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Private Wine Country Day Trip to Eger (from Budapest)

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    What to Expect
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    Your guide will meet you inside the lobby of your central Budapest hotel. You will travel to the beautiful historic site of Eger, Hungary’s northernmost wine-producing region: just 140 kilometres from Budapest (about a 1.5 hour drive in your private air-conditioned minivan), Eger is a perfect destination for a relaxed day trip. Feel free to ask your guide to customize your itinerary to fit any personal preferences you have, and ask any questions that come to mind.

    On route, hear how Hungarian wines have gained international acclaim but are still hard to come by outside the country. Hear, too, about Eger’s 1,000-year wine making history and how it’s known for its Bull’s Blood reds, crisp Leányka white wines, and its medieval cellars, many carved from the local, soft ‘tufa’ rocks and cliffs.

    Admire the vine-covered landscapes, and during the course of the day visit three traditional and modern country wineries to gain a balanced picture of Eger’s wines and how they’re produced.

    Tour a vineyard to see the grapes close up, and at each winery, taste five to eight wines as your host talks you through their flavours and notes. The wines often change, but expect to sample some contemporary Bull’s Bloods, and learn how they’re much improved from the mass-produced varieties of the Communist era.

    Between wineries, enjoy some time in the historical town of Eger, once the northernmost point of the Ottoman Empire, and known for its Baroque architecture and wineries. Explore the cobbled lanes to see the 13th-century castle and cathedral and perhaps climb the town’s 16th-century minaret — a reminder of Ottoman rule.

    Around midday, savour a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. Venues and menus change regularly, but lunch typically includes staples such as broths, stews, roasts and traditional desserts.

    At your last winery, complement your tastings with selected cured meat and artisanal cheese, both perfect foils for your wine.

    Then, return to Budapest where your private tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know where you are staying. We'll get in touch the day before the tour with the exact pick-up time (approximately 9am).
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    11h
    Inclusions
    • Includes pick-up (at around 9am) and drop-off (at around 8pm) at your accommodation
    • Travel in a smoke-free, air-conditioned private car or minivan
    • Bottles of mineral water and light snacks for the car ride are included
    • Up to three winery visits/tastings with generous tastings of 5-8 wines
    • Includes a generous three-course lunch of Hungarian staples at a local restaurant
    • Tour is led by a private wine-specialized tour guide
    • Separate driver to ensure the guide's full attention
    • Includes tasting sheets for you to take wine notes to keep for your memories/records
    • A cold plate of local products (cheese, meat, etc.) will accompany the final tasting of the day
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Additional admissions to museums, sights, etc.
    • Dinner
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Our regular private tours are ran from a minimum number of 3 people. If you are a single traveler and wish to book a private tour, please choose that option when booking
    • For larger groups we are happy to prepare custom offers. Please contact us for a customized price proposal
    • Vegetarian option is available; please make a note in the 'special requirements' field when booking
    • As this is a private tour, feel free to customize your itinerary to fit any personal preferences you have
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Taste Hungary
    Steve M
    31
    Ruin Bars
    Great tour of the ruin bars. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the countries history, culture and
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    Famtravel1724
    Alexandria, Virginia
    5914
    Amazing wines and charcuterie
    Who knew that Hungary has some delicious wines?! As we learned, the Hungarian wine market is rather small due to
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    Jennifer L
    20
    Worth a visit!!
    Fantastic afternoon. Great wine and company! A must, if you are in Budapest!!! We enjoyed 5 wines but there’s an 8
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    Lisa L
    20
    Valentine’s Tour
    Such a knowledgable guide and genuinely interested in our tour goals. We learnt so much about Budapest’s history
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    Sharon H
    51
    Wine tasting
    This was a really lovely experience. The wine and food complimented each other so well and it was really delicious
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    Donna M
    2810
    Hungarian Wine and Cheese tasting Budapest
    Such an interesting experience. The wines were from different regions of Hungary and the cheese platters
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    Deena F
    Queens, New York
    26959
    Perfect intro to Hungarian wines
    Wonderful wine tasting that included a good amount of meats and cheeses as well as delicious bread. 2 whites, 2
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    streetspiritlondon
    5529
    Excellent Sunday brunch tour
    Really enjoyed my four hour culinary tour of the city on Sunday. Lots of tasty food to try and really opens your
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    Emma B
    20
    Great intro into Hungarian wine
    In sumnary, Excellent, informative, great value for money and delicious. The host was knowledable and there was no
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    Becca B
    Missoula, Montana
    2619
    Excellent introduction to Hungarian wine
    We booked during winter and joined two other parties for a smaller, more private wine tasting. The host was
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