Budapest Food Walking Tour

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Budapest Food Walking Tour
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Experience Budapest through its many flavours. Walk along unknown streets and visit hidden bars and eateries. Taste award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbons in the city’s best chocolate manufacturer during the winter season or cool off with a mouth-watering handmade ice-cream in the summer. Learn about Jewish culture during a tasting at a traditional restaurant that specialises in Jewish cuisine. Get a history lesson while enjoying the highlights of Hungarian gastronomy. This small group beer tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.
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Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Country:
Hungary
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
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Highlights:
Small-group tour
Led by a local guide
Free snacks included
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Stop At: Central Market Hall, Vamhaz korut, 1-3, Budapest 1093 Hungary

This Budapest food tour starts at the Central Market Hall, a city landmark that’s over one hundred years old. There, we’ll taste some slices of salami and sausages, get acquainted with the history of the building, and hear a brief introduction on what is eaten and how it’s eaten in Hungary.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Muegyetem rakpart 3., Budapest 1111 Hungary

The hidden streets of downtown are next on the menu, we’ll take a stroll an head towards one of our favourite little eateries to try fresh-water fish. We’ll also stop for a seasonal sweet treat – chocolate bonbons from an award-winning chocolate factory in summer or Budapest’s best ice-cream in the summer.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Károlyi Garden, Budapest, Károlyi kert 25, 1053 Hungary

Feeling thirsty yet? Your guide will take you to a Ruin Bar next for a refreshing spritzer and an education in Hungarian drinks.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Szent Istvan ter 1. Pest, Budapest 1051 Hungary

Pass by the impressive St Stephen's Basilica & hear about its history.

Stop At: Andrassy Avenue, Andrassy ut, Budapest 1061 Hungary

From there, we’ll cross the World Heritage-listed Andrássy Avenue and make our way to one of our favourite local restaurants – tasting a mouth-watering, world famous local dishe and a genuine Hungarian dessert. We’ll finish our Budapest food tour happily full of some of the best stories and food in town.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga), Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074 Hungary

Our foodie adventure then takes us through the Jewish district, where we’ll admire the largest and most beautiful synagogue in Europe and enjoy a tasting of local food as we learn about typical Jewish food and traditions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food tastings at five different locations
  • A glass of spritzer (or soft drink)
  • A bottle of mineral water.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary

