“Some of the best things about Hungary are its food and wine, and this tour does an excellent job of introducing you to both and more. The tour guide, Julie, was excellent and gives you great insight into the Great Market, Hungarian food + wine, and Hungarian culture in general. ...Suresh J., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
Exploring Budapest through its food and drinks is the best way to do it! Our food, wine, and cultural walking and tasting tour begins at The Central Market Hall - one of Europe's largest and most spectacular indoor market - and continues through the charming nearby neighborhood. Be sure to come with an appetite. You will need it on this tour! There will be plenty of stops for picture-taking and learning.
At the Central Market Hall we will begin getting acquainted with Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of ingredients (which are mostly local and seasonal) on display. We will discuss the history of the building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, and the everyday cooking and eating habits. After tasting a few carefully selected things at the market, we will head out to the surrounding neighborhood and visit a few more places (which could include, depending on the day: a spice shop, a kosher bakery, a coffee house, a candy manufacturer, or an artisan chocolate shop). Lunch will be at a traditional butcher shop, where we will sample a few traditional Hungarian dishes. No day in Budapest is complete without dessert, so we will also visit a traditional patisserie to taste a few cakes. The tour will end with a tasting of three quintessential Hungarian wines. During the tasting your guide will introduce you to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles. This tour will give you a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, as well as the modern artisan producers and specialty food shops of the area.
Overview of Hungarian cuisine through its history, culinary culture, and ingredients
Traditional side and modern artisan producers and specialty food shops
Tour of Budapest's Central Market Hall, with tastings.
Visits to four or five additional venues during the walk, with tastings.
Many food tastings at the market, and during the walk at the other locations.
A taste of a typical Hungarian spirit
An introduction to Hungarian wine with a tasting of three top-quality local wines.
English speaking guide
Visit to Great Market Hall
Generous food and drink tastings (enough for lunch!)
A bottle of water
Entrance fees to sights and museums
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
We try our very best to cater for dietary requirements but due to local food customs we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. Options for vegetarians, guests with allergies and religious dietary restrictions may be very limited.
The walking tours are small and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
3 hours and 30 minutes