Lake Balaton is Central Europe's largest freshwater blue-green colored lake. It is Hungary's number one vacation resort and a major wine-producing region. We drive 1,5 hour and start at one of the world largest and most famous Porcelain Manufacture in the village of HEREND. A guided tour is organized by the factory and after visiting the museum you will still have enough time for the factory shop, where the prices are really reasonable. Coffee brake is offered with in fine china in the factory cafe. Continue crossing the Balaton Upper Land with gently rolling hills and vineyards, we get to the lake. Have a pleasant guided walk along the port of BALATONFURED, taking pictures of swans, nice public park and promenade. I will show you the interesting newly restored noble Jokai Memorial House and museum. Drive up to the peninsula and enjoy a breathtaking view from the baroque Abbey of TIHANY. The thatched fisherman's houses encircling the church evoke the atmosphere of the last centuries. After an optional lunch brake and walk we cross the lake by ferry and drive back on highway to Budapest.