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Farm, Forest and City: A Tour through Hungary

The first time I went to Hungary I was smitten. Not just by the stunning buildings and history of Budapest, but by the incredible beauty of the countryside in Spring. I remember stopping our car on a mountain top and getting out to stretch our legs. Our jaws dropped as we turned to see the forest floor carpeted with wildflowers glowing like a fairyland in the morning light.

Needless to say, when I heard about the Hungarian Farm Stay and Budapest Tour being led this May by our good friends,  Shirley and Joe Puruczki, I had to tell you all about in case some of you might be able to join them on this fantastic adventure and explore this beautiful country in Spring.

Shirley and Joe were among the first people I met when I arrived in Australia and we hit it off right away, talking for hours about travel and food and good books and, of course, goats. They sold us the start of our beautiful herd and have been an invaluable resource as I’ve morphed from knowing nothing about goats to managing our 40-acre farm.

Between them Joe and Shirley have lived in Hungary, Canada and Australia. They know a lot about international travel and tourism and it shows in the details of this trip. I especially like how they’ve combined the best of Hungarian city and country living to give their guests a real taste of life in Hungary.

The two-week tour leaves from Brisbane, Australia on May 25th (but people are welcome to join the tour in Budapest for a lower rate) and returns on June 8th with an overnight layover in Hong Kong for some last minute exploring, shopping, or catching up on sleep.

The first four days of the tour will be spent exploring Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.


Fisherman’s Bastion 03 by michael clarke stuff and snowdrop by Takkk

Guests are free to roam at their leisure, taking in historic architecture, great shopping and the dazzling lights of the city at night. They will also be treated to a Folklore Evening Tour with traditional food and entertainment and a Danube River Tour.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge by Wilfredor

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge by Wilfredor

After experiencing the delights of Hungary’s capital city, guests will head south through old towns and ancient villages to a farm-stay resort in an idyllic country setting. For six days this oasis will be home base, a retreat that specializes in Hungarian food and wine, hospitality and leisure activities such as use of the traditional sauna.

Best Hungarian Holidays

Day trips include the therapeutic mineral hot springs in Kiskunhalas, a market day in nearby Serbia, tours of historic castles, museums, art galleries, wineries and even the Mercedes Benz factory. Every step of the itinerary has been planned to the last detail by travel professionals to create a stress-free and inspiring holiday.

Hungarian Farm Stay

Anyone signing up for this trip who mentions my name or website will receive a basket full of Hungarian specialties when they arrive in Budapest. 🙂

If you are interested in joining this tour to Hungary, please contact Shirley or Joe:

  • info@besthungarianholidays.com.au
  • http://besthungarianholidays.com.au/
  • 07 4661 8672

If you are in Southern Queensland and would like to meet Joe and Shirley and learn more about the trip, they are hosting a coffee information night at the Warwick Public Library Meeting Room this Wednesday (Feb. 19) at 5:30 p.m.

Have you ever been to Hungary? I’d love to hear about your experiences. xo

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GourmetGetaway - I have never even thought to go to Hungry but you make it look so appealing!! I love the image of The Széchenyi Chain Bridge. WOW so beautiful!

Julia@JuliasAlbum.com - Hungary is beautiful! Oh, how I want to spend every year in Europe – I don’t know if my dream will ever come true.

Joanne (eats well with others) - I haven’t heard much about Hungary’s beauty, except from you! These are such great photos!

Andrea and John - Hungary is so fantastic – and we’ve only been to Budapest! Would love to go back and explore the countryside

katyabroad - Budapest is such a magical city, and this sounds like an incredible tour! I’d love to see more of Hungary some day!

Glamorous Glutton - I’ve never been to Hungary although I’ve often been told its a beautiful place to visit. I hope this tour goes really well. GG

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Krista - I’m so glad it sounds amazing to you too, Hotly Spiced. 🙂 Hopefully you will get to visit Hungary one day soon. 🙂

Krista - I wish I could take credit for these photos, @disqus_WseMqaTPwi:disqus , but they belong to my friends and some other talented photographers. 🙂 They make me want to travel this very second too!! 🙂

Hotly Spiced - What a gorgeous place. I love the images and I can imagine this is the opportunity of a lifetime! I would love to be there but it’s not going to be possible xx

Jackie Smith - Oh good heavens your photos in this post are absolutely stunning. Makes me wish I could join in the tour!

LindyLouMac - What a great idea, keep me posted! As for knitting I blame not being able to knit on being left-handed, my excuse anyway. 🙂

Krista - Isn’t he absolutely brilliant, @budgetjan:disqus ? I am still in awe and I’ve been looking at it for two days. 🙂

Krista - Maybe next trip we can BOTH go, @LindyLouMac:disqus 🙂 I would love that!! Thank you for the good wishes regarding knitting. A good friend has volunteered to teach me so if anyone can get me to understand it, she can! 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad you had such a great experience there too, @wanderingsheila:disqus . 🙂 And thanks very much for cheering for my friends success. 🙂 XO

budgetjan - What a fantastic photographer Wilfredor is. That photo alone is enough to have me packing my bags 🙂

LindyLouMac - This sounds like such a great trip, I might have considered signing up if I did not have a prior engagement at the end of May. Good Luck with the knitting, something I have never mastered, hopeless at sewing as well!

Cathy - I went to Budapest last November and absolutely loved it. I’m sure this will be a fantastic trip Krista. Fingers crossed all the places are snapped up 🙂

Krista - The farm stay is what drew me in too, @disqus_xRgkTDNCQJ:disqus 🙂 Cities are wonderful in their own right, but I feel a deep connection to the country. 🙂

Krista - I hope you get to go one day very soon, @disqus_v9uRgGTGfe:disqus 🙂 I would dearly love to go to Bulgaria and Ukraine as well. 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad it’s intriguing to you too, @tandysinclair:disqus 🙂

Krista - It is definitely the best photo I’ve seen of nighttime Budapest, @Kayrpea61:disqus 🙂 And amazingly, he’s given up all rights to his photo – he just wants people to enjoy it. Incredible. 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad it’s on your list now, @monet_anecdotesandapples_com:disqus 🙂 It is worth dreaming about and planning for. 🙂

Nancy - I’ve never been to Budapest but always wanted to go. The farm stay would be an incredible introduction to the country.

Maureen Shaw - I’ve never been to Hungary but I would love to go. Czech Republic and Bulgaria and Ukraine.. nothing else over that way.

Tandy Sinclair - I really have to add this country to our list of places to visit!

Ken Powell - Everyone raves about the beauty of Budapest at night, but that photo by Wilfredor of the Chain Bridge at night is fantastic.

Monet@anecdotesandapples.com - Beautiful! I never knew much about Hungary…now it’s on my must-visit list! Thank you for sharing, Krista!

Krista - It is a marvelous and amazing place, @breannemosher:disqus 🙂 I really want to return and do in-depth exploring. That would be fantastic. 🙂

Krista - You would know, Zita!! 🙂 I really, really hope to visit you there one day. 🙂

Breanne @ This Vintage Moment - Oh, this sounds so incredible! I’ve never been to Hungary but now I really want to go. =)

Zita - Hungary is a great place to live! 😉

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