Hungary and Wine
4-5 days / 3-4 nights
Accomodation: in 3 or 4 Star hotels in Sopron, at Lake Balaton, in Pécs and in Eger
Optional program units: (they can be selected and mixed as requested) The programs below are not completely detailed. Upon request we kindly send you our complete offer with accomodation, meals, etc..
- Sopron: Sopron sits close to the Austrian border and is a treasure trove of historic buildings. The vineyards around the town produce fine wines, like the Soproni Kékfrankos. There are many tourist attractions outside of the city as well. Wine tasting.
- Fertőd: Near Sopron, the castle in Fertod, known as the 'Hungarian Versailles' is an outstanding example of Hungary's baroque architecture.
- Badacsony: It is worthwhile to tour the strange basalt formations of Badacsony.
The panorama is amazing from the porch of the Baroque Kisfaludy House, or from Ranolder Cross. The excellent wine of the Pauline monks called 'Grey Monk' [Szürkebarát] is pressed here.
Lunch and wine tasting. Near to Badacsony visiting of Szigliget, the former estate of the Eszterházy's. Wine tasting in the Eszterházy Cellar.
- Villány: The Villány-Siklós Wine Road in this ancient wine country was the first such to be developed in Hungary. It connects-through eight towns and villages-the 18-miles of vineyards spread out over a vast area. The wine culture of this region can be studied in the Wine Museum. Lunch and wine tasting.
- Eger: Eger is a thousand-year-old Episcopal seat and it is one of the most beautiful Baroque towns in the country.In its historic centre there are many fine Baroque and late-Baroque buildings to see.
Vineculture is almost synonymous with the city. One of the best known and most prestigious wines produced here is the deep red and full bodied Eger Bull's Blood .
Excursion to Szilvásvárad (35 km from Eger) and visiting the famous Lippizaner stud and then a small trip by the forrest railway into the Szalajka Valley. It takes a small walk to visit the "Veil Waterfalls". In case of sunny weather picnic style lunch/dinner with trout and selected wines.
Another option is to have dinner in Eger, in the Szépasszony Völgy (Valley of the Nice Women) with the famous Hungarian Wine, the Bull's Blood.
- Tokaj: The Tokaj wine region has provided the world with the famous Aszú of Tokaj, known for 450 years as the "King of Wines". Visiting of the Tokaj Wine Museum and then wine tasting in a local winery.
Optional program: 1 day in Budapest and its surrounding.