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Budapest Culinary & Wine Walk

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Budapest's first food tour (est. 2008!) introduces Hungarian food and wine culture through classic flavors, unique wines, history, and stunning architecture. You'll get a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, and the modern artisan producers and specialty shops spicing up Budapest’s food scene. Beginning at the Central Market—Budapest’s cathedral of food—we’ll introduce you to Hungarian cuisine through the abundance of ingredients. We'll discuss the building, Hungary's eating and drinking culture, special dishes … and just what Hungarian cooks do with all the pork fat, paprika, and goose liver. Here we’ll taste a selection of foods (and have an aperitif to fortify us). After a lunch feast at a traditional butcher, we’ll sample the elegant cakes that Hungarian bakers are known for at a classic coffeehouse. We'll visit an award-winning chocolatier, and finish with a sommelier led tasting of 3 great local wines (including Tokaji aszú) paired with artisan cheese. Come hungry!
Highlights
  • Learn how locals eat and drink on this in-depth culinary tour of Budapest
  • Generous food and drink tastings, and 10% off wine purchases at the Tasting Table
  • Tour includes stops at the Central Market as well as up to five additional food and drink purveyors
  • Traveling with a small group allows plenty of flexibility and the chance to ask questions
What to Expect
Meet your group of no more than six fellow food-lovers inside the city's Central Market Hall, ground zero for all things culinary in Budapest. With your gourmand guide leading the way, you'll head straight for the best stalls while listening to an introduction to Hungarian cuisine. Strike out into the surrounding neighborhood for stops at an artisan chocolate shop, a coffee house, a kosher bakery, a spice shop, or other options, depending on the day. Your small group size makes it possible to ask your guide questions and focus on learning everything you ever wanted to know about Hungarian cuisine. Sample traditional Hungarian dishes and authentic cakes during a shared meal, and finish with a Hungarian wine tasting. The guided tasting will teach you about the country's varietals, regions, and winemaking styles. Your tour concludes at the tasting venue.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Central Market Hall, Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Tasting Table Budapest, Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 9, 1088 Hungary
