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Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

1. Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

Meet your local wine expert at a central wine bar in Budapest. During the 2 hour activity, taste 7 different wines from larger and lesser-known producers. On the wine tasting list, find the "Unpronounceable Grape" called Cserszegi Fűszeres, Hárslevelű, or probably the best-known grape of Hungary, Furmint. Taste red varieties such as Kékfrankos, Kadarka and a wine known as "Bull's Blood". Enjoy some tapas plates of olives, ham, sausages, tomatoes, and cheeses from farms outside the city. 

Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

2. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

There is no better combination than good wine and cheese - this tasting brings the two together. This annotated tasting experience features five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, which will introduce you to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine. The sommelier-led tasting features a carefully curated selection of five great Hungarian wines, which together will give you a broad overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varieties, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The final wine in the lineup will be a glass of sweet Tokaj aszú wine, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (and an essential part of Hungary’s wine story). The tour's focus on indigenous Hungarian grape varieties and unique local styles, means that you may taste wines which you have never even heard of before, and may not easily find elsewhere. The cheese and charcuterie are proudly sourced directly from producers. You will taste things such as mangalica pork sausages, free-range water buffalo salami, smoked duck breast, grey beef sausage, and various styles of cheese.

Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Program

3. Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Program

Experience Hungarian cuisine beyond goulash, discover what ingredients locals buy for their dishes, and what their tips and tricks are for using them on this guided food and wine walking tour of Budapest.  After meeting your expert local guide, set off on a journey of culinary exploration. Learn about the history of Hungarian cuisine in a central location and sample local delicacies, including Hungarian salami, sausage, cheese, paprika, honey, strudel, and many other specialties of the Market Hall. Round out the experience by trying 2 typical Hungarian wines and some homemade syrups with your foodie guide.

Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

4. Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

Your half-day tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. Enjoy a drive to the Etyek wine region, just a half hour outside Budapest. En route you’ll learn about Hungary’s fascinating history and hear about the country’s long and rich wine tradition. After arriving in Etyek village, you’ll visit 2 unique wineries. These small, family owned boutique wineries produce about 15,000 to 20,000 bottles of wine each year, mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars. Tour the cellars and taste 4 wines at each of the wineries. Finish the day with a rustic, 3-course home-cooked meal. Savor classic Hungarian dishes and discuss your wine discoveries as you enjoy your meal, perhaps enjoying some wine with your food. After the tour and meal, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.

From Budpaest: Páty Wine Village Tour with Tastings

5. From Budpaest: Páty Wine Village Tour with Tastings

Experience the perfect wine tour for those who wish to venture outside of Budapest and discover the wine regions of Hungary. Start the tour by getting picked up from the meeting point in central Budapest and set off for the small wine-producing village of Páty, which is just a 20-minute drive outside of the city. Here, find a variety of old, astonishing cellars, which were built as early as 1880. These typical cellars can be found only in this region and have the feel of the Hobbit burrows in the Shire from the Lord of the Rings. On the way to Páty, listen as your guide gives you an introduction to Hungary's 1000-year-old wine tradition. When you arrive in the region, visit at least 2 wineries, one of which is known for making organic wines. Meet the winemakers and head to their cellars for a tasting of at least 4 glasses of wine at each location. Enjoy an interactive tasting experience where you will have many opportunities to ask questions and get to know the local producers. At the final wine cellar, the host will prepare a tapas plate of olives, ham, sausages, and different cheeses all produced in the region by local farmers. After the program, return to Budapest and get dropped off back at the meeting point where your memorable day will conclude.

Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class

6. Budapest: Hungarian Cooking Class

Learn how to cook Hungarian dishes with the help of professional chefs at a hand-on cooking class in Budapest. Master the basics of the national cuisine during a fun and interactive lesson in a cosmopolitan studio. Hear about the ingredients traditionally used in Hungarian cooking, including the use of spices such as paprika. Try out some of the best cooking practices to treat your friends and family to a fantastic dinner in your own home.  Taste world-famous Hungarian wines and spirits, along with the best flavors of Hungarian gastronomy as you prepare three courses to enjoy a hearty lunch of your own creations.

