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“Budapest Bike Breeze Wine Tour” 5 of 5 stars
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Budapest Bike Breeze
Deak Ferenc ter 4 | Our meeting point (no office), Budapest 1055, Hungary
+36 20 488 5954
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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Bike
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Owner description: Join us for a pleasant ride around the most attractive sight of Budapest.Our guided bike tours are the best way to discover this wonderful city. At a comfortable pace we will let you experience all famous sites around Budapest, including UNESCO world heritage sites, as well as many hidden treasures this exciting city has to offer.Our interactive tours run with small groups (under 15 person), intimate atmosphere and safety is guaranteed.The routes are carefully chosen, using cycle lanes, riding trough parks, car-free streets.Our tours include comfortable bikes, refreshments, professional guides, local meal.
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“Budapest Bike Breeze Wine Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Our wine tour of König Pince winery, offered by Budapest Bike Breeze Tours, was a highlight of our trip to Hungary! My cousin, who is Hungarian and lives in Budapest, found this wonderful tour for my extended family a few weeks before we all arrived, Our English-speaking guide, Akos, picked up the six of us—me, my aunt, and four adult cousins—with his van at one of our apartments, which were located in sight of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Akos drove us from Pest into the neighborhood of Budafok

We arrived at the König Pince winery, and we were introduced to Zoli, our Hungarian wine master and chef for the day. Then, Akos gave us a tour of the cellars. This winery is located within the labyrinth system of cellars that are carved out of the bedrock, and wind underneath Buda castle. This tunnel system was sculpted out of the chalk stone by the inhabitants of the castle to provide escape during sieges in the middle ages. Huge wooden barrels lined the main cellar of the winery, each with a gorgeous carving on the flat front. We were told that in the past, competitions were held to pick the most beautiful barrel carving, and the most skilled carver was honored..

After our tour of the cellar, we sat down at a lovely table in the main cellar, complete with linen table cloths, wine glasses, and candles. For our luncheon, we were served spiced pickles, Hungarian bread, ham knuckle, and “broken” potatoes mixed with fried onions. With our meal, we tasted 7 different wines, including two whites, a red Bikavér, a Rosé, a spiced wine, and some white wine that had been taken out of a barrel and served from a wine thief. A Tokaji dessert wine and a scrumptous dessert ended our meal.

All through the meal and the wine tasting, both Akos and Zoli were pleasant and helpful. Zoli explained the wines and the food in Hungarian, and Akos provided the translation, as well as his own commentary. My family is very knowledgeable about wine, and we appreciated the patience that both of them took with our questions.

After the meal, we were ale to buy bottles of wine on the way out of the winery, and the cost was unbelievable...only 800 forints, or about $3.50 per bottle.

When the tour and luncheon were finished, Akos took us on a walking tour of Budafok. This was an extra-added touch, and we appreciated the walk after such a large meal and extensive wine tasting. After a truly enjoyable afternoon, Akos drove us back to our apartment in Pest.

I would certainly recommend the Budapest Bike Breeze Tours tour of the König Pince winery! The cost for each of us was very reasonable, especially considering that we were given transportation to the winery, the wine tour, the wonderful meal, all of the superior wine we drank, the tour of Budafok, and the drive back home. It was an afternoon my whole family will remember.

Visited March 2013
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“Wine tasting tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We booked this wine tour with BBB as something slightly different to do on a stag. In total we were nine, ages ranging 25 through 30, looking for something a little different from a normal stag. The tour takes you to a little village on the outskirts of Budapest starting with a quick guided tour through the town and history of various wine / spirit producing companies that are there. Following this it's on to a massive cellar and wine producer which, like everything there is carved into the caves. After a walk through some beautiful cellars, and talk about wine history in the area along with general wine making facts, we were sat down in a cavernous cellar and proceeded to sample various wines.
I couldn't believe that we were the first stag do to do this trip (though I believe it's a relatively new tour - the guy that runs BBB, Akos, studied at a wine college just down the way (sounds fun!) so thought he'd add this on). It's a great way to get out of the city for a few hours, learn something about the local culture, the head of the cellar (can't remember the official title) was a great character, and, if you want to, there's sufficient wine to still make it a boozy afternoon. Over a four day trip this and the chariot racing were the best two activities that we did - and we packed a fair amount in.
If you have the slightest interest in wine I'd recommend this tour and what with the way it ends, sat round a c.75 person table in an ancient cellar sampling various wines, it really lends itself to larger groups.

Visited February 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Budapest Bike Breeze tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were a group of 6 and felt that that the best way to see Budpest initially was via a bike tour so that we could decided where to return to later during the weekend. Our guide Akos was extremely well informed and brought the numerous places we visited to life. The route was resonably flat so you don't need to be a Tour de France winner to enjoy. All 6 of us said afterwards what fun we had and I would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to experience Budapest and have an insight on what to do to take up this opportunity.

Visited March 2013
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“A great way to explore Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Budapest break 8th March - 11th March 2013.
Akos our guide was absolutely superb, informative, knowledgeable and he paced the tour perfectly for our group, taking time to explain some of the key sites relating of this beautiful city. The bikes were brand new, (first tour group of 2013) and there were no complaints from the six of us after the tour which lasted five and a half hours and included a great lunch at Pantlika Restaurant, (try the local drink - palinka, it is lethal and Akos made sure that we were limited to only two drinks each, perhaps sensible given the ability to drink within our group).
At approximately £20 for the tour, this is excellent value for money and the best way to see the
city and although some of our group were a bit dubious about the effort required to participate on
the bike ride, everyone agreed that it was the best way to obtain a flavour of the city. Remember
your camera as you will see all the major sights.

Budapest Bike Breeze and Akos, thank you again - Andrew, Tracy, Mick, Sam, James and Carol.

Visited March 2013
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Molde
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“Great wine tasting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We were a group of 6 friends going to a wine tasting. Our guide was excellent and knew the history of Hungarian wine industry well. The wine cellar we went to is a family owned cellar with great wines. They had a outlet at the wine cellar, where we could purchase the wines we sampled and a few others.

Visited December 2012
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