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Festetics Round Tours

In the footprints of the Festetics Family

We inherited a fabulous, colourful heritage from the Festetics Family, and this is proved not just by the astonishing of the Palace Festetics in Keszthely, but also by the many heritage sites of the area. you can visit all these places on a bicycle tour through the wonderful landscapes of Lake Balaton. During these tours, we could observe colourful cultural and natural attractions. They are recommended for all ages and provide meaningful recreation for families with small children too.

Festetics family tour  – burgundy „A”
Route:
 Tourinform Gyenesdiás – Balaton street – Balaton Bike Route – Keszthely Energia square – Keszthely Main square – Festetics-palace – Festetics Imre Experience Center – Nagymező (Great Field) excursion center, Festetics look-out tower – Old quarry – Tourinform Gyenesdiás
Distance: 14 km, travel time approx. 1 hour
The route of the family tour leads us through the former aristocratic centre. Here we could observe one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles of Hungary with various exhibitions about aristocratic life. It is worth relaxing in the gardens of the palace, where once proud counts and princesses walked the on the paths of the nicely arranged environment. Leaving the city the Festetics Imre Exhibition Center and Animal Park offer entertainment for young and old alike. Our tour leads through the Great Field and the Old quarry. Here we can also get a glimpse into the majestic beauty of nature on these popular destinations.

Festetics memorial tour – burgundy „A” – supplemented with the burgundy „B” circle
Route: Tourinform Gyenesdiás – Balaton street – Balaton Bike Route – Keszthely Energia square – Keszthely Main square – Festetics-palace – Festetics Imre Experience Center – Nagymező (Great Field) excursion center, Festetics look-out tower – Old quarry – Darnay street – Festetics Helikon Taverna – Szent Mihály Hill – Balaton Bike Route – Tourinform Gyenesdiás
Distance: 22 km, travel time approx. 2 hours
We continue our journey from the route of the family tour eastwards. In Gyenesdiás at The Darnay cellar event barn and picnic garden we could get to taste the wines of the Balaton area, then it is worth visiting the St. Michael’s Hill by winding through Vonyarcvashegy. The western basin of Lake Balaton opens up to us on the hilltop with an unparalleled view. Watching the sunrise and sunset from the hilltop can bring especially beautiful moments to those looking for romance.

Festetics heritage tour – burgundy „B” – supplemented with the burgundy „C” circle
Route:
Tourinform Gyenesdiás – Balaton street – Balaton Bike Route – Keszthely Energia square – Keszthely Main square – Festetics-palace – Festetics Imre Experience Center – Nagymező (Great Field) excursion center, Festetics look-out tower – Old quarry – Darnay street – Festetics Helikon Taverna – Szent Mihály Hill – Balaton Bike Route – Balatongyörök Kossuth street – Szépkilátó (Belleview) – Lady Hamilton memorial – Balaton Bike Route – Soós-bay – Györök pier – Balaton Bike Route – Tourinform Gyenesdiás
Distance: 31 km, travel time approx. 3 hours
Going ever further on the Balaton Bike Route we can continue to cycle towards the town of Balatongyörök. At the eastern end of the settlement, the Szépkilátó (Belleview) is a popular point for tourists. From here we could get a view on the fortress of Szigliget and the immense block of the Badacsony, also the sailships rocking on the lake. 

Festetics panorama tour – burgundy „C” – supplemented with the burgundy „D” circle
Route:
Tourinform Gyenesdiás – Balaton street – Balaton Bike Route – Keszthely Energia square – Keszthely Main square – Festetics-palace – Festetics Imre Experience Center – Nagymező (Great Field) excursion center, Festetics look-out tower – Old quarry  – Darnay street – Festetics Helikon Taverna – Szent Mihály Hill – Balaton Bike Route – Balatongyörök Kossuth street – Szépkilátó (Belleview) – Balaton Bike Route – Panoráma street – Chapel at Becehegy – Afrika Museum – Balaton Bike Route – Tourinform Gyenesdiás
Distance: 36 km, travel time approx. 3,5 hours
The route of the panorama tour takes us beyond the Szépkilátó. First, following the picturesque panorama, we can cross the roads of Becehegy. The vineberg has some of its old, traditional press houses. We continue our journey from the chapel at Becehegy towards the Afrika Museum on the outskirts of Balatonederics, where we could see the collection of the famous hunter dr. Endre Nagy. 

For a map and further tips contact the Tourinform office!