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Wine Tasting in Budapest

By Viator, August 2016

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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.

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Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest, Budapest, null
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Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 127 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 $78.37
Small-Group Wine and Sightseeing Tour with One-Way Budapest to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest ... 
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Small-Group Wine and Sightseeing Tour with One-Way Budapest to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest Transfer

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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
Budapest Wine Tasting Cruise, Budapest, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Budapest Wine Tasting Cruise

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Combine the riverside sights of Budapest with wine tastings on this relaxing 2 hour early evening cruise! Sail along the Danube and watch the landmarks as you ...  Read more

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

From USD $23.05
Etyek Wine Tour and Meal with Chocolate or Cheese Tastings, Budapest, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Etyek Wine Tour and Meal with Chocolate or Cheese Tastings

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

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 $95.66
Eger Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest Including Lunch, Budapest, Day Trips
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Eger Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest Including Lunch

Discover Hungary’s famous Eger wine region, known for its ‘Bull’s Blood’ (Egri Bikavér) reds, on this small-group day trip from Budapest. With an expert ...  Read more

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

From USD $295.00
Tokaj Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest, Budapest, Day Trips
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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 Culture Tour Including Hungarian Snacks and City Sightseeing, Budapest, Day Trips
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Budapest Wine Culture Tour Including Hungarian Snacks and City Sightseeing

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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 $66.85
Villány Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest Including Lunch, Budapest, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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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
Hungarian Wine Tasting in Budapest, Budapest, Day Trips
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Hungarian Wine Tasting in Budapest

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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
Small-Group Budapest Wine-Tasting Tour, Budapest, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Small-Group Budapest Wine-Tasting Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 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 $34.58

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