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Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

1. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

There is no better combination than good wine and cheese - this tasting brings the two together. This annotated tasting experience features five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, which will introduce you to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine. The sommelier-led tasting features a carefully curated selection of five great Hungarian wines, which together will give you a broad overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varieties, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The final wine in the lineup will be a glass of sweet Tokaj aszú wine, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (and an essential part of Hungary’s wine story). The tour's focus on indigenous Hungarian grape varieties and unique local styles, means that you may taste wines which you have never even heard of before, and may not easily find elsewhere. The cheese and charcuterie are proudly sourced directly from producers. You will taste things such as mangalica pork sausages, free-range water buffalo salami, smoked duck breast, grey beef sausage, and various styles of cheese.

Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

2. Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

Uncork some of wines made from Hungarian grape varieties on this guided walking tour in Budapest. Deepen your knowledge of local wines and savor their flavors and aromas. Try a smattering of products from Hungarian farms with your wines. Meet your local wine expert at a central wine bar in Budapest. Taste 7 different wines from larger and lesser-known producers. Sample white wines from the so-called "Unpronounceable Grape," cserszegi fűszeres. Move onto Hungary's best-known grape, furmint and taste red wines such as kadarka and Bull's Blood. Accompany your wine with tapas plates of olives, ham, sausages, tomatoes, and cheeses from farms just outside the city. 

Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

3. Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

Your half-day tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. Enjoy a drive to the Etyek wine region, just a half hour outside Budapest. En route you’ll learn about Hungary’s fascinating history and hear about the country’s long and rich wine tradition. After arriving in Etyek village, you’ll visit 2 unique wineries. These small, family owned boutique wineries produce about 15,000 to 20,000 bottles of wine each year, mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars. Tour the cellars and taste 4 wines at each of the wineries. Finish the day with a rustic, 3-course home-cooked meal. Savor classic Hungarian dishes and discuss your wine discoveries as you enjoy your meal, perhaps enjoying some wine with your food. After the tour and meal, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.

From Budpaest: Páty Wine Village Tour with Tastings

4. From Budpaest: Páty Wine Village Tour with Tastings

Experience the perfect wine tour for those who wish to venture outside of Budapest and discover the wine regions of Hungary. Start the tour by getting picked up from the meeting point in central Budapest and set off for the small wine-producing village of Páty, which is just a 20-minute drive outside of the city. Here, find a variety of old, astonishing cellars, which were built as early as 1880. These typical cellars can be found only in this region and have the feel of the Hobbit burrows in the Shire from the Lord of the Rings. On the way to Páty, listen as your guide gives you an introduction to Hungary's 1000-year-old wine tradition. When you arrive in the region, visit at least 2 wineries, one of which is known for making organic wines. Meet the winemakers and head to their cellars for a tasting of at least 4 glasses of wine at each location. Enjoy an interactive tasting experience where you will have many opportunities to ask questions and get to know the local producers. At the final wine cellar, the host will prepare a tapas plate of olives, ham, sausages, and different cheeses all produced in the region by local farmers. After the program, return to Budapest and get dropped off back at the meeting point where your memorable day will conclude.

Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Program

5. Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Program

Experience Hungarian cuisine beyond goulash, discover what ingredients locals buy for their dishes, and what their tips and tricks are for using them on this guided food and wine walking tour of Budapest.  After meeting your expert local guide, set off on a journey of culinary exploration. Learn about the history of Hungarian cuisine in a central location and sample local delicacies, including Hungarian salami, sausage, cheese, paprika, honey, strudel, and many other specialties of the Market Hall. Round out the experience by trying 2 typical Hungarian wines and some homemade syrups with your foodie guide.

Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class

6. Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class

Learn how to cook Hungarian dishes with the help of professional chefs at a hand-on cooking class in Budapest. Master the basics of the national cuisine during a fun and interactive lesson in a cosmopolitan studio. Hear about the ingredients traditionally used in Hungarian cooking, including the use of spices such as paprika. Try out some of the best cooking practices to treat your friends and family to a fantastic dinner in your own home.  Taste world-famous Hungarian wines and spirits, along with the best flavors of Hungarian gastronomy as you prepare three courses to enjoy a hearty lunch of your own creations.

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Folk Dancing and Drinks

7. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Folk Dancing and Drinks

Enjoy the evening views of Budapest on this Danube river cruise with live folk dancers and musicians. Have some wine, beer, prosecco, or soft drinks as you drift along the river. Embark on a Danube river cruise from Silverline Dock. Capture pictures of Budapest from the river. Dive into local culture with live performances of traditional Hungarian music and dancing. See the performer's colorful costumes. Let the dancer's teach you the basics of the songs and dances. Relax with three refreshing drinks. Return to the Silverline Dock at the end of your cruise.

Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

8. Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

The guide guided tastings you will encounter in this tour feature a carefully curated selection of 8 Hungarian wines. Together they will distill the wide range of Hungarian wine into a comprehensible story, which is hoped will be just the beginning of your Hungarian wine experience. Over 2 hours you will get a good overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varietals, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The wine is bought directly from the producers, who your guides have gotten to know well over the years. Every wine you will taste during the course of the tasting will be there for a reason, and by the session’s end you will have a good understanding of Hungary’s place in the world of wine, and plenty of good wine in your belly. This tasting is designed for anyone with an interest in wine, who would like to know more about the relatively unknown wines of Hungary. There will be a total of eight wines, beginning with an aperitif, followed by reds and whites (and perhaps a rosé), and ending with a sweet botrytised Tokaj aszú wine.

From Budapest: Etyek Half-Day Wine Tour

9. From Budapest: Etyek Half-Day Wine Tour

Following a pick–up at your accommodation in Budapest or other convenient location, meet your guide and hop into your vehicle. Then, spin onward to the little Hungarian village of Etyek to begin your tour. Along the way, enjoy sweeping views over the rolling hillsides, home to some of the youngest and fastest developing vineyards in Hungary. During your tour, see traditional vineyards and wine cellars, meet with friendly local winemakers, and experience the authentic, warm Hungarian countryside hospitality. On the way, sample locally made Hungarian sparkling wine and gain insight into the delicate flavors in your glass. Learn of the region’s burgeoning wine making culture and listen as your guide sheds light on the processes in place. Then, enjoy a fabulous cold plate of famous Hungarian delicacies before returning in comfort to your Budapest hotel.

Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

10. Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

Get acquainted with Hungarian food and marvel at all the produce at the large Central Market Hall. Learn the history of the building and discuss the food culture of Hungary with your guide. Hear how the locals use ingredients such as pork fat, paprika and goose liver. Then, venture into the surrounding neighborhoods and visit a spice shop, kosher bakery, coffee house, candy producer or artisan chocolate shop, depending on the day of the week. Sample typical dishes at a butcher's shop and go to a traditional patisserie to taste the elegant cakes. End with a wine tasting of 3 essential wines from the different wine regions of Hungary.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 425 reviews

We had an amazing tour with Miki out to the village of Páty! It was a totally original experience out in the countryside, with great wine, beautiful historic cellars, a wonderfully hospitable winemaker, and a great guide and translator! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Budapest - highly recommend! 10/10

Highly recommend this experience. Miki was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. The wines were incredible, with their background stories really interesting. A plate of cold meats, cheese and bread was an ideal addition to compliment the wines.

Had an absolute ball. There was a mistake online but they did everything they could to ensure I did not miss out on a great experience. Anna was a great chef Going home to practice now

Good selection of wines and very well pared with cheese and meat selection. The host was very informative.

Informative, entertaining, delicious, professional, welcoming, cultural.