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Eger region for Explorers - 5 days



How long it takes?
5 days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
bus
car
bicycle
This region is famous for:
Baths, Spas  and Beaches
Thermal baths, Spas and Healing resources
Museums and exhibitions
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Natural values
Water sports
Eger region
Explorers
Day 1
Eger Castle

Everybody has seen or at least read about Eger Castle, but it will undoubtedly leave you in awe after each visit. Standing by the castle wall, you can enjoy a perfect 360° panoramic view of the city, making it a must-try spot for taking photos. The alleys leading up to the castle also evoke a medieval atmosphere.

Eger Cathedral

As one of the city’s most characteristic buildings, Eger Cathedral dominates the view of the city centre. This spectacular monument is sure to catch your eye. Take a 90° turn while standing on its stairs and you’ll find yourself facing the similarly breathtaking entrance of the Lyceum.

Archbishop’s Palace and Visitor Centre

The well-known phrase, “Eger, the town of priests” remains true today. The Baroque city functions as an archbishopric, with an exhibition that offers insights into the world of bishops and archbishops. Take a look at the decoration of the Bird Hall wall, where the bird figures appeared from under 30 layers of paint and mortar. Worth a visit!

Day 2
Sightseeing in Eger on the train on wheels

You can choose the comfortable way to get to Szépasszonyvölgy by opting for Dottika, the open-air train on wheels with space for 36 people, transporting you from Eger city centre, from the corner of the Érsekkert park, if you don’t feel like walking or driving. It is not a long distance to walk, but by riding Dottika you have the chance to have a pleasant look around on the way.

Bath and the salt hills in Egerszalók

The nearest you can bump into similar travertine formations is in Pamukkale, Turkey or in the Yellowstone National Park in the US. Previously this was the scene of secret night baths. Now, however a prestigious hotel providing high-quality services completes this unique experience.

Szépasszonyvölgy (Valley of the Beautiful Women)

Do you fancy a lighter afternoon following a tiring day of sightseeing in Eger? The wine cellars, taverns, green environment and the view of the valley’s vineyards provide the ideal ambiance to top it all off and help you relax and enjoy your food and drinks.

Day 3
Mátra Railway

You can take this train between Gyöngyös and Mátrafüred. You may be lucky enough to be picked up by the nostalgic steam locomotive called Gyöngyi.

Kékestető & the TV tower

A height of 1,014 metres paired with a 196-metre lookout tower. This is the highest point of Hungary. During the winter, you can enjoy ski slopes, and from spring till autumn breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the view of the wonderful landscape. What else could you need? Go and see for yourself.

Oxygen Adrenalin Park

For those who enjoy active leisure time, the park provides a wide range of opportunities over a huge area. Quad-biking, bobsledding, a chairlift, suspension bridge, climbing wall and adrenaline-pumping swings all await visitors, but you can also find a place to quench your thirst, have a coffee at the café if you’re a caffeine addict or eat something at the restaurant or at the picnic spot if you’re hungry.

 

Day 4
Hámori Lake

A romantic boat ride in a picturesque environment. Or just simply take a moment and let nature’s harmony please your eyes.

Lillafüred Sports and Adventure Park

The adventure park is also worth a visit, where a chairlift, Segways, a zipline, go-karts, an escape room, electric scooters and monster bike tracks await. If you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone, try the freefall machine

 

Lillafüred Narrow-gauge Railway

This is one of the most splendid narrow-gauge railway tracks in Hungary. It crosses viaducts, tunnels and steep mountain tracks. Leaving from Diósgyőr, it passes by the Hunguest Hotel Palota Lillafüred and finally arrives in the valley of the Garadna stream.

 

Day 5
Szalajka valley

Let yourself be surrounded by nature. This is the most magnificent part of Szilvásvárad, an ideal hiking location and one of the most fascinating hiking trails in the Bükk Mountains. Its spectacular feature is the Veil Waterfall, with the perfect picnic spot called Gloriette Glade. Take the time to climb up the steep path to the Istállós-kő cave.

 

Miskolctapolca Cave Baths

A bath house that is unique even by European standards, where you can enjoy the pleasant flow of thermal water in a naturally-shaped environment. It will surely be a unique experience to listen to the sound of the babbling water amplified by the limestone rocks. Enjoy the moment.

 

During your visit

Wine
Egri Csillag is a characteristic white wine from the Eger region. Its history dates back to Ottoman times. The lights of the watchmen’s booths on the vineyard hillside looked like stars from the city. This is reflected in the name of the wine, as the Hungarian word Csillag means star. These lighted booths marked the one-time trade route where wine was transported as well. The light provided guidance, as Egri Csillag does among wines.
Gastronomy
Palóc soup is one of the most popular dishes in Hungarian cuisine and of Hungarian flavours. A true classic, loved by everyone. It is prepared with meat, green beans and potato, enriched with sour cream. Definitely worth a try!

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