Best Excursions & Day Trips From Budapest

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary has become an increasingly popular European city break destination over the last few years and rightly so; it’s home to a wealth of history, culture and spectacular architecture, not to mention a delectable food and nightlife scene.

There’s so much to see in Budapest; from Buda Castle to the Hungarian Parliament building, to the incredibly popular thermal spas such as Gellért and Széchenyi baths. However, there’s also much to see and do once you leave Budapest too, so make sure you head out of the city on day tours to see wineries, smaller Hungarian villages and even other European cities like Vienna!

With so much to see and do in and around this fabulous city on day trips, you don’t want to be wandering around aimlessly without a clue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 trips, tours and excursions from Budapest based on customer reviews, prices and enjoyability!

1.Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest

Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner from Budapest


The Etyek Wine Country Tour with Dinner is first on our list simply because it’s slightly out of the ordinary from the usual run-of-the-mill tours in Budapest. Not only will you get the chance to learn more about Hungarian wine culture, but you’ll also get the chance to immerse yourself in local villages and interact with the people living there.

A delicious, traditional Hungarian dinner as well as washing it down with up to 12 varieties of wine also makes this tour incredibly popular amongst tourists far and wide!

Tour Highlights:


  • Enjoy a delicious 2-course Hungarian dinner inside a romantic wine cellar (or outside during summer)
  • Visit the old wine cellars, villages and grape presses used to make the wine
  • A visit to three family-run wineries with expert information and insider secrets on wine making
  • The chance to try 4 different varieties of wine at each place
  • Learn about the people, history and culture of the wine villages


  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Local tour guide
  • Air-conditioned minivan for transportation
  • 2-course dinner
  • Up to 12 wine samples (with snacks)!

Duration: 4 hours

Rating: 5.0