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The Vineyards of Budapest Private Tour

Type Private tour with lunch
Destination Budapest Etyek Zsámbék
Category Countryside Tours
Duration 8 hours
Dates & Prices
Depart date

Discover the vineyards in Etyek, a small paradise near Budapest

Discover the beautiful Etyek vineyards, the nearest wine region to Budapest. Taste a few local wines with delicious homemade snacks in a family-run winery. Visit Zsambek famous for its medieval Ruin Church and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the tiny villages flanked by the Buda Hills.

Drive to Etyek, the centre of the Buda-Etyek wine region located 30 km from Budapest. On the way to Etyek, you may visit Memento Park showcasing 42 giant statues that stood in Budapest during the communist times. In Etyek, visit the historic Circle Cellar located in the village centre, then drive to the village hilltop and enjoy the beautiful landscape with vineyards and press houses. Here you will also see the multimillion-dollar state of the art Korda Film Studios considered the Hungarian Hollywood. Visit a family-run winery and taste a few local wines with delicious homemade snacks (pogácsa (scone) sausage, ham, cheese, etc) In the afternoon, visit the village Zsambek, famous for its medieval Ruin Church then drive back to Budapest through the tiny villages flanked by the Buda Hills.

Tour highlights

  • Visit Etyek the center of Buda-Etyek wine region
  • Taste a few local wines with delicious homemade snacks in a family-run winery
  • View Korda Film Studios „the Hungarian Hollywood”
  • Visit Zsambek medieval Ruin Church

Admission tickets are not included in the tour price
Memento Park Admission 1800 HUF / 5 EUR
Zsámbék Ruin Church  admission HUF 800/ EUR 2,50

Tour Specs
Tour duration: 8 hours
Driving distance: 100 km
Difficulty level: advanced
Tour type: private tour
Guide: private Engéish speaking guide

Schedule
APR-OCT at 10 am
Check-in 15 min before departure time

Meeting Point
Budapest Scooter Tour 1053 Budapest Vámház körút 10 (the office is located inside the house courtyard) Hotline: +36 309845100

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Budapest Scooter Tour
Budapest Scooter Tour

All our tours start and finish at Budapest Scooter Tour office at 1053 Budapest Vámház körüt 10. The office is inside the courtyard of the building.

Meals : Lunch
Memento Park
Memento Park

Memento Park offers an exciting journey back in time to the era of the Communist dictatorship when Hungary was behind the Iron Curtain. The park showcases 42 giant statues that stood in the city during the communist times including Red Army soldiers, Marx, Engels, Lenin and many more. View the tribune decorated with Stalin's boots and you can try out the „waving balcony” and feel what it was like to be a communist party leader in those old days on big communist holidays and festivals. You can also experience what it is like to sit in a Trabant the cheapest car of the East bloc. The barrack exhibition explains to you how the infamous state security police used to work, and how they hid bugs or recruited agents. In the vintage gift shop contemporary items, posters, and other interesting gifts can be found.
Open every day from 10.00 till dusk. Admission: 1.800 HUF/ 5 EUR

Etyek
Etyek

Etyek the center of Buda-Etyek wine region is located just 30 km from Budapest. The beautiful landscape with vineyards, press houses, and historical wine cellars gives a special character to the village. .The village is also home to the multimillion-dollar state of the art Korda Film Studios.

Etyek Circle cellars
Etyek Circle cellars

The historic Etyek Circle cellars are unique in Europe. The cellars were built in the first half of the 1800s in a circle shape pit of the village center

Etyek-Korda Film Studios
Etyek-Korda Film Studios

The multi-million dollar state of the art Korda Film Studios is considered as Hungarian Hollywood where international feature films such as Hellboy 2, The Golden Army and Season of the Witch, and TV mega-productions The Borgias and World Without End have been filmed. The studio is named after the famous Korda brothers who were producers of such famous movies as The Thief of Bagdad, The Jungle Book, The Private life of Henry VIII. The guided 2-hour backstage tour including a lot of interactive shows lets you know about the history of motion pictures, the secrets of filmmaking tricks and you can also visit the outdoor backlot sets like the streets of New York with the Brooklyn Bridge, the Colosseum and the St Peter's Cathedral in Rome and more. Open WE-SUN 2 Hour backstage tour HUF 3500/ EUR 11. The tours operate only with min. 15 participants and subject to advance reservation.

Zsámbék
Zsámbék

The Zsámbék basin is a “jewel-box” of monuments and natural beauties in the near proximity of Budapest. Those wishing to escape from the bustling city 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
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. Convent Garden the historic park of the village, with its special atmosphere used to be a part of the castle.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am -6 pm Monday closed. Admission ticket HUF 800 / EUR 2,5

What's included:
50 cc scooter with safety helmet
Fuel
3-rd party liability insurrance
English speaking tour guide
Intercom radio with a headset
Services indicated in the tour programme

Exclusions:
Meals, drinks, admission tickets are not included only if explicitly specified in the tour programme.

Requirements
Valid Photo ID (EU citizens only) or passport (Non EU citizens)

Valid driver's licence
50cc: Car or Moped licence ( 50 cc scooters are only for 1 person, it is forbidden to carry a passenger)
125cc: Motorcycle licence EU A1 or inernational equivalent

Liability
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.