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Private Wine Country Day Trip to Somló and Northern Balaton (from Budapest) provided by Taste Hungary

Private Wine Country Day Trip to Somló and Northern Balaton (from Budapest)

Private Wine Country Day Trip to Somló and Northern Balaton (from Budapest)
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Spend a magical day in the Hungarian countryside: visit the beautiful Somló, Hungary's smallest and perhaps least-known wine region. Somló lies near lake Balaton, it is in fact a single volcanic hill that produces some of the most exciting mineral grape varieties of Hungary. This day trip will give you an insight into a region you would have a hard time reaching on your own, and it includes two winery visits and an authentic Hungarian three-course lunch. You will try 5-7 wines at each winery, and cheeses and/or cured meats will accompany your final wine tasting. Somló and the Northern Balaton region are definitely worth taking some time to explore if you are fond of nature: this off-the-beaten-track tour is complete with a light hike and some additional sightseeing stops. Your private wine-specialised tour guide will help you discover this magical region.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Begin with pickup from your central Budapest hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned minivan or car with your guide and separate driver. Feel free to ask questions, and let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more of: as your tour is private, the itinerary can be customized around your interests. Then, admire the countryside as you travel southwest to the wine region of Somló and northern Lake Balaton. On route, listen as your guide shares information about Somló, whose vineyards mostly lie on an extinct volcano and produce one of Hungary’s most exciting grape varieties. Learn about Somló’s terroir (mix of soil, geography and climate) and how Hungarian wines garner much international acclaim, yet remain hard to come by outside the country. After about two hours, arrive in the region, and gaze out over the vine-covered landscapes, dotted with farms and villages. Then, spend several hours visiting a mix of up to three traditional and modern wineries, gaining a balanced overview of Somló's wines and how they’re produced. Tour a vineyard to inspect the grapes, and at each estate, enjoy a delicious tasting of five to eight wines. Swap tasting notes with each wine host, and expect to sample both classic and contemporary wines, with the emphasis on Hungarian varieties such as furmint, harslevelu, juhfark, and welschriesling. Between wineries, stop to enjoy a walk through the vineyard-draped hills, and break for a delicious 3-course Hungarian lunch at a local wine house or restaurant. Venues and dishes vary, but expect to enjoy soups, stews, roasts, and classic desserts. During your last tasting, dig into an assortment of local cured meats or artisanal cheeses to complement the different wines. Your tour then concludes with an evening hotel drop-off back in Budapest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Begin with pickup from your central Budapest hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned minivan or car with your guide and separate driver. Feel free to ask questions, and let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more of: as your tour is private, the itinerary can be customized around your interests. Then, admire the countryside as you travel southwest to the wine region of Somló and northern Lake Balaton. On route, listen as your guide shares information about Somló, whose vineyards mostly lie on an extinct volcano and produce one of Hungary’s most exciting grape varieties. Learn about Somló’s terroir (mix of soil, geography and climate) and how Hungarian wines garner much international acclaim, yet remain hard to come by outside the country. After about two hours, arrive in the region, and gaze out over the vine-covered landscapes, dotted with farms and villages. Then, spend several hours visiting a mix of up to three traditional and modern wineries, gaining a balanced overview of Somló's wines and how they’re produced. Tour a vineyard to inspect the grapes, and at each estate, enjoy a delicious tasting of five to eight wines. Swap tasting notes with each wine host, and expect to sample both classic and contemporary wines, with the emphasis on Hungarian varieties such as furmint, harslevelu, juhfark, and welschriesling. Between wineries, stop to enjoy a walk through the vineyard-draped hills, and break for a delicious 3-course Hungarian lunch at a local wine house or restaurant. Venues and dishes vary, but expect to enjoy soups, stews, roasts, and classic desserts. During your last tasting, dig into an assortment of local cured meats or artisanal cheeses to complement the different wines. Your tour then concludes with an evening hotel drop-off back in Budapest.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6916P33
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Travel in a smoke-free, air-contitioned private car or minivan with a private driver
Bottles of mineral water and light snacks for the car ride
Up to three winery visits/tastings with generous tastings of 5-8 wines
Generous three-course lunch
Private, wine specialized tour guide
A cold plate of local products at one of the wineries
Exclusions
Gratuities
Additional admissions to museums, sights, etc.
Dinner
Duration
11h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please let us know where you are staying. We'll be in touch the day before the tour with the pick-up time (approx. 8:30am). Meet your guide in the lobby (look for the Taste Hungary bag). (We recommend not skipping breakfast!) hello@tastehungary.com
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available; please make a note in the 'special requirements' field when booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Travel in a smoke-free, air-contitioned private car or minivan with a private driver
Bottles of mineral water and light snacks for the car ride
Up to three winery visits/tastings with generous tastings of 5-8 wines
Generous three-course lunch
Private, wine specialized tour guide
A cold plate of local products at one of the wineries
Exclusions
Gratuities
Additional admissions to museums, sights, etc.
Dinner
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please let us know where you are staying. We'll be in touch the day before the tour with the pick-up time (approx. 8:30am). Meet your guide in the lobby (look for the Taste Hungary bag). (We recommend not skipping breakfast!) hello@tastehungary.com
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available; please make a note in the 'special requirements' field when booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
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    See Important Information for details
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    Lake Balaton
    Stop: 4 hours
    The volcanic soil in these two nearby regions means that some of the country’s most unique and interesting white wines are produced here. The tour includes a visit to a winery on the northern side of Lake Balaton, affectionately known as the “Hungarian Sea.” The rolling hills above the lake (which seemingly changes color from every angle) are covered with a patchwork of grapevines, fields of lavender, chunks of limestone, and scenic cellars.
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Great activity for a couple
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Amazing evening
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