House of Unicum Visit

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

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One of Hungary’s most famous liqueurs has a history entangled in mystery, starting with its recipe which still remains the secret of the Zwack family. Although the exact recipe remains unknown to this day, it is certain that the unique taste of Unicum is enhanced by more than 40 herbs, making it an exceptionally healthy potion, not to mention the additional benefits.
"Dr. Zwack! This is a Unicum!" – declared Joseph II, having tasted the unique drink made for him by his royal physician, and so the iconic name was born. On arrival a short film presents the amazing story of this more than 225-year-old bitter and the Zwack dynasty. Following the screening, visitors are invited on a tour around the factory, starting with the impressive Unicum exhibition, which displays the turbulent history of this exceptional product. Further fascinating details are revealed in the depths of the factory cellars.  With the help of a professional tour guide visitors can explore the labyrinth of casks where spirits are aged, and also sample them fresh from the barrel! The tasting includes three different versions of the liqueur: the Original Unicum the delicious Unicum Plum and the truly sumptous Unicum Riserva, which is matured in barrels that survived WWII.  Acquaint yourself with healthiest Hungarian liqueur and discover the spirit of Budapest!  (Only if option selected!) After the tour be our guest on the Lunch & Cruise program. The 1 hour and 30 minutes cruise includes buffet dinner from Hungarian specialties, a welcome drink and an optional beverage. The meals on our boats are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter. (Only if option selected!)  If you are not hungry, come and join us on our Drink & Cruise to enjoy a couple of drinks! Our friendly hostesses will escort you from the meeting place to the dock, and we will return to the starting point. During the cruise you will see the House of Parliament, the Royal Palace, the Gellért Hill and the 6 bridges with great historical importance. We start from the oldest bridge of the city, the iconic Chain Bridge. Acquaint yourself with healthiest Hungarian liqueur and discover the spirit of Budapest!

What’s included

  • Entry to the museum and tour with audio guide (available languages: English, German, Russian, French, Polish, Italian)
  • Film screening about the Zwack family and their company's history
  • Description of the Unicum manufacturing technology
  • 3 different Unicum tasting with live English guide: Unicum, Unicum Plum, Exclusive Unicum Reserva tasting
  • Lunch & Cruise (if option selected)
  • Drink & Cruise (if option selected)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Transfer