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
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Tour description


Let's eat Budapest!

Typical dishes, wines, liquors and hundreds of curiosities. Gastronomy is the reflection of local culture. Learn about the funniest history of Budapest and get hundreds of gastronomic recommendations.

-Can you pay in euros?
Yessss. We accept euros, dollars and florins.
-You can pay by card? No, but our guides have Bizzum or Revolut, for those of you who don't have cash.
-Where does the tour start and end? It starts in front of the Great Central Market (Fóvam tér) and ends at the Szimpla kért.


  • Central Market. We will tour the Market stalls to learn about the most characteristic products of Hungary: mangalica pork, goose foie, paprika.🌶️ … And much more.
  • Vaci utca and its many restaurants. What should you try, Goulash 🍲 or Langosh ? What is Tokaj wine like? 🍾What is the history of Palinka ? What are the most curious traditions of the Hungarian people?...
  • Kürtoskalács workshop . The oldest Hungarian sweet, shaped like a chimney. We will pause so you can try it.
  • 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 20th century? XIX? ☕We will tell you...
  • Hotel Astoria. There we will talk about the Soviet era . Did you know that Stalin created his own recipe book? And why did they go crazy with the preserves? 🥫You are 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 on a high note, we will visit the famous Ruin Bars! Why did they arise? And of course, we will teach you how to order beer and toast in Hungarian! 🍻

Without a doubt, this is the most appetizing tour in the entire city :) And you will do it accompanied by professional guides, willing 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.

-A minimum of 6 people is necessary for the tour to depart.
-Large group reservations are not allowed, for this we have private tours. Group reservations of 6 or more people who want to attend the Free tour must pay 8 euros or 3,500 huf per head at the beginning. If not, they will not be admitted. (This also applies if a group of 6 or more makes multiple reservations)

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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
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    In front of the Grand Central Market with green umbrella

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    Central Market Hall
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    Dohány Street Synagogue
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    Szimpla Kert
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    Váci Street
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    Elisabeth Bridge
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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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Margaret 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Muy completa la información. Excelente 👌🏽!!!
Ana 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
El guía ha sido muy profesional
Agustina 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Excelente tour, muy dinámico! Recomiendo!!
Lidia 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Flojito en contenido Se puede sacar más jugo al tema. Más historia costumbrista Mejor ordenado Más claridad en estructura y recomendacion
Carolina 10 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Buenísimo, recomendado!!
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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 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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