GASTRO TOUR AROUND HUNGARY

These tours would like to present the Hungarian cuisine by showing the various regional traditions and specialties

Gastronomy is one of the most important part of Hungarian culture: it’s diverse, creative, characteristic and rich in unique flavours. The Hungarian cuisine is a result of a thousand year long development, based on the old traditional animal husbandry, agriculture and food production.

kalácskészítésHungary has seven main regions. Each of these regions has its own traditions and also various food traditions they retained. They have local specialties, habits, events and festivals to distinguish them from each other: like the northern parts of the Great Plain. This is where the most famous dish, the Goulash soup comes from, developed by local herdsmen. The area around Lake Tisza is particularly known for the lamb stew of Karcag (this one includes basically every part of the animal including the head, the feet and haslet, cooked over a large open fire). The southern part of the Great Plain produces some of the finest veggies in the country, including hot paprika (red chilli peppers) from Szeged, onions from Makó, green peppers from Szentes and garlic from Bátyai. The Balaton area has countless delicacies to offer as well, for example fish dishes (the Maria fish soup, the catfish with galuska (kind of gnocchi) or the bream in sour cream). And there’s a lot more!

These tours would like to present the Hungarian cuisine by showing the various regional traditions and specialties. Besides this participants will have a chance to discover the cultural and natural environment of these regions.

 

TOURS

 

Tour in Northeastern Hungary: Parádsasvár – Eger – Szilvásvárad – Lillafüred

 Parádsasvár is located on a beautiful area of the north side of Mountain Mátra. Besides the breath taking view, the village is known for its castle which operates as a luxury hotel today. Parádsasvár has been producing glass since 1770, the glass factory is well-known all over Hungary. The regions natural speciality is a type of maple tree that only grows around Mountain Mátra.

parádsasvár

Eger is a small town with approximately 70,000 inhabitants situated in the North- east of Hungary. It is one of the finest Baroque towns in Hungary with a medieval castle, beautiful churches, cosy restaurants and cafes. Eger and its surrounding areas are known as one of Hungary’s best wine region. The Egri Bikaver aka Bull’s Blood of Eger is recognized worldwide. The viticulture on the area was already an economic factor around the 1000’s when King Stephen founded the Eger diocese.

 

boglarszuretSzilvásvárad is located at the foot of Mountain Bükk to the northwest. Szalajka valley is a nature reserve. Both hiking and horse riding are very popular around this area. Lillafüred is situated close to Szilvásvárad. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mountain Bükk. It’s known of its cave used for medical treatment for respiratory problems.

We would like to thoroughly show you the region you choose. We put the programs together according to your wishes and could be adapted to each season. We have tours all the year round. Contact us if you are interested and we will send a complete offer for the selected date (quotes are free of charge).

 

Programs to choose from:

  • Accommodation at the Parád Castle Luxury Hotel
  • Visit the Parád Bath
  • Soffiatura course in Parádsasvár
  • Own Bikavér blending in Eger
  • Chocolate and marzipan course in Eger
  • Wine cellar tour in Eger
  • Grape harvesting in Eger (September)
  • Cheese making course in Eger
  • Market tour in Eger
  • SPA and wellness programs in Eger
  • Festival visit in the region (depending on date)
  • Truffle hunting tour in Szilvásvárad (June-November)
  • Hiking in Szalajka valley
  • Cave tour in Szilvásvárad
  • Riding tour in Szilvásvárad
  • Roller tour in the Mountain Bükk
  • Trout smoking in Lillafüred
  • Hunting, fishing (seasonal; it has to be preregistered by the authorities)
Picture references: tihanyietterem.tihanyinfo.com; www.konferenciahotelek.hu; www.hotdog.hu; www.lovasok.hu

 

Tour in Northwest Hungary: Sopron – Kőszeg – Szombathely

Sopron is situated by the western border of Hungary near Austria at the foot of the Alps near Lake Fertő. It is one of the oldest Hungarian towns and the richest of gastronomic traditions and culture. Moreover Sopron is the centre of the Sopron wine region. It is mostly known for its Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) wine.

20080414sopronfot4Sopron is popular as a holiday place because it’s set in beautiful countryside where people like to walk in the hills, enjoy the pure air, the forests and mountain springs. There are many hiking paths and look-out towers. Near to Sopron is Lake Fertő. The Löverek, is a beautiful hilly area south of the city, with forests of spruce, oaks and chestnut trees. The flowers that bloom there include Lily of the Valley and cyclamens.

kőszeg

Kőszeg is located around a medieval castle which was an important fortress during the Turkish wars. The city is quite old there are more than 300 buildings under national protection. The grape harvesting is the biggest feast in Kőszeg; it’s a 3-day fiesta in the last weekend of September every year.

 

 

savaria2Szombathely is situated at South of Kőszeg. It’s one of the oldest cities in Hungary and is called “The Queen of the West”. The name of Szombathely refers to the Saturday’s market. There are also several annual festivals and feasts. The biggest one is the Savaria festival with different historical themes. The festival is three-days long and it has a genuine carnival feeling.

We would like to thoroughly show you the region you choose. We put the programs together according to your wishes and could be adapted to each season. We have tours all the year round. Contact us if you are interested and we will send a complete offer for the selected date (quotes are free of charge).

 

Programs to choose from:

  • Visit of Harrer chocolate factory in Sopron, chocolate tasting
  • Boat trip on Lake Fertő
  • Cooking course with regional dishes at a local restaurant
  • Café tour in Sopron
  • Wine cellar tour in Sopron
  • Vineyard picnic
  • Visit of Sopron brewery, beer tasting
  • Cave Mithras tour in Sopron
  • Village tour in Kőszeg
  • Visit of the Wine house in Kőszeg
  • Grape harvesting feast (September)
  • Visit of the Herb Garden in Kőszeg
  • Visit of the Historical Park in Szombathely
  • Savaria festival in Szombathely (August)
  • Visit of the different festivals (depending on date)
Bildekilder: www.origo.hu; koszeg.utisugo.hu; www.nyugat.hu

You can read about other tours here: http://hungastroagency.com/tours/

Contact us for an offer: zsofia@hungastroagency.com

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Our 5-day tour in Hungary proved that Hungary is a particularly exciting food and wine country and that The Hungarian Gastro Agency has enough knowledge to find the right places.
Pål Ravnsborg-Gjertsen

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