2 to 6 people
Highlights of This Tour
Tokaj, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Hungary’s most famous wine region and the first delimited wine region in the world, dating back at least 1,000 years. The region is wholly a white wine region, best known for its sweet aszú wines, which are made from botrytized grapes. But over the past decade or so, winemakers have increasingly been focusing on dry wines, to much success. If you are a wine lover who has to choose just one Hungarian wine region to visit, it should definitely be Tokaj.
What is Included
The tour includes visits to three wineries, wine tasting with 6 to 8 wines at each winery, lunch (either homemade or at a local restaurant owned by a winery), a generous plate of artisan cheese and charcuterie at one of the wineries, and a great day spent with other wine lovers. By the end of the day, you’ll have a good understanding of Hungarian wine making as well as of the wines you tasted and the Tokaj region. The tour also includes transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off. This tour is also offered as private tours.
Why I Recommend This Tour
If you are a wine-lover and also want to learn more about Hungary beyond Budapest, then I highly recommend that you book a wine tour. These tours offer a unique way of visiting some of the most beautiful parts of the country while also exploring some wonderful vineyards and wineries. Since these are full-day tours, you’ll get to visit several wineries, taste many different wines and also enjoy a delicious lunch.
Organizing such day trips on your own would be quite demanding as it’s not easy to get in touch with the wineries, arrange transport, lunch and more. These tours offer a stress-free and comfortable way of visiting the best wineries in the various regions with a knowledgable wine-specialized guide.
Founder of Budapest Local
- This tour operates all year round
- Small-group tours run on Monday, Friday & Sunday
- Private tours run daily
- Pick-up time: around 8am from your hotel in Budapest
- Drop-off time: around 8pm at your hotel in Budapest
- Travel time: approx. 2.5 hours from Budapest
Food & Wine
- 3 winery visits with generous tastings of 6-8 wines at each winery
- a generous three-course lunch
- selection of local cheese and charcuterie to accompany one of the tastings
- a cold plate of local products (cheese, meat, etc.) will accompany the final tasting of the day.
- light snacks and bottles of mineral water for the car ride
This tour is also available as a private tour, which can be customized.
Tours are led by a food wine-specialized tour guide.
Legal Drinking Age
The legal drinking age is 18 in Hungary, so anyone aged 18 and above is welcome to participate!
A list of the places visited on the tour (plus many more for you to check out on your own) will be emailed to you.
This experience is part of our recommended tours and activities and it is offered by one of our partner companies.
A fascinating wine tour
“We did the one-day tour to Tokaji; Tamás was our guide and Zoltan the driver. It is quite a long drive, but the experience makes up for that. The organization was excellent, Tamás providied us with lots of background and documentation on the way there, We visited two wineries which could not have been more different, which was wonderful in getting a good overview of the region. In between we had an excellent lunch, accompanied by wines from a third winery. Needless to say, the quality of the wines was outstanding, a real privilege to experience this. If you are interested in wine, I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.”
Rober W, Reims, France
Tokaji Wine Region Tour
“We had an excellent time on our tour of the Tokaji wine region. Our tour guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable about not only the wine, but also the local food and culture. We visited two wineries and had a lovely lunch together. It was a special experience that rivaled recent trips to Bordeaux. The trip included a driver as well as our tour guide. It is a long day trip (it is a 2 hour drive from Budapest to Tokaji) but it was well worth it. This was one of our favorite days of our two week trip in Central Europe. Highly recommend.”
lauramichelleh, Seattle, Washington
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