Debrecen and Hortobágy Park: Day Tour from Budapest

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Discover two of Hungary's cultural centers on this tour from Budapest to Debrecen and Hortobagy National Park. Take a walking tour of Debrecen's architecture and rich history before visiting the vast grasslands of Hortobagy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • Visit the impressive Great Church in the heart of Debrecen
  • Explore the city's Déri Museum and historic City Hall
  • Take a trip through Hortobagy National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a traditional Hungarian lunch at an authentic local 'csárda' (tavern)


Begin the day with a scenic walk through Debrecen, one of the most vivid and coziest nooks in Hungary. Visit the lovely Petőfi Square, and the famous Piac Street (which holds many sights including the Alföld Palace, the City Hall, the Csokonai Theater, and the Small White Church). Stroll down Hatvan Street to the Bishop’s Palace, and visit the nearby St. Andrew Church, Red Tower and Reformed College. End the tour with a visit to the beautiful Great Church, whose imposing, bright yellow facade and famous twin clock towers have become a much-loved symbol of the city, and to the Déri Museum, in which Mihály Munkácsi's famous Christ trilogy is exhibited. Say goodbye to Debrecen in Nagyerdő ('Great Forest”), and head over to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Hortobágy National Park. Visit the famous Nine-Span-Bridge, the Herdsmen’s Museum, and the Mátai Stud, take a horse carriage tour in the 'puszta,' and get introduced to the agricultural traditions of he region. End this lovely tour with a traditional Hungarian lunch in an authentic 'csárda' or tavern.


Transfer Guide Traditional Hungarian lunch

Important Information

  • Debrecen offers many programs and festivals throughout the year, but the most famous is the Flower Festival held on August 20th. This feast has 100 years of tradition behind it, and has recently come to mean not just a single day of fun but a week-long celebration in the spirit of music, dance, and an amazing array of flowers. Ask the tour operator for programs and prices.

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