Programs in Zalakaros and nearby
Programs in Zalakaros and nearby
Zalakaros is situated a few kilometres from Kis-Balaton. The quiet and peaceful little town is full of life from the spring and the local tourist board takes care to offer different programs for the visitors. Enjoy the fresh air and the piece of the countryside, have a look at the special plants in the little centre arboretum or try the varied gastronomic offer of the region. The typical dishes of the region suit best a local wine whether from a little cellar of Zalakaros or one of the best known winery of Zala. Does not matter if it is winter or summer, the little town has a special atmosphere and a lot to offer! Come and discover it from the Karos Spa!
- Sightseeing with Dotto- more times a week in case of dry weather:
Come and join! The small train leaves just front of our hotel and make a round in the pretty little town with hop on hop off possibility.
- Segway tour in Zalakaros:
What a special vehicle! You can even get those parts of Zalakaros known where even the locals rarely go. During the guided tour the leader takes you on the hilly streets, parks and vineyards or Zalakaros. Beautiful panorama is guaranteed.
- Nordic Walking tours:
An exciting sport activity with a special device, a pair of Nordic Walking sticks. The purpose is to do sport while discovering the beauty of the nature.
- Sightseeing by bike:
Our program counter gladly helps planning the bike routes in the area. You can even rent a bike for your tour in the hotel.
- City walk in Zalakaros:
Colourful flowers everywhere along the streets, which was praised already twice by the title of the most floral town of Hungary. In the arboretum you can see special plants. Should you take a longer walking tour you can follow the signs which marks the different routes.
- Granit Thermal and Adventure Bath: The family bath of Region Balaton:
The city bath has been waiting the guests already for 45 years now already with ca. 25 pools. The units of the indoor bath, the thermal centrum and the adventure bath offer their facilities all year round. From May to September there is the lido on 10 acres with several adventure pools and a slide park. As the newest facility a special children’ adventure world has been established with in- and outdoor section which amuses the smallest ones.
- Open air cinema (subject to actual weather):
Open from middle of June until end of August almost every day. The weekly repertoire is available in our hotel, too.
- Lookout tower of Zalakaros:
It is a lovely scene which opens up from above; at clear weather Kis-Balaton and the famous hills of Lake Balaton can be seen. At the feet of the folk style built tower a wine tavern runs which offers regional specialities.
- Wine tests:
The local wine keepers welcome you with quality red and white wines grown on the downhills of Zala.
- Excursion to Kis-Balaton:
One of the most beautiful natural parks of Hungary with unique bird and water population.
On the Kányavári Island you can go up to the top of the new four-storey lookout tower. Due to the new developments the island can now be visited also with wheel chair, and a bike storage has been built, too, just as a new children’s playground.
- Excursion to the petting zoo and wrangler show at Fenyvespuszta:
Why is it worth visiting Fenyvespuszta? This is a place where Hungarian bravado can be found spiced with the traditions of the wranglers and some lanceman romantic.
There are more programs to choose from: Driving a carriage of five, horse show of the lancemen, whip parade, folklore games and competitions, tasting palinka or wine and bread spread with Mangalitsa pig fat, pony riding. At the petting zoo children can meet with buffalos, goats, sheep, horses, ponies, donkeys, rabbits, pigs, cats, dogs, hens and other animals.
- Excursion to Buffalo Reserve of Kápolnapuszta:
Half day program at the Kis-Balaton where the largest buffalo population of Hungary can be seen in their natural habitat.
- Lake Balaton by the bus and ferry:
The largest lake of Central Europe offers amazing scenes, beautiful panoramas and great wines. On the north shore you can visit the typical basalt mountains, ruins of castles or the famous Tihany Abbey. There are several cruise ships on the Lake for longer or shorter pleasure boating or you can choose the ferry for example between Fonyód and Badacsony.
- Adventure Park of the Seven Leader:
Next to Zalakaros in Garabonc you can find a farm of the XXI. century. Hens, pigs, rabbits, cows, sheep, goats and horses await the visitors.
At the adventure park you can try archery or have a look at the ancient Hungarian “jurta” camp. As part of the program cheese making can be acquainted with.
- Discovering Keszthely and Heviz:
Walking in the baroque town Keszthely there are several sightseeing to discover like the Festetics Castle with its amazing castle park and the Carriage Museum. The main square is overpeered by the Great Church, the mall leads straight to the shore of Lake Balaton. Have you ever been to a Marzipan or a Puppet Museum? In Keszthely it is also possible.
Having a chillier day? Why not to dive into Lake Heviz, the largest thermal lake of the world and part of the UNESCO World Heritage! Enjoy the strength of the healing water and the atmosphere of the holiday resort with its cafés, restaurants, wine cellars and high quality shops.
- Knight Plays in Sümeg Castle and a historical dinner to follow:
Back to the past! Just as in a tale- fortress of the middle age, knights on horseback, jousting- exciting programs in authentic costumes. After the joust take part in a medieval feast with oven grilled goose leg, whole piece potato and cabbage salad. Be prepared- no cutlery, just use your fingers as the medieval people did!
For further information please ask our colleagues at the program counter personally or on the following contact details: