Private Day Trip to Eger - History, Culture and Wine (Full-Day Private Tour)

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Budapest, Budapest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Eger is a beautiful baroque city located in Northern Hungary and known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret) and red wines.
The tour covers a great walking in the downtown where you can visit the second largest cathedral in Hungary. There are 17 churches in the city: e.g. in baroque or in Zopf style.
The Castle of Eger is famous for its successful defense against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. Nowadays it is a protected historic monument.
The city has a lot of sights from the Turkish era, for example the Turkish minaret and the Turkish Bath.

The city and the region is also famous for its wines. "The Valley of the Beautiful Woman" is a part of Eger which has numerous wine cellars and many of them serve tourists with their own wines.

What's Included

All taxes (including VAT)

Entrance fee to the castle of Eger

Hotel pickup and drop off (other locations available upon request)

Parking and motorway fees

Private tour guiding by a professional guide

Transportation by a comfortable, air-conditioned car or minibus

What's Not Included


Entrance fees to sites other than the entrance fee to the castle

Wine tasting

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 100

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Eger Castle
The Eger Castle is a castle in Eger, Hungary. Historically, it is known for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552 during the Siege of Eger.

The first castle was built on the high hill named Várhegy at Felsőtárkány near Eger.

During the Mongol invasion in 1241, this castle was ruined and the bishop of Eger moved it to a rocky hill in the city of Eger. On the hill a new castle was built and it developed rapidly. In 1470 a Gothic palace was built. In 1552, a Turkish army of 35,000-40,000 soldiers attacked the castle which had 2,100-2,300 defenders. The siege failed as the Turks suffered heavy casualties. A total of 1,700 of the defenders survived. After that Turks besieged the castle again in 1596, resulting in a Turkish victory. In 1701 the Austrians exploded half of the castle.

Archaeological excavations only started in 1925 and the castle was used by the army as barracks until 1957.

There are several museums in the castle:
- Dobó István Vármúzeum - this shows the history of the castle,
- Egri Képtár - a painting exhibition,
- Kazamaták - a system of cellars under the castle,
- Panoptikum - a wax museum,
- an ancient vase exhibition,
and several periodic exhibitions.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle[1] or more formally Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist, St. Michael and the Immaculate Conception (Hungarian: Szent János apostol és evangélista o Szent János apostol és evangélista, Szent Mihály főangyal, Szeplőtelen Fogantatás főszékesegyház bazilika) also called Eger Cathedral is a religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church that functions as lacatedral of the Archdiocese of Eger, is located in the city of Eger,[2] in the European country of Hungary.[3][4]

The cathedral was built between 1831 and 1837 by József Hilda commissioned by Archbishop János László Pyrker.

The cathedral is a basilica with three naves. In the middle between the nave and chancel to the east is the transept. The dome of the cathedral is lavishly decorated and a height of 40 meters. In chorus are the two bell towers. The portal on the eastern porch is designed like a Greek temple. The monumental entrance is decorated with statues of saints: St. Stephen, St. Ladislaus, and Saints Peter and Paul. The facade is supported by Corinthian columns that reaches a height of 17 meters.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The fameous thermal resort Egerszalók is just a few minutes drive from Eger. We visit the spectacular "Salt Hill and Water Terraces". They are naturally built by two thermal springs.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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