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

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

Natasha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Great tour! Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. We visited 2 wineries since we did the morning tour. The wines were great and the hosts were wonderful. Definitely worth a visit to see the country side and more of the city.

mkatram

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Highly recommend tour. Our guide, Michael, was very personable and fun. We visited three wineries, met with local winemakers, learned about their processes and dreams, and finished our tour with a lovely traditional dish. Michael was kind enough to allow us time for photos by the sunflower fields. It was a great experience!

lvnlfe422

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Had a lovely time on this adventure. Just thirty minutes outside of the city center and so nice to see a little bit more of the country. The wineries were truly lovely and the wines were good. Better than anything I’ve had at a restaurant in town. I wish I would have bought some wine! The time just kept slipping away and before I knew it the tour was over. I highly recommend this tour.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The Etyek City and Wine Tour guide Julianna was the perfect host for our tour. Most of us were unaware of the long history of wine making in Hungary but Julianna was able to remedy that situation as we took the comfortable coach ride to the Etyek region, again quite unknown to us. This area produces mostly white wine and the highlights of the tour were the numerous tiny family operated vineyards in the district. We visited three very different operations all of which were very interesting. An excellent lunch was included as well as snacks at the other winery tastings. Julianna takes lots of photographs and will email them to you as lovely memories of an excellent day in the Hungarian countryside with new friends!

laura

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had the most wonderful day! All of the wine was delicious, even purchased a few bottles! Each place was different and beautiful in it's own way. All of the owners of the wineries were extremely interesting and the food at the final stop was delicious! Would definitely recommend this tour. Absolutely loved it! We visited with our 20 something kids, they loved it as well!

Sin Mei Sheila W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Denes Orosz was our tour guide. His humor made the trip a pleasant informative one.

Matthew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Pick-up was easy. The three wineries were very different, but all three nice in their own way. The dinner was fantastic. Drop-off was easy. Good people and drinks....what's there not to like!

Yvette W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The best tour I ever took! The wine is spectacular, our guide was super funny and informative, they are not light pours so you really get a great taste and I would take this tour everyday! We had a wonderful local meal paired with wine at a local home and the food was delicious!!! I learned a lot about the harvesting process and best of all, the wine was a great price and I bought a bottle from every place. This is a must do tour!!! 100 stars and would go again in a heartbeat!

Anne K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Outstanding tour. Visited 3 lovely wineries. This is about 1 hour outside of Budapest. Our guide, Mark was knowledgeable and fun to be with. Small group. Had a very nice dinner in a county inn. Would highly recommend booking for both young and older guests.

Erin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

What a delightful afternoon! The guide was very informative, our vineyard hosts were generous, and the home cooked meal was the perfect end to a wonderful tour. We met a friendly shar-pei named Marzapan who might have been more interested in our stew rather than us... Would recommend to any wine lover, or if you have an interest in learning. This is a great escape from the city!

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