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Take a swing and swig in Hungary

30th July 2008 Print

Golf and wine lovers can now combine their two passions with a golf and wine week in Hungary that includes three days golf at three courses close to Budapest, and two nights in Hungary’s most famous wine regions, Tokaj and Eger.

September is the ideal time of year for enjoying the beautiful locations of Hungary’s golf courses and for visiting wine cellars and vineyards, as it’s the ‘grape harvest’ season and many towns and villages organise celebrations, including Budapest, with its International Wine Festival ( taking place from 10-14 September.

Specialist tour operator, Golf Travel Hungary ( is offering a six night package from Euro1090 per person that includes four nights in Budapest, green fees for three days, two nights in Tokaj at the new wine and spa hotel, the Andrássy Kúria Hotel, vinotherapy spa usage including one treatment for ladies, plus a two dinners, one with wine tasting and a traditional wine lunch in Eger.

The three golf courses that guests will play at are the Old Lake Golf Club, an 18-hole par 71 course, 45 minutes from Budapest, set in pretty park land, full of small lakes and streams; the Pòlus Palace Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole par 72 course, just 20 minutes from the city, that forms part of a unique natural reserve and the Pannonia Golf & Country Club, an 18-hole 72/73 par course, 40 minutes from Budapest that is the best in Hungary.

The wine element of the trip includes staying at Hungary’s first vinotherapy spa hotel at Tarcal in the Tokaj region and visiting their Andrássy Winery, experiencing the Vinosense spa and enjoying a wine tasting dinner in the hotel. Guests will also do wine tastings and visit small private wine cellars and modern wineries whilst staying in Tokaj.

On the drive back to Budapest a day will be spent in Eger, a town renowned for its baroque architecture and wine tradition. Bull’s Blood is the dark, red wine for which Eger is famous and legend says the name originates from the Turks who believed Hungarian soldiers got their strength from drinking red wine mixed with bulls blood.

The six-night package starts from Euro 1090 per person staying in a three star hotel in Budapest or from Euro 1,390 for a five star hotel, plus the itinerary as detailed above. Flights to Budapest are not included in this price.

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