Our sister company, Taste Hungary, organizes a variety of tours, including food-focused walking tours, full-day wine tours, and longer vacations. We draw on our experience, research, and deep personal connections in the region to create delicious, memorable, and authentic food and wine experiences. At the heart of these experiences is learning about the region’s cuisine and wine via its flavors, history, culture, and context in the larger world.
Private Wine Tours
Central Europe hold many emerging—and stunningly beautiful—wine regions, as well as the world’s first delimited wine region, Tokaj. Wines from this part of the world are increasingly being recognized and discovered internationally, but you still won’t find many of the most interesting ones outside of the borders. You’ll have to come taste them from the source! Our private wine tours are custom-planned to suit your interests, time-frame, travel-style, and wine preferences.
Small-Group Wine Tours
Our small-group wine tours (maximum six participants) run daily to Eger, Villány, Somló (and Northern Balaton), and Tokaj. The trips depart from Budapest (and include hotel pick-up and drop-off). While the itineraries vary from day to day, they do always include visits and generous tastings at three wineries, a fabulous lunch (either homemade at a winery or at a winery-owned restaurant) which will introduce you to the local food of the region, and an all-around educational and fun day spent with like-minded wine lovers. By the day’s end, you will have gained a good understanding of the state of Hungarian winemaking, and you should feel like a specialist in the region you have visited.
SUNDAY—Somló & Northern Balaton
Market Walk & Vineyard Tour
Combine a morning tasting tour of Budapest’s Central Market Hall with an afternoon wine tour, and get an education in both Hungarian food and wine. After the market tour you will travel to Etyek, an up-and-coming region which is the closest wine region to Budapest (just a 40 minute drive), arriving in time for lunch with wine pairings, followed by a winery visit and tasting. You’ll arrive back in Budapest in time for dinner.
Budapest to Vienna (or Vienna to Budapest): Wine and Castles Along The Austro-Hungarian Border
If your trip will include visits to both Budapest and Vienna, why not make the most of your travel time between the two cities by sampling the wine and food, as well as visiting some castles, in the regions between the two cities. Rather than taking a plane or a train from Budapest to Vienna (or Vienna to Budapest), let us pick you up and drive you there … while stopping at a few wineries, taverns, charming small towns, and castles along the way.
Tokaj Jewish Heritage and Wine Tour
Visiting Budapest is essential for travelers interested in understanding Hungary’s Jewish history and culture. But a visit to the many small villages that make up the Tokaj wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also a must for the traveler interested in exploring Hungary’s rich—and heartbreaking—Jewish history. The Tokaj region is legendary in the world of wine for its sweet wines, intricate cellars, and volcanic vineyards. And the Tokaj terroir also includes the history of its once-substantial Jewish community. Until the Holocaust, Jews made up a significant amount of the region’s population. They played a vital role in the production, sale, and transport of wine from Tokaj.
Danube Boat Ride & Wine Tasting
Cruise the Danube the right way … on a small and elegant boat with a glass of wine in hand! This 1.5-hour boat ride pairs one of Europe’s most memorable skylines with four fine Hungarian wines. Budapest’s Danube banks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with extraordinary architecture lining both sides. You will see it all up close on this private boat ride.