Programmes around Panderosa Guesthouse:
Dunavarsány is situated to the south of Budapest along Soroksári-Duna. After the Turkish occupation Leopold I. settled Swabians from Thüringen to the historical part of the village. Since then they have formed a closed community with neatly arranged rows of houses. The natural environment of Dunavarsány is extremely rich. Just a few hundred metres from the marsh of Domariba-island you can find wind-blown sand dunes. The Danube-branch is a traditional angling area and the marsh is the habitat of rare species of fauna and flora.
The neighbouring settlement is Délegyháza . More than 200 hectare system of lakes gives the real tourist value of this village. Here you have the opportunity for water-skiing, bathing and angling.
Travelling little southwards it is definitely worth visiting Ráckeve. This little town has been settled since the Bronze Age but it started flourishing in 1440 when the Serbs settled down here. The city centre is very similar to Szentendre which also used to be a Serbian trade town. Among the plenty of sights we must mention the Serbian orthodox church of Our Lady (Nagyboldogasszony church) built in 1487 and the beautiful baroque Savoy Palace built in 1702. You can also visit the thermal bath of the town.
As an optional programme we can recommend a trip to Apajpuszta. Kiskunság National Park is the second largest plain with alkaline soil in the country. On this nature conversation area several traditional Hungarian species of animals can be found: bustard, grey cattle, twisted horn Racka sheep. Spectacular horse-shows evoke the old traditional life of herdsmen and ranchmen. You can enjoy the real Hungarian hospitality spiced with live gypsy music.
Also as an optional programme our guide will show you Szentendre, the town with many steeples on the riverbank. This is an artist village with winding cobbled streets, houses built by wealthy tradesmen on the Main Square and the Danube-bank promenade. You can find several interesting museums and Szentendre Skanzen the Open-air Village Museum which recalls the old times. After seeing these places of interests, the peak of your trip can be a cruise on the River Danube to Budapest.
Visiting the main attractions of our capital Budapest can take a whole day. Budapest is fabulous. Getting around in the city we stumble upon the scenes of history. There were already written notes in AD 106 about the Roman provincial capital called Aquincum in Óbuda. There are several remains from this time even today which can be seen in indoor and outdoor museums. On the Buda side you can admire the magnificent view of Castle District and Buda Castle on Buda Hill. Among the little houses which are architectural monuments you can find Matthias Church and also the Fishermen’s Bastion. You have an excellent view from here of the Parliament and the whole Pest side. When we are in Buda we should visit Gellért Hill and the Liberation Monument, too. Budapest consists of two parts, Pest and Buda which are divided by the River Danube.
Budapest has beautiful bridges over the Danube. The most famous one is Chain Bridge, the city’s first permanent bridge, which foundation-stone was laid down by Count István Széchenyi in 1842.
The Houses of Parliament started to be built in 1885. The 96 metre high cupola joins two symmetrical parts of the building (these used to be the House of Lords and the House of Commons) which are lying along the Danube-bank The Parliament houses the Hungarian Crown and the Crown Jewels.
Saint Stephen’s Basilica is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Budapest. Here you can find the Holy Right Hand, the highly valued relic of the Christian Hungarian State. Andrássy Road starts right from the side of Saint Stephen Basilica. This Avenue attracts many tourists with its shady trees in summer and spectacular illumination in winter. Walking along the road you can admire the impressive buildings of the Opera House and the Ballet Institute. Or you can get on the millenium underground of Budapest which still gives us the atmosphere of old times.
At the end of our trip, we finally get to Heroes’ Square. The Millenary Monument flanked by the semicircular colonnades commemorates the 1000 years anniversary of the Hungarian settlement. There are two museums to be seen on both sides of the Square: Art Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts. They provide an opulent view even from outside. Just behind the square you can find City Park, the home of the Municipal Circus, Fun Fair, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Zoo and Vajdahunyad Castle
We mustn’t forget that Budapest is the city of thermal bathes. You should definitely go to one of them!
Panderosa Pension is situated in an ideal geographical position so it is very easy to approach Lake Balaton which is the largest freshwater lake of Central Europe. It is 77 km long and 4-14 km wide. There are popular holiday-resorts along both the northern and the southern shore. The biggest one of them is Siófok on the south part. You can cruise the whole Balaton by ships depart from here. The centre of the north part is Balatonfüred. It became a popular bath resort already at the beginning of the 18th century due to its so called ‘sour-water’ springs. Everybody should walk through at least once in their life on the beautiful, cool Tagore promenade.
Don’t miss from your itinerary Tihany Peninsula situated next to Balatonfüred. Its most famous sight is the church and convent of the Benedictine Abbey but the museums in the old atmospheric houses of the village are also worth visiting. The view of Lake Balaton from the hilltop is really magnificent.
On our trip around Lake Balaton we can stop in Herend which is just 11 kms from Veszprém. Here you can find the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufacture where visitors are presented the process of making porcelain showing every interesting details and steps. In its souvenir shop you can buy smaller and also more valuable gifts .
From our guesthouse you can also easily get to Hortobágy National Park which is situated on the other side of the country. The szik grassland, which can be found just 35 kms from Debrecen, became the greatest plain of Central Europe after Tisza had been controlled. You can find more than 230 protected species of birds on this Nature Conversation Area. The main attractions of Hortobágy are the Hortobágy Tavern, the Nine Hole Bridge, the Peasants’ Museum and the Körszín exhibition room (round coach-house)
Eger and its area
Eger’s most famous sight is the medieval castle with its underground corridor system which is well-known from Géza Gárdonyi’s legendary novel: ‘The eclipse of the Crescent Moon’. The little town can be proud of several old buildings and attractions, too. Just to mention the Turkish Minaret, the Mazola wrought iron gate, cathedrals, churches and a synagogue. Next to the open-air swimming-pool of the town, Arnut Pasha’s Bath called Turkish bath is waiting for those who would like to cure themselves.
The area is famous for its vineyards and vintage culture. Visiting the wine cellars in Szépasszonyvölgy, you can taste countless number of better and better wines.
Optional programmes and facilities in the guesthouse:
The staff of our pension is trying to do its best to make your stay more enjoyable that’s why we offer wide range of optional programmes. We help you to plan your own itinerary but we also organise guided tours by coach for small groups. It would be our pleasure if your holiday was abundant in cultural and entertaining programmes beside relaxation.