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Experience the best of Hungary’s wine region on a 4-hour 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.

Highlights

  • 4 or 5-hour wine tasting and meal experience in the Etyek wine region from Budapest
  • Visit three family-run wineries and learn the secrets of local winemaking
  • 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
  • Taste 4 wines at each visited place

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What You Can Expect

Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest

Visit three Etyek wineries and discover the secrets of local winemaking

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

Customer Reviews

dominique b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantaxtic tour excellent guide Michael was very knowledgeable. Interesting winemaker and delicious lunch

Matthew613

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I have never been in a vineyard before so I was excited to go on this tour, Etyek is only a 30 minute drive from Budapest and our tour guide Julie was from the area so she knew the place inside out. We tried 3 wine in the first vineyard and you could buy extra plus the first vineyard made their own brandy but I did not bring much money with me, next time I will buy the brandy and a few bottle of wine. I only had carry on luggage with me, next time I go back I will have proper luggage as you can bring back 10 liters of alcohol if traveling between EU states. We went down into the wine cellar and seen a few different techniques they employ to produce wine.

The second vineyard we went to was mainly for a 3 course Hungarian lunch with a few glass of wine from their vineyard, the food was great, I don't know what the name of the dishes were but it tasted great.

I would recommend this trip and it is not too long you will leave at around 10am and get back at around 2pm

Geraldine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

HIghly recommend...great tour ! Wines and the lunch were wonderful !

Jean C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I really enjoyed this tour. The wine country out side of Budapest is hilly and lovely with many small wineries. The white wines we tasted were amazingly good and the dinner we had was excellent. For a really good time as an extra trip out of the city I would highly recommend this tour.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really really enjoyed this leisurely tour. 6 people and the guide. Great to see outside the city and the guide was brilliant. The people at the 2 vineyards we visited were very nice and very welcoming. Tasted the wines and got detailed very interesting explanations. Loved it.

Maureen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was exceptional in everyway. Our guide, Ester, was fabulous. Her knowledge and rapport made the afternoon and evening delightful. The winemakers welcomed us with fantastic wines and seemed to love the dialogue about their wines and winemaking. The dinner was like being at home. Do it!

Debra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide Julianne was great. She even took photos and emailed them to everyone on the tour. The dinner at the last winery was delicious. It was a great introduction to the Hungarian oak barrels for me.

Brenda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great fun! Our tour guide, Denes, is the son of a winemaker and he had extensive knowledge of the region and the wines that are produced there. Plus the group was small 14 which made for good conversation and plenty of laughs. The food and the wines were very good. All in all a very good tour.

Betty T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tour guide excellent and one tour excellent.

Analiese D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an excellent tour and with every penny. Our lovely guide Ester picked us up at our apartment and she was extremely knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions and have I'd am introduction to the wine industry of Hungary. We arrived in Etyek which of a lovely green neighborhood with affordable homes and cellars. We enjoyed 12 lovely wines from 3 different vintners. The staff at each were very kind and fun and made for more interesting conversation. Or let stop was the best. We entered the front room of the vintners home and we're treated to a 3 course meal made by the husband of the pair. We met their dog and young son. It was such a lovely afternoon and Ester showed us how much this region had to offer!

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