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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.

$231.09 Private & Custom Tours

Private Eger Town and Castle Tour

Eger is one of the most beautiful towns in Hungary with a mediterranean feel to it with historic monuments and famous wineries. The most famous wines of all is Bull's blood. Since it is a private tour you will be able to adjust the itinerary with castle visit, thermal bath visit and wine tasting being your options beside the general exploring of the town.St. Stephen, first king of Hungary, founded a bishopric in Eger sometime between 1001 and 1009 AD. The town’s importance led to the construction of a stone fortress for its protection in 1248, built around a Romanesque cathedral. Over the next several hundred years, high- and late-Gothic cathedrals were built to replace this church, which had since fallen into ruins. The episcopal seat, situated within the castle, enjoyed its golden age during the 15th century Renaissance, when the town was one of the country’s most important cultural centres.By the 16th century, the Turkish invasion was in full swing, with Buda falling in the 1540’s. In 1552 the Turks turned their attention to one of the biggest obstacles in the region, the fortress of Eger. The Hungarian defenders, only two thousand soldiers, managed to withstand a five-week siege by a force about forty times its size. This heroic show of defiance is considered to be one of the most outstanding military events in Hungarian history, and was immortalized in Géza Gárdonyi’s world-famous historical novel, Egri Csillagok (lit. “The Stars of Eger” though the English translation used the alternate title “Eclipse of the Crescent Moon".

$315 Day Trips & Excursions

From Budapest to Eger Wine Country Small-Group Day Trip

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.

$198.44 Private & Custom Tours

Full day excursion to Eger and visit the amazing Lake Tisza boardwalk

Your private tour will begin at your hotel, where your very friendly and knowledgeable guide will pick you up and begin your tour journey to Eger. Eger is the county seat of Heves, and the second largest city in Northern Hungary. The town is located on the Eger Stream, on the hills of the Bükk Mountains. Eger is mainly known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret) and, above all else, the best Hungarian red wines. After arrival you will have a sightseeing in Eger visit the most important spots.The Castle of Eger, noted for its successful defence against the 1552 Ottoman invasion.The 17th-century minaret. The northernmost Turkish minaret in Europe is 40 meters high and one of only three survivors in Hungary. It can be climbed for a good view of the town centre.Dobó tér. The Baroque Minorite Church (1758–67), built to the designs of Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer of Prague with original ceiling frescoes by Márton Reindl, is the focal point of the town's most imposing square, flanked by the Town Hall and the old priory buildings, part of which contain the Palóc Museum, showing the artefacts of a distinctive regional ethnic community.  After the sightseeing the tour continue to the "Valley of the Beautiful Woman" – An area of Eger famous for its red wines (Bikaver or Bulls Blood) and known for its wine cellars. You will visit a cellar, where you will have the opportunity to taste the best 3 wines of the region and after you can go for lunch (not included). After lunch your guide will take you to the Hortobágy National Park. Enjoy your walk along the reeds and lagoons of the lake with its species-rich birdlife and explore with the help of the National Park’s guides the hidden treasures of Lake Tisza wildlife. After a one-kilometer boat trip you reach the boardwalk. Two bird hides and a bird watching tower along the 1500 meters long trail offer the possibility to take a look at the birdlife. A small island with tables and benches invite visitors to rest during their stay.  After so many golden memories your guide will take you back to Budapest.

$198.44 Private & Custom Tours

Full day private tour to the Szalajka Valley and Eger

Your private tour will begin at your hotel, where your very friendly and knowledgeable guide will pick you up and begin your tour journey to Szilvásvárad. Surrounded by a medium-sized mountain range, the valley took the name Szalajka after the potash burning that used to be the main resource of living for the residents of Szilvásvárad in the 19th century. The Latin for potash is sali alcali, hence the Hungarian szalalkáli. It is no accident, nor the attraction of the Veil Waterfall that has made Szilvásvárad and its surroundings one of  the country’s most popular hiking destinations. In 1984 Prince Philip escaped from its bodyguards to explore the beauties of the area alone. After a pleasent walk, you will understand everything, it is awsome. Later on your guide will take you to the "Valley of the Beautiful Woman" – An area of Eger famous for its red wines (Bikaver or Bulls Blood) and known for its wine cellars. You will visit a cellar, where you will have the opportunity to taste the best 3 wines of the region and after you can go for lunch (not included). Alter lunch you will go to Eger. Eger is the county seat of Heves, and the second largest city in Northern Hungary. The town is located on the Eger Stream, on the hills of the Bükk Mountains. Eger is mainly known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret) and, above all else, the best Hungarian red wines.  After arrival you will have a sightseeing in Eger visit the most important spots. The Castle of Eger, noted for its successful defence against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. The 17th-century minaret. The northernmost Turkish minaret in Europe is 40 meters high and one of only three survivors in Hungary. It can be climbed for a good view of the town centre. Dobó tér. The Baroque Minorite Church (1758–67), built to the designs of Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer of Prague with original ceiling frescoes by Márton Reindl, is the focal point of the town's most imposing square, flanked by the Town Hall and the old priory buildings, part of which contain the Palóc Museum, showing the artefacts of a distinctive regional ethnic community.  After so many wonderful spots your tour is over and you will drive back to Budapest with golden memories of the region,

$450 Private & Custom Tours

Budapest to Eger 12-Hour Private Tour with Guide, plus Lunch

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.