it is off to the old town of Hollókő where you’ll learn the origins of the name that translates literally to raven stone and the diverse, far-reaching cultural roots of the town. Walk along the fairy tale-like houses and meet the locals in a tour that transports you to a place and time completely unknown outside of Hungary. 
 
Get ready to take part in one of the largest harvest festivals of the country in the streets of Hollókő! 
 
Following the sightseeing and filled with fresh, new knowledge it is time for the first hand experiences. We’ll take you into a world where music, delicacies and an amazing community forms an alliance creating the original Hungarian party fever, and trust us no one can party like the Hungarians! You’ll be treated to a huge cavalcade of local harvesters parading down the streets of Hollókő with an infectious mood (created partly from the end product of their labour). Try out some of the local delicacies at the packed stands around town and get to know the amazing individuals populating this little town. In the odd case of some Hungarian villagers doesn’t speak an international language, we’ll be there to help you out being your own handy translators. Just be sure to go easy on us okay?
 

 
After the parade you’ll have a chance to familiarize with the traditional Hungarian folk dance in the most authentic setting, performed by the very people it originates from. Don’t fret however! If you can’t resist the urge to learn some of the flashy moves and show them off later to your friends left at home, you are on your luck. Dancers will teach some of the basics of folk dancing for those with the greatest courage amongst you. Up for the challenge?
 
After the festivities slowly start to slow down in pace, we’ll bid a teary farewell to this magical little town and jump back up in the tour bus to head towards Budapest. We have some flashy ideas up our sleeves however before we’d call it a day. Be sure to keep your festive spirit as we’ll head straight for one of the sweetest festivals of Budapest upon arriving.
 
A wonderful contrasting opportunity will rise as you will dive into the festival culture of Budapest in the annual Chimney Cake Festival, with several contemporary live music programs and lots, and we mean LOTS of pastries to refill your reserves. Be sure to leave some room in there however as you will have a chance to partake in a workshop to acquire one more important skill on this day of festivals and new savvy. The chimney cake, this rolled up, sweet pastry flavoured with anything from cinnamon to chocolate chips, is an original local dish, with a special technique for manufacture.


 
Let the experts fill you in on all of the details on how it’s made and study the exact motions until you are able to create your own, sweet Hungarian pastry roll. A fun-filled, delicious time is guaranteed as you dig in, roll out then eat up all that you can, mastering this extremely useful new expertise.
 
As the highlight of the festival, get ready for fabulous live music performances by popular local bands and dance the day away fully loaded with new experiences tastes and booze as the tour concludes and your night in Budapest just begins...
 
Early bird: 20  / 6000 HUF

Price: 22 € / 6600 HUF

The Price includes:

★ Private bus ride to and from Hollókő 
★ Guided tour in the castle of Hollókő and the old town 
★ Harvest festival with Hungarian folk dance and music performance 
★ Chimeny cake festival in Budapest