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

By City and Wine
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About
Exploring Hungary’s Etyek wine region from Budapest in half a day is nearly impossible unless you rent a car. This guided tour visits selected Etyek’s family-owned cellars, with four tastings at each included. With round-trip transport, a meal, the opportunity to see Hungary’s countryside, and a chance to learn about and purchase (own expense) Etyek’s wines, it lets you enjoy your tastings stress-free. This tour is ideal for wine enthusiasts who are pushed for time.
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Ages 18-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 4h
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Highlights
  • Get generous tastings of four wines at each of the family-run wineries
  • Explore with a guide for the full rundown of Etyek’s history and wines 
  • A 2-course meal and option to buy wines direct offers a great value
  • Benefit from the inclusion of air-conditioned transport

  • 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
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Book your time slot and after pickup at your central Budapest hotel, make the journey into the Etyek-Buda wine region by air-conditioned minivan. Admire the rolling vineyards as your guide tells of Etyek’s white wines, commonly grown from sauvignon-blanc and pinot-gris grapes. Stop at two or three (depending on departure selected) family-run wineries, and sample four wines at each, alongside Hungarian snacks, and including a tasting of a local Törley sparkling wine. As you sip, learn the secrets behind each varietal from the winery owner and winemaker. In between the wineries, see Old Wine Hill, a beautiful hillside dotted with disused wine cellars, while learning about the local soils. Finally, savor a traditional 2-course Hungarian meal at a wine estate, enjoying it with additional wines at your expense. Your Etyek wine country tour concludes with a drop-off at your Budapest hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Hungarian State Opera, Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061 Hungary
    The Bus Stop at the Opera House is in the middle of Budapest, very close to the crossing of M1, M2, and M3 Metro lines.
Pickup details
  • Please contact City & Wine 1-2 days prior to your tour to confirm exact pickup location and pickup time.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6638WINE

      • 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
      • Most travellers 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6638WINE

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      • City and Wine
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        Budapest, Hungary
        Joined in October 2012
      • paulmT544ZP
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour of Vienna countryside wine.
        We had a fantastic time on our tour in Vienna. Tamas and Paulo were great hosts and took us to try some amazing wine and food. Met some wonderful people and even got an exclusive peek at some exquisite collections in the secret cellars. Loved every minute of it. We will definitely be going again next time In Vienna and will be trying the tour in Budapest next time we are there too, as we were gutted we didn’t realise there was a Budapest tour available while we were there already. Highly recommend.
        Written 30 March 2024
      • Henry S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great wine and hospitality
        Really fantastic tour. Guide was super friendly and knowledgeable and so were the winery owners. Really get to learn a lot about Hungarian wine. Food was great too.
        Written 20 February 2022
      • karsevgab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        AMAZING Wine Tour Experience! Trip Highlight!
        We had an absolutely great time with Julianna on our half-day tour to the Etyek wine region, just outside Budapest. It was definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip and one of the best decisions! I highly debated booking this tour, as I wasn't sure what our day to day itinerary was going to look like in Budapest and didn't feel like we had enough time to commit to a full day trip, but definitely wanted to see something outside of the city. My family is very much into wine, and thought this would be a good topic! The tour was simply fantastic! Julianna drove us to Etyek while giving us a very thorough and interesting history/culture lesson on Budapest and Hungary, throughout the different centuries all linked to the wine production and legacy of the region. It helped solidify some of the history knowledge we've been picking up, while adding really interesting facts and cool twist! Once in Etyek, we got to visit, chat, learn and sample from family wine producers on a very intimate and unique setting! We visited Nádas wine workshop and Anonym winery. I've done wine tasting and tours before, but have never done anything quite like this... it felt very personal, unique and the winemakers were all so candid and open to share everything about their own personal story and wine production, we learned tons! we also tasted exquisite wines!! We usually gravitate towards reds, but the wines we tried (from this mainly white-wine region) basically made converts of all of us! :) We ended the evening at a small family run winery/restaurant, Debreczeni-Ferenczi winery, with a fantastic dinner and chat with a lovely local family, we simply had a blast. We left the tour full, wine-happy and with a new local friend! Julianna - we'll definitely be in touch whenever we are back in the area, thank you soooo much for a fantastic experience!!! One additional note - I didn't book this trip until fairly last minute, maybe 2 days before. During our trip, I realized how much coordination effort goes behind the scenes for them to set up the visits and dinner with the winemakers and for them to be able to align their schedule and planning, specially during the low season when they might not be running the tours that often. I felt bad about booking so last minute and really appreciated everyone's efforts to make it work, but would kindly suggest/ask that you consider this and try to book as early as possible.
