Tours en Hongrie
8. Visites Guidées des Villes - Pannonhalma - Sopron - Gyor Tour (jour entier)
One of the
Tours in Hungary, with an excursion to the north-western part
of Hungary. Visit three different cities : Pannonhalma, Sopron and Győr.
At Pannonhalma the abbey stands atop a low promontory, ideal for the former
Benedictines. It was founded by St. Stephen's father in 996 A.D. for the
missionaries of St. Gallen, who christened him. In the Middle Ages the
promontory was called the Hill of St. Martin because according to legend, this
was the birthplace of the French legionnaire of Tours, later a holy bishop. Today
the abbey also runs a school for boys.
Under the building complex of Pannonhalma abbey lies hidden an enormous
gothic church with its cloisters. Its oldest part is the Romanesque crypt from
the 11th century.
The next stop is in Sopron, which is situated near the Austrian border, the
luckiest of all Hungarian towns. Though as far back as the Roman Age it was an
important juncture of major trade routes, it was spared not only by the Turks
but also by later - day Hungarian revolutionaries. It even survived World War
II. with minor damages. The Hungarian Middle Ages have remained nearly intact in
Sopron. The whole inner city is surrounded by castle walls. Here you get lunch
in the ,,Poncihter'' House and you visit the Sopron Wine Tresor with
The last stop is at Győr. Though it's traditionally an industrial town, its
inner city has retained much of its old - world charm. Its streets hug the
former castle, which is converted into the bishop's residence. The city of Győr
is situated along a branch of the Danube where two small rivers flow into it,
on the spot where a Roman city once stood.
The Pannonhalma - Sopron - Győr Tour is available only for special
Pick up is free - we go to pick you up at your hotel and at the end
of the tour we take you back there as well. In case you would like to finish it
on another spot, it's possible too.
Prix sont par Personne pour les Adultes !
Enfants (3-12 ans): demi prix!