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Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

1. 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.

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Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

2. 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. 

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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 with this program.  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 charcuterie, artisan bread, spicy sauce and "sweet snails". Get to know about traditional and new-wave coffeehouses, street-food places, market halls and current trends in Hungarian gastronomy from your expert local guide.

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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.

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Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

5. 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.

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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.

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Buda Food Walk

7. Buda Food Walk

Since Buda is not high on tourist radars, the eateries, markets, and shops here have been designed with locals in mind. You will see the places where locals like to go. The tour starts with a visit to a neighborhood market (one of the best in the city!) where farmers and artisans from the countryside come to sell fresh produce, carefully bottled jams, juices, preserves, and more. Several butchers here specialize in indigenous Hungarian animals, with high-quality meat from Mangalica and grey cattle on offer. Cheese mongers offer an array of delicious cheese made in the local styles. For lunch you will feast on authentic home-style Hungarian dishes at a few tiny eateries where the cooking is grandmotherly, as is the décor. Lunch will be followed by a stop at a gem of a pastry shop, run by the same family for generations, where the pastries taste as beautiful as they look. The walking tour will include a coffee break at a Socialist-style coffee shop which has barely changed over the past several decades. In addition to eating your way through Budapest, the local guide will discuss the fascinating sights, architecture, and history in this eclectic part of town. Buda locals love living here for another reason— the Buda side has the best thermal bath houses. This walk ends near a local favorite, where you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some healing water. If you are so inclined, you'll be provided information and directions towards these warm mineral-rich waters (which are said to help with digestion) at the tour’s end.

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Etyek Village Private 4-Hour Wine Tour from Budapest

8. Etyek Village Private 4-Hour Wine Tour from Budapest

The Etyek region is best known for its sparkling wines, and in particular, its Törley champagnes. Fresh, fragrant, and elegant white wines such as Chardonnay, Italian Riesling, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc are also produced here with increasing success. During this 4-hour private tour you’ll visit the village of Etyek and also a winery and wine cellar with a professional guide. You’ll learn about the production process and have the opportunity to try the locally made wines. Learn about Hungarian wine culture and choose a bottle to purchase as a souvenir of your visit. Take a break to enjoy a tasty lunch accompanied by one of the local wines.

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Budapest to Vienna 1-Way Transfer Tour and Wine Tasting

9. Budapest to Vienna 1-Way Transfer Tour and Wine Tasting

See some of the highlights between Budapest and Vienna on a transfer tour between the 2 cities. Visit palaces, villages, and beautiful lakes, and sample delicious food and wine along the way. Ideal if your vacation includes time in both Budapest and Vienna, this transfer service will make the most of your travel time. Rather than rushing from one destination to the next, travel slowly and experience the culture. Stop at a few wineries and taverns in small towns, and see historical castles along the way. Your driver will take you through Sopron in northwest Hungary to the shallow Lake Fertő (Lake Neusiedl) on the Austrian-Hungarian border. Marvel at a landscape protected by UNESCO. Then, continue through the Burgenland region to see beautiful villages and fabulous palaces. Once in Austria, explore the Burgenland region famed as the capital of Austria’s red wine industry.

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The Turquoise Sea of Hungary: Lake Balaton Private Tour

10. The Turquoise Sea of Hungary: Lake Balaton Private Tour

Marvel at the beauty of the lake on a scenic, 10-minute ferry ride to Tihany peninsula. Upon arrival, experience the beauty of the peninsula up close. Thanks to the special attributes of its landscape, its geological idiosyncrasies, its diverse flora and fauna, it was the first designated protected area in Hungary. On its smaller hill, a church and a monastery were founded as early as nine centuries ago. The tour includes a visit to the most famous abbey of Hungary, as well as to Balatonfüred, the capital of the northern shore. Balatonfüred was always beloved by artists and writers and for good reason; the pretty promenade and beautiful villas and mansions will very likely steal your heart. While there, your guide will show you one or two totally off-the-beaten-track treasures of the region. At the end of the day, you will be driven back to your hotel in Budapest.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 425 reviews

Down to earth, educational and fun! I’m Hungarian but been living abroad for over a decade. I’ve taken my British boyfriend, Germany based sister and Hungarian friend and all of us had great fun and learned a lot about Hungarian wine and winemaking. The wine were excellent, the tapas great - honestly I highly recommend it!

Very knowledgeable and learned a lot about wines. Super nice guy and loved all the wines he bought, will defiantly be returning and getting in contact to do again! 100% worth the money and could not recommended enough

Very good tour with Christie. She is very knowledgeable of Hungarian history. She speaks excellent English and also Italian! The chimney cake and wine was great too! We highly recommend her and the tour

Tasty and highly entertaining. You'll learn a lot about Hungarian vines while not being bothered a dime.

Chef Paul was excellent. Truly a great learning experience and a lot of fun. Highly recommend