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Lake Velencei Castles & Beach

Type Private tour
Destination Martonvásár Székesfehérvár Lake Velencei Pákozd Budapest
Category Countryside Tours
Duration 8 hours
Dates & Prices
Depart date

Discover a small lake with great countryside, castles & beach!

Take a panoramic tour around the second largest lake in Hungary, visit two beautiful castles and relax on the beach.

Drive to Lake Velencel the second largest lake in Hungary located near Szekesfehervar 60 km from Budapest. Stop in Martonvasar and take a leisurely walk in the beautiful park of Brunszvik Castle where Beethoven composed Appassionata. Enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside featuring reed, birds, horses, thatched-roof cottages on a panoramic tour around the lake. Visit the unique 100 years old Bory Castle -the largest building of the world built by a single man. View the giant statue of Hussar Miska in the village Pakozd and enjoy the stunning view of the lake from Bence hill lookout. After the tour, you will have time for lunch and relax on the sandy beach before driving back to Budapest.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a panoramic tour around Lake Velencei
  • Visit Brunswick Castle where Beethoven composed Appassionata
  • Visit Bory Castle - the largest building in the world built by a single man
  • View the giant statue of Hussar Miska in Pakozd
  • Enjoy the stunning view of the lake from Bence hill lookout
  • Time for lunch and relax on a sandy beach

Admission tickets are not included in the tour price

  • Brunswick Castle park admission HUF 800 /EUR 2,50
  • Bory Castle admission HUF 1800 EUR 6
  • Bence Hill lookout HUF 500 /EUR 1,50

Tour Specs
Tour duration: 8-9 hours
Driving distance: 140 km
Difficulty level: advanced
Tour type: private tour
Guide: private English speaking tour guide

Schedule
JUN-AUG at 10 am
Check-in 15 min before departure time

Meeting Point
Budapest Scooter Tour 1053 Budapest Vámház körút 10 (the office is located inside at the house courtyard) Hotline: +36 309845100

Tour Map

Brunszvik Castle
Brunszvik Castle

The Windsor Castle style mansion with its 68-hectare castle park located in Martonvasar just 30 km from Budapest. Since 1954 this has been a conservation protection area. There are nearly 400 species of trees here among which are deciduous trees and evergreens. The famous composer Beethoven who was a friend of the owner's family frequently stayed here and some of his famous showpieces including Appassionata were composed here. Beethoven concerts have been held every summer since 1950.
Park open every day from 8 am-5 pm. Admission: Park only HUF 800 / EUR 2,50

Bory Castle
Bory Castle

The romantic 100 years old castle is located just a few kilometers from the center of Székesfehérvár. It was built for 40 years by a sole man the architect and sculptor Jenő Bory as a memorial of his everlasting love to his beloved wife. The decoration is overwhelming, you can see towers, bastions, arches, hundreds of statues, paintings, mosaics and fountains here. The unique castle is also listed in the Guinness Book of Records to be the largest building of the world built by a single man.
Open every day 9 am - 5 pm Admission: Adult HUF 1500 / EUR 5

Lake Velence
Lake Velence

Lake Velence is the second largest natural lake and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary. Its area is 27 sqm, one-third of which is covered by reeds. The region boasts the largest number of sunshine hours in Hungary. Owing to the 1.5 m average water depth and a large number of sunshine hours, the water temperature reaches 26-28 C in summer. The protected reeds and moors of the lake are home to one of the largest and most colorful waterbird populations in Hungary.

Giant statue of hussar Miska
Giant statue of hussar Miska

The new Hungarian tourist attraction is unique in its genre, made of 100 tons of concrete and 13,01 meters high. Caring for hussar traditions, art, and tradition! These thoughts have created the Hungarian composite union of the Miska-Hussar and creating it. The monumental Hussar statue is next to the M7 highway, in Pákozd, so-called Beetle hillock. Where it was said that Jellasic the Croat and Imperial-Royal field marshall had stood in September 1848.

Bence hill lookout tower
Bence hill lookout tower

The lookout tower completed in Spring 2018 offers an especially beautiful view over the surrounding area, not only Velence Lake, its own immediate environment but Buda Hills, Vértes Mountains and in clear weather even Bakony Mountains too. The hill named after István Bencze, the first successful grape grower of the area, used to have a lookout tower (specifically a transformed oil drilling rig) until 1988. It was demolished after an accident when a tourist fell off and visitors could enjoy the view over the lake only from the hilltop for 30 years. Fortunately, this exceptional gift of nature did not remain unexploited, and following a tender in 2014 a new lookout tower was opened in March 2018. Based upon votes by locals the design by Gábor Kruppa and Tamás Merkel was chosen to be constructed. The tower made of stone and colored concrete has an organic design resembling a wind-blown tree, a cup-shaped flower or perhaps a snake's head. The "Concrete Flower" as the designers called it catches the eye from all around the hill and shows a different shape in every direction. The observation deck at the top of the 20-meter high tower is accessible by 118 stairs. As the closed staircase displaying native wildlife by large photos opens to the windy deck a breathtaking 360-degree view unfolds.

Velence Korzo Beach
Velence Korzo Beach

The most popular sandy beach of the lake is located in front of the recently built Velence Korzo shopping mall. Sunbeds and umbrellas are provided for rent and there are numerous cafes and small restaurants. Free admission

Budapest Scooter Tour
Budapest Scooter Tour

All our tours start and finish at Budapest Scooter Tour office at 1053 Budapest Vámház körút 10. The office is inside the courtyard of the building.

What's included:
50 cc single seater scooter with safety helmet ( Two seater 125 cc scooter is available for surcharge)
Fuel
3-rd party liability insurrance
English speaking tour guide
Intercom radio with a headset

Exclusions:
Meals, drinks, admission tickets are not included only if explicitly specified in the tour programme.

Requirements
Valid driver's licence
50cc: Car or Moped licence ( 50 cc scooters are only for 1 person, it is forbidden to carry a passenger)
125cc: Motorcycle licence EU A1 or inernational equivalent

Liability
The tour participant drives the scooter at his/her own risk. The driver is liable for damages caused to the scooter at his/her fault up to maxiumum HUF 150.000/ EUR 500. Damage is calculated according to the price list available at the office.