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Eger Countryside, Culture, and Wine: Full-Day Tour

1. Eger Countryside, Culture, and Wine: Full-Day Tour

On this full-day tour from Budapest you’ll enjoy a drive to the northern city of Eger, where you’ll begin your visit with a walk through the downtown area. Visit the second-largest cathedral in Hungary, admire the Baroque streets and houses, and take in the 17 churches built in the Baroque and Zopf styles. The Castle of Eger is known for its successful defense against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. Today it is a protected historic monument. From the ruins of the Castle you’ll have an amazing panoramic view. Eger boasts a number of sites dating from Turkish era, including the 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 wineries and many of them serve their wines to visiting tourists.

From Budapest: Guided Tour of Eger with Wine Tasting

2. 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.

From Budapest: Mátra Hills Wine Tour

3. From Budapest: Mátra Hills Wine Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Budapest for the day and visit the Mátra Hills, a wine-growing region known for its white wine, although you will also have the opportunity to sample some outstanding reds as well.  On the journey from Budapest, learn more about the history of Hungary's wine-growing traditions from your guide. Pay a visit to 2 different wineries and get the opportunity to meet local winemakers and learn more about their work. One of the winemakers you will meet was recently awarded the coveted title of 'Hungarian Winemaker of the Year'. Sample 4 different wines in each winery as well as a range of local snacks including meat, cheese, and olives. Get dropped off back at the meeting point in Budapest at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Heves County

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Fantastic!

Gergely Szabo is the BEST and FRIENDLIEST and KNOWLEDGEABLE tour guide we ever had! - Thank you, Gergely, it was our greatest pleasure knowing you! We are looking for your service again for our next visit to Hungary! - Attila & Yubby -

Kinga is an excellent guide, with great disposition, warm and gave us an exceptional experience. We recommend the tour with her! We were very happy, thanks!

Great day trip

We had a wonderful day exploring Eger. The wines were wonderful. Our driver and guide Frank was great. It was an all round fun day.