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Tokaj and Nyíregyháza for Families- 5 days

Tokaj and Nyíregyháza
How long it takes?
5 Days
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This region is famous for:
Museums and exhibitions
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Natural values
Adventures and other sports
Tokaj and Nyíregyháza
Day 1

Boldogkő Castle

If a place is called ‘happy stone’, it cannot be anything but a happy place. Wherever you look in Boldogkőváralja, the castle will always be in view. Climb up the mountain to the gate and on your way up, take a good look at the peach orchards that are so typical of the region – and once you reach the top, look around and admire the panorama from the bastion. This is the home of the Gönci apricot variety, where it is grown in the largest volume and where its tradition was revived.

Megyer hegy Tarn

Not far from Sárospatak, you will find one the most interesting and most photogenic natural wonders of Hungary. As you cross a land reminiscent of Tuscany, follow the sign to reach the former millstone quarry. Rainwater has turned its pit into a scenic lake. The workers of the quarry have carved resting places into the rhyolite rock, which is easy to cut.

Day 2

Sárospatak Castle

The best known of the Rákóczi family estates, it is the most popular sight in Sárospatak. One of the most beautiful works of late Renaissance architecture in Hungary, and home to the relics of the famous family. You must have seen it on the 500 HUF banknote several times, so why not visit it in person?

Zemplén Adventure Park

The first attraction at the Zemplén Adventure Park in Sátoraljaújhely that every visitor tries is the summer bobsled. But once you enter the park, you should also try all the others. Test yourself on a zipline, a chairlift and even a climbing wall.

Day 3

Füzér Castle

One of the surprises in the Zemplén Hills is the recently renovated Füzér Castle. It has been standing on the top of a volcanic hill since the Tatar invasion. A gift to a princess of the Árpád Dynasty, it was the hiding place of the Holy Crown and also the estate of the Báthory family. The view of the surrounding hills and the colourful glass windows of the castle chapel are not to be missed.

Pálháza State-owned Narrow-gauge Railway

Or just the narrow-gauge railway, as everyone calls it around here. It runs across the beautiful Zemplén Hills, through the ever-narrowing valley and even through a tunnel. The journey takes 40 minutes one way from Pálháza to Rostalló, or back.

4 Day

Sóstó Zoo

This has become the most popular zoo in Hungary in a very short time and there is always something happening here. It is home to ring-tailed lemurs and white tigers, both species on the verge of extinction, in an environment that is very similar to their natural habitat. You’ll feel more as though you are in a rainforest, in the desert or on the savannahs than in a zoo.

Nyíregyháza Adventure park

The adventure park that blends into the forest-covered surroundings of Sóstó has a cable-rope obstacle course consisting of 130 stations, where you can put your skills and agility to the test. The different courses have different levels of difficulty, so both children and adults, and the more daring and less courageous can all find the course that suits them best.

Day 5

Báthory Castle and Palace, and the Wax Museum

Are you keen on history? Discover the past. In Nyírbátor, the castle and palace of the Báthory family – one of the most influential families in Hungarian history – take us through the history of the Middle Ages. You can visit the whole building, from cellar to attic, and on your tour around you will see the wax statues of the members of the Báthory family set in a contemporary surrounding, making you feel as if you were in the age of the Renaissance.


Aquarius Experience Spa

It is part of Sóstófürdő and is located in the green suburbs of Nyíregyháza. The spa complex is open all year around, and has many different features and services. Both the spa and its surroundings are very pleasant.


During your visit


You will find may different types of wine in Tokaj-Hegyalja, however as soon as you say ‘tokaji’, ‘aszú’ wine comes to people’s mind first. The most famous product of the wine region, which has put Tokaj on the world map of wines. This is the first thing you should taste when you visit Tokaj.


Szatmári stuffed cabbage is the no. 1 dish during the winter holidays in Hungary, which is prepared in a special way in Szatmár, the eastern corner of the country. The stuffing for the cabbage bundles is made of smoked meat and cornmeal mush, and every household in Hungary has its own rituals and family legends related to making stuffed cabbage.

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