Tokaj Wine District

1. day tour

Today, visit the eastern side of the wine district, including the Museum of the Hungarian Language in Széphalom, attached to Sátoraljaújhely. There are numerous sights in the area, including the Castle of Füzér, which sits high in a picturesque setting, or the Zemplén Adventure Park, where you can take a cable car to the top of the hill and from there even slide down by zip wire to the adjacent hill.

After lunch, visit a winery and sample some local wines or visit the archive, parts of which were still arranged by Kazinczy. A visit to the Ferenc Kazinczy Museum also makes an interesting programme. It’s worth staying here till the end of the day.


2. day tour

Head across to Sárospatak, whose Reformed College boasts one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Then visit a wine-themed escape room in the events building of one of the wineries and have lunch in the only wine bar in the region, where you can learn about the area’s wines in more depth. In the afternoon, hike to the Megyer-hegy Tarn, where the more courageous can also try climbing the so-called via ferrata, or iron roads. It’s worth exploring the town with a tour guide or even hiring a four-wheel drive, depending on what you want to do, but you could also go canoeing on the Bodrog.

Conclude the day in Hercegkút with a wine tasting in a cellar row, then spend the night in Sárospatak.


3. day tour

In the morning, visit one of the most beautiful villages in the wine region, where you can take a guided tour to discover the architecture of the former market town. Afterwards, taste the wines of Erdőbénye in one of the numerous small family wineries or on the sunny terrace of its famous winery on the outskirts of town.

After lunch, visit the Catholic Church of Bodrogkeresztúr and the Hasidic Jewish cemetery on Dereszla Hill, where the Wonder Rabbi was laid to rest, learn about the mysteries of vinegar making in the Vinegar Museum, or visit a cordial and jam manufactory. Conclude your trip at a local winery and bid the wine district farewell.


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