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winery tour in Budapest?

My daughter, her fiance and I will be in Budapest at the end of Aug (so excited!!) unfortunately we have just a short 2 days.
Does anyone have any experience with the Faust Wine Tour http://budacastlebudapest.com/faust-wine-cellar-buda-castle/ or the Budapest wine tour http://budapestwinetasting.com? We'd like to do this tour after we visit the Szechenyi baths.
We're staying in an airbnb at 26 Belgrad rakpart ....
thanks for your help!

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The place started out with wine tours....

https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/hungary/food-tours-in-budapest

But with just two days you might consider doing your wine tour sitting down in a wine bar. There are a number of good wine bars in Budapest. A lot fancier than this one, but i love these guys. They can serve you flights to introduce you to the various regions and they will help you with samples before buying a glass ... or a bottle or two ... which you can take home. http://kadarkawinebar.com/

Thanks for the address, that always helps. Unfortunately you arent exactly staying in the center of things, but there is a stop of the 2 Tram near your location. Take it one stop up river and then walk inland to Vorsomarty ter where you can take the M1 Metro 3 stops to the Opera House stop. Actually i would just take it just two and enjoy the walk up Andrassy ut.

Or

Take the 2 Tram down river one stop and go up to street level where you will find the Great Market Hall and the 47/49 Tram. Take it 3 stops away from the river (the terminus of the tram line). That will leave you at the end of Kiraly utca which is a great street to walk up and see another interesting street with restaurants, bars, the Gozsdu Udvar (market in the udvar on weekends).

Go up one way and back the other and you get a fairly decent tour of some of the more interesting streets.

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Great! Thanks for the reply James - I know we're staying sort of out of the way, but I booked this before I started reading these threads :(
We will do the sit down wine dinner - thanks for the link! We're so looking forward to our visit!

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I posted in the other thread, but I have to say that I really enjoyed my tour with Taste Hungary. If you look at the post, you'll see that I was on an all day wine tour, but they have many different offering now, so you might want to check them out.

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I agree with James, stay in Budapest and do your own, little wine tour. In addition to the recommended Kadarka, we also enjoyed Rick's recommended DiVino wine bar in front of St. István's Basilica. The atmosphere is especially enjoyable sitting outside on the terrace at dusk when the Basilica is lit up.

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One of the highest rated wine bars in town is Doblo on Dob utca. It's in District 8, but a bit removed from the ruin pubs so you get to see the old Jewish district without too many tourists.

http://www.budapestwine.com

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One thing James didn't mention is Kadarka discounts the bottle if you take with you (rather than drinking it on premises). DiVino doesn't do that - unsure of the other places.
So, when you find something you like, which you will - you needn't go looking for it - you can pay the "package store" price at your table.

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The first time i went there, maybe 10 years ago, i found something i liked and asked if i could buy a bottle. Sure. No problem. Ahhh, well, could you open if for me, because i just moved in and dont have a cork screw yet. Again, no problem. Ahhhhhh, dont suppose you could spare a couple of wine glasses...... Again, no problem, bring them back tomorrow.

I have an honor wine rack in the apartment - maybe 50 bottles. When guests drink a bottle they can leave 10 euro or or they can go down to Kadarka and buy a replacement.

Food is really good there too....

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Thanks for all the help - we were able to do a lot of wonderful wine tasting while in Budapest - they have fantastic wines! And special thanks to James - loved loved loved Kadarka!! Budapest is a fantastic city and I can't wait to go back again!

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Im glad you enjoyed it. Glad you enjoyed Kadarka, the owner and the staff have become good friends over the years and i love sending them business.