Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest

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Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest
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Savor some of Hungary’s delicious wines on this 4-5-hour wine tasting and dinner experience in the Etyek wine region. Leave Budapest in the morning or in the afternoon to explore this idyllic wine area, fêted for its elegant white and sparkling wines. Absorb the vine-covered hills dotted with old cellars and grape presses, and visit three cozy, family-run wineries to sample four wines in each. Learn local winemaking secrets from each friendly host and finish with a rustic, 2-course Hungarian dinner. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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In Brief

Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Country:
Hungary
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Dinner included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Fully narrated tour
Small-group tour by minibus
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Start your experience with a pickup at your centrally located Budapest hotel, and drive to the Etyek-Buda wine region, about 30 minutes away. Admire the vine-coated hills as you approach the town of Etyek, the hub of this relatively young wine industry that started when German settlers planted vines here around 200 years ago.

Hear about Etyek’s famous fresh and crisp white wines, typically grown from pinot gris and sauvignon blanc grapes, and its celebrated sparkling Törley wine. Then, visit Old Wine Hill where nearly 1,000 mostly disused wine cellars sprinkle the slopes. Enjoy the views over the vineyards, public grape presses and villages below as your guide explains more about the local soils and acidities.

Visit small, family-run wineries and sample four wines in each, along with tasty Hungarian snacks. In the morning tour you will get to see two wineries and in the longer afternoon tour you will visit 3 wineries. As you sip, learn local winemaking secrets from your friendly host — usually the winery owner and winemaker rolled into one. Discuss each wine with the host and get a truly personal take on each variety you’re tasting. You’ll leave with a really intimate understanding of the traditions, peoples and countryside that make the wines here so special.

Afterward, enjoy a delicious 2-course dinner at a wine estate. If it’s summer, dine outside, or if it's winter, sit down at a table inside a cellar. Savor the classic Hungarian dishes and discuss your wine discoveries as you eat, perhaps enjoying some wine (own expense) with your food. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Lastly, drive back to Budapest where a hotel drop-off marks the end of your tour.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

First course:
• Roasted duck leg served with green vegetablesDessert:
• Chocolate mousse