Returns To

Budapest, Andrássy út, Hungary

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: One of the stops on your food tour works exclusively with smaller farmers in close proximity to Budapest, something that helps to promote sustainable consumption practices.
  • Your tour starts in the Great Market Hall, located at the edge of the World Heritage protected area and continues towards the buffer zone of the UNESCO-listed Andrássy Avenue. The Jewish Quarter is situated just next to it and as such, cannot be altered dramatically, which helps to preserve the cultural integrity of the area.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very comprehensive food tour. Our guide Gergo was fantastic. He knew everyone’s name on the tour (maybe a dozen of us on the tour), very impressed! Gergo took us to places we would never have found on our own and we had a great sampling of the local cuisine. Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Fanni was our tour guide, and her sweet and bubbly personality made our tour twice as fun. She took us to 5 bars/restaurants. We enjoyed wine spritzers, deep fried carp, venison and truffle sausage, donkey sausage, summer and winter sausages, white fish dip, foie gras dip, chicken Paprikash, trifle for dessert, and a unique Hungarian dessert of chocolate covered cottage cheese roll flavored with lime and sugar. Altogether a wonderful afternoon in a small group. Fanni left us with an email containing recipes for some of the dishes we sampled. She was also kind enough to call us a cab using her app. We highly recommend the tour, and Fanni in particular as a guide.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
This was a good mix of culture, sights and food. The ruin bars were a nice surprise - would not have known about them otherwise. Would have like the opportunity to try langos on the tour since it is quite iconic. I went back to a place after, but it was huge and would have been better taste tested by the group since we walked past the place anyway. Definitely recommend this tour. Very nice guide.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
This was an excellent walking tour, Fanni our guide was very knowledgeable and had an excellent way of talking around all the Hungarian food and culture that we encountered as we walked around. Lots of interesting food to sample - we had some paprikash for the main meal part (similar to goulash), salami (several pork, venison, goose and horse which I didn’t personally try), traditional Jewish soup, trout chips, smoked trout, several fish patè’s, chocolate, sweets etc. I would highly recommend it as a more interesting way to explore Budapest!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
The guide was geeat and had picked some really great spots for the food tasting that we could never have done on our own. There was also more food than i expected- great value for. money. Terrific introduction to Budapest
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
What a wonderful job Zsuzsi did with our small group food tour in Bucharest. She combined history with culinary expertise in visiting six locations to sample the wares. We did an extensive tour of the Market and learned much about Hungarian specialties including sampling from a large assortment of sausages. Other stops sampled drinks, gelato, fish (carp), soup and goulash. It was supposed to be a lunch tour but dinner was not needed that evening.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
Wow- what a great way to see the city, while experiencing the culture and learning about Hungarian lifestyle via a variety of foods and locations. Our tour guide, Dori, was great and gave personal perspectives on everything from locations, to food preparation, typical household dining customs, and more. I thought the tour sounded good, but it was way better than I'd even expected. Very fun to try different foods in different locations throughout the city while learning about the culture. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
This tour was so much fun! Our guide Dori was amazing. We tried chocolate, salami, fish, goulash, and strudels as well as some other small foods. The walk inbetween each place was a short easy walk and Dori pointed out and explained multiple sights as we went. It was a great way to try a bunch of different foods while seeing some of the sights! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 29 May 2018
Monika was amazing -- not only did she take us to a great variety of places and help us to experience tasty food and beverages, but she went out of her way to explain the cultural significance and history of the area Central Market, ruin bars, etc.. It was like sitting down to eat with family, rather than being on a paid excursion. We have taken food tours in many cities, but this one in Budapest with Monika was definitely the very best.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Truly enjoyed the food walk. We learned so much about the food and the history of Budapest. Would highly recommend it!!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
One of the best food tours we have taken. Sampled Hungarian food, drinks, and desserts all over the city.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Had an amazing time with this tour. We got to walk around and see a lot of the city and enjoy the restaurants.There was enough to eat and plenty of rests, and by the end of the tour you've enjoyed the entire trip. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Budapest.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
lots of stops, lots of photo opportunities, well worth it.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
The Budapest Sights and Bites tour was great! The 4 hour walking tour by our guide Monika was fabulous. Wevstarted at the Grand Market, visited several restaurants and were given a historical background about the city and its buildings. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Budapest.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
It's always great to eat good food and learn interesting things about the city at the same time. Whenever we travel, we try to take advantage of Viator's food tours and we've never been disappointed.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
Gergo is an exemplary: passionate guide, gastronome and historian. A fine ambassador for Budapest. We tasted so many delicious examples of authentic Budapest food via the various bakers, delicatessens, stall holders, chocolatiers, bar proprietors and restaurateurs we could not eat for the rest of the day! His perceptive attention to detail meant every participants needs were satisfied. His advice included further restaurant, bar and market locations, which allowed us to fine dine, drink and buy authentic souvenirs inexpensively for the rest of the week. I recommend this tour without reservation as a must do activity especially on your first day for anyone visiting Budapest.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
This tour was a great way to really see the out of the way sights and to enjoy wonderful, local food. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend this tour. Jill Australia
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
Great guide, excellent food tastings....make sure you start on an empty stomach
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Went on this tour with Gergo, he was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Lots of variety from the cured meats at the market hall, to the fish restaurant, kosher style restaurant and finally goulash and strudel at the strudel house. One thing to note - the tour started in the central market hall but doesn't spend much time there, either come early or make time to return on another day.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
Monica was an enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgable guide. She took us to many places we would not have discovered on our own. The group was small enough to feel comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the tastings at the food market and the visit to the ruin pubs. A great tour!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Firstly don't look for a red umbrella just stand at the entrance the lovely Monika will catch your eye, holding a print out helps. Our group of 9 meandered through the markets tasting sliced meats, delicious cheese type scones yum and generally enjoying the variety of fresh food on offer. Budapest is land locked so not much fish but an enterprising local has opened a fish cafe where we were given a wide selection of the products. Absolutely delightful selection especially if you are a fish fanatic. That was followed by chocolate,spritzer goulash soup, strudel all this was interspersed with the history of the city and the development of the ruin pubs. A well paced tour that went well over time. Good value
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
An amazing experience. Monica, our guide made the tour so easy and educational, that it was worth it. A must experience.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
Best tour of the trip. Great guide and nice pace to the trip.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
A wonderful tour with a passionate and friendly tour guide, full of knowledge and experience. The passion for her city's architecture, history, and culture as well as the food and making the group happy was always present. Lots of yummy and interesting foods to try. Any questions outside of the tour was also answered as best as possible! I recommend to do it at the start of your trip, so you can go back and visit some of the places you visited briefly on the tour!
• Submitted 15 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Country:
Hungary
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Led by a local guide
Free snacks included