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

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Budapest, Hungary

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Savor a delicious 2-course Hungarian dinner seated inside a cellar or outside in summer
  • See the area’s old wine cellars, grape presses and villages from its hillsides
  • Enjoy an insider's view on the region, its people and winemaking traditions
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Visits to 2-3 wine cellars
up to 12 wine samples with snacks
2-course dinner with water
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Budapest, Erzsébet tér 9-10, 1051 Hungary

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact City & Wine 1-2 days prior to your tour to confirm exact pickup location and pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The town of Etyek is a relatively young wine region that began production 200 years ago when German settlers first planted vines. Your wine tasting excursion will begin with pickup at your hotel in the central districts of Budapest, followed by a 30-minute drive to the Etyek-Buda wine region.

Amid a hilly backdrop colored by vines, you’ll learn about the region’s notable white varieties, commonly grown from sauvignon blanc and pinot gris grapes. You’ll also have the chance to try Etyek’s famous Törley, a sparkling wine specific to the region. Afterward you’ll travel to Old Wine Hill to hear more about the local soils and acidities as you take in the view of the grape presses, vineyards and villages below. Along with beautiful landscape, Old Wine Hill comprises almost 1,000 wine cellars along its slopes, most no longer in use.

The morning tour option includes two cellar visits and the longer afternoon tour incorporates three. You will be offered four wines from each family-run winery you visit, along with Hungarian snacks. This intimate experience gives you an insider’s peek into the secrets behind each wine as you discuss with your host, typically both the owner and the winemaker, the process behind each glass that you sip. You’ll leave not only with a delicious sampling of the area’s finest but also a closer understanding of the traditions and culture of Etyek’s wine country.

Your final stop will include a traditional 2-course meal at a wine estate. You are welcome to enjoy some additional wines at your own expense while you sample authentic Hungarian dishes. For a sample menu, please see the Itinerary below. Your guides will drive you back to your hotel in Budapest after your meal.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

First course:
• Roasted duck leg served with green vegetablesDessert:
• Chocolate mousse
Itinerary
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Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English, German and French
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As part of our Corona Virus Safety policy, guests required to wear health masks while in the bus
  • Guests with upper respiratory symptoms are not allowed to board the bus
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City and Wine Kft.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest.

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Traveler Tips


  • "An excellent lunch was included as well as snacks at the other winery tastings." See review
  • "Definitely worth a visit to see the country side and more of the city." See review
  • "On the first and last vineyard, one bottle of wine was shared between around 14 people was a little mean, The middle stop was the best where they were a little more giving." See review

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The entire experience!
Cedon_B
, Aug 2020
The winemakers were very inviting, informative and made us feel very welcome. Our tour guide was exceptional! I highly recommend this tour.
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Dear Cedon, it was great that you could come! All the best, Tamas
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Best wine tour in Central Europe
natalienmorris
, Feb 2020
Julianna was an amazing guide throughout the tour. The wineries were tasty and the dinner by Gabor was fantastic. A truly fantastic experience to get out of the city and see some local culture and flavor.
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Memories together
Sherpa545839
, Jan 2020
This was a great experience with a lot of knowledgeable professionals. And had a very cozy family feel.
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A wonderful evening
Alistair1935
, Jan 2020
Informative a d pleasant guide accompanied us on a very well organized tour of 3 wineries The vintners each had their own personalities, were pleasant and engaging. The food and wine was also great. They made us feel at home!
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Great Excursion
GriffinDubai
, Dec 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this and Julianna was great as a tour guide. Very friendly and helpful and informative. The lunch by Gabor was amazing and he was such a gracious host. Wine cellar was fab to see too and would definitely recommend
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Great visit
Happiness64509015753
, Nov 2019
Got to meet the wine makers and fellow travellers all while drinking wine, what could be better. The meal was delicious and they look great care with the pairings.
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Wine Budapest
prw935
, Nov 2019
Margaret our guide was lovely, she was very knowledgeable about that area of Budapest . The driver navigated the heavy tragic well. Hosts were nice at vineyards.
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A Real Highlight
mvfrazier
, Nov 2019
We are so happy we took this tour. Beautiful area, delicious wines and a fabulous local lunch! Well worth it.
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Great trip
Owens123
, Nov 2019
Lovely experience, lead by Peter our guide. Very nice people in the group too. Wines were lovely but didn't buy ant as not sure they would travel
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Great experience!
HeartofTX
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful time visiting with the vineyard managers and sampling the wine. Our guide was personable. The dinner at the last vineyard was delicious and provided a glimpse of rural life in Hungary. The pick up and return to our hotel was seamless and on time. The van was comfortable with a careful driver.
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