Embark for a short-break boating holiday in the heart of the great steppe (grasslands) of eastern Hungary known as Puszta and the land of the “csikos” wild horse herders. In the Hortobágy National Park, the folklore of yesteryear still lives on and there’s no better way to discover all its secrets than captaining your very own self-drive canal boat along the River Tisza. Remember, no previous boating holiday experience or licence is needed.
Located in the heart of the Hungarian Great Plains region, our Kisköre boating holidays base is located on the shores of Lake Tisza – Hungary’s largest artificial freshwater lake. Set sail on board your spacious and stylish canal boat for an adventure discovering the preserved landscapes that surround the River Tisza.
Kisköre: a great place to enjoy before you’ve even begun your boating holiday!
With its sandy beach, waterslides that drop straight in to the Tisza and fish-rich waters, Kisköre is a paradise for those who love life in, on and around the waterways. Spend some time here before setting off on the rest of your boating holiday.
Poroszló: nature explained on Lake Tisza
You’ll find everything you want to know about Lake Tisza with a visit to the Ecotourism Centre of Lake Tisza Poroszló. It houses the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe and also includes a games area and a 3D cinema.
Hortobágy: in the heart of the Hungarian ‘Puszta’
Going up the Tisza River, moor your canal boat on the shore to explore the Hortobágy National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The "Puszta", the largest steppe in Central Europe, offers a unique experience to see the work of shepherds, herders and horse keepers in the impressive location between ponds, green pastures and bird reserves. Located in the centre of this region the city of Hortobágy is a ‘must see’ on your boating holiday itinerary – especially the iconic nine-arched bridge that crosses the river of the same name.
Tiszacsege: found at the entrance to the Hortobágy nature reserve
Situated at the gateway to the Hortobágy National Park on the left bank of the Tisza River, Tiszacsege enjoys a privileged location for exploring the vast steppes (grasslands) of the Hungarian "puszta". The waters of the thermal baths attraction (with two indoor and outdoor pools) are known for their medicinal properties.
Holiday reviews from Kisköre
A memory making boating holiday We had the fun of driving the canal boat, discovering the fine local gastronomy in the restaurants at our stop-off points, a visit to a traditional stud farm and an afternoon spent on a bridge admiring the amazing flora and fauna through binoculars. We’ve returned from our boating holiday with so many incredible memories!
Adrien, Les Gets (74)