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Help with visiting/staying at the Tokaj wine region from Budapest

We would love to visit Tojaj wine region and would appreciate any help regarding a day trip or one night stay at the Tokaj region.
We are going to be in Budapest for almost a week.

Thanks.

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Take the train from Budapest to Eger. Get a room. Hire a local guide to take you to the wineries. Or hire a Budapest guide. Best done as an overnight trip.

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Thanks James! I just booked Grof Degenfeld Castle Hotel for a night or do you have any suggestions about any places to stay.
Can you please also suggest some wineries there which are local!

Cheers!

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I'm not your strongest source for Edger or Tokaj. Done the tourist thing a few times in Edger, but not in depth. That's why I suggested a guide. I have stayed in Eger a few times and the Senator Hauz Hotel is pretty perfect in amenities and location for Edger. The Grof Degenfeld Castle Hotel looks pretty spectacular. Cant imagine you not enjoying. Actually I just book marked it for a future trip. Thank YOU for the help!!!!

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Ofcourse! Glad I could help!
Would you suggest a food tour with Taste of Hungry? We were thinking of doing "A DAY OF HISTORY AND GASTRONOMY (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INSIGHT BUDAPEST)" . Any other suggestions? We love doing food tours in different regions.

Thank again for your help!

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"Taste of Hungary" has been around for a number of years and I have never heard anything bad about them. I looked up the tour and it sounds fascinating.

Depending on how much you are into food and how much time you have to spend you might consider a Hungarian Cooking Class. There are a couple in town, I think this one is particularly insightful as it takes place in a typical kitchen in a typical apartment in Budapest. Agnes is also very good: http://budapestcookingclass.com/ If you do it, you want to do it without the market tour because you will be doing that tour with the "Taste of Hungary" tour.

If you enjoy the wine and want to do it in a "typical" setting, go over to Kadarka Wine Bar. They will pour you samples till you find one you like. Each of the servers is well versed in Hungarian wine (all they sell) and its a pleasant place full of locals. If you ask i would suspect they would be happy to set up a flight that shows the range of Hungarian wine. http://kadarkawinebar.com/

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Thanks James! I'll look into those! My kids and we are quite excited about our up coming trip :)
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