Free Tour for Foodies: Gastronomy and Ruin Bars

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2020

Hello travelers! We are a group of guides happy to live and work in Budapest! With degrees in History of Art and Tourism. And after years of experience in the city, we have come up with the recipe for the perfect free tour: INGREDIENTS: -300 grams of history (just enough so that you don't get saturated) -150 grams of legends -several tablespoons of curiosities, gossip and news - "salt shaker" to the taste of the guide -A handful of tricks so that you learn to move around the city - A guide wanting to enjoy yourself - A motivated public PREPARATION: We start by adding the 300 grams of history, because every tour has to start with a good historical context. But immediately we add 150 grams of legends to the mixture in small doses and stir well until a well-homogeneous and balanced dough is left. Let it rest and add salt to taste until you start to hear a few laughs. That is the signal that tells you that the mix is on the right track. It is then the right time to add several spoonfuls of curiosities, gossip and current affairs, always at the request of the diner. All this is put in the oven for 2 and a half hours at maximum power. And to avoid that the dough does not drop, go adding tricks and recommendations. If the steps have been followed well, we assure you a good free tour. And if the recipe is also made in Budapest, success is guaranteed!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Let's eat Budapest!

Typical dishes, wines, spirits and hundreds of curiosities. Gastronomy is a reflection of the local culture. Get to know the funniest history of Budapest and get hundreds of gastronomic recommendations.
What we see?

  • Central Market. We will visit the market stalls to discover the most characteristic products of Hungary: mangalica pork, 🐖goose foie gras, paprika .🌶️… And much more.
  • Vaci utca and its many restaurants. What should you try, Goulash 🍲 or Langosh ? How is Tokaj wine? 🍾What is the history of the Palinka ? What are the most curious traditions of the Hungarian people?...
  • Kürtoskalács workshop . The oldest Hungarian sweet, shaped like a chimney. We'll pause so you can try it out.
  • Parisi Udvar. One of the most luxurious cafes in the city, where we will talk about Hungarian pastries. 🍰 How did Budapest become the capital with the most cafes in Europe at the end of the s. XIX? ☕ We'll tell you...
  • Astoria Hotel. There we will talk about the Soviet era . Did you know that Stalin created his own cookbook? And what went crazy with preserves? 🥫 You're going to hallucinate...
  • Great Synagogue . There we will discover how the Orthodox community lives. What do they cook on Saturdays? What is kosher food ?
  • And to finish in style, we will visit the famous Ruin Bars! Why did they arise? And of course, we'll teach you how to order beer and toast in Hungarian! 🍻

Without a doubt, this is the most appetizing tour in the whole city :) And you will do it accompanied by professional guides, ready to share all their favorite restaurants with you!

Observations: Drinks are not included, but during the tour there will be a stop where you can eat and drink whatever you want.

Minimum group of 6 people for the tour to start.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Fővám Square, Fővám tér, 10...
    Budapest, Fővám Square, Fővám tér, 1056 Hungary
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Central Market Hall
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Dohány Street Synagogue
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Szimpla Kert
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Váci Street
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Elisabeth Bridge
  • 8
    Outside visit
  • 9
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Caro... 10 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Buenísimo, recomendado!!
Fern... 28 Dec 2022

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
CHEMA fue un guia muy profesional y super simpatico estuvo mas rato del establecido muchas graciad
Marg... 12 Oct 2022

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
¡100% recomendado el tour! Chema es muy amable y divertido. Aprendes muchas cosas sobre la gastronomía de Budapest y otros datos muy interesantes de la ciudad. Recomendado para hacer apenas lleguen a la ciudad y así tener toda la información sobre donde comer 😋
Ani ... 02 Sep 2022
Alcala de Henares

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Ha sido un free tour que nos ha ayudado mucho a saber la gastronomia de Budapest, en cuanto a comida, bebida y postres. Cómo funciona el Mercado Central y sus peculiaridades. Recomendación de sitios para comer, tomar un cafe, ... Muy a gusto con Chema que hace un tour muy ameno y muy instructivo.
Armando 31 Aug 2022
New York

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Excelente tour! 100% vale la pena.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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