        Written 20 February 2020
      • mrswright1985
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A brilliant trip
        A great trip from the start. Friendly and knowledgable host. Truley delicious chocolate paired with fantastic wine and an incredibly tasty lunch. What's not to like! It was my husbands birthday and he got a candle in his desert which was a great nice touch. I would recommend this trip
        Written 29 January 2020
      • Lynn J
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highlight of Budapest
        This was such a delightful experience. Our tour guide, Julianna, was absolutely amazing. We were a group of different nationals which made this even more interesting. As a solo traveler, this was a great way to meet new people. You simply MUST sign up for this tour when in the region. So much wine, food, laughs and memories to last a lifetime.
        Written 7 January 2020
      • 281ron
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip into the courtryside
        We did the wine country tour. Great trip, good food, charming people. Nice to see the countryside and very old wineries and distilleries
        Written 5 December 2019
      • Adraper69
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Must Do Excursion to get the Best out of Budapest
        We spent a gorgeous sunny afternoon driving out from Budapest to the Etyek wine region, approximately 30 mins out of town. Our first experience was tasting hand made chocolates paired with white and red wines. This takes place in the kitchen at the owner’s house in the village of Etyek. Our host was great and explained the intricacies of the art of chocolate making. You can even have a go at making bonbons. Bars of chocolate and bonbons are available for purchase and come beautifully packaged. They make excellent gifts but there is no pressure to buy whatsoever. We then proceeded to a nearby vineyard where we tasted more of the local wines in a wonderful purpose built visitor centre with views out over the hills. To finish off the day we went to another nearby vineyard and Bed and Breakfast where the owner provided more wine for us to sample followed by a traditional 2 course Hungarian meal. We enjoyed a delicious game stew of Venison and Wild Boar, freshly hunted by the host and prepared by his wife. This was followed by a sour cherry strudel. They will happily cater for any dietary requests as long as you tell your guide so they can have some notice. Thank You to Louis, our driver for taking good care of us. Thank You especially to our charming guide Margaret, who was very informative and, most of all, great fun. There was much laughter and that really made the trip great. All in all we were away over 5 hours. It was a memorable trip and a wonderful way to meet and spend time with local people. Most interactions are with hotel staff or waiters! It was also great to get outside the city and see some beautiful countryside.
        Written 30 October 2019
      • Kashyap P
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect evening
        This was a great tour by Michael, we were picked up from our hotel in Vienna and we explored the vineyards nearby Vienna( outside the city unlike it’s name ), all the vineyard hosts were wonderful and had some of the best wines I have tasted. Dinner was also excellent and so was our evening with our amazing,knowledgable and funny guide Michael, he added the feather to the cap! 😄
        Written 29 October 2019
      • 515bluec
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highlight of our trip
        Loved the wine tour, which was a cosy group size (about 6 of us). It was an interesting visit to family run, small sized operations. Wine servings were also really generous-- we had about 9 glasses in total. The lunch served was homemade and really good. The guide picked us up at 10am and we were back at 2 pm.
        Written 21 October 2019
      • Julie G
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Experience of our Danube Region Trip
        This was just a lovely day. My review will probably not do this justice. Our excellent and friendly driver/host (Julianna) picked us up at our hotel. We collected the other adventurers on our tour (8 of us in total) and off we went to Etyek. We had selected the Chocolate tasting and decided to make it a Lunch tour (Dinner is also offered). We were taken to the Gingallo Chocolaterie in a cute little home. Viktoria, the owner, was so gracious, and provided us with an excellent lesson all about chocolates and the real way to taste chocolate, especially with wine. We even got to make some special truffles. The crew came back for us and we were shuttled to an amazing family vineyard nearby for more tastings and lunch. The family was very hospitable, the wine was perfectly paired, and the food was like your favorite Aunt cooked it. We laughed and had a great time with our fellow travellers from the US, Australia and Scandinavia. Julianna, our host and guide, was delightful. Her energy was infectious and her knowledge was truly appreciated. We like to take unique tours while we travel. We prefer to be in smaller groups and this was one of our favorite days of our 2 week trip to the Danube region. We left with the gift of great memories and some amazingly delicious chocolate. We highly recommend this excursion.
