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Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest

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Experience the best of Hungary’s wine region on a half-day 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.
  • 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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Visits to 2-3 wine cellars
up to 12 wine samples with snacks
2-course dinner with water
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest , Budapest, Erzsébet tér 9-10, 1051 Hungary

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is 1 in the middle of Budapest, right on the crossing of M1, M2, and M3 Metro lines.

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This activity will end right where it started.Please contact City & Wine 1-2 days prior to your tour to confirm exact pickup location and pickup time.
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

Sample Menu:

First course:
• Roasted duck leg served with green vegetablesDessert:
• Chocolate mousse
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English, German and French
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As part of our Corona Virus Safety policy, guests required to wear health masks while in the bus
  • Guests with upper respiratory symptoms are not allowed to board the bus
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City and Wine Kft.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-day Wine Tasting Tour in Etyek Wine Country near Budapest.

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  • "Definitely worth a visit to see the country side and more of the city." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour even if you are not a wine drinker." See review
  • "This is a very low key but fun and very enjoyable way to experience Hungarian wines, wineries, and winemakers." See review

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star-5
Fantastic, just do it.
David_E
, Jun 2022
Excellent day, the country side is amazing; the wines fantastic, food was also great. The wine makers are also really nice. Our guide was Peter, who was full of knowledge and information about the area and wine. A relaxing escape from the city; well worth it, and you can buy the wine if you like it. I would say this tour had a touch of class about it.
star-5
Great experience
brian_k
, Jun 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, wine was excellent, food was excellent and Susan was a pleasure ( Susan, we found the statue, have you seen the rabbit up at the palace?)
star-5
Hands-Down Amazing & Beautiful Experience!
Mitchell_B
, Jun 2022
My wife and I had an amazing time! The scenery and wineries are stunning, and it’s crazy to think it was only about 35 mins drive from Budapest center. We spent the trip getting to know two other couples and a solo-traveler from different places in the world, and we all immediately felt like a tour family over drinks and a meal. Peter was our guide, and he was the most amazing, kindest person you could ever meet. He gave us very detailed info about the history of wine in Etyek countryside and would also help answer any other questions you may have about the Budapest area. We would recommend this tour 100% that you should go!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Mitchell, thank you very much for your enthusiastic review! See you next time you are in Hungary! Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Must-do tour in Budapest!
Rebecca_H
, Jun 2022
All three wineries were family-owned and phenomenal choices. The first location was cool and modern, the second was a very authentic old cellar in one of the German villages, and the third was a beautiful farmhouse feel. Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. The wines were all delicious! We were shocked at how much we loved every single one. Each winery had a little appetizer and the third served a full multi-course dinner which was so good. This is a must-do!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Rebecca, thank you for your kind review! All the best, Tamas
star-5
Perfect wine day
Jason_M
, Jun 2022
The wine tour was lovely! Susan was a great guide and was super friendly the whole way. We got to meet some great couples from around the world and had a great time drinking the fantastic wines. The views of the rose garden, the beautiful food and delicious and reasonably priced wines made it a perfect day
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A beautiful afternoon in Etyek countryside
Michelle_S
, Jun 2022
Meeting the most wonderful couples from Denmark, Finland and the UK made for a beautiful afternoon enjoying wines and a homemade Hungarian lunch from afamily on a small vineyard.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Michelle, thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Tamas
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun trip to winery.!!!
Ronnie_C
, Jun 2022
Sampling of the wines. Dinner at the last winery was excellent and the view to die for. Host was excellent. Very knowledgable. Will definitely recommend this trip. Lots of laughter and fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent,especially the dinner and high standard wines
ChristyanaMariaPiper
, Jun 2022
Passion of the wine makers are remarkable. Suzanne is very informative and glad there was Peter drove us bck to hotel after enjoying the wine too much😄
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Christy, we are glad you enjoyed it! All the best, Tamas
star-5
Ethel wine tour
Kathy_A
, May 2022
We enjoyed the full experience. The tour guide, Mike was great, informative. We were never rushed, got to taste lots of really good wines, and spend time talking to other people on the tour. Our dinner was chicken, rice, and salad. The chicken was excellent. We also had some small rolls at first winery, very good. We had duck pate on small round breads at the second winery which were delicious. They all gave generous pourings of each wine which I greatly appreciated. This was definitely one of the best wine tours we have ever taken. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Kathy, thank you for your kind words! Best regards, Tamas
star-4
Nice trip
Peter_V
, May 2022
Very good explanation of Hungarian wines. Nice degustation with different wine bruwers and nice visit to cellar.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Peter, thank you for your kind words Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Great hosts and wine
Timothy_K
, May 2022
Great hosts and wine! Would recommend to go. Peter was very knowledgeable and the winery owners very passionate
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Tim, thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Amazing wine
Ali_B
, May 2022
The tour was really fun ride delightful wine and amazing company cant think of anything bad to point it out
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Ali, it was great to have you on our tour! Best regards, Tamas
star-4
Lovely intimate, family style tour. Loved!
Rebecca_K
, May 2022
I have done many wine tours before but there is something special and unique about experiencing smaller, family run vineyards. It was also interesting trying “orange” wine. A nice, intimate, family style tour which I very much enjoyed and would recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Rebecca, thank you for your kind words Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Brilliant experience!
YengBe_T
, Apr 2022
Such an amazing afternoon and evening with plenty of delicious wines, and the chance for a glimpse of life in a village outside of the city centre and to meet local winemakers and hear about their passion. The guide, Susan, was brilliant and so knowledgeable about local history and of course, wine! Would definitely do this again if visiting Budapest once more!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Yeng Be, thank you for your enthusiasm for the wines and for our tour! See you next time in Budapest! Best regards Tamas
star-5
Recommended!
William_P
, Apr 2022
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour. The driver, Peter, was very personable and knowledgeable, and the dinner in the country was an amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear William, thank you for your kind words! Best regards Tamas
star-5
Great time. Sign up for this tour! (But eat something beforehand)
Stephanie_Z
, Apr 2022
Peter picked us up on time, provided lots of commentary on the drive to the wineries, and gave great tasting notes. He knows Hungarian wines!! The tasting amounts are very generous. I was definitely drunk by the end of the night. I would tip out half the 12 glasses of wine if I were to do it again. I purchased a bottle but none of the wineries were pushy about buying something- which I appreciated
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Stephan, we are happy that you had a great time, enjoy the Hungarian wine at home too! Best regards, Tamas
star-5
Highly Recommend This Tour
Glenn_H
, Apr 2022
The guide was fantastic! Very professional and very knowledgeable. Great day, we had a wonderful time.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Glenn, thank you for your kind words! Best regards, Tomas
star-5
Amazing!
Isabella_B
, Apr 2022
Tomas was amazing, and so were all of the winery owners and workers! Absolutely delicious wines and beautiful scenery
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Isabella, thank you for coming, we had a great time! Best regards, Tamas
star-4
Nice experience
Arjaan_B
, Apr 2022
Guide was very friendly. Wine was great. Information was interesting. Would have been nice to explore a little; either see the vineyards, or the barrels or some part of the wine making process. Would have been interesting to learn about wine tasting as well. Overall a nice experience.
star-5
Great Tasting!
Candice_G
, Apr 2022
Visited 3 small wineries, with very friendly presenters. Some of the best wines we tasted on our wine trip. Comfortable drive to country. Wonderful home cooked dinner in house at last winery. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Candice, thank you for your enthusiastic comment, I am glad that you had a great time. Best regards, Tamas

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