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Wine Tasting in Budapest

Wine Tasting in Budapest

Hungary is home to 22 wine-making regions in which varied wineries produce rich reds and sweet whites. The country’s volcanic soil and dry summers combine to provide ideal conditions for the vineyards to thrive. Here are a few ways to savor the flavors of Hungarian wine in and around Budapest.


Must-Try Varietals

Many of Hungary’s most popular wines are produced in the fertile hills north of Budapest, where conditions are perfect for a diverse range of grape varietals to flourish. With subtle and delicate honey flavors, the white dessert wines from Tokaj blendfurmint harsleveluandmuskotalygrape varieties beautifully, and rank among the most popular wines produced in Hungary. Full-bodied reds from Eger—featuring varietals includingbibor kadarka,blauburger,kadarka, andkekfrankos—are also often found on the capital’s restaurant tables.

 

Must-Do Experiences

  • Spin through theEtyek wine region, visiting family-run cellars to sample the delicate white wines in production and learn of traditional wine-making techniques

  • Take to theDanube Riveron a wine-tasting cruise, and sample wines from Hungarian wineries like Szajki as you drift past sights such as the Buda Castle

  • Combine a wine-tasting experience with a visit to Budapest’s bustlingfood market, where vendors hawk ultra-fresh ingredients with local and regional flavors

  • ExploreSomlo and Lake Balatonon a day trip from Budapest, and visit some of the traditional wineries for which the region is famous

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Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest

Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest

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Experience the best of Hungary’s wine region on a half-day Etyek wine country tour from Budapest with dinner. You’ll leave the capital city in the morning or the afternoon to discover the serene landscape of the Etyek wine region, known best for its white and sparkling varieties. Your local guide will bring you to two or three family-run cellars to sample wines as you hear the history behind their production. This intimate group tour will conclude with a traditional, 2-course Hungarian meal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.09
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$63.09
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Hungarian Wine Tasting (with Cheese and Charcuterie) in Budapest

Hungarian Wine Tasting (with Cheese and Charcuterie) in Budapest

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Get acquainted with Hungary's culinary culture and history with a sommelier as your guide during this afternoon tasting experience. Sip five top local wines, paired with fresh bread, Hungarian cheese, and charcuterie.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.75
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$39.75
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Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting (with Cheese and Charcuterie) in Budapest

Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting (with Cheese and Charcuterie) in Budapest

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Study up on your Hungarian wines with this 2-hour evening tasting in Budapest. Led by an expert guide, you’ll be given an introduction to regional characteristics, sampling eight varietals at a local wine shop and sharing your thoughts with your companions. Ask questions as you take in the flavour notes, pairing your samples with artisanal bread, local cheeses & charcuteries. Groups are limited to 24 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00
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Budapest to Vienna: Private Wine and Sightseeing Tour (One-Way Transfer)

Budapest to Vienna: Private Wine and Sightseeing Tour (One-Way Transfer)

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Make the most out of your trip from Vienna to Budapest or vice versa with a full-day wine and sightseeing tour along the way. This one-way transfer will take you by minivan from your accommodations in Vienna or Budapest through the stunning wine region of the Austro-Hungarian border. You’ll sip local wines at two wineries, admire the beautiful waters of Lake Neusiedl (Lake Ferto) and explore the charming towns of Eisenstadt and Rust. Your full-day excursion will conclude with drop-off at your Budapest or Vienna hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$433.09
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$433.09
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Chocolate & Wine Tour and Meal near Budapest

Chocolate & Wine Tour and Meal near Budapest

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Treat your palate to a 5-hour wine and chocolate or cheese tour in the picturesque wine region of Etyek. Departing from Budapest, you’ll be driven to an artisanal workshop to sample rich regional wines and learn the process behind making cheese or chocolate. You’ll then travel to three additional wine cellars to learn how the wine is cultivated, pairing the last visit with a 2-course meal. To keep this experience as intimate as possible, groups are limited to 12 travellers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.77
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$106.77
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Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings

Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings

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Take a gastronomic tour of Budapest on this experience. Escorted by a licensed guide, you’ll visit the city’s Great Market Hall and sample traditional Hungarian salami, pickles, and baked goods. You’ll be led on foot around the market, enjoying the intimate feel of a small group setting, as you learn about the history, culture, and cuisine of this iconic building. You’ll also receive insider tips on some of the best restaurants in the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$34.63
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$34.63
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Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

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Sip and sightsee along the Danube on this evening cruise in Budapest. Choose from multiple cruise options to suit your preferences and admire the stunning views of Buda Castle, the Parliament House, and the Citadel. Additional drinks are available for purchase on board as the evening continues along Budapest’s sparkling panorama.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$9.71
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$9.71
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Private Wine Country Day Trip to Tokaj (from Budapest)

Private Wine Country Day Trip to Tokaj (from Budapest)

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Explore the sweet side of Hungarian wine on a private day trip from Budapest to Tokaj, a region prominent for its dessert wine. Led by expert guide, you’ll learn about the area’s wine production as you travel to three wineries, enjoying five to eight tastings at each. Learn about rock-cut cellars and the secret behind ‘noble rot’ mold. Then, enjoy a delicious 3-course Hungarian lunch at a local winery. You’ll conclude your trip with samplings of cured meat and cheese at the last winery before returning to Budapest.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$397.42
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$397.42
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Budapest Wine Culture Tour Including Hungarian Snacks and City Sightseeing

Budapest Wine Culture Tour Including Hungarian Snacks and City Sightseeing

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Discover the history behind Hungarian wines while exploring the streets of Budapest on this tour. An expert guide will lead you through the city’s coolest wine bars in the Seventh District. Then continue to bar hop, sampling traditional Hungarian snacks and hearing about each local wine you sip. Your tour will conclude at the entrance of the bustling Gozsdu courtyard, where you can continue exploring the scene on your own.
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  • 3 hours
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$94.56
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$94.56
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