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

1. 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.

From Budapest: Guided Tour of Eger with Wine Tasting

2. From Budapest: Guided Tour of Eger with Wine Tasting

Spend the day in the picturesque town of Eger, the 2nd largest city in northern Hungary, and best known for its castle, thermal baths, Turkish minaret and baroque buildings. Flanked by the Bükk Hills of the Northern Uplands, it is also where the rich Bull’s Blood wine of Egri Bikavér is produced. During the tour, you will visit the 19th-century neoclassical Cathedral and facing Lyceum, with its 20,000 volume library and famous Specula and Planetary Museum. See the baroque Minorite Church and intricate wrought iron gate of Fazola at County Hall. Go to Eger Castle, built in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion, and located at the top of the cobblestone streets of Dózsa György tér. Your tour includes entrance to the castle, where you can see historic statues and paintings. After optional lunch and a wine tasting in the valley of Szépasszony-völgy, continue to Egerszalók at the foothills of the Bükk. Relax at one of the best spas in town, where 2 thermal springs emerge as geysers near the settlement border. The medicinal water is highly sought for the treatment of circulatory and muscular ailments, such as arteriosclerosis, rheumatic disease, bile, and stomach problems.

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Fantastic!

Gergely Szabo is the BEST and FRIENDLIEST and KNOWLEDGEABLE tour guide we ever had! - Thank you, Gergely, it was our greatest pleasure knowing you! We are looking for your service again for our next visit to Hungary! - Attila & Yubby -

Such an amazing tour and experience. Gergely was very knowledgeable about Hungarian history. He went above and beyond in providing us with information. We highly recommend him and his services.

Kinga is an excellent guide, with great disposition, warm and gave us an exceptional experience. We recommend the tour with her! We were very happy, thanks!

Great day trip

We had a wonderful day exploring Eger. The wines were wonderful. Our driver and guide Frank was great. It was an all round fun day.