        Written 24 September 2019
      • Aldie B
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wine tour - disorganized
        We were really looking forward to this wine tour, but must say that we were extremely disappointed. The communication and logistics were a real issue. We were told we'd hear 48 hours before the trip was to start as to where they could pick us up and to confirm that the trip was on. We heard nothing and so I e-mailed several times and heard nothing. We ended up calling Trip Advisor back in the U.S. - Viator - and that person tried to reach the tour operator, and we ended up reaching their Budapest folks and did not have success with confirmation. So that was a wasted 30 minute phone call back to the U.S. and I can't wait to see that phone bill on my cell bill! I CANCELLED the trip, even though I was told I'd have to pay anyway, and I asked the Trip Advisor person to reverse that. After I cancelled the trip, we went out to enjoy the day. That evening, we DID receive confirmation that the tour was still on for the next afternoon and to please consider re-joining the tour. Since we DID want to go on the trip, we said "okay" and they were to pick us up right by our apartment the next day. The driver, Seth, was a great guy (spoke fluent English or German) and we enjoyed him very much. The pick ups were very disorganized, however (from the home office) and we ended up, with traffic, spending over an hour just picking people up - after leaving the city, Seth received a call, and he had to go back into the city to pick up another couple. Because of this wasted time, we only had time for 2 visits (not 3, as promised). The single vineyard we visited was lovely and we enjoyed our allotted tastings; we were also allowed to pick a free bottle to bring back with us, due to all the delays. The second/final stop was for dinner, where we were also served an assortment of wines. Overall a very disappointing tour and I would not recommend, considering the cost. This was also our first trip on TripAdvisor and I was very diappointed - too many middle-men. I would not book another trip again.
        Written 15 September 2019
      • heidisusanna
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best wine tour
        We had the best time on this tour, thanks to our host Julianna. She was amazing and so was our small group. All the vineyards we visited were different and very cool. Out of all the wines there was only one I didn't like too much. Booking was easy and effortless and pickup was also on time.
        Written 30 August 2019
      • jessy136
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        top notch
        No words can utter more... best tour i ever had ... especially mention , Juliana our tour master .. she was very informative , pleasant ... that’s aside from her beauty ☺️... i strongly recommend this must do when visit budapest
        Written 11 August 2019
      • mattsummers1986
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great fun and educational
        We were the only ones who did the chocolate tasting but it was great. There was wine with the chocolate and it was very interesting. The dinner was really nice and of course came with more wine. The hosts were very entertaining. Hungarian wine is pretty good if you ask me but hard to come by outside of the country as they can't make enough for themselves. So buy whilst you are there but watch your baggage weight limit.
        Written 7 August 2019
      • Alisolsen
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Pleasant afternoon
        I was a little concerned that there were so few reviews for this trip but decided to book on the basis that it was going to be a small group tour. Confirmation of exact pick up location and time didn't come through till the evening before we were due to go on the trip but Jennifer was very helpful and when she said she would confirm by a certain time, she did. Our driver, Seth, was punctual and friendly. This was his first time visiting some of the stops on the itinerary so there was, at times, a reliance on satnav. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't actually a tour of a vineyard, this is more of a winetasting tour and one stop was more of a bar/restaurant/wine merchant. Overall, the wine was good, the food was good and the company (6 from USA, 2 from Scotland and Seth) was interesting and friendly. Weingut Pfaffl was by the far the best stop on the itinerary. The guide clearly had a passion for her work and the wine was exceptionally good.
        Written 7 August 2019
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      cycletaylor
      Junction City, OR37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2019
      We met outside a centrally located motel and drove to three small wineries...family run, 10,000 bottle enterprises. We got a great overview and talk at each one, and FOUR "tastes". These tastes were like San Fran pours....3 or 4 ounces!!! Glad we had a driver. Our group of about 15 all got along and we had lots of fun and laughs, plus we learned a lot and bought great bottles of wine for less than $10!! Our checked bags coming back were quite heavy. Great tour! Oh..and the meal was a wonderful, family style dinner. We would do it again for sure.
      Written 3 January 2020
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      Ruth C
      16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Solo
      The wine country just outside of Budapest was charming and filled with rich wines that are really coming into their own. The vineyard owners were extremely knowledgeable and proud to share how their wine journeys have been evolving. Our guide, Peter, was fantastic and also extremely knowledgeable about the area wines. Thanks to our wonderful Hungarian hosts!
