Head to Eger, just two hours outside of Budapest, on this 12-hour private guided tour. Explore this picturesque Hungarian town's castle, thermal baths, and historic buildings, including the northernmost Turkish minaret. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, and a delicious lunch with Hungarian wine tasting.
After booking your tour, contact the tour operator to confirm departure time. This private tour is customizable to accommodate a time that suits your schedule.At the designated time, your private guide picks you up at your central Budapest accommodations — or any other preferred meeting point in Budapest. Together, head for the town of Eger, about two hours northeast of Budapest.Eger was built around a former cathedral, founded in the 10th century by the first Hungarian king, St. Stephen. The city flourished during the Middle Ages when wine making became the main source of income. In the 16th century, under Turkish occupation, Eger changed radically. Most churches were converted into mosques and public baths and minarets were built. After the Turkish occupation the archbishop returned and the city regained its status as an ecclesiastic seat. During the 18th and 19th centuries several beautiful buildings were built in the Baroque and neo-classicist styles. The historic buildings of Eger make the city an architectural gem. Your guide takes you to some of the best attractions, including the Castle of Eger, the Cathedral of Eger, the Lyceum, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Baroque Minorite, the Franciscan Church, and the famed Fazola gate of the County Hall. Head to Szépasszony-völgy (Valley of Beautiful Women) for lunch with wine tasting; a picturesque place just out of the city with many old wine cellars. You can also make an optional visit to Pamukkale, a salt hill in Egerszalók. The 149-154-degree Fahrenheit (65-68 Celsius) water is very rich in calcium and, after coming to the surface, creates bright white limestone deposits. One of the youngest spas of Hungary can also be found here, fed by two 154°F (68°C) thermal springs emerging to the surface as geysers.Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel — or any other preferred Budapest location — 12 hours after you set out.