Day of tasting in Tokaj

Full day tour in UNESCO Tokaj world heritage site Wine tasting

Duration of visit: 12-13 hours

Begin your excursion with boarding at your hotel in the center of Budapest and travel with our private shuttle service to the beautiful Tokaj region in eastern Hungary. Tokaj is classified as the oldest wine region in the world.

During the tour, get essential details about this UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose volcanic hills, hot and humid climate are more than adequate for viticulture and the use of "noble rot", a fungus that accentuates the best in the legendary Tokaji Aszú dessert wine. Listen to the history of winemaking starting here 1,000 years ago and the region's old wine cellars, many of which are embedded in volcanic rock and covered with fungus. 

 

After about 2 and a half hours of travel, we arrived in Tokaj. Admire the rustic villages and leafy vineyards, approaching the first winery. Meet with the winemaker and then begin your tasting of 5 to 8 wines. While savoring the wine selection, talk about the aromas and listen to local favorite grapes such as furmint and hárslevelu. 

Throughout the day, visit two other wineries and have the opportunity to sample a selection of wines including some white wines from the upward Tokaj region and sweet aszu varieties. Try five to eight wines at each stop and take a tour of a winery system and a vineyard to learn about the winemaking process.

Around noon, head to a local restaurant for a 3-course lunch. The venues and menus change according to each excursion, but your meal will usually include some Hungarian classics such as broths, stews and baked goods along with desserts such as apple pie.

At the last winery, harmonize your tasting with charcuterie and local cheese - the best combination for your wines and discover another perspective on the culinary heritage of Tokaj. 

After the discovery, return to Budapest, where our driver will take you to the door of your hotel.

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Day of tasting in Tokaj
Full day tour in UNESCO Tokaj world heritage site Wine tasting