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A boating holiday in Hungary

One week
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DEPART :
Tokaj
By :
Tiszaújváros
ARRIVE :
Kisköre
DISTANCE :
256 KM
TIME :
26h50
LOCKS :
1
from 1777 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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Description of
the boating holiday

This one-week boating holiday itinerary takes you on a discovery of the world-famous Tokaj vineyards as you cruise on both the Tisza and Bodrog rivers. Your canal boat crew will love the preserved natural landscapes, nature walks and swimming in the rivers.

Departure base

Located in the heart of Tokaj in north-eastern Hungary, our boating holidays base is located at the meeting point of the rivers Tisza and Bodrog. This privileged position allows you to navigate your self-drive canal boat (no previous experience or licence needed!) in the heart of a famous wine region. At the foot of the Zemplén mountains, you will discover a protected natural area in landscapes of ancient volcanoes covered with forests.

Places to see and things to do

Tokaj: at the heart of famous Hungarian vineyards
In Tokaj, the meeting point of the rivers Tisza and Bodrog creates a unique microclimate which is credited as the reason behind the unique flavour of Tokaj's world-famous wines. At the inescapable winery of Rákóczi there are thousands of oak barrels of this iconic, white wine ageing in the humid atmosphere of galleries that are dug into the volcanic rock. Why not visit before embarking on your boating holiday – stocking up with sweet Tokaji Aszú for the rest of your journey! Also, to find out more about what Louis XIV called "the wine of kings and the king of wines" take time to discover the Tokaj museum.

Sárospatak: an unrivalled view of Rakóczi Palace from your canal boat
Continuing your navigation on the Bodrog River leads to the Vörös torony (Red Tower), a former medieval dungeon that stands imposingly on the shore and that dates back to the fifteenth century. Although you’ll get an excellent view of it as you approach by the water, we still recommend a visit to the Rakóczi Palace, rebuilt from the sixteenth century and displaying excellent Renaissance architecture. Other must-sees are the reformed college (Református Kollégium), the great Gothic church of Vártemplom and for crews with children the swimming baths of Végardó Fürdo.

Sátoraljaújhely: navigate to the border of Slovakia
Your canal boat holiday on the Bodrog River will take you to Sátoraljaújhely on the border with Slovakia. If there are thrill-seekers amongst your crew then head to the country park of Zemplén Kalandpark. Here you’ll find the longest summer bobsleigh track and the longest chairlift in Hungary but also a ski resort, a zip line and much more!

Bodrogkeresztúr: watch migrating birds from the deck of your canal boat
A boating holiday along the Bodrog River sees you and your crew settled among vineyards, meadows and marshes in the heart of the Tokaj-Bodrogzug protected area, home to many migratory birds. From the deck of your canal boat (no license needed!) scour the banks looking for eagles, corncrakes and storks. The village also hosts several Tokaj wine cellars.

Tiszalök: enjoy an impressive nature walk alongside the Tisza River
As you arrive in Tiszalök onboard your self-drive canal boat the imposing and impressive hydroelectric power station that sits on the Tisza River confronts you. There is also a long wooden footbridge and trail – moor up and set off on foot to enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful surrounding wetlands.

Tiszadob: visit the charming Andrássy Castle
Set on the banks of a tributary of the Tisza River, the 19th-century Andrássy Castle is charming with its neo-Gothic and romantic-inspired architecture. If you’re exploring this area during your canal boat holiday then a visit to what is a labyrinth of greenery in the castle gardens is highly recommended.

Tiszaújváros: the best place to enjoy a thermal tradition!
Did you know that hot baths are part of Hungarian culture? A stopover in Tiszaújváros is great for experiencing these thermal baths. Relax here or, if your crew is a little more energetic, test out the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wave pools, giant slides and more at this excellent holiday attraction.

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.

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.

Tiszafüred: a spa resort on the shores of Lake Tisza
The largest city bordering Lake Tisza, Tiszafüred is a paradise for lovers of water sports. Enjoy swimming at the beach, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing and much more. Don’t miss a soothing swim in the thermal waters at a temperature of 39 degrees.

Abádszalók: a seaside resort on Lake Tisza
This bustling town on the south shore of Lake Tisza, facing a vast bay, is a popular boating holiday spot for families. Arrive on your self-drive canal boat (no previous boating holiday experience needed!) and enjoy its beautiful sandy beach and giant water slide as well as leisure activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and being towed around at high speed on inflatables!

Kisköre: a great place to enjoy before the end of 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.

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