We take the highway from Budapest, and reach Veszprem in an hour: it was town of the Hungarian Queens, with a peculiar manufacture set up by the first queen of Hungary. Short walk in the old town, a 1000 years old cathedral and a view. Drive to the largest Porcelain Manufactory (founded in 1826) of Europe in the small town of Herend. Herend Porcelain visitor center introduces fascinating manufacturing technology. Coffée and shopping possibilities.
We reach lake Balaton and start with a breathtaking view of the the light-green lake from the Tihany hill. Church full of colorful wood carving, and a 1000 year-old crypt. Old fishermen houses are open with Hungarian handicraft and pottery. Film about lake Balaton and the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany in the visitor center. Recommended lunch in a good, local restaurant. Driving onto the lakeshore, if you wish and weather permits, you may even swim in the lake! We walk along the lakeshore, and can taste the healthy source water that made Füred famous.
We leave late afternoon to get back to Budapest