Travel to Hungary with Dr. Clinton Lee

Hungary is a fascinating & beautiful country. There’s no shortage of places to visit for culture lovers. With so much to offer, there is no shortage of stunning areas and wines for you to enjoy.

Your Host

Dr. Clinton Lee

Dr. Clinton Lee is a Wine & Etiquette Master and social media personality. He rose to popularity on TikTok making wine & etiquette videos that shared with the masses what it is like to be a gentleman. On top of that, not only can Dr. Lee show you a good time during dinner and the proper manners, he’s also been a wine educator for 10 years. Travelling with Dr. Lee will offer no shortage of culture, wine tastings and learning a lot of life moments.

Itinerary Overview

7 days, 6 nights in Hungary with Dr. Clinton Lee leading your tour

Activities Included

  • Budapest City Sightseeing Tour
  • St. Stephen Basilica and Mathias Church visit
  • Fishermen’s Bastion visit
  • Great Market Hall visit
  • Folklore concert
  • Horse show and farm visit with Gulyás lunch
  • Trip to the Danube Bend with Esztergom Basilica visit
  • Visit of the wine regions Etyek, Eger and Neszmély

Other Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 4-star hotels 
  • Local Guide throughout the trip 
  • All city transfers
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches (3 warm lunches, 2 cold lunches) 
  • 4 dinners included 
  • 5 Wine tastings  
  • Wine-paired dinner with Tokaji Aszú wines 
  • Local ham producer visit 

Cost

  • 3,350 Euro per person in double room
  • 3,950 Euro per person in single room

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Airport transfers  

Itinerary

Day 1

Budapest 

Welcome to Hungary. Settle in and get ready for an incredible week. 

Meals 

  • Dinner 
  • Welcome & short briefing followed by a welcome dinner with wines in a local restaurant.  

Accommodation 

  • Continental Hotel Budapest ****
  • Overnight in Budapest. 

Day 2

Budapest

Visit the amazing city of Budapest, discover both sides of the Danube, Pest and Buda, spend some time in  the magnificent Opera House and enjoy the breath-taking view over the city from the Buda Castle.  

Meal 

Breakfast 

Activity 

  • Sightseeing tour on Pest side by bus. 
  • You will see the House of Parliament (outside), visit the City Park, Heroes Square, Andrássy Avenue. Visit of  the St. Stephen Basilica. During the morning we will visit the Opera House, built in 1884 in Neo-Renaissance  style. 
  • You will see the House of Parliament (outside), visit the City Park, Heroes Square, Andrássy Avenue. Visit of  the St. Stephen Basilica. During the morning we will visit the Opera House, built in 1884 in Neo-Renaissance  style.  

Meal 

Light lunch in one of the most beautiful cafes in the world, the New York Café. 

Activity 

After lunch, we continue our sightseeing with the Buda side of the city. During our walking tour we will  explore the Buda Castle district including the Fishermen’s Bastion and the lovely Mathias Church during our  walking tour. You will stroll along the streets, listed among the UNESCO world heritage sites, and admire the  buildings of the Buda Castle, the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings and get a breath taking panorama of the Danube with the Chain Bridge and the Pest side of the city.  

Meal 

Evening cruise with dinner and folklore show on the Danube.  

Accommodation 

  • Continental Hotel Budapest **** 
  • Overnight in Budapest.

Day 3

Danube-bend and Neszmély Wine Region 

Info 

Culture and wine. Day tour along the “Blue Danube” to Hungary’s history, with stops in Esztergom,  Neszmély and Szentendre. 

Meal 

  • Breakfast

Activity 

  • Our first stop will be in Esztergom, the centre of the Hungarian Catholic Church. You will enjoy the view to  the Danube River from the Cathedral Hill after or before visiting the largest Cathedral of Hungary.  
  • Travel further to Neszmély wine Region. The most prestigious winery of the region is in amazing ambience,  in the middle of the vineyards, on a top of a hill, with amazing view over the Danube. Winery visit, tasting. 

Meal 

Lunch will be served on the top of the hill overlooking to the Danube with one of the most prestigious cellars of Hungary.  

Activity 

  • Travelling further, you will visit to a small-scale producer, learn about the local grape varieties and traditional  wine making and taste local wines.  
  • Travel back to Budapest.  

Meal

Free time for dinner.  