Departure Point

Your centrally located Budapest hotel

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had a wonderful time visiting with the vineyard managers and sampling the wine. Our guide was personable. The dinner at the last vineyard was delicious and provided a glimpse of rural life in Hungary. The pick up and return to our hotel was seamless and on time. The van was comfortable with a careful driver.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
It was a nice day out of Budapest. A fun international group and a good tour guide Margareta. It was her birthday and she still managed to come on the trip with us. I loved all the little wineries, the good wine and food. Really worth it!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
I gave this tour a 5 it probably shouldn’t have for one reason. Our guide, Peter, was excellent. The wineries were very good. They are small but make some good wine. They are in a small village of 4,000 about 45 minutes outside of Budapest. We were with a couple from Israel, a couple from Germany and a lady from Beirut. They were all young and my husband and I are not, but we had a great time with them. The only glitch was our dinner at the last winery. The chef somehow only prepared 7 dinners and gave one to Peter so the young man from Israel did not get a dinner. This never should have happened. By the time the rest of us were finished, they brought something different to him. He couldn’t eat the meat portion so the chef just took the meet away and left the rest of the dish. They did give him a bottle of wine as an apology but it shouldn’t have happened. The guide should have had the quickly prepared dish. It was a fun evening because of the people in the group.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour and Peter was a fantastic guide. We learned so much about the wine making traditions of this area and would recommend it to anyone!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
Beautiful journey into area west of Budapest visiting the Anonymous winery. Followed by the Debreczeni Pince Winery with a Hungary meal, wines accompanied each course. Set on the side of the hillside, fragrances or multicoloured roses enhanced the eye and wines teased the palate.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
One of our highlights from our stay in Budapest. Visited 2 wineries and had a very delicious 3 course Hungarian meal. I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
I always try to do a wine tour while on holiday, the wineries were a good mix of new and old, the wine was lovely (bought some bottles at each winery) and the last winery with dinner was amazing, I would definitely recommend this.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
I did the dinner version of the tour. There is an extra winery on that version. All three wineries were really good and dinner at the last one was incredibly delicious. Our tour guide was so funny and so informative. I would recommend 10/10 and would do it again.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
We had so much fun with Esther our guide. We experienced her sister and brother in laws winery first. Everything we tasted was delicious. Then to a 2nd winery where we had a fabulous lunch and more great wine.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We really enjoyed our trip to Etyek with a very knowledgeable English speaking guide and had a great time on this semi-private tour. There were only 8-10 people on the small bus. The countryside was interesting and the old winery buildings were also.The winery hosts were very gracious and provided a lot of information about their businesses and process to make their wines. I am not a wine drinker so only took small sips, but my daughter said everything was really great. And we both really enjoyed the traditional meal provided at our last stop. Highly recommend this tour even if you are not a wine drinker. It was very well organized and ran on time.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
We had a group of 8 seniors take the tour. We were in Europe for a river cruise. Our total time in Europe was 21 days. This was our favorite excursion out of 20.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
We had a great trip to Etyek showing us the countryside with Petet giving us a knowledgeable commentary. We then visited 3 family run wineries. We really enjoyed the wine at the first, the view at the second and the food at the third but really they were all well worth a visit. A great excursion. Thank you Peter.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
This was a great tour with only 12 of us. We had Australians, Canadians and Americans. Everyone mixed well and we had so much fun. Susan our guide was great. We went to 3 wineries which were all next to each other. All were good but the best was left to last. This is where we had dinner and the host was excellent. He was Extremely entertaining and looked after us very well. We could have stayed longer as we were all having a good time but of course we had to get back. I would strongly recommend this tour. The wines were good and if you are lucky enough to get a good bunch of people with you it makes it so much fun.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Excellent wineries, hosts, and guide. Would recommend this tour for anyone coming to Budapest wanting to see the country side and taste some great wine.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Our guide Susan was a gem sharing some Hungarian history, the wineries were fantastic and beautiful! Highly recommend this excellent tour!!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
This was the best tour of our trip! Beautiful scenery, family wineries and great wine and dinner! Well worth the price!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
Our tour was fantastic! We made contact with 11 others in our small group and proceeded to have a FANTASTIC time. We are "age mature adults" but we quickly made friends with the younger people in the group. By the 3rd winery we were in the middle of one of our best tours ever! The coach was comfortable and our tour guide was exceptional. We lucked out and got mixed in with a fun loving group and made the most of it. Remember, you make your own fun!!!! Just remember: THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND IT IS NOT A REHEARSAL! THERE ARE NO DO OVERS!!! MAKE THE VERY BEST OF IT! WE DID AND WE DO! \Doug and Chris Reed
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
So much fun! We went to three different wineries and the wine was delicious. The views of the country side were amazing. We had dinner at the last winery and loved it. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A tour that must be done if you are in Budapest. Visited three wineries that were all different. Dinner was fantastic. Tour guide made the afternoon enjoyable. A fun afternoon had by all in our group of five.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour was fantastic. The guide spoke great English, the van to and from the wineries was comfortable, the food at lunch was delicious. We went to 2 different wineries. We tried 4 different wines at the first winery--3 whites and 1 red. And we tried 4 different wines at the second winery--2 whites and 2 roses. The second winery served us a lunch of paprika chicken and rice with charcuterie and cheese.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Get out of the city and enjoy the Hungarian countryside. This tour visits 3 Etyek area wineries with a local guide. The wineries offer very generous tasting portions and our guide provides a running commentary on what we are tasting. The area is noted mostly for its white wines with a few mostly lighter reds. We found most of them to be quite tasty and refreshing, not heavy nor too sweet. The final winery also provides a wonderful chicken dinner, a meal that is also appealing to Western palates. The tour van picked us up right from our downtown Budapest hotel and brought us back that evening. So very easy to get on the tour without having to negotiate foreign streets. Overall, a delightful tour and highly recommended.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Great visit to 3 wineries with dinner and dessert included at the last stop. Excellent wines. We met many different people and a great time was had by all. Our guide Guliana was funny and personable. She took pictures and emailed them to us already. Highly Recommend!
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Fantastic day out, beautiful locations and friendly, formative talks about everything to do with wine.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2019
Absolutely amazing trip. Our guide Denis was fantastic and offered entertaining insights into Hungarian history and wine along the way to the to the cellars. He's passion for wine shone through particularly when visiting his father's cellar. Even if you are travelling solo join this tour because once the wine starts flowing, everyone becomes friends.There will be absolutely no regrets booking this.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2019

In Brief

Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Country:
Hungary
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Dinner included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Fully narrated tour
Small-group tour by minibus