Welcome to Eger

Filled with beautifully preserved baroque buildings, Eger (pronounced 'egg-air') is a jewellery box of a town with loads to see and do. Explore the bloody history of Turkish occupation and defeat at the hilltop castle, climb an original Ottoman minaret, listen to an organ performance at the colossal basilica, or relax in a renovated Turkish bath. Then spend time traipsing from cellar to cellar in the Valley of... Read More

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Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour and Sightseeing in Eger

Enrich your stay in Hungary with a memorable excursion to the world of Hungarian wine. The destination is Eger, a 90-minute drive from Budapest, from where you will depart for your full day’s adventure. Visit the second largest city in Northern Hungary and see the country's second largest church Wander down beautiful Baroque streets See the northern most Turkish medieval minaret in Europe Sample fine Hungarian wines and feast - superb Hungarian peasant food Travel in comfort and relax with Budapest hotel door-to-door service The second largest city in the north of Hungary, Eger has had an interesting history and you will get to stroll along the impressive Baroque streets visiting sights such as its Basilica and 17th-Century Minaret, the northern most Turkish minaret in Europe. Wander down Széchenyi Street and Dobó István Square to take in the Minorite Church and splendid Baroque and Rococo houses. You will visit the ruins of the city’s castle, where you will be rewarded with glorious panoramic views.There will be time to enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the city’s atmospheric cafés before continuing to a winery to taste some of the finest wines of the renowned wine region, such as Egri Bikavér.The Eger region is known for its production of high quality reds and whites and you will get to taste 5 different wines, accompanied by a delicious Hungarian "peasant dish" with some classic goulash soup.Full of fine wine and food, you will be transferred back to Budapest for a drop-off at your city centre hotel or location of choice.

$450 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of Eger

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.

$295 Day Trips & Excursions

Eger Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest

Start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Budapest hotel and travel to Eger, Hungary’s northernmost wine-producing region.On route, hear how Hungarian wines have gained international acclaim but are still hard to come by outside the country. Hear, too, about Eger’s 1,000-year winemaking history and how it’s known for its Bull’s Blood reds, crisp Leányka white wines, and its medieval cellars, many carved from the local, soft ‘tufa’ rocks and cliffs.Admire the vine-coated landscapes, and during the morning and afternoon, stop at three traditional and modern country wineries to gain a balanced picture of Eger’s wines and how they’re produced.Tour a vineyard to see the grapes close up, and at each winery, taste five to eight wines as your host talks you through their flavors and notes. The wines often change, but expect to sample some contemporary Bull’s Bloods, and learn how they’re much improved from the mass-produced varieties of the Communist era.Between wineries, enjoy some time in the historical town of Eger, once the northernmost point of the Ottoman Empire, and known for its Baroque architecture and wineries. Explore the cobbled lanes to see the 13th-century castle and cathedral and perhaps climb the town’s 16th-century minaret — a reminder of Ottoman rule.Around midday, savor a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. Venues and menus change regularly, but lunch typically includes staples such as broths, stews, roasts and traditional desserts.At your last winery, complement your tastings with selected cured meat and artisanal cheese, both perfect foils for your wine.Then, return to Budapest where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

$375 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Eger Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest

Here is some useful information regarding your private tour: Your guide will meet you inside the lobby of your central Budapest hotel. The scheduled time is 9am (but this can vary a bit according to the day's plan). You will travel to the beautiful historic site of Eger, Hungary’s northernmost wine-producing region: just 140 kilometres from Budapest (about a 1.5 hour drive in your private air-conditioned minivan), Eger is a perfect destination for a relaxed day trip. Feel free to ask your guide to customize your itinerary to fit any personal preferences you have, and ask any questions that come to mind. On route, hear how Hungarian wines have gained international acclaim but are still hard to come by outside the country. Hear, too, about Eger’s 1,000-year wine making history and how it’s known for its Bull’s Blood reds, crisp Leányka white wines, and its medieval cellars, many carved from the local, soft ‘tufa’ rocks and cliffs.Admire the vine-covered landscapes, and during the course of the day visit three traditional and modern country wineries to gain a balanced picture of Eger’s wines and how they’re produced.Tour a vineyard to see the grapes close up, and at each winery, taste five to eight wines as your host talks you through their flavours and notes. The wines often change, but expect to sample some contemporary Bull’s Bloods, and learn how they’re much improved from the mass-produced varieties of the Communist era.Between wineries, enjoy some time in the historical town of Eger, once the northernmost point of the Ottoman Empire, and known for its Baroque architecture and wineries. Explore the cobbled lanes to see the 13th-century castle and cathedral and perhaps climb the town’s 16th-century minaret — a reminder of Ottoman rule.Around midday, savour a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. Venues and menus change regularly, but lunch typically includes staples such as broths, stews, roasts and traditional desserts.At your last winery, complement your tastings with selected cured meat and artisanal cheese, both perfect foils for your wine.Then, return to Budapest where your private tour ends with a hotel drop-off.