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Eger region for Seniors - 5 days



Eger region
How long it takes?
5 Days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
car
bicycle
bus
This region is famous for:
Baths, Spas  and Beaches
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Natural values
Hiking
Eger region
Seniors
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.

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 ambience 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.

 

Day 4
Diósgyőr Castle

One of the most fascinating castles of Hungary is situated 8 kilometres from Miskolc city centre, surrounded by the Bükk Mountains. It is characterised by exhibitions, knights’ tournaments, guided tours in costume, workshops and firearms exhibitions and is surrounded by historical authenticity and atmosphere. If you request it, you will be welcomed by a cannon shot on arrival.

 

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.

 

Day 5
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 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

 

Saint Stephen Cave and Anna Cave

This stalactite cave is one of the best-known tourist attractions in the Bükk National Park. You are also recommended to visit the Anna Cave while you are here.

 

During your visit

Wine
Egri Bikavér, the most famous wine from Eger is known by each and every Hungarian. A deep-coloured, full-bodied red wine. According to the legend, the Ottoman army that besieged Eger in 1552 believed that the heroes of the city gained their extraordinary strengths from drinking bulls’ blood, which is reflected in the name of the wine.
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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