Private Eger Town And Castle Tour - Budapest

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Details :
    Your Budapest accommodation
  • Return Details :
    Your Budapest accommodation or anywhere within Budapest or on route to Budapest.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Enjoy this fantastic tour to the historical town of Eger. At 10.00 am your private, English speaking driver will pick you up at your Budapest accommodation and let you soak up the Mediterranean feel of the town, withit's former cathedral, founded in the 10th century by the first Hungarian king, St. Stephen and it's castle,erected in the 13th century, will give you plenty of opportunity to get to know Hungary's past. The town flourished during the Middle Ages when wine making became the main source of income. In the 16th century, under Turkish occupation, Eger changed radically. Most churches were converted into mosques and public baths and minarets were built. After the Turkish occupation the archbishop returned and the city regained its status. The historic buildings of Eger make the city an architectural gem, worth exploring all year around. This tour cost the same for 1-4 people.

Know More about this tour

Eger is one of the most beautiful towns in Hungary with a mediterranean feel to it with historic monuments and famous wineries. The most famous wines of all is Bull's blood.
Since it is a private tour you will be able to adjust the itinerary with castle visit, thermal bath visit and wine tasting being your options beside the general exploring of the town.

St. Stephen, first king of Hungary, founded a bishopric in Eger sometime between 1001 and 1009 AD. The towns importance led to the construction of a stone fortress for its protection in 1248, built around a Romanesque cathedral. Over the next several hundred years, high- and late-Gothic cathedrals were built to replace this church, which had since fallen into ruins. The episcopal seat, situated within the castle, enjoyed its golden age during the 15th century Renaissance, when the town was one of the countrys most important cultural centres.

By the 16th century, the Turkish invasion was in full swing, with Buda falling in the 1540s. In 1552 the Turks turned their attention to one of the biggest obstacles in the region, the fortress of Eger. The Hungarian defenders, only two thousand soldiers, managed to withstand a five-week siege by a force about forty times its size. This heroic show of defiance is considered to be one of the most outstanding military events in Hungarian history, and was immortalized in Gza Grdonyis world-famous historical novel, Egri Csillagok (lit. The Stars of Eger though the English translation used the alternate title Eclipse of the Crescent Moon".

Inclusions

  • Transport

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private, all day tour with 1-4 people travelling together, price set by car and not by person.
If you have more people in the group we can take 8 people maximum with two cars or a minibus. Just please book two tours then.