Wine and History - private wintasting tour to Eger
Eger – a 2 hour trip from Budapest, one of the most favored European travel destinations – is mainly known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings – including the northernmost Turkish minaret – and, above all else, the best Hungarian red wines, most known of them Eger Bull’s Blood.
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 winemaking 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 Baroque and Neo-Classicist styles. The historic buildings of Eger make the city an architectural gem. We visit attractions of Eger, including the Castle of Eger, the Cathedral of Eger, the Lyceum, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Baroque Minorite and Franciscan Church, the Minaret, and many more, as the famous Fazola gate of the County Hall.
Optionally we can visit Hungary’s Pamukkale, the famous salt hill in Egerszalók. The 65-68 C water is very rich in calcium and after coming to the surface bright white limestone deposits are created. This salt hill was created during the last 40 years when engineers looking for oil or natural gas found thermal water instead and left the site with a hole in the side of the hill emitting hot water.One of the youngest spas of Hungary can be found here, which is fed by two 68 °C thermal springs emerging to the surface as geysers. Ask additional offer for a visit in the thermal spa.
- Private tourguide
- Transportation throughout the tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Wine tasting
- Tip or gratuity
- Food & drinks
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before the event
We charge by the tour and not on a per person basis. Prices indicated include your transportation throughout the tour.