Start the day in the eastern part of the wine district, in Esztergom, the gateway to the Danube Bend. After visiting the Basilica, look down over the Danube from its bastions to the houses of Sturovo on the other side, the Garam estuary and the Kovácspatak cliffs above it.
Visit the Danube museum, which children are guaranteed to enjoy. An alternative option is to visit the holiday house of Mihály Babits, a press house, with its famous autograph wall, on the former vineyard hill in Esztergom. The imposing restaurant and wine tunnel under the Basilica is a great choice for lunch.
Then head to the ruins of the former Pauline monastery in Klastrompuszta before saving the rest of the afternoon for a wine tasting in Kesztölc combined with a vineyard tour and some ‘agrowellness’. From here, brave souls can climb the steep ascent to the Öreg Cliff – the view is worth it. Spend the night here so that you don’t have to travel anywhere after tasting wine.
In the morning, first visit the Sándor-Metternich Palace in Bajna, then head through the central part of the wine district, clamber above the trees on the Treetop nature trail in Süttő, then visit the Fort Monostor in Komárom and, of course, the former city centre on the north side of the Danube.
After lunch, enjoy a long hike along the Kőpite Hiking Circles Nature Trail in western Gerecse or relay after a long day in the Komárom thermal bath. For literature lovers, the tomb of poet Mihály Csokonai Vitéz’s muse, Lilla, in Dunaalmás makes an interesting detour! You could happily plan dinner and an evening’s tasting in Tata or Melegeshegy in Neszmély, from where there is a wonderful view of the Danube and the surrounding vineyards.
On the last day, discover the western side of the wine district, visiting the Carriage Museum and the rectory building in Kocs, where you can also taste some special wines! Visit the cellar hill and small wine museum in Ete, the Local History Museum in Kisbér, where horse-riding lovers certainly won’t be disappointed, as the skeleton of the famous racehorse Buccaner, sire of the equally famous Kincsem, is on display here. The exhibition is housed in the former Stud Headquarters building.
If you are travelling with children, the Mini Open-Air Museum and Country House in Ászár makes a good activity, and you can end the day by visiting a winery in Ászár.
Neszmély Wine District
Discover Tata, the wine district’s centre, enjoy the view from Csúcsos Hill and visit a nearby winery!
Explore Komárom, enjoy the view from the wine district’s slopes, taste Dunaszentmiklós wines on Öreghegy!