The entire Tokaj wine region was granted the world heritage title, it is the unique white dessert wine that has brought world fame to Tokaj but there’s much more to try and see around this little Northeastern Hungarian town! Throughout the centuries, the Tokaj wine hills generated enormous wealth for their owners and the local merchants as the consumers were not only Hungarian aristocrats but also royalties from all across Europe, explaining why it is called the king of wines and the wine of kings ‘Vinum Regum Rex Vinorum’. We will find the pertaining historic spots along the cobbled streets of Tokaj!
As the summer heat is slowly over and the season of grape harvesting is ushered in, we invite you for a charming September hike to the world-famous wine region of Tokaj!
Our main target this year is the spectacular mountain lake of Tarcal famous for its crystal clear water and peculiar location, nested in an abandoned mine pit.
Our 4-hour-long hike will start immediately with the famous mountain lake and the viewpoint over the village.
From Tarcal we will climb up to the top of the Tokaj hill (514 metres) which juts deep inside the Great Hungarian Plain, providing us with a stunning view.
Once conquering the summit we’ll descend to the town of Tokaj and take a look at some of its old monuments and wine cellars where you will have the chance to taste either the must (grape juice) or the famous Tokaj wine. #YUMMY
The length of the hike: 9 km, 420 meters ascend and descend
Duration of the hike: approx. 4 hours
7h10 – Meeting at Keleti railway station, right at the main entrance of the main building, on the small stairs, under the clock and the statues (address: Baross Gábor tér)
10h30 – Arriving at Tarcal railway station
15h00 – Lunch
16h00 – Wine cellar visiting in the old town of Tokaj
19h50 – taking the train from Tokaj to Budapest (changing in Hatvan)
23h25 – Arrival back to Budapest
Adult with gourmet lunch pack: 12.000 HUF
Adult without food: 11.000 HUF
Student with gourmet lunch pack: 10.000 HUF
Student without food: 9000 HUF
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!
You can select VEGGIE and REGULAR lunch pack options. Each lunch pack is handmade with fresh ingredients the night before. #EXTRATASTY
What is included?
A superb guide, the train tickets, and the lunch pack.
Important: Wine is not included.
- Pretty mountain lakes,
- Discover a famous European wine region,
- Stunning views over the Great Hungarian Plain from the top of a volcano
- Shabby old wine cellars – highly instagrammable
- You can spend the day with our international hiking community!
Down in the cool cellars, you can have some wine, spritzer, or nonalcoholic grape must – to get in tune with the harvesting season
Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier!