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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.
  • 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
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest , Budapest, Erzsébet tér 9-10, 1051 Hungary

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is 1 in the middle of Budapest, right on the crossing of M1, M2, and M3 Metro lines.

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This activity will end right where it started.Please contact City & Wine 1-2 days prior to your tour to confirm exact pickup location and pickup time.
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
  • 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 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City and Wine Kft.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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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
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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.

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  • "Definitely worth a visit to see the country side and more of the city." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour even if you are not a wine drinker." See review
  • "This is a very low key but fun and very enjoyable way to experience Hungarian wines, wineries, and winemakers." See review

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star-5
Great half day outside the city
Maureen_F
, Aug 2022
What a wonderful trip into the countryside just outside Budapest! Our guide Zsuzsi was excellent, friendly and informative. We visited a lovely small family run winery and then a stop for a lovely lunch under a beautiful arbor, all with delicious wines. Absolutely a great trip. I highly recommend!
star-5
Amazing Hungarian wine experience
Bea_N
, Aug 2022
Great afternoon with a small group and Peter, the guide. Peter is so knowledgeable about the Hungarian wines! We enjoyed a great conversation over an abundance of wine. Thank you Peter and the winery owners for a wonderful time!
star-5
One of the best experiences when staying in Budapest.
Ralf_I
, Aug 2022
This was my third time in Etyek. The trip is made with different wineyards so it’s always an excellent idea to go for the trip to experience the local wine that you can’t get to taste otherwise. Even though Etyek is most known for the white wines they have also some of the most excellent reds that I have tasted. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who has a taste and love for wines.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wine tour budapest
marcia_h
, Aug 2022
Our guide Peter was wonderful and the visit to the small old wine cellar was great lunch was fresh and the hostess was warm and gracious. Of course wine tasting was great highly recommend
star-5
We’ll worth the time and $$
Bob_L
, Aug 2022
This an awesome trip and we’ll worth your time and money. It is an easy 30 minute out of Budapest and the 1849 vintage winery is great. We loved all of the wine and bought 3 bottles to try to figure out how to get back to the US. The lunch at the bed and breakfast is great too, along with their wine.
star-4
Family holiday in Budapest
Solveiga_K
, Jul 2022
Great experience, definitely worth spending afternoon while visiting Budapest. We had a great tour guide and the first two wineries were really cool, even got to try some wine from the barrel! The 3rd winery could have done more to connect guests to wine making, e.g. we could have walked in the vineyards near the house.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic wine tour!
Emma_H
, Jul 2022
Really nice tour and crew. Nice places that we visited and very different wines to taste. Absolutely loves it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Emma, thank you for your kind review! Best regards, Tamas
star-5
A special experience
John_B
, Jul 2022
This tour was the highlight of my trip in Budapest, the tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. We visited 3 wineries, tasted some quality and very interesting wines, and the meal at the end was a beautiful experience in a very stunning location - Etyek where the wineries are located is a beautiful location.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear John, thank you for your review! Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Nice and cozy experience
MathiasGalindo_N
, Jul 2022
You could really hear the passion from the Wine brewers. Even when our tour got cut short (around 50 minutes due to traffic jam), it didn’t felt like we where missing something.
star-5
Staff very friendly, Wine...
Cinthia_M
, Jul 2022
Staff very friendly, Wine tasting and food was delicious. It was a good and fun experience. 100% recomended if you want to do something outside from the city.
star-5
Fantastic
James_C
, Jul 2022
Fantastic experience, our guide /driver (I believe was) Petro was very knowledgeable about region and out small group consisted of people from Norway, Australia and US. We had blast, Great way to beat the heat
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear James, thank you for your enthusiastic review! Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Brilliant beginning to end
Eire_D
, Jul 2022
Amazing wine tour, with a brilliant host and great food. The best part of our trip to Budapest! Have already recommended to friends
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Eire, thank you for your review and also the recommendation! Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Great guide. Both...
Theresa_T
, Jul 2022
Great guide. Both wineries were nice. Staff was great. Loved the home winery with authentic meal and surroundings
star-5
Four relaxing hours of fun
George_J
, Jul 2022
Great trip for the last day of our visit of Budapest. Very relaxing experience after three busy days of crisscrossing Buda and Pest. We saw beautiful countryside and met a wonderful group of folks looking to have a good time. Needless to say, the wine offered for sampling during the tour made it very easy.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear George, thank you for you kind review! All the best, Tamas
star-5
Superb excursion
hagermann8180
, Jul 2022
The wine tasting tour in the Etyek wine region was outstanding and I highly recommend it if you want a wine tasting tour while in Budapest. We visited 3 family owned wineries and tasted 4 wines at each. Fortunately there is dinner provided at the last family winery. All of the owners enthusiastically presented their offerings. The locales for the wineries were beautiful with expansive vistas in the last two. The first winery is in a charming old building. This was a fantastic excursion for me, a wonderful experience after landing in Budapest in the morning.
star-5
Etyek for the Win!
Jami_C
, Jul 2022
Great communication. Easy to find. Great value. Each winery is so unique and our group was fantastic. We felt like family by the end!
star-5
Vineyard Tour
Barry_S
, Jul 2022
Great way to spend the evening sampling wines at 3 local vineyards. Really enjoyed the tour and dinner was great.
star-5
Delightful
Elizabeth_R
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Susan, was wonderful - very hospitable and very knowledgeable. We loved seeing and learning about Hungarian wine-making from these delightful family wine growers. All were so welcoming and gave us a true glimpse of the Hungarian culture. We could not have been more pleased with our experience.
star-5
Fantastic wine tour
james_h
, Jul 2022
Fantastic tour. Really got to see the inside of Etyek wine making. Great wines and I frequent the Napa valley. Amazing tour guide!
star-5
A great trip out of the city with great wines
Darla_S
, Jun 2022
I have been on wine tours in many countries across the world. This tour was a gem. Peter knew wine and wine making. Having multiple wine certifications i often pick up on mis-information on tours. However, Peter was spot on with his information. The visits were to small family-owned wineries. The wine was very good, the village unique. It was obvious that the owners put their heart into the products they are producing. I would gladly take this tour again.

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