1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Danube Bend

Budapest: Wine and History Day Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 304453
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Explore Hungary's largest basilica before tasting the best wines of the region in a family-run vineyard. Afterwards, you will dine in a local restaurant for an authentic Hungarian dish, before sampling traditional "palinkas".
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from any centrally-located hotel. Your guide will have the company logo on the car.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views of the Danube Bend from the top of the dome
  • Taste 6 delicious Hungarian wines and sample 4 different flavor of palinka
  • Enjoy a traditional Hungarian meal in a 300-year-old restaurant
  • Marvel at the artwork of medieval masters in the Basilica of Esztergom
Full description
Your 5 to 6-hour tour begins with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. From there you will enjoy the 45-minute drive to the Neszmély wine region through the hilly landscape of the Pilis Mountains.

After arriving in the village of Kesztölc, you will visit an exceptional family-run vineyard, known by wine lovers for it's 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 will 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.

Your next stop will be to the Basilica of Esztergom, the largest basilica of 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 will 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 summer dish, Lecsó. 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 4 samples of different flavors from palinka. Following your authentic lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfers between Budapest and Esztergom by air-conditioned van
  • Tasting of 6 wines and 4 palinkas
  • Snack throughout the wine tasting
  • Traditional meal with water and coffee
  • Small-group guarantee (maximum of 8 people)
  • Free entry to the Basilica of Esztergom
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fee to the dome
  • Soft drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
Organized by

Horváth Benedek

Product ID: 304453