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Eger: Countryside, Culture, and Wine Private Tour

Activity provider: BudapestPrivate

Eger: Countryside, Culture, and Wine Private Tour

Activity provider: BudapestPrivate

From US$ 214.27 per person

Visit Eger, a lovely baroque city in Northern Hungary. Discover its castle, thermal baths, and medieval minaret on a guided tour and taste high-quality wines in 200-year-old wine cellars.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Hungarian
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the medieval fortress and enjoy the amazing view from the fortress walls
  • See the 40-meter-high northernmost Turkish minaret in Europe
  • Walk along the streets of the historical center on a guided tour
  • Taste fine Hungarian wines in the cellars of the Valley of the Beautiful Women
Full description

On this full-day tour from Budapest, enjoy a 1.5-hour drive by a comfortable private car to Northeast Hungary, to the city of Eger, where you’ll begin your visit with a guided walk through the famous fortress above the old town.

Visit the exhibition on the castle's history. The Castle of Eger is known for its successful defense against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. Today it is a listed and protected historic monument. From the walls of the castle, you’ll have an amazing panoramic view of the old town of Eger. After visiting the fortress, the guided tour continues in the historical city center with charming baroque streets and houses. The tour includes, among other sights, the main square with the town hall and the Minorite church, one of the most beautiful examples of baroque religious architecture in Hungary.

Visit the second-largest cathedral in Hungary and the main building of the university (Lyceum) from 1785. Eger offers a number of sites dating from the time of the Ottoman Empire, including the 40-meter-high Turkish Minaret, which is the northernmost in Europe, and the Turkish Bath. The city and surrounding region are also famous for wine. The Valley of the Beautiful Woman is home to numerous wine cellars. Their history goes back to the 18th century or earlier. You can taste the high-quality local red, white, and rosé wines in the historical cellars.

Includes
  • Private guide
  • Guided tour of the castle and the city center
  • Door-to-door transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned car with professional driver
  • Mineral water
  • Motorway and parking fees
  • All taxes (including VAT)
  • Entry ticket to the castle of Eger
  • Entrance fees to sites other than the castle of Eger
  • Dining
  • Wine tasting

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November 12, 2022

Such an amazing tour and experience. Gergely was very knowledgeable about Hungarian history. He went above and beyond in providing us with information. We highly recommend him and his services.

August 15, 2022

Great day trip

We had a wonderful day exploring Eger. The wines were wonderful. Our driver and guide Frank was great. It was an all round fun day.

July 6, 2019

Product ID: 62239