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Folk Dancing and Drinks

7. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Folk Dancing and Drinks

Enjoy the evening views of Budapest on this Danube river cruise with live folk dancers and musicians. Have some wine, beer, prosecco, or soft drinks as you drift along the river. Embark on a Danube river cruise from Silverline Dock. Capture pictures of Budapest from the river. Dive into local culture with live performances of traditional Hungarian music and dancing. See the performer's colorful costumes. Let the dancer's teach you the basics of the songs and dances. Relax with three refreshing drinks. Return to the Silverline Dock at the end of your cruise.

Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

8. Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

The guide guided tastings you will encounter in this tour feature a carefully curated selection of 8 Hungarian wines. Together they will distill the wide range of Hungarian wine into a comprehensible story, which is hoped will be just the beginning of your Hungarian wine experience. Over 2 hours you will get a good overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varietals, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The wine is bought directly from the producers, who your guides have gotten to know well over the years. Every wine you will taste during the course of the tasting will be there for a reason, and by the session’s end you will have a good understanding of Hungary’s place in the world of wine, and plenty of good wine in your belly. This tasting is designed for anyone with an interest in wine, who would like to know more about the relatively unknown wines of Hungary. There will be a total of eight wines, beginning with an aperitif, followed by reds and whites (and perhaps a rosé), and ending with a sweet botrytised Tokaj aszú wine.

Budapest: Wine and History Day Tour with Lunch

9. Budapest: Wine and History Day Tour with Lunch

Explore Hungary's largest basilica, get panoramic views of the Danube bend, and taste the best wines of the region in a family-run vineyard. Dine in a local restaurant for an authentic Hungarian dish, before sampling traditional Palinkas. Begin with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. From there, enjoy the 45-55 minute drive to the Neszmély wine region through the hilly landscape of the Pilis Mountains. After arriving in the village of Kesztölc, you'll visit an exceptional family-run vineyard, known by wine lovers for its unique organic and traditional wine selection. The winery produces a small amount of wine each year, which is mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars. You'll tour the cellar and taste 6 wines from their selection with traditional snacks, as the wine-grower provides explanations and answers your questions about the hard work of making wine. Next, go to the Basilica of Esztergom, the largest basilica in Hungary and the 4th largest in Europe. After admiring the magnificent sculptures and frescoes of the church, it is worth climbing the stairs up to the dome. From up there, the view over the Danube Bend is breathtaking. From the basilica, you'll take a short walk to the restaurant Csülök Csárda. The restaurant itself has a long history, with its cellar having been built in medieval times. It will be there you will have lunch, which will consist of the country's favorite traditional dishes. The restaurant also has a great selection of the Hungarian spirit "palinka". Your guide will explain the origin and making of this strong drink before you finish your day with 3 samples of different flavors from palinka. Following your authentic lunch, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.

Tokaj and Sárospatak Private Day Tour from Budapest

10. Tokaj and Sárospatak Private Day Tour from Budapest

Travel out of Budapest on a private, full-day tour. Explore the northeast region of Hungary with visits to the Tokaj wine region and charming historical town ofSárospatak. Tokaj is a historical wine region, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. Its fame long predated this distinction because it is the origin of Tokaji aszú wine, the world's oldest botrytized wine. While there, you will learn about Hungarian wines as you tour a local cellar. Then enjoy a 5-series tasting accompanied by snacks. After your tasting, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to Sárospatak. This historical city is a jewel among the historic towns of Hungary, and you will tour its many unique and extravagant rooms while learning about the notable people who once owned the castle.

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4.7 / 5

based on 425 reviews

Highly recommend this experience. Miki was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. The wines were incredible, with their background stories really interesting. A plate of cold meats, cheese and bread was an ideal addition to compliment the wines.

Awesome experience thanks to Miki. Super friendly, nice and really teacher of anything about wine. Highly recommended

Informative, entertaining, delicious, professional, welcoming, cultural.

The most amazing , detailed, fabulous wine tasting ever!! much love

Amazing experience with a very knowledgdeable host!