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From Budapest: Wine &History Day Tour with Lunch and Palinka

Activity provider: Horváth Benedek

From Budapest: Wine &History Day Tour with Lunch and Palinka

Activity provider: Horváth Benedek

From US$ 103.20 per person

Explore Hungary's largest basilica, get a great view of the Danube bend, taste the best wines of the region, visit another country. Eat an authentic Hungarian dish before sampling traditional Palinkas

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from any centrally-located hotel. Your guide will have the company logo on the car.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take in panoramic views of the Danube Bend from the top of the dome
  • Taste 6 delicious Hungarian wines and sample 3 different flavor of palinka
  • Enjoy a traditional Hungarian meal in a 300-year-old restaurant
  • Visit two countries on one trip!
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Visit two countries in one trip! Explore Hungary's largest basilica, get panoramic views of the Danube bend, and taste the best wines of the region in a beautiful vineyard. Dine in a local restaurant for an authentic Hungarian dish, before sampling traditional Palinkas.

Begin with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. From there, enjoy the 45-55 minute drive to the Neszmély wine region through the hilly landscape of the Pilis Mountains. After arriving in the village of Kesztölc, you'll visit an exceptional, charming vineyard, known by wine lovers for its unique organic and traditional wine selection. The winery produces a small amount of wine each year, which is mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars.

You'll tour the cellar and taste 6 wines from their selection with traditional snacks, as the wine-grower provides explanations and answers your questions about the hard work of making wine. Next, go to the Basilica of Esztergom, the largest basilica in Hungary and the 4th largest in Europe. After admiring the magnificent sculptures and frescoes of the church, it is worth climbing the stairs up to the dome. From up there, the view over the Danube Bend is breathtaking. From the basilica, you'll take a short walk to the restaurant Csülök Csárda. The restaurant itself has a long history, with its cellar having been built in medieval times. It will be there you will have lunch, which will consist of the country's favorite traditional dishes.

The restaurant also has a great selection of the Hungarian spirit "palinka". Your guide will explain the origin and making of this strong drink before you finish your day with 3 samples of different flavors from palinka.

Before or after lunch, you will be able to have a brief visit in Slovakia. You can see the basilica from the other side of the Danube river and take pictures on a 10-15min bypass.

At the end of the tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.
  • Round-trip transfers between Budapest and Esztergom by air-conditioned van
  • Tasting of 6 wines and 3 palinkas
  • Snack throughout the wine tasting
  • Traditional meal with water
  • Private tour (maximum of 8 people)
  • Free entry to the Basilica of Esztergom
  • Entry fee to the dome
  • Soft drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years

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It was an amazing experience. Benedict our tour guide gave us great historical back story of Hungary. The wine yard experience was truly awesome, we got to taste 6 delicious local wines and also some local cheeses. After a tour of the wine factory and some palinka, we went to the basilica and then a local restaurant to try a local dish. The food was excellent and after another 3 palnikas, Benedict took us for a couple photos from the Slovakian side of the Denube, and then we headed home happy and satisfied. I highly recommend this tour!

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April 10, 2022

What an amazing day! The tour was really interesting and well organized. The small and family-runed vinery was beautiful and we got a lot of information of the manufacturing and the taste of the wine. Also the visit of the basilika was great and the traditional hungarien meal at the restaurant with the palinka-testing was delicious. The local guide is friendly and has a lot of knowledge of the town, wine and basilika. Thank you!

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February 20, 2022


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