Learn to polish a Hungarian gemstone at the foot of the Mátra Mountains!
Just 1 hour from Budapest, kids and dogs can come too!
Discounts for groups!
10:00-14:00 Gemstone collecting tour:
From Gyöngyöstarján we will make a cca. 6.5 km long (back and forth) walking tour on changing terrain (+100m rise) looking for agates and different types of jasper.
After that we will visit the protected and unique geyserite site in Gyöngyöstarján.
14:00-15:00 Authentic lunch with local specialties:
After the tour which was rich in experiences, we will have lunch in the Village Museum, made with local food specialties.
15:00-18:00 Lapidary Art Course:
In the Village Museum we will visit the mineral and the local history exhibition, and then begin to process the artifacts as needed.
To start, you get to look through the stones you have found during the tour or our bin of rock slabs and select the perfect one for you. Choose the best shape to cut. You will learn the safety aspects of using saws and polishing machine before you actually begin to utilize them. You will go through the steps to create a beautiful cabochon, medal or pocket rock of your own.