Hungary · May 6th - 16th, 2019 · 6 spots left


May 6th – 16th, 2019

Departing on May 16th

12 people


In the last decade, no country has influenced our own culinary creations more than the artisanal food of Hungary. The country has an incredibly rich and varied food tradition reaching back millennia, including an Eastern European Jewish influence that’s been of great interest to us. From the regional cheeses, the incredible wines, thoughtful cured meats, and bountiful produce, to the incredible breads, pastries, and elegant multi-layered tortas, Hungary has it all. Join us and discover how much more there is to Hungarian food than its excellent paprika!


The trip is designed for experienced travelers with a passion for great food made the traditional way – food that is deeply connected to the people and culture of the place.  We encourage open minds, adventurous spirits and a deep passion for traditional foods. Our guests are adults of all ages, who enjoy walking, and enjoy exploring places on their own as well as with the group.  We keep the group small: no more than 12 guests will travel with an experienced host from Zingerman’s, plus our long time friend and wine expert Gábor Bánfalvi.


Activity Level: Medium

You can expect long days packed with activity and long strolls of up to 3 hours.  You should be able to stand for long periods while cooking and baking in the kitchen.  As is common in Europe, we’ll be walking on uneven ground with occasional steep hills, and plenty of stairs.  During this tour, we will also be using local transportation that will require a few fast-paced moments of getting on and off the trams.  

What Is Included

  • Behind the scenes visits to artisanal producers, local farmers markets,  hands-on cooking experiences, and learning about the highly valued wines of the region.
  • Amazing food – all breakfasts, all lunches, and seven dinners. We will enjoy traditional regional specialties made from local, fresh ingredients.
  • Visits to beautiful cities and towns such as Budapest and Tokaj. A Zingerman’s tour host and our guides will be at your disposal at all times.  Transportation by air-conditioned private bus during the tour.

What Is Not Included?


Alcoholic beverages that are not specifically included in the itinerary.

A few dinners, where you will get to explore on your own (suggestions provided!).

Personal spending money

What About Accommodations?

You will be staying in clean, comfortable, conveniently located, unique accommodations with private baths.

How Much Does It Cost?*

$6900 per person 

*Prices subject to change.

(One thing to note: this itinerary is the current plan, and, things may change. We will make every effort to provide the tours and experiences that are described below. However, the nature of the places we’ll be visiting — not typical tourist destinations — means plans may change at the last minute. Also, you always have the option of skipping a particular excursion, but please note that we will be unable to make refunds for any missed meals or other events.)

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