|Most expensive month:||April|
|Average price in Tapolca:||$91/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$80/night|
|Most expensive day:||Sunday|
Just a stone’s throw from Lake Balaton’s shores, Tapolca is a charming town whose name translates from Hungarian to “high place”. Centred around a scenic pond, the town is famed for its subterranean cave system. It also offers easy access to Balaton Uplands National Park.
A highlight of visiting Tapolca is exploring the Lake Cave, a three-kilometre-long cave system that can be navigated independently or as part of a guided tour. Begin by watching the short video that explains the geological origins of the cave and marvel at some of its most impressive sights in 3D. You can then rent a small boat to see its subterranean formations with your own eyes.
Want to learn about the people and events that have shaped Tapolca? Pay a visit to the City Museum, which occupies a former school. See artefacts uncovered in the region and browse the old photographs as you wander through the recreated classrooms. The City Museum is a short stroll from Malom-tó, Tapolca’s central pond that features the “Four Seasons” sculpture by László Marton.
Dominating the town’s skyline is the Tapolcai Nagyboldogasszony, a Catholic church originally built in the 13th century. It was completed in a Gothic style in the 14th century and was rebuilt in 1756 following Hungary’s Ottoman invasion. Today it provides a peaceful place of worship for Tapolca’s citizens and hosts regular concerts.
Tapolca is around two hours’ drive from Budapest and Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and is connected by regular trains from the Hungarian capital to the Tapolca railway station. Buses travel throughout the town, although the centre is compact enough to explore on foot. Having your own vehicle is the best way to explore the surrounding region.
Tapolca is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Hunguest Hotel Pelion, which has a current rating of 8.5. For other potential stays, consider Glázer-Szálló and Patak Apartman, Diszel, which can also be great places to stay in Tapolca.
The average prices of hotels in Tapolca have been around $68 per night over the last 3 days.
HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Tapolca hotels have prices starting from as low as $20/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates. This coming weekend (May 20 to May 22), prices can start from as low as $20/night.