Medium
Difficulty
8 hours
Duration

Join the Eger Wine Tour if you’re interested in the combination of exploring a beautiful Hungarian Baroque town and tasting some of the best local red wines. Let me take you to the historical town of Eger with the second largest church of the country. We’ll see some authentic 400-year-old Turkish memories and the great medieval fortress of Eger. And finally, let’s taste the famous Bull’s Blood, one of the best Hungarian red wines.

Let me show you around Eger where we will see the great fortress of Eger that witnessed many fascinating events of our history. The town’s soldiers were successful in defending the fortress from the expanding Ottoman Empire in a heroic battle in 1552. They were also able to stop the Turks for over 40 years. I’ll take you for a walk around the Baroque old town so that I can show you the richly decorated Basilica, the second largest church of the country. We’ll visit the 15th century castle, Eger’s great fortress. We’ll also see the 400-year-old remains from the Turkish era, including Hungary’s northernmost Turkish minaret and traditional Turkish baths.

Later, we’ll see the most unique Hungarian open-air spa at Egerszalók with a total of 17 outdoor and indoor pools. One can enjoy the benefits of thermal water while sitting and relaxing in hot water. We’ll also visit local wineries in the Valley of the Beautiful Women and we’ll taste the best red wines of the Eger wine region. Be careful, the Bull’s Blood is delicious but is very powerful at the same time. According to our legends the Bull’s Blood gave extra power to the defenders of the Eger fortress in 1552 which led to their victory over the Ottomans.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel pick-up
INCLUDED
Tour guiding in English

Transportation in car or minivan

NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Lunch

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

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I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
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We’ll drive to Eger, I’ll show you around the old town and the fortress, we’ll see Hungary’s second largest basilica, the medieval fortress and 400-year-old Turkish remains.
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We’ll visit local wineries to taste the best wines of the Valley of the Beautiful Women.
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We’ll drive to Egerszalók to see Hungarians’ favourite outdoor spa.
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We’ll return to your hotel.

Tour Reviews

June 2, 2017

My wife and I travel a great deal, and touring with Julia for two days was a delight. Day 1 we did her Grand Budapest tour; hours of seeing the best of Buda and Pest. Julia, had so many personal insights that the day flew by. The second day we traveled to Eger, and besides sampling wine, Julia showed us some amazing sites. Julia’s passion for her city and country is very evident, but she also shares issues that the country is experiencing which gives us, as tourists a greater insight into the country that most guides and tours never touch. Overall, Juliua is not just a guide, but a person you wish you could travel with everywhere in the world.

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