Multiple days tour in the picturesque setting of the Őrség National Park

Discover the Őrség in terms of gastronomy on a village tour with us

Őrség is the ideal place for recreation; it is in the unspoilt nature, far from the hustle and bustle of cities. The national park offers you the experience of traditional folk culture, nature and the gastronomy of Hungary. Our village tour will take us to people, who are solicitous for protecting the local values of nature and manage their lives accordingly.

Stay at a guesthouse or book the tree hotel.

Enjoy locally produced and organic meals, any diets welcome.

Program options:

  • nights lodging in 4 stars guesthouse –
  • locally produced and organic meals 3 times/day 
  • cauldron lunch
  • lunch at a fine dining local restaurant
  • visiting the alpaca farm
  • E-cycling tour
  • pottery workshop
  • honey tasting
  • visiting the family owned farm
  • cheese tasting
  • pálinka tasting
  • visiting an essential oil manufacture

Program of the village tour:

1st day:

Arrival at Kisrákos. Visiting the alpaca farm on horse cart.

Traditional cauldron dinner and campfire.

Testing the products of the nearby pálinka still-room.

2nd day:

Breakfast with local specialities: eggplant cream, home-made bread and home-made strudel (with marrow and poppy seeds).

Departure to Őrség National Park. Cycling tour (you can choose to bike on E-bike or on traditional bike)

Along the way, we will visit the local traditional craft designers and local food providers. The tour includes pumpkin seed oil tasting and cheese tasting. 

Lunch in a restaurant in Szalafő. (Games dishes are optional)

In the afternoon we will guide you to a nearby essential oil distillery: here open the gates of the space and time as we arrive at a real medieval alchemy workshop where we are steaming essential oil.

Dinner according to recipes from Vendorland.

3rd day

The freedom of creation

Our village tour continues with a handicraft program, where you can try out the crafts of the potter and the ceramist.

In Őrség, pottery has a great tradition. The loamy soil made the trade flourish. Professional knowledge was passed on to the children in several families. During the workshop, we provide all the commodities: the clay, the tools, the paint, the glaze and the brushes.

It is also possible to use the electric-powered potter’s wheel, to fire and to glaze the materials.

Lunch in a restaurant where an innovative chef trained by Michelin-starred masters is responsible for his own impressive culinary empire. He focuses on local gastronomic traditions with an experimenting attitude.

Before saying goodbye and ending our village tour, we will visit the nearby farm (80-90 cattle, 10 goat, 6-8 sheep 6-8, 10-15 Vietnamese potbellied pig and poultry, rabbits), presentation of the family farming.

2 day tours: 189 EUR / person 

3 day tours: 249 EUR/ person 

Prices valid for min. 8 person and Hungarian or English guided tours. Fewer people tours or other language for extra charge.

Please check with us with the exact program, pick up location and time.

Other optional programs: 

  • The secret life of bees, herb trip and harvest.

Visit to the herb and bee garden, which is 3.5 hectares big.

Lunch at the farm.

The beekeeper will disclose the secrets of honey making and the abilities of bees. We will have delicious teas and tisanes with a two course lunch, made of local, high quality bio ingredients next to a cosy and warm oven. Naturally, we will also have the chance to taste several special honey products, including seedy honey, biscuits, pálinka and soft drinks made with honey.

The program will be led by a beekeeper (host) and a fitotherapist (hostess).

After the program, you will have a chance to fill your bags and your pantry with home-made jams, syrups, honey, teas and herbs.

Tour dates

April – October is usually a good time to stay in the Őrség. 

Guided activities

This adventure includes guided excursions. However you can always choose to do self-guided tours, in this case please contact us.

Lodging

This tour includes lodging in a Guesthouse rating 4 sunflowers. Village atmosphere, fully equipped rooms with bathroom, dining room, kitchen and unobstructed entrance. However you can always choose to book the tour with the other accommodation options. 

For who?

For all nature lovers. Recommended minimum age is 8 years. 

Group size

Minimum 8 participants need for guided tours, but you can apply for self-guided tours. In this case, our local hosts will explain you everything and give you maps and advises. Please ask information for special price.

Location & how to get here

This tour starts in Budapest. 

Payment

You can make reservation for this tour by clicking on the button below and filling out the reservation form, or by sending an email to the agnes@humtour.com . Our team will manually review the booking to make sure that we still have availability. If everything is okay, we will send you a confirmation by email within 24 hours. When your booking is confirmed you can make the payment via bank transfer.

 
 

Interested in our other tours? We offer a variety of opportunities to explore Hungary’s hidden sides, ranging from a mountain adventure in the Bükk, through a farm visit complete with a cheese making workshop to a wildlife tour with bird watching on Lake Tisza and so on. You can take part in our Tours individually or with a small group, but you can also book our trips as Team Building experiences for your company.

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