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Tokaj


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Delighted with the precious beverage, Louis XV of France offered a glass of Tokaji to Madame de Pompadour, referring to it as “Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum” (“Wine of Kings, King of Wines”).

Now it's your turn to taste the liquid gold from Tokaj, the so-called Aszú.
The town of Tokaj (pronounced "Toe-kai") is charming enough, but what really lures visitors is the surrounding UNESCO-protected Tokaj wine region, beloved for its whites. Located on a small, sunny volcanic plateau protected by nearby mountains, local grapes enjoy a very long ripening period, which combined with "noble rot" mold, produces memorably sweet wines. These exclusive drinks have been the favorites of nobility and other notables for centuries, from Hayden and Franz Josef to Napoleon III and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Some of the most famous of the area's unique wines are its Aszu (AKA Tokay), the world's first botrytized wine, and the exclusive, extraordinarily sweet Eszencia.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Tokaj

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

Things to do in Tokaj

We created a colorful palette for your time in Tokaj-Hegyalja Wine Region. You can choose from wine excursions in and around your headquarter, cultural walks, easy hikes, interesting museums, Jewish and Catholic heritage sights lure you to spend one more day in the area.
Sárospatak Half Day Private Trip
Sárospatak Half Day Private Trip
Tokaj Wine Tasting Half Day Private Tour
Tokaj Wine Tasting Half Day Private Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Tokaj

What are the typical opening hours in Tokaj region?
As anywhere else in the countryside, shops operate with tighter opening hours which is actually 8-hours a day. Please make sure that, if needed, you plan your grocery shopping between 8am-4pm to be on the safe side. Most shops are closed on Sundays. Restaurants are usually open until 10-11pm and serve warm food until 9pm.
How do I get around in Tokaj region?
There is a train connection between Tarcal and Tokaj. The trains are relatively frequent. Mád is the easiest to access by taxi. Cab fees are reasonable so if you want to spend a day on your own in another town it is worth to use a private service.
Is Tokaj region safe?
Yes, the villages in Tokaj region are very safe.
Where can I get local currency?
The easiest way to get local currency is to withdraw money from an ATM. You can access machines 24/7 with the magnet line of your card. Luckily most of the restaurants, cafés and wineries accept credit card.
Are there any vegetarian / vegan options?
Practically in the countryside of Hungary the more sophisticated the dining place is the greater the chance for alternative dining options. If you have dietary restrictions we recommend to choose a restaurant with international cuisine. Hungarian food is more for carnivores.
How much can I expect to spend per day?
It is hard to guess in a region like Tokaj where you can attend wine tastings for just 15 USD and for 150 USD, if taking your wine experience more serious. The classic Tokaj drys and Aszú from a less grand vintage are always offered for a reasonable price and won't disappoint you. But you are also welcome to choose a high-class wine tasting with Aszú from top vintages. Your local expert will be gladly assist you in planning a budget for your days in Tokaj region based on your interest in wine.
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