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Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

1. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

Get an introduction to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine with an annotated wine and cheese tasting experience in Budapest. Sample five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, 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 that 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: Medieval Dinner Show with Drinks

2. Budapest: Medieval Dinner Show with Drinks

Step back in history to medieval times with this fun and unique 3-hour experience that brings the past to life in the atmosphere of a medieval tavern. No detail has been left out, and there’s plenty to enjoy during the medieval show that accompanies the evening. See swordsmen, jugglers, and belly dancers, all performing to music.  After your arrival at around 7 PM, start the evening with a welcome shot. Continue your meal at 8 PM as the artists start the spectacle. While enjoying the show, feast on a delicious Hungarian meal of your choice: Lancelot's Challenge: Huge Angus beef rump steak slices with cheddar, bacon, onions, bean with foiled potatoes with sour cream and garlic. This menu also includes a welcome shot of apple Pálinka (schnaps) and 0.5L of draft beer. (includes lactose).  Butcher's Sword: Tomahawk steak coated in spices with cheddar cheese and sauce. This menu also includes a welcome shot of apple Pálinka (schnaps) and 0.5L of draft beer. (includes lactose, gluten, celery, mustard, and nuts).

Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

3. 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.

Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Experience

4. Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Experience

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.

Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

5. Budapest: Hungarian Wine Tasting Experience

Uncork some of wines made from Hungarian grape varieties on this guided walking tour in Budapest. Deepen your knowledge of local wines and savor their flavors and aromas. Try a smattering of products from Hungarian farms with your wines. Meet your local wine expert at a central wine bar in Budapest. Taste 7 different wines from larger and lesser-known producers. Sample white wines from the so-called "Unpronounceable Grape," cserszegi fűszeres. Move onto Hungary's best-known grape, furmint and taste red wines such as kadarka and Bull's Blood. Accompany your wine with tapas plates of olives, ham, sausages, tomatoes, and cheeses from farms just outside the city. 

Eger: Countryside, Culture, and Wine (Full-Day Private Tour)

6. Eger: Countryside, Culture, and Wine (Full-Day Private Tour)

On this full-day tour from Budapest, enjoy a 1.5-hour drive by a comfortable private car to Northeast Hungary, to the city of Eger, where you’ll begin your visit with a guided walk through the famous fortress above the old town. Visit the exhibition on the castle's history. The Castle of Eger is known for its successful defense against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. Today it is a listed and protected historic monument. From the walls of the castle, you’ll have an amazing panoramic view of the old town of Eger. After visiting the fortress, the guided tour continues in the historical city center with charming baroque streets and houses. The tour includes, among other sights, the main square with the town hall and the Minorite church, one of the most beautiful examples of baroque religious architecture in Hungary. Visit the second-largest cathedral in Hungary and the main building of the university (Lyceum) from 1785. Eger offers a number of sites dating from the time of the Ottoman Empire, including the 40-meter-high Turkish Minaret, which is the northernmost in Europe, and the Turkish Bath. The city and surrounding region are also famous for wine. The Valley of the Beautiful Woman is home to numerous wine cellars. Their history goes back to the 18th century or earlier. You can taste the high-quality local red, white, and rosé wines in the historical cellars.

Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

7. Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

Get acquainted with Hungarian food and marvel at all the produce at the large Central Market Hall. Learn the history of the building and discuss the food culture of Hungary with your guide. Hear how the locals use ingredients such as pork fat, paprika and goose liver. Then, venture into the surrounding neighborhoods and visit a spice shop, kosher bakery, coffee house, candy producer or artisan chocolate shop, depending on the day of the week. Sample typical dishes at a butcher's shop and go to a traditional patisserie to taste the elegant cakes. End with a wine tasting of 3 essential wines from the different wine regions of Hungary.

Budapest Christmas Market: Private Walking Tour

8. Budapest Christmas Market: Private Walking Tour

Admire the products of local handicrafts, degust the unique Hungarian tastes, and enjoy walking under the wonderful Christmas lights while a guide shares interesting facts with the group about the Hungarian festive season. Learn about the most important decoration on the tree in Hungary, and who brings Christmas gifts for the Hungarians instead of Santa Claus. Explore two of the capital's most famous Christmas Markets while being led by a guide, and taste chimney cake with mulled wine while the guide teaches the group about Hungarian Christmas and answers questions about its traditions. Please note: Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test from shoppers is required before entry to the territory of the Christmas markets.

Budapest: Essentials of Hungarian Wine Tasting Class

9. 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.

From Budpaest: Páty Wine Village Tour with Tastings

10. 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 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.

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This was everything that Get Your Guide said it would be. Easy to find in central Budapest. Easy public transportation access. It took place in a very quaint tasting room of a local winery. Everyones their own charcuterie board and a flight of wines to taste...5 in all. The daughter of the family that owns the winery told us about each wine we were tasting from different wine regions in Hungary. They were very accomodating to my wife who cannot drink red wines and gave more white wine substitutes to her. Very friendly and well worth the cost. The charcuterie selection was excellent! Highly recommend.

My husband and I had an amazing evening with Miki. He is so knowledgeable about Hungarian wines. We learned so much. It turned out to be a excellent choice for us. We both would highly recommend this wine event!

Fantastic place, food and wine. We really enjoyed our tastings and we learned a lot about Hungarian wines. We had fun and met new people too.

Incredible evening. Very attentive staff. Food has massive portions and all tasty. Entertainment was first class. Highly recommend.

This was a wonderful experience. The information was shared in an engaging fashion and the charcuterie and wine were excellent.