Hungary is becoming a big player on the world’s wine stage, with famous vintages such as the big-tasting Eger reds and rosé Tokaj dessert wines. While these wine regions can be visited as day trips from Budapest, the up-and-coming Etyek wine country is just outside the city limits.
Visiting Hungary’s wineries from Budapest makes a fascinating day out for anyone interested in sampling fine wines and reveling in the untamed landscape of mountains and undulating plains.
The thermal waters coursing under Budapest have been in use as far back as the Romans, but Budapest’s bath culture is often associated with the Ottomans who occupied Hungary in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are three historic Turkish baths still in operation in Budapest.
Although Budapest is one of the less expensive cities in Europe, there is so much to see and do that expense soon starts to mount up. The best way doing justice to the myriad museums, galleries and sights of Hungary’s capital is to invest in a sightseer’s Budapest Card.