Highlights of These Tours
This wine tour and transfer from Budapest to Vienna (or Vienna to Budapest) will turn an otherwise uneventful trip into an exciting day of exploring two wineries as well as some great examples of Medieval and Baroque architecture and some local charming villages.
The tour focuses on Northwestern Hungary and Lake Fertő (Lake Neusiedl, UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Burgenland wine region in Austria, which will give you the chance to learn about the differences between the two countries’ wine making traditions. At each winery, you’ll taste 5 to 8 wines and you’ll also enjoy a generous platter of artisan cheese and charcuterie at one of the places. Burgenland is Austria’s most varied wine region with reds, whites and even sweet botrytized wines. You’ll taste blaufrankisch, a type of grape used for producing red wine.
There are also several aristocratic castles and palaces in these regions and you’ll visit some of the most beautiful ones, including the two Eszterházy family castles in Fertőd (modelled after Versailles) and Eisenstadt. The tour will also take you to Rust, a charming little village on the shore of Lake Fertő, the second largest steppe lake in Central Europe. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant or wine tavern serving regional specialties.
Why I Recommend These Tours
Traveling from Budapest to Vienna (or Vienna to Budapest) is easy. The trip takes only about 3 hours and you can drive, take the train/bus or even fly. However, you still have to arrange the trip, get to the station, the airport or rent a car. Also, there is actually a lot to see along the way, which of course you’ll miss out on if you’re trying to get from one city to the other the fastest way possible.
This tour offers you a stress-free way of traveling, while also visiting parts of both Hungary and Austria that you probably wouldn’t see otherwise. In addition, you’ll also get to learn about each country’s wine making traiditons and taste some of their best wines.
Founder of Budapest Local
2 to 6 participants
These tours operate all year round.
Pick-up time: between 9am–9:30am from your hotel in Budapest/Vienna
Drop-off time: between 7:30pm–8:30pm at your hotel in Budapest/Vienna
This tour is also available as a private tour, which can be customized.
Tours are led by a food and wine-specialized tour guide.
Food & Wine
This tour includes two winery visits (one in Austria and one in Hungary) with tastings of 5-8 wines at each place and bottles of mineral water.
The tour also includes light snacks for the car ride and a selection of local cheese and charcuterie to accompany one of the tastings.
Lunch will be at a winery, tavern or restaurant serving local food from the region (the price of lunch is not included in the tour.
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.
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Sabbi was awesome!
“We took the tour from Vienna to Budapest and were able to stop at two wineries on our way to Budapest. He was incredibly knowledgeable not only about each city we visited but also willingly answered all of our questions regarding the history about each city/country. He was an absolute pleasure to have as a tour guide. Sabbi and the driver I’m so sorry I seemed to have forgotten his name! even surprised us at the end after learning we loved to climb to the tallest spot in the cities we visit to get the view, took us to the most beautiful lookout point in Budapest… Thanks again Sabbi!”
This was amazing!
“It was our first time using this sort of service and we had no idea what to expect. Our guide, George, was absolutely amazing. He not only was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful but had a wonderful sense of humor and had us laughing on the trip! He made our tour so special. We had the opportunity to see two different styles of wineries in two different countries, I thought it was brilliant the way they choose the two very different styles. We spent two weeks in Europe for our honeymoon and both agreed that this day was the most special day that we had. Thank you George!!!”
No better way to travel from Budapest to Vienna!