Folk Art & Culinary Tour May 2024

Folk Art & Culinary Tour

May 2 – May 15th, 2024 — join the complete tour ~ Budapest,  Gyula, Debrecen, and Nyíregyháza (13 nights)

If you have limited time off due to work schedule or family obligations, join us for either Option A or Option B!

Option A: May 2nd – May 9th only includes Budapest and Gyula
Option B: May 9th – May 15th only includes Debrecen and Nyíregyháza

Space is limited!

We will explore the folk art and enjoy excellent gastronomy in eastern and northeastern Hungary. Experiencing the local culture is important, so we will learn all about pálinka, the healing waters of several spas, and the wooden churches of the area as well as other architectural highlights.   This is just a brief overview of the tour. Each full day includes breakfast and one main meal, an English-speaking guide, motor coach transportation, transportation to and from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to your hotel. Entry fees for all sightseeing tours and programs are included.

For more information, a registration form, and day-to-day brief itinerary, email

  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Visit the castle of Gyula
  • Visit the town spa of Gyula
  • Pálinka tasting at the Gyulai Pálinka Distillery
  • A visit to the Zwack Unicum Distillery
  • Dinner with folk dance show and gypsy music.
  • A visit to the Great Reformed Church
  • Horse show and lunch at the National Park Hortobágy
  • Visit to the Skanzen in Nyíregyháza
  • Gastronomy workshop
  • A visit in Tard to learn about Matyó embroidery
  • Coffee and cake in Maklár at the Stühmer Café

This tour starts and ends in Budapest, Hungary. Please be in Budapest no later than Thursday, May 2nd, 2024! If you would like to add days either before or after the tour and need assistance making those arrangements, we are happy to do that and can include it on your invoice.

If you are only joining for the 2nd half of the tour, you must arrive in Budapest no later than Thursday, May 9th, 2024!

Tour prices will be posted soon!

Deposit: $2000 USD per person
Returning Traveler Discount: $150 USD per person
Check or money order Discount: $150 USD per person (
Please note, the entire trip must be paid this way to qualify for this discount.)
All discounts will be factored in during the final invoice.

Want to add a visit to an ancestral village before, during, or after the tour? Email and let us know that you are interested in this opportunity!

Our tours require moderate physical effort and mental independence. Knowledge of the Hungarian language is useful but not required. Our smaller group size (18-28 people) allows us to visit smaller venues and artisans. We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance! If you need help booking tickets and securing travel insurance, email me for a recommendation. Our tour price does not include: airfare, passport and luggage fees, gratuities, travel insurance, or alcoholic drinks (unless a part of our activity). We are not responsible for any theft, accidents, or insurance-related incidents while traveling.

Come! See for yourself!


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