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Little Hungarian Provence

TOUR | on request | 3 days 2 nights
Admire the landscape of Káli Basin, enjoy the fascinating ambience! Come with us off the beaten track! There are stones everywhere – in the vineyards, the gardens, in the forests – in this tiny 1500 hectares Balaton sub region. Hidden, between gentle hills and green fields, winemakers proudly cherish the 2000-year old tradition in the tranquil, idyllic villages.

Besides the Káli Basin we will visit Balatonfüred, the most important village of the bigger ten thousand hectare Balaton wine region, where we meet one of the most known local winegrower.  Take some photo of the Lake Balaton from the terrace while sipping your first Olaszrizling, the region’s favourite. We are going to “listen” to the “Tihanyi Echo” from the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany as well. During this tour we taste mostly white fresh and easy wines of high extracts, acidity and alcohol, during this tour. Besides Olaszrizling other nice wines from local grapes will also be tasted from Szürkebarát, (Pinot Gris) Chardonnay, Furmint, Juhfark and Kékfrankos. We don’t forget reds either and make friends with some Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernets from the most distinctive wineries of the region.

This is a well digestible tour, a truly delightful, great value break with wonderful wines, delicious cuisine.

HIGHLIGHTS

♦  Olaszrizling experience
♦  Wine dinner with a local winemaker
♦  Wine tastings with cold bites
♦  2 hours’ hiking tour
♦  Visiting the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany
♦  Cellar visits
♦  Local farmers’ market visit
♦  3 days / 2 nights, weekend tour
♦  Accommodation in a picturesque hotel in the heart of Káli Basin
♦  Transfers by minibus
♦  Wine a’More’s wine tour guide

 

PROGRAMME

Day 1.

Departure from Budapest around 13:00. We take our bus and head to Tihany Peninsula with the Benedictine Abbey on the top. Having visited the Abbey, listened to the Tihanyi Echo and enjoyed the panorama from the terrace we leave to a small village, Köveskál. We check-in to our picturesque little hotel and get freshened up. Wine dinner will be at the restaurant of the hotel with the presentation of one of the regions’ best known winemaker.

Day 2.

Please dress comfortably, since we will have a short walking tour to the village of Monoszló. It takes 4 kilometres easy walking. We enjoy an exclusive tasting with cold local farmers products, in a truly Mediterranean atmosphere at Liszkay Winery. We will have time to explore the nature and talk about the most important things of life while we hike back to Köveskál. Having finished your physical exercise you will have a free afternoon to relax and enjoy the surroundings or visit a local art gallery. We will have dinner at a state-of-the-art restaurant in the village, near to our hotel.

Day 3.

After breakfast and check-out we depart to a local market or small scale cheese producer or a lavender farm upon availability. A vineyard or cellar tour and tasting will be in Balatonfüred at the most emblematic wineries of the region. A vineyard or cellar tour and tasting will be in Badacsony region at one of the most emblematic wineries of the region. Lunch today will be offered at the winery. We taste mostly white varietals, maybe a rose. We leave to Budapest late in the afternoon.

 

ABOUT THE WINE REGION

Viticulture in this part of Pannonia possibly started before the Roman Conquest and was certainly highly advanced during the tenure of the Romans here. A wealth of written evidence shows that viticulture in the area that is the Balatonfüred – Csopak wine region today was well-established in the earliest centuries of the Hungarian nation. Realatively mild winter is followed by early spring, summer is usually quite long but not too hot and autumn is generally long, bright and dry. Medium temperature of the year is around 10 degrees Celsius: and the number of sunny hours rises above two thousand.

THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

♦  3 days 2 nights
♦  2 nights’ accommodation
♦  3 Wine tastings
♦  2 dinners
♦  2 light lunches
♦  Entrance fee to The Benedictine Abbey of Tihany
♦  All transfers by minibus
♦  Wine a’More’s wine tour guide

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

♦  Drinks and foods other then detailed in the program
♦  Personal expenses
♦  Prices of optional programmes

 

DEPARTURE POINT  ♦  Meeting point in Budapest downtown

 

TRAVEL  ♦  Transfer from and to  Budapest by minibus

 

ACCOMMODATION  ♦  2 nights in Köveskál in double rooms. Our charming hotel is 2013 Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s choice winner, is located in Köveskál in the middle of Káli Basin,– in a picturesque wine region, on the territory of the Balaton National Park.

 

GROUP SIZE

♦  8 - 12 persons
♦  Please contact us for bigger groups or individual prices!

 

SHOULD YOU WISH  ♦  to arrive earlier or extend your stay, please contact us for our suggestion! ♦  to travel in a different time, or change any part of the offered tour, please contact us!  ♦  Airport-hotel-airport transfer is available on request.

We will be more than happy to prepare a customized tour for you!

 

Available all year round

ON REQUEST
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