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Wine Tasting in Budapest

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 36 Reviews | Add your review

Hungary produces quality wines from 22 wine-growing regions and is now challenging France in the wine-producing stakes, with quality vintages that rival the reds of Bordeaux, aided by the perfect growing conditions of volcanic soil and hot, dry summers and falls. Of these, the deliciously honied white dessert wines from Tokaj and full-blooded Eger reds, both produced north of Budapest, are world famous but there are many other names worthy of attention, particularly the outstanding reds produced at Villány and Szekszárd in the south of Hungary.

Grapes have been grown in Hungary since Roman times and the country was already well known as a wine producer in the Middle Ages. The entire industry suffered under Communism, when quality was sacrificed for quantity but today winemakers are experimenting with new blends and grapes with phenomenal success.

You can hardly move in Budapest for restaurants and bars selling mediocre wines, so play it safe and call in the experts; take a hugely popular wine-tasting tour led by connoisseurs to acquaint yourself with Hungarian vintages. You’ll get to visit a traditional bar and taste six different wines, of which one will be Tokaj. As you sip, the supply of Hungarian snacks comes thick and fast, as does background detail on the various bottles and vineyards.

If you have also healthy interest in local foods, combine your wine-tasting experience with a visit to Budapest’s main food market followed by a traditional goulash lunch in a handpicked restaurant way off the tourist radar.

Tours & Tickets

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Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Savor some of Hungary’s delicious wines on this 4-5-hour wine tasting and dinner experience in the Etyek wine region. Leave Budapest in the morning or in the ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.96

Budapest Food and Wine Tasting Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

Don't get caught up in a touristy restaurant trying watered-down goulash in Budapest! Hungarian food, wine, spirits and hospitality are famous all over the ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.21

Small-Group Wine and Sightseeing Tour with One-Way Budapest to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest Transfer

Need to get from Vienna to Budapest or vice versa? Revel in the journey with this one-way transfer in either direction. Traveling by minivan, enjoy a pickup ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00

Tokaj Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest

Immerse yourself in the viticulture of Hungary’s beautiful Tokaj region on this day trip from Budapest. Traveling by minivan, head into this picturesque area, ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00

Budapest Wine Tasting Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Combine the riverside sights of Budapest with wine tastings on this relaxing 1-hour 30 minute early evening cruise! Sail along the Danube and watch the ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.45

Budapest Wine Culture Tour Including Hungarian Snacks and City Sightseeing

Budapest through wine-colored glasses? Yes, please. You’ll want to raise a glass of Hungarian wine and salute the city and this tour after spending a few hours ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.10

Etyek Wine Tour and Meal with Chocolate or Cheese Tastings

Indulge your passion for wine and either chocolate or cheese on a 5-hour tour from Budapest. Choose a morning or afternoon tour that starts with chocolate or ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.72

Villány Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest Including Lunch

Delight in Hungary’s charming Villány wine region on this full-day, small-group tour from Budapest. Accompanied by a wine-aficionado guide, head into this ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00

Small-Group Budapest Wine-Tasting Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

You simply can't go to Hungary without sampling the local wine. While in the capital, take a break for an informative small-group wine-tasting tour of ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.88

Hungarian Wine Tasting in Budapest

Delve into the delicious, underrated world of Hungarian wine on this 2-hour evening wine tasting in Budapest, with an expert sommelier-guide. Head to a cozy ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

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