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Balaton North - Food, wine, lake
TOUR STARTS ON REQUEST | The Balatonfüred – Csopak region is one of the outstanding wine-districts of Hungary, where wine-growing and wine-making has a history of more than two thousand years. Viticulture in this part of the country possibly started before the Roman Conquest and was certainly highly advanced during the tenure of the Romans here. The climate is particularly advantageous for wine growing. Lake Balaton, the biggest sweet water lake in Europe ensures very favourable climate for vine growing. The Balatonfüred district gained more importance when it became the property of the Tihany Benedictine Abbey, and by the middle of 19-th century Balatonfüred became the capital of the Lake Balaton where distinguished people met one another at balls and feasts and enjoyed the excellent white wines here. The vine growing area is around 3000 hectares of mostly white grapes. Come and visit the region with us and learn about the local grapes! | From 210 EUR
♦ Exploring the capital of Balaton
♦ 2 cellar visits with tasting
♦ Tasting more than 10 wines
♦ Lunch at the wine estate
♦ Lavender Farm or Tihany Abbey visit
♦ Small group, personalized service
♦ Wine a’More’s wine tour guide
We leave Budapest, early in the morning and head to Balatonfüred. We start our exploration of Balatonfüred-Csopak region in a family-owned winery. The cellar was built in the end of the XVIIIth century and served as the center of the family wine estate of the Bishop of Veszprém, who established the reputation of Csopak wines. The estate was established 20 years ago it is one of the best known of the region, making mostly white wines. Later we drive further a bit and visit a Lavender Farm, to visit the gardens (from mid-May till mid-August) and tasting of lavender juice, herbal tea. The alternative for this program is the visit of the Tihany Benedictine Abbey. Lunch will be at a small-scale producer followed by cellar visit and tasting.
♦ 2-3 persons: 320 EUR/person with driver guide
♦ 4-7 persons: 260 EUR/person with minivan and wine guide
♦ from 8 persons: 210 EUR/person with minivan and wine guide
PLEASE NOTE note that the transfer from Budapest is approximately 2 hours ♦ AVAILABLE from Mondays to Fridays
NOT INCLUDED | Personal expenses | Drinks and food other than detailed in the program
DEPATURE POINT | Budapest downtown | TRAVEL Travel from and to Budapest by car, driver-guide or minivan
TOUR STARTS ♦ ON REQUEST
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PLEASE NOTE | The prices are valid until further notice and are subject to change due to seasons and availability.
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