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Gemstone Hunting and Lapidary Course

Gemstone Hunting and Lapidary Course

Duration:8 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English and Hungarian

About your host

My husband, János Koós-Varju and me, we got to know - the Mátra's "semi precious" gemstone sites, and learned the basics of cutting and polishing, have bought the necessary machines and equipments. His basic education is mechatronic technician and he is a Power Engineering engineer. I have diploma at the Faculty of "Tourism and Hotel" and I am a village host. I love tourism as a host and also as a…
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What we’ll do

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…

What else you should know

The tour guide determines what the participants have to do to ensure the safety of themselves and others. You can come from Budapest by bus, 1 hour and 10 minutes to Gyöngyös.

What I’ll provide

Snacks and Other
Local food specialties. Please let me know about food allergies, vegetarianism, diseases in advance!. Snacks for the tour
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee
Equipment
Backpack, spade, pickaxe, rock slabs, cutting and polishing machines, apron, dust mask, safety glasses and ear plugs

What to bring

Hiking shoes with long socks
Weather-appropriate layered clothing which you don't mind if it gets dirty
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Waterproof jacket
Hat

Where you'll be

Agate's and jasper's site close to Gyöngyöstarján, geyserite site close to Gyöngyöstarján and Village Museum in Gyöngyöstarján Tour starts from March to November, and only at good weather conditions, in case of bad weather, only the indoor gemstone polishing course is maintained using previously collected stones (a.m. 10:00 - p.m. 18:00) at the Village Museum.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The tour guide determines what the participants have to do to ensure the safety of themselves and others. You can come from Budapest by bus, 1 hour and 10 minutes to Gyöngyös.
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Gemstone Hunting and Lapidary Course
New experience
From ₹14,675/person
New experience
From ₹14,675/person