Agricultural Tours in Hungary
Hungary is blessed with abundant natural resources: it is a fertile land of plains and hills traversed by rivers. Volcanic hills, on the shores of Lake Balaton and in the northern hill range, provide an excellent microclimate for viticulture and wine making. Thermal springs make possible the cultivation of early vegetables of outstanding quality.
The above mentioned natural features combined with favorable economic and geographical conditions have made it possible for the agriculture and food industry to become a major economic sector of the country.
- We are specialised in the organisation of tailor-made agricultural tours within Hungary.
- Hundreds of personal contacts with farmers, government and state officers, highly skilled agricultural specialists, owners of private enterprises and extension advisory personnel ensure the success of our tours.
- Whatever the aim of your visit, we will do our utmost to organize carefully all aspects of your professional and social program including, if you wish, suggestions for your leisure time in order that you can enjoy the recreational and cultural attractions of the country.
- You can be confident that your group will be treated by our company with expert care during your travels in Hungary.
- Since our office has an extended database and personal relations in the area of agriculture, we are ready to identify potential Hungarian business partners for your company and organise business meetings and product demonstration afterwards.
Some of the topics we are familiar with
> Animal breeding
- Dairy breeding
- Swine breeding
- Sheep breeding
- Apiary production
> Food industry
- Dairy processing
- Meat processing
- Fruit and vegetable processing
- Organic production
- Bakery production and milling industry
- Grain warehousing program
> Cultivation and horticulture
- Spice production
- Vegetable growing
- Fruit growing (apple, berries, stonefruits)
- Viticulture and wine production
- Crop production (cereals, cash crops)
> Nature and environment
- Ecological projects
- Rural tourism
- Hunting and wildlife management
> Agricultural technology
- Soil and water management
- Irrigation systems
- Greenhouse technology and fruit storage techniques
Businessmen from France
January, 2020, 29 participants
Agricultural program: The guests visited some of Hungary’s most successfull dairy farm operations, they discussed the latest techniques, details of dairy production, inland and export sale options with leading farm business managers.
Social program: Traditional Hungarian restaurant, wine tasting with dinner, thermal bath
Cereal producers and animal breeders from France
September, 2019, 51 participants
Agricultural program: Following a presentation about Hungarian agriculture delivered by a university professor, the guests visited one of the biggest agricultural operations in Hungary, producing crops and forages on 5.000 ha. The farm has a dairy farm with 3.500 cows. The program also included visits to a beef cattle farm, an AI centre and to a feed mill.
Social program: Parliament, thermal bath, wine tasting, cruise on the Danube with dinner, excursion to the Danube Bend, Tihany Abbey, several popular restaurants offering the best of the Hungarian cuisine.
Forest managers from Finland
September, 2019, 45 participants
Agricultural program: The group visited a state-owned forestry in Bács-Kiskun county, a parquet factory, and a family owned sawmill with a wood-processing plant.
Social program: Lázár Equestrian Park
What makes Hungary easily distinguishable from any other country?
The right answer to this question is: the Hungaricum, that is a range of special products and services which exclusively present the way the Hungarians live, the meals we consume, our traditional customs and our generally held national values.
Public opinion classifies ‘Hungaricum’ into a category primarily food products closely linked to the Hungarian cuisine, such as salami, paprika or wine. However, the range of products is broader than that, encompassing high quality and unique products of the porcelain industry through folk art to outstanding intellectual products and services. At the same time, a common feature of these products and services is that they are closely linked to some local or regional production culture or traditions in craftsmanship. In actual fact, the uniqueness of these products stems from being linked to this local or regional production culture and the incremental value that can be realized on the market is also derived from the same source.
As part of the E.U. Euroterroirs programme, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has put together a collection of Hungary’s more traditional food specialities, and with the assistance of the Hungarian Tourist Board, we have come up with a programme which is based on this valuable and unique collection and which provides an appealing presentation of very special Hungarian foodstuffs and agricultural products. We have coupled this with highly impressive presentations and visits to farms and factories.
As well as presenting the final product itself, the programme also goes into considerable detail on its origins. The breeding of Mangalica pigs, grey long-horned beef cattle and Racka sheep is steadily on the increase and these ancient breeds possess particularly attractive features. There is also a strong tradition of growing fruit and vegetables in Hungary. The Hungarian villages which we visit during the tour are true symbols of the effort which is made to keep tradition alive in rural areas, and they provide an insight not only into traditional Hungarian cuisine and eating habits but also into skilled handicrafts and hospitality.
Hungary’s attractive cultural landscapes with small villages, thermal springs, rivers and lakes, combined with the traditional hospitality, are able to offer pleasant experiences to the kind of tourist who is looking for relaxation and recreation in a calm setting.
Combine your visit with a festival! Festivals are organised throughout the year, in different topics, like: wine, gastronomy, goose liver, sausage, cheese and curd, strudel baking, potato, onion, pumkin, plum jam.
In the last decade, Hungary has taken a really proactive approach to ecotourism. With over 300 nationally protected areas, and over 1,000 locally protected sites, Hungary’s attitude towards conservation and preservation is one that facilitates ecotourism efforts by local businesses and ecotourism demand from tourists. As it stands, Hungary is a great place in which to go local, and really get a feel the ecotourism this country has on offer.