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…and the Balaton Highlands. HELGA, an acronym for Hendrick’s Elragadó és Lenyűgöző Guruló Alkalmatossága (rough translation: Hendrick’s Wondrous and Charming Transport on Wheels) is back after a successful last summer.

HELGA is essentially a gin bar on four wheels: sightseeing while enjoying tasty beverage is not a bad deal for 1990 HUF! As reports, there are three tours you can catch in the capital this summer: the “Lovers of Celebrities in Budapest” on the 13th of June (16:00, 18:00, 20:00), “Budapest fashion then and now” is on the 14th of June (18:00, 19:30, 21:00) and finally, “Secret clubs and brothels” is scheduled on the 9th and 16th of June (16:00, 18:00 and 20:00). You can find more information on the company’s official Facebook event.

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Photo: Society of Hendrick’s

There is another tour timetabled this summer, a special treat for lovers of gastronomy: the “Balaton highlands gastro tour”.

You can catch the tour on the 8th and 15th of June in Tihany Piac Placc which will include a peek in the famous lavender fields of Tihany peninsula and, as predicted, lots and lots of delicious dishes from and around Lake Balaton.

Prices for regular tickets in Budapest are 1990 HUF/person (including a tour guide) and 1490 HUF in Balaton highlands (not including a tour guide). “Premium” tour tickets, which are accompanied by an expert guide, are on sale for 2990 HUF. 

Budapest has developed into one of the main touristic hubs in Europe: you can read more about that phenomenon here and here.


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