Attention wine lovers: Here’s your chance to sample some of Europe’s finest varietals while exploring the hidden-gem regions where they’re created. Centered around the Budapest International Wine Festival, our Wines of Eastern Europe: Vienna, Budapest & Prague tour features additional tastings and experiences created with oenophiles in mind.
4 can’t-miss highlights:
The Budapest International Wine Festival
Sampling world-class wines is even better when set against the backdrop of the magnificent Buda Castle overlooking sparkling city lights below. A local sommelier is your guide through the tastings and presentations where you’ll meet notable Hungarian winemakers. Take advantage of access to the region’s best vintages, including Hungary’s world-famous Tokaji wines and pezsgo, a sparkling white.
Lake Balaton Wine Region
Sunlight reflects off the surface of Lake Balaton, creating a microclimate perfect for producing wine—and for sampling it, too. Vintners have been taking advantage of the Mediterranean-like atmosphere for two thousand years, and your introduction to the region will include a wine tasting in the beach town of Csopak.
Wachau Wine Region
From Vienna, drift down the Danube to Melk for a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey before continuing on to Dürnstein. In this well-known wine town in the Wachau Wine Region, take time out for a wine tasting and a sampling of the region’s culinary delights.
Travel outside Prague for an evening plucked from a fairy tale at the neo-Gothic Château Sychrov. Your experience starts with a guided tour of the castle and surrounding English-style gardens. Then, you’ll be treated to a private classical music concert. End the evening with dinner and a wine tasting on the spectacular castle grounds.
Ready to sip your way through Eastern Europe? Let’s go!