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Intoxicating Eger. Known for producing Hungary's best red wines, including the famous Bull's Blood, Eger's history is also intoxicating.

Winding medieval streets, beautiful baroque architecture, and a castle on the hill hovering over a picturesque square: that's Eger. This town makes for an ideal one or two-night side trip. It's less than a two-hour drive from Budapest through a charming countryside covered in vineyards. Wine lovers say Eger, with its 10,000 acres of vineyards, resembles Burgundy. Also well known for its thermal baths built in the 1600s, Eger is a great spot to relax. You can enjoy its spas, gourmet Hungarian food and hearty red wines.

Not to be missed on any trip to Eger is a visit to the "Valley of the Beautiful Women." A 20-minute walk from the center you will find several small wine tasting cellars carved into a hillside. They serve affordable wines in a festive atmosphere often complete with Roma music. The center of Eger's life is the main square, the site of various wine and music festivals. The pride of Eger is the castle, famous for being the site in 1522 where the locals fought off a Turkish invasion despite being outnumbered 20 to 1 (naturally, popular legend claims 80 to 1).

What we love about Eger

Norbert

Budapest City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

Eger is definitely one of the best destinations in Eastern Hungary. I love the wines, I love the history and of course, the unique experience it offers in the Valley of the Beautiful Woman - a must-see area for wine lovers with many local wine cellars.

Judit

Budapest City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

If you haven't heard about the famous red wine called the 'Bull's Blood', you must visit this town during your vacation in Hungary. This strange liquid, which was believed to give supernatural powers to the defenders of the Fort of Eger during a battle against the Ottoman troops, is actually a grand red cuvée. You should definitely taste it in one (or two?) of the many wine cellars in town and in the nearby Valley of the Beautiful Woman. Here you will find Europe's northernmost authentic Turkish architecture, too. Are you eager to see Eger?

Bettina

Central Europe Team Leader

I visited Eger for the first time when I was little and only recently had a chance to re-visit. I was amazed at the well-kept baroque style old town, the medieval fort, and the minaret towers that are left here from the time of the Ottoman Empire. Eger has a strong connection to winemaking and some of the best wineries in the country are located here. As a Hungarian, I am very proud of the city of Eger and I would be really happy to show it to all guests visiting Hungary. I would definitely advise spending a night here on your way to Romania or Slovakia.

Where to stay in Eger

In Eger we offer everything from a 3-star hotel built within the castle walls to an indulgent child-free 4-star hotel. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Small Boutique Guesthouse
Very modern comfortable and charming. It has 2 restaurants onsite and it's literally 5 minutes away from the town's main attractions. It offers views of the fortress which is nearby.
Charming Traditional Hotel
Perfect location on the main square, this traditional hotel has a charming café downstairs and the beauty of Eger out your front door. Lovely and intimate.
Modern design and environment, wellness and child-free hotel
A lovely hotel combining comfort and elegance. It's certainly a relaxing place for adults only.

Things to do in Eger

No trip is complete without a visit to the Valley of the Beautiful Women. Eger is Hungary's most famous wine town and a visit to the valley with its numerous wine caves carved into the rocky hillside is certainly a unique experience. Eger's charming town center should not be missed, complete with the Eger castle on the hill and its famous Dobo square, and we can help you see it with private walking tours, one focused on food and wine. This compact historical area can be easily seen on foot but you will have to take a cheap taxi ride out to the Valley, which is well worth the money.

Eger Wine and Food Private Walking Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Eger

Spend some time in Eger on a tour that takes in other cities in Hungary and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Eger and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Eger vacation packages
Based on 2 reviews
Review by Donna & Frank

Donna & Frank

Pennsylvania

JayWay Travel was able to take all of our interests and destination ideas and craft a custom itinerary for us that was perfect. More importantly, they created a dream vacation for us that was well within our budget.

JayWay Travel was able to take all of our interests and destination ideas and craft a custom itinerary for us that was perfect. More importantly, they created a dream vacation for us that was well within our budget.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Balatonfured, Budapest, Zakopane, Krakow, Eger, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Balatonfured, Budapest, Zakopane, Krakow, Eger, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Sharon & Brenton

Sharon & Brenton

Texas

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Eger

How long should I stay in Eger?

While small, Eger offers many beautiful sights, while the surrounding area offers impressive wines and thermal baths. We recommend giving the city a night or two, depending on how much time you want to spend in the surrounding vineyards.

When are shops and museums open?

Standard opening hours for stores are 10:00-18:00 on weekdays, and 10:00-13:00 on Saturdays. Department stores usually open at 10:00, while grocery stores, bakeries, and supermarkets are open 07:00-20:00. Many shops are open until 20:00 or 21:00 on Thursdays. Outside of malls, shops are closed on Sundays. Museums are generally open from 10:00 to 18:00, and usually close on Mondays. Naturally, synagogues are closed Saturdays.

What are Eger's must-see sights?

When in Eger, focus on the historical center, and be sure to visit the nearby Valley of Beautiful Women, famed for its wines. There are also enjoyable baths near Eger. Our private walking tour covers all the town's must-see sights and helps you to learn about the history of this beloved place.

How can I get local currency?

We recommend taking out money at bank ATMs, or using official exchange places. You can find an OTP Bank ATM and an Exclusive Change money changing place from 9 AM to 7 PM at 4 Törvényház Street.

How much do meals cost in Eger?

A simple lunch with a drink is about $6, while a three-course dinner is around $25.
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