Transfer 

Private bus transfer 

Accommodation 

  • Continental Hotel Budapest **** 
  • Overnight in Budapest 

Day 4

Budapest, Etyek Wine region 

Info 

Enjoy another amazing day in Budapest and the nearby village of Etyek. Key experiences of the day include  a tasting experience in the Törley sparkling wine cellars, with sparkling wine tasting and a visit of a small scale ham producer in Etyek and a wine-paired-dinner with the famous Tokaji wines.  

Meal 

Breakfast

Activity 

Sparkling cellars visit with tasting. Travel to the vineyard of Budapest, Etyek. Visit of a ham ageing cellar  with ham tasting. 

Meal 

Cold plate with local hams, cheeses, and vegetables in a ham ageing cellar.  

Activity 

  • Visit one of the most iconic wineries of the region for wine tasting. 
  • Return to Budapest. You will have some time for yourselves in the afternoon. 

Meal 

Wine-paired dinner (also with Tokaji wines) at one of the best restaurants in Budapest.  

Transfer 

Private bus transfer 

Accommodation 

  • Continental Hotel Budapest **** 
  • Overnight in Budapest. 

Day 5

Eger 

Info 

You say good-by to Budapest and head east to visit the beautiful historical town Eger and the Eger wine region.  

Meal 

Breakfast 

Activity

You visit two cellars during the day (one before lunch and one after lunch), an old traditional one and a modern wine bar. Besides tasting the wines of the most prestigious local producers you will learn about the wine region.  

Meal 

Lunch in one of the best restaurants of the region.  

Activity 

  • Admire the Eger Castle, one of the best-known symbols of patriotic persistence in Hungary and the Minaret, the  northernmost historical building of the Turkish era in Europe. You will enjoy a walking sightseeing tour in the  beautiful historical town of Eger. 
  • Second winery visit and short stopover in a charming “Wine-cellar-valley” on the way back to Budapest.  
  • Dinner for your own.  

Transfer 

Private bus transfer 

Accommodation 

  • Continental Hotel Budapest **** 
  • Overnight in Budapest. 

Day 6

Budapest and Horse Show 

Info 

Traditions, history, and food. The key experiences of the day will include the visit of the Great Market Hall and an amazing Horse Show and typical Hungarian lunch in the famous Lázár Equestrian horse farm. 

Meal 

Breakfast 

Activity

Budapest’s largest and most expansive indoor market, built in the neo-Gothic style, offers a variety of food  stalls, from fresh vegetables, fowl, and meat to wine and liquor shops. You will taste some local food here,  like flatbread, strudel, or cones. Travel to Domonyvölgy to the Lázár Equestrian Park. The Lázár Equestrian Park  was founded 2001 by the 21-time world-champion carriage driver Lázár brothers. It is situated 35 kilometers from  Budapest in a picturesque valley among the hills of the Gödöllő natural protected area, in a nine-hectare area. We will  participate by an amazing horse show.  

Meal 

Traditional goulash lunch at the horse farm.  

Activity 

Transfer back to Budapest, free time.  

Transfer 

Private bus transfer to the Horse Show in Domonyvölgy 

Meal 

Enjoy the beautiful view over the city during our farewell dinner in the Buda Castle district.  

Accommodation 

  • Continental Hotel Budapest **** 
  • Overnight in Budapest. 

Day 7

Departure (optional transfer to the airport) 

Accommodation****

Continental Hotel Budapest || The ****star superior design hotel is in Budapest’s downtown, reflected by  art deco features, perfect harmony and fine elegance combining a modern world of colors and forms.  Their restaurant offers international cuisine.

Conditions for payment:  

30% advance payment by booking  

70% 60 days before arrival 

Cancellation fees:  

zero if the contract is abandoned more than 60 days prior to departure but a reservation fee of  100 EURO per person cancellation fee shall be paid  

10% of the price if the contract is abandoned on a date following the 60th day but preceding the  45th day prior to departure 

30% of the price if the contract is abandoned on a date following the 45th day but preceding the  30th day prior to departure  

50% of the price if the contract is abandoned on a date following the 30th day but preceding the  15th day prior to departure.  

75% of the price if the contract is abandoned on a date following the 14th day but preceding the 7th  day prior to departure.  

100% of the price if the contract is abandoned on a date less than 7 days prior to departure 

Bonus

Everyone who purchases a trip through APWASI will also receive a complimentary online course upon payment.