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Central Hungary Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Central Hungary Wine tasting & winery tours

Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

1. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

Get an introduction to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine with an annotated wine and cheese tasting experience in Budapest. Sample five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, 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 that 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.

Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

2. 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.

Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

3. 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. 

Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

4. 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.

Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Experience

5. Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Experience

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.

From Budpaest: Páty Wine Village Tour with Tastings

6. 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 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.

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

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

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.

Eger: Countryside, Culture, and Wine Private Tour

8. Eger: Countryside, Culture, and Wine Private Tour

On this full-day tour from Budapest, enjoy a 1.5-hour drive by a comfortable private car to Northeast Hungary, to the city of Eger, where you’ll begin your visit with a guided walk through the famous fortress above the old town. Visit the exhibition on the castle's history. The Castle of Eger is known for its successful defense against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. Today it is a listed and protected historic monument. From the walls of the castle, you’ll have an amazing panoramic view of the old town of Eger. After visiting the fortress, the guided tour continues in the historical city center with charming baroque streets and houses. The tour includes, among other sights, the main square with the town hall and the Minorite church, one of the most beautiful examples of baroque religious architecture in Hungary. Visit the second-largest cathedral in Hungary and the main building of the university (Lyceum) from 1785. Eger offers a number of sites dating from the time of the Ottoman Empire, including the 40-meter-high Turkish Minaret, which is the northernmost in Europe, and the Turkish Bath. The city and surrounding region are also famous for wine. The Valley of the Beautiful Woman is home to numerous wine cellars. Their history goes back to the 18th century or earlier. You can taste the high-quality local red, white, and rosé wines in the historical cellars.

Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

9. 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.

From Budapest: Guided Tour of Eger with Wine Tasting

10. From Budapest: Guided Tour of Eger with Wine Tasting

Spend the day in the picturesque town of Eger, the 2nd largest city in northern Hungary, and best known for its castle, thermal baths, Turkish minaret and baroque buildings. Flanked by the Bükk Hills of the Northern Uplands, it is also where the rich Bull’s Blood wine of Egri Bikavér is produced. During the tour, you will visit the 19th-century neoclassical Cathedral and facing Lyceum, with its 20,000 volume library and famous Specula and Planetary Museum. See the baroque Minorite Church and intricate wrought iron gate of Fazola at County Hall. Go to Eger Castle, built in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion, and located at the top of the cobblestone streets of Dózsa György tér. Your tour includes entrance to the castle, where you can see historic statues and paintings. After optional lunch and a wine tasting in the valley of Szépasszony-völgy, continue to Egerszalók at the foothills of the Bükk. Relax at one of the best spas in town, where 2 thermal springs emerge as geysers near the settlement border. The medicinal water is highly sought for the treatment of circulatory and muscular ailments, such as arteriosclerosis, rheumatic disease, bile, and stomach problems.

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One of our favourite experiences in Budapest! We had a fantastic host who explained about the history of wine making in the country, as well as the specifics of grapes and wines from different regions in the country. They put on a delicious spread of meats and cheeses too - all locally produced and paired brilliantly with each wine. Would highly recommend and will definitely be doing a wine tasting during future trips

Absolutely worth it. Informative, extremely nice guide, great homemade cheese salami, homemade donuts and great wines!! Small groups, there were 6 of us, a couple from Copenhagen, one from New Zealand.. great people, good vibes. We would recommend to everyone. Absolutely worth the money !

This Hungarian wine tasting experience was very well organised. It was informative and provides information about wines from different parts of Hungary. The tasting place accompanying the wine was also delicious. We particularly enjoyed the Cabernet Franc. Highly recommend.

This course is brilliant! Miki was an amazing host - he is so welcoming, knowledgeable, open-minded, and fun all at one time. He made all of his guests feel welcome and included everyone. The wine & food served was excellent also. Highly recommend

Such a fun tasting - lots of information LOTS OF DELICIOUS WINE . Highly recommend!