      Written 2 January 2020
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      nickii C
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This wine tour was amazing! The gentleman who took us around was very passionate about wines and knew about the winery's we were going to and the wine district of Etyek! The individual winerys made us feel so welcome and gave us a tour of the wine cellars in each. They gave us an insite of their own winery's and the ideas behind them. The 1st told us about the reason the wines we're named. The 2nd was so passionate about being individual and was so unique in their ideas! They don't focus on making 2 wines the same but focus on each wines individuality. And the food in the 3rd was so lovely. We're so glad we did this!! Also the wines tasted amazing and we just had to buy a couple in each!!
      Written 24 February 2020
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      Jordan L
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      Esther was a fantastic host she gave us an intimate tour of Etyek, i was nice to step out of the city and experience the real Hungarian culture, meet the locals and visit the wineries. The tour was engaging, educational and above all fun! 3 vineyards and (I think!) 14 taster wines which were generous. I would do this tour again and again.
      Any question you have just ask Esther and she will accommodate. There is an option to buy bottles at the vineyards but absolutely 0 pressure to do so. Also the door to door service was a lovely touch.

      Jordan & Charlotte Jan20
      Written 30 January 2020
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      jerry s
      126 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I wish I could rate this even higher. This trip gave us a great trip into the country, only a 30 min drive away, but into a small village outside the big city. The hills and valleys are very picturesque and meeting the winemakers at each stop was a huge plus. Szilard, the wine maker at Nadas was a wonderful host, sharing not just about the wine but a little history of the wine industry and this growing region. His wines were high quality and we bought as much as we could reasonably carry/drink on our trip. Our second stop at Buzal-morocza included lunch at a picturesque spot at the top of the lane. The courtyard is picture perfect and the wine along with the some local dishes was really good. Peter was a fabulous guide, he helped us understand the wines but also the local culture and some of Hungaries history. All in all our most highly recommended tour!
      Written 12 June 2022
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      Andrea Gray
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Couples
      A fantastic afternoon with Tamas our guide to three independent producers who create wine for the local market only. Very different from other visits I've experienced. The third stop included a wonderful home cooked dinner along with the wine! We tasted excellent wine at all three venues. Highly Recommend this tour.
      Written 8 July 2022
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      CapnGreg
      Louisville, KY56 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022 • Friends
      Fabulous 1/2 tour with Peter. This tour provided a personal view of wine making in Hungary and Peter himself was involved in the industry for many years before becoming a tour guide with City Wine. This team was accommodating to pickup location and time. This is a must tour just outside of Budapest in the country side.
      Written 23 June 2022
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      Thank you for your kind words! Best regards, Tamas
      Written 24 June 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      charlotteg1995
      Barnsley, UK3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      Would highly recommend this tour to anybody who likes wine and culture. We had a small group just two couples and a tour guide who was absolutely amazing. she gave us a tour on the way to etyek and then took us to three incredible vineyards including her sisters so it felt like she invited us to spend the night with her family which was so welcoming. Had great wine, great food and even better company.
      Written 27 January 2020
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      Dear Charlotte, many thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure to welcome you in Etyek. Best regards, Tamas
      Written 28 January 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Anita Wallerste... F
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Solo
      There really IS more to the Budapest area than City Center! While the pick up process seemed disorganized, going out to the hilly Etyek wine country was a fun, educational, delicious, and memorable experience.
      You can read all the articles you can find on the art of wine making, but you can't appreciate the hundreds of years old process in Hungary until you go into the ages old cellars built deep into the countryside.
      We went to three different vintners, with very different venues, and each with their own offering of their wines. The first stop was a rustic cellar neatly set up with cheerful tables to taste several wine offerings and traditional Hungarian bread with cheese spread. We were then invited to go back into the area where the wine aged in wooden barrels and we sampled the wine the vintner drew up. Very cool!
      The 2nd venue was a very modernized cellar with a banquet-length table. The vintner was quite engaging and had a great sense of humor with our fairly large (and often quite noisy) group. As he shared their wine sampling, he also shared his impressive knowledge of wine making and Hungarian history.
      The last venue was at an enclosed outdoor venue, where we sampled more wine, and ate a 3 course traditional Hungarian country meal. Nothing fancy, but tasty and filling. The vintner was especially knowledgeable and gregarious.
      A wonderful way to enjoy a different view of Budapest and taste many of the lovely varieties of wine Hungary has produced for centuries.
      Written 26 October 2023
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      richard c
      Sale, UK73 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022
      What a phenomenal trip. Tamas was a star - great sense of humour, informative and an absolute pleasure. It was great to try some of the local wines and the food was fabuluous. I would not hesitate to recommend this trip. A big thank you
      Written 19 April 2022
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