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Exploring the Historic Towns and Wine Routes of Tokaj Wine Region in Hungary

Tour ID: 1074
Tour Theme: Food and Wine Tours (Hungary)
Countries: Hungary
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
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Tokaj Vineyard - Wine Tour Hungary
The cultural landscape of Tokaj has a long tradition of producing wine in this region of low hills and river valleys. The many vineyards, farms, villages and small towns, with their historic networks of deep wine cellars and underground paths, is an example of the history of the famous Tokaj wines, the quality which has been strictly enforced for nearly 300 years. On this short break you will discover these historic towns and wine routes with a private local guide. Along the way you will get a chance to visit wineries for a sample.

Thummerer Cellar is an excellent wine-growing in Eger wine-area. They have won several national prize with their wines. The program begins with visiting 3 cellar branches, while the visitors Tokaj Wine Cellar - Wine Tour Hungarycan see the life of an operating winery. You can follow the life of the wine from the arriving of the grapes to the filling of the bottles. Visitors can buy wine in the cellar and taste wine directly from the casks.

After the Turkish occupation Fenessy Gyorgy returned to Eger, and he bought two lands in the civil town. He started to build a palace from stones, which were picked out from the hill behind the lands. In that way a huge cellar system was formed, where the tithe of the wines were stored. The cellar system was reached under the town from Gate Hatvan to Gate Rac through 3 km. After the nationalization in 1947. the cellar system wasn't in use, its condition was getting worse. Eger Wine Cave - Wine Tour HungaryIn the middle of the 80-ies it was strengthen by ferroconcrete construction, the very dangerous parts were filled in. But it was a big fault that they didn't insulate the tunnel system against rain, therefore we can find stalactite and stalagmite because of the oozing ground water and lime of the stones. The town under the town can be found if we pass Szechenyi Street through the Archbishop-yard, behind the Archbishop's palace.

This tour is customizable and can be adjusted upon your request. For more details please refer to the "Day by Day Itinerary".
 

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