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Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

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

2. 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.

Budapest: Hungarian Whisky, Gin, and Pálinka Tasting

3. Budapest: Hungarian Whisky, Gin, and Pálinka Tasting

Once you have gathered with your group and guide outside the Ritz-Carlton, your experience to encounter and taste the national Hungarian spirit of palinka will begin. It is known that vodka is associated with Russians, whisky is with the Scottish, gin is clearly English, Zubrowka is Polish, and Becherovka is for the Czechs, and through this experience you will learn all about how palinka is the national drink of Hungary.  Visit the Agardi Distillery, only a 45-minute drive from Budapest. Throughout the journey your guide will explain why palinka is an important part of the history and culture of Hungary. During your tour you will taste 6 different types of palinka, as well as an Agardi gin and whisky.

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Firstly we reserved the morning tour 10am-15 with the 4 glasses of wine plus dinner. However we got the better option afterwards as the hostage of the event contacted me and my friend and transferee our tour to 15pm-20pm with the an upgrade of 12 glasses of wine tasting + dinner. We had an amazing couple from Norway during our tasting. Wines were just perfect and food was delicious. Can’t be more satisfied after such good experience. Highly recommend to book this tour. You will definitely not regret this experience.

What a truly wonderful way to experience the winery of Budapest. Our guide was very knowledgeable and talked to us about all the sights on our way to the winery. We got to taste a lot of the local wines and the lunch one of the wineries was very cozy.

The group of people was just the right size and during the tour, Michael would provide an insight into the culture of the wine region and we were in professional and knowledgeable hands. All the winery visits and meal were planned to perfection.

It was a great experience, visiting different winerys and tasting different types of wines. The host was very nice and knowledgeable about the different wines. Would highly recommend :)

Susan and the wine tasters were all friendly and great to interact with. The wine we tried out were amazing. The tour is a great experience that shows you the country side of the city.