If you love food and wine as an introduction into a culture, you may want to try the tours offered by Taste Hungary (www.tastehungary.com), co-owned by American Carolyn Bánfalvi, author of A Food and Wine Lover’s Companion to Hungary: with Budapest Restaurants and Trips to the Wine Country. They only have a website presence and all bookings are through their site.
Wine Time Hungary, Budapest, I. Budapest, Várfok u. 8. (00 36 1 786-9161; www.winetime.hu) specializes in wine tours to the regions where the grapes are grown. In Budapest, they offer virtual food and wine tours.