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Private Wine Tour to Eger

by Taste Hungary
per traveler Price is $390
Duration: 10h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Scenic journey to vineyards around a quaint Baroque town

  • Generous winetastings at estates among rolling hills

  • Authentic Hungarian hospitality over a 3-course lunch

  • Comfortable & hassle-free private tour for a great time

  • Insightful anecdotes from a local wine-expert guide

Highlights

  • Scenic journey to vineyards around a quaint Baroque town

  • Generous winetastings at estates among rolling hills

  • Authentic Hungarian hospitality over a 3-course lunch

  • Comfortable & hassle-free private tour for a great time

  • Insightful anecdotes from a local wine-expert guide

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Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$390

Total price is $390, taxes included

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Private Wine Tour to Eger

Activity Location

Eger

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Budapest


Description

Explore The Vinous Wonders Eger

Eger is Hungary’s northernmost red-wine-producing region, best known for its flagship Egri Bikavér (“Bull’s Blood”) blend. Winemakers here take this traditional blend seriously. It has improved tremendously and has little in common with those past Bikavér’s which were exported to the West during the Communist-era of mass-produced wine.

On this tour you’ll taste different versions of Bikavér, as well as Eger’s newer white blend, called Egri Csillag. You’ll also taste many of the single varietal wines that make up Bikavér, such as Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Merlot, and Kadarka. Though better known for its reds, Eger also produces nice whites with high minerality, including local varietals like Leányka, Királyleányka, Olaszrizling, and Tramini.

Sections of the extensive labyrinth of wine cellars underneath the town—which is hundreds of kilometers in length—are still being discovered, and being restored. Many of Eger’s best wineries are located in villages outside of town, which we will visit, but the town of Eger itself has played an important role in Hungary’s history. In a 1552 battle Eger’s residents fought the advancing Ottomans and managed to keep them out.

According to the legend, this is where the name Bull’s Blood originated. Supposedly, the soldiers were given red wine to help them fight, and the Turks mistook the wine for the blood of bulls. When the Turks returned in 1596, however, they occupied the town until 1687. Some architectural remnants of the Ottoman occupation, such as the minaret, still stand.


Inclusions

  • Guided private tour of Eger wine region

  • 3-course lunch

  • 3 wine tastings

  • Cold appetizer platter

  • Mineral water and light snacks

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Budapest hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • You must disclose any special dietary requirements to the service provider prior to booked activity date.

  • Hotel pickup is available from centrally located Budapest hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Tour departs between 8–9 AM. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.