A small paradise near the big city
Discover the beautiful Etyek vineyards a small paradise near Budapest,visit a winery and taste the local wines with delicious home made snacks, visit Zsambek famous for it's medieval cathedral ruin and enjoy relaxing athmosphere of the tiny villages flanked by the Buda Hills.
On the way to Etyek we take a short ride alongside the Danube riverbank passing by a few famous buldings as the Great Market Hall, the Gellert Bath, The University of Technology building with the 56 revolution monument, The National Teather and the Palace of Arts. During our tour in Etyek - the center of the wine region – we will view the historic wine cellars carved in the limestone , and visit a winery and taste local wines with delicious home made snacks (pogácsa (scone) sausage, ham, cheese etc) in a family run winery. We drive also to the village hilltop where you will enjoy the beautiful view of the countryside with vineyards, press houses and here you may also take an outside look of the multimillion dollar state of the art Korda Film Studios considered as Hungarian Hollywood. In the afternoon visit the village Zsambek, famous for it's medieval cathedral ruin. On the way back to Budapest you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the countyside as we drive through the tiny villages flanked by the Buda Hills.
Why Etyek is called the Hungarian Champagne?
Who was that Hungarian who founded the oldest commercial winery in California?
What made a Hungarian film director knighted in Britain?
Where can you see the Brooklin bridge near to the Colosseum and St Peter's Cathedral in Rome?
What made a small village famous during the costruction of the Parliament building?
Why does the Hungarian Royal family live?
Get to know all this and listen to more stories on this tour
Visit Etyek the center of Buda-Etyek wine region
Visit a winery and taste the local wines with delicious home made snacks
View Korda Film Studios „The Hungarian Hollywood”
Visit Zsambek remarkable for it's medieval cathedral ruin
Admission tickets are not inlcuded in the tour price
Zsambek medieval cathedral ruin admisson HUF 800/ EUR 3
Tour duration: 8 hours
Driving distance: 100 km
Difficulty level: advanced
Tour type: private tour
APR-OCT at 10 am
Budapest Scooter Tour office 1053 Budapest Vámház korut 10 (the office is inside the courtyard of the building)
Budapest Scooter Tour
All our tours start and finnish at Budapest Scooter Tour office at 1053 Budapest Vámház korut 10. The office is inside the courtyard of the building.
Meals : Lunch
Etyek the center of Buda-Etyek wine region is located just 30 kms from Budapest. The beautiful landscape with vineyards, press houses and historical wine cellars gives special character to the village. .The village is also home of multimillion dollar state of the art Korda Film Studios.
Etyek-Korda Film Studios
Enter the amazing world of filmmaking
Get familiar with movie making at the multi million dollar state of the art Korda Film Studios. The 2 hour back stage tour including a lot of interactive shows lets you know about the history of motion picures, the secrets of film making tricks, and also about Korda brothers producers of such famous movies as the Thief of Bagdad , The Jungle Book, The Private life of Henry VIII. Finally we visit the outdoor backlot sets including New York with the Brooklin bridge, the Colosseo and the St Peters Cathedral in Rome...
Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Tour duration: 2 hours. Tours are subject to availibility and advance reservation.
Entrance Prices: WE-FRI HUF 2.600 / EUR 9 SAT-SUN: HUF 3.100 / EUR 10
The Zsámbék basin is a “jewel-box” of monuments and natural beauties in the near proximity of Budapest. Those wishing to escape from the city life and enjoy the silence of the countryside can find it within arm’s reach from the capital. The closely connected villages and towns laying, each of them having their own particular characteristics, hide countless beauties and surprises for those on a trip in the region: museums, monuments, churches, wine cellars, excellent restaurants, welcoming accommodations, green roads, horse riding and hiking possibilities, festivals and cultural events await the visitors all through the year.
Zsámbék Ruin Church
The key element of the village landscape is the Ruin Church, built in the first half of the 13th century by the Premontre monastic order. The Pálos monks received the property as a donation by King Mathias in 1475. The former Zichy castle is situated in Zichy square, which housed the Catholic Teacher Training College for several decades. The construction of the castle started in 1100, and by the Turkish occupation era it had become one of the most important castles by the border in the county. The historic park of the village, with its special atmosphere, the so called Convent Garden, used to be a part of the castle.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am -6 pm Monday closed. Admisson ticket HUF 800 / EUR 3
50 or 125 cc automatic scooter
Compulsory 3-rd party liability insurrance
English speaking tour guide
Radio with a headset
Services indicated in the tour programme
Admission tickets are not included and must be paid on the spot. You can find information on admission prices in itineraries.
Valid Photo ID (EU citizens only) or passport (Non EU citizens)
Local address (hotel, hostel etc.)
Valid driver's licence
50cc: Car licence "B" or Moped licence "AM"
125cc: Motorbike licence eligble to drive 125 cc scoter min EU category A1 or higher
50 cc scooters are only for 1 person, it is forbidden to carry a passenger
Refundable cash deposit EUR 150 /HUF 45.000 or we can accept National Photo ID (EU citizens only) or passport (Non EU citizens)
The tour participant drives the scooter at his/her own risk. The driver is liable for damages caused to the scooter at his/her fault up to maxiumum HUF 150.000/ EUR 500. Damage is calculated according to the price list available at the office.