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Budapest: Villány Wine Country Day-Trip

Product ID: 61261
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Hungary closed its borders for internationals (except for Czech, Polish and Slovak citizens) starting from Tuesday, September 1, with some exemptions such as for diplomatic visits and other emergency cases. The entry ban will remain effective till at least 1st October 2020.
Spend a day in Hungary's southernmost wine region, known for its Swabian villages, top-notch red wines, country cooking, historic cellar rows, and rambling vineyards.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up is at the reception of the guest's hotel.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Dip into the wineries and wine villages of beautiful Villány, Hungary’s southernmost wine region on this day trip from Budapest
  • Taste 5-8 wines at each of the three wineries with a private wine-expert guide
  • See the region’s rustic wine villages and whitewashed old cellars
Full description
You will begin your full-day wine tour with a pick-up from your central Budapest hotel. From here you will meet your wine-expert guide before heading to Villány, a scenic wine region in southern Hungary.

As you travel, you can listen to fun facts about Hungarian wine and discover why the beautiful wine is often hard to find outside the country. Listen, too, as your guide explains how Villány’s sub-Mediterranean climate is key to producing its robust red wines, and how it centers on 11 wine making villages that produce red wine from cabernet franc grapes. Upon arrival in Villány, you can admire the vine-coated landscapes, and throughout the morning and afternoon, visit three wineries carefully chosen to give you a balanced picture of the region’s traditional, experimental and modern wines.

You can then take a vineyard walk to see the grapes close up, and at each winery, sample between 5-8 samples of wine, including cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and portugieser reds, and whites such as olaszrizling. As you sip, gain fascinating insights into each wine with your winemaker host, who will explain the origins and characteristics to you. Between wineries, you can see some of Villány’s wine villages, including Villány itself, and view traditional wine cellars, many of which are still in regular use.

Around midway through your tour, you will stop at a local restaurant for a 3-course lunch. The venue and its menu may change, but lunch typically includes staples such as a hearty broth and a roast followed by strudel. At the last winery, complement your tastings with tasty local cheese and charcuterie, before you are returned to Budapest to be dropped off back at your hotel.
Includes
  • Pick-up (at around 8:30AM) and drop off (at around 8:00PM) from your accommodation in Budapest
  • Three winery visits/tastings with generous tastings of 5-8 wines
  • Bottles of mineral water and light snacks for the car ride
  • A generous 3-course lunch
  • Tour led by a wine-specialized guide
  • Tasting sheets for you to take wine notes to keep for your memories and records
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner
  • Additional admissions to museums, sights, etc.

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is available all year round excluding Hungarian national holidays
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• Vegetarian options are available (please make a note in the "special requirements" field when booking)
• This tour requires a minimum of three participants, and there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements (in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund)

From £213.29 per person

Organized by

Taste Hungary

Product ID: 61261