Welcome to Burgenland

Burgenland is the youngest of Austria’s provinces, arising after the collapse of the Austrian empire at the end of WWI. It’s named for the ‘burg’ suffix of the four western Hungarian district names at that time – Pressburg (Bratislava), Wieselburg (Moson), Ödenburg (Soporn) and Eisenburg (Vasvär).

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Vienna and Budapest Transfer with Wine, Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Neusiedl, Neusiedl am See, BurgenlandStart your transfer with a pickup from your hotel in central Budapest or Vienna. Meet your knowledgeable guide, and board your air-conditioned minivan.Your route snakes through the idyllic countryside of the Austro-Hungarian border, taking in the UNESCO-listed landscapes around Lake Neusiedl (Lake Ferto) and Hungary’s lovely Sopron and Austria’s Burgenland wine regions.Stop at one winery to sample five to eight varietals of wine. In Sopron, wrap your taste buds around the local red wines and in Burgenland sample both reds and whites, perhaps including one of the local sweet botrytized wines, made from mold-affected grapes.Absorb the views over the reed-fringed Lake Neusiedl (Lake Ferto) and learn how this body of water — central Europe’s second-largest steppe lake — attracts hordes of storks in spring and summer.Stop in the Austrian lakefront town of Rust, and if you wish, enjoy free time to stroll around its pretty streets, bright-colored houses and wineries, perhaps seeing the summertime blackboards that record the numbers of visiting storks.Also, call at the historical Hungarian town of Sopron to admire its medieval, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, and visit the nearby Pan-European Picnic Park. Stretch your legs and learn how a peaceful 1989 demonstration here helped drive the fall of the Berlin Wall soon afterward.Spend time, too, in Eisenstadt, Burgenland’s capital and formerly home to Hungary’s noble Esterházy family. Enjoy some free time to stroll around the grounds of the family’s Baroque residence, the Esterházy Palace (Schloss Esterházy).Around midway through your journey, break for lunch at a winery, at a local Hungarian restaurant or Austrian buschenschank or heuriger. Venues vary, but expect to choose from dishes such as gulyás soup, chicken paprikash, local cheese, wiener schnitzel (breaded veal) and fried chicken.Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel in either Vienna or Budapest.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Taste Hungary, Budapest, Central Hungary.

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Wine Tasting Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe meet at the first location to start our to tour and get to know each other a little better. Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Historic Center of Vienna, ViennaSecond stop we enjoy another glass of austrian​ white wine with a little ham tasting. Duration: 45 minutesLocation: Historic Center of Vienna, ViennaWe are visiting a private cellar where we gona enjoy Austrias most grown grape " Grüner Veltliner ". Duration: 45 minutesLocation: Historic Center of Vienna, ViennaLast location a fancy restaurant where we sample a glass of Austrian red wine. Duration: 40 minutesLocation: Historic Center of Vienna, Vienna

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Vienna to Budapest Transfer: One-Way Wine Tour with Tastings

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, Gyor-Moson-Sopron County, Central Transdanubia.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Taste Hungary, Budapest, Central HungaryYour private guide will meet you inside the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Budapest or Vienna. The scheduled time is between 9-9:30am (but this can vary a bit according to the day's plan). The route will take us through Sopron in northwestern Hungary to the shallow Lake Fertő / Lake Neusiedl straddling the Austrian/Hungarian border and the UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape surrounding it, and then through the Burgenland region. This area is dotted with beautiful castles and aristocratic homes, in fact, the name Burgenland means “land of the castles”. Feel free to ask us to customize your itinerary to fit any personal preferences you have, and ask any questions that come to mind!-------------------- ITINERARY--------------------Here are some stops that could be included in the day: • 1 winery tour and tastings are included in the tour. This could be either in Sopron or in Burgerland. The Sopron region (on the Hungarian side) produces mostly reds, while the Burgenland region (on the Austrian side) is Austria’s most varied wine region, producing reds, whites, and even sweet botrytized wines. • Meals can be at a winery, a restaurant on either side of the border, or a buschenschank or a heuriger (an Austrian establishment which serves its own wine along with local, traditional food). • Lake Fertő / Lake Neusiedl, which is the second largest lake in Central Europe, is surrounded by reeds and straddles the border. During the spring and summer storks flock here and are welcomed by the residents. We can make time to visit the lake, or explore some of its surrounding villages. • Rust is one of the most prominent villages on the lakeside, located on the western shore. You could pass an hour or an afternoon strolling its streets and popping into wineries or shops. When the storks make their annual spring arrival to Rust, updated counts of the number of pairs, babies, and singles are scrawled on chalkboards. • Sopron is the largest town in the wine region of the same name. If you look closely, you’ll find architecture reflecting many different periods of the town’s history, such as Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. After the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Sopron decided its own fate and the town’s residents voted to remain a part of Hungary rather than join Austria. For this reason it is known as “The Most Loyal Town.” • Eisenstadt, one of the region’s largest cities, was the seat of the Eszterházy Hungarian noble family. Schloss Esterházy, their magnificent palace, still dominates the town. The composer Joseph Haydn lived there for a period, and is buried in the town’s Bergkirche. Eisenstadt had a significant Jewish community: the Jewish Museum, old Jewish Quarter, and Jewish cemetery can be visited.After a day well spent tasting, exploring and sightseeing, this private tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Budapest or Vienna.Duration: 10 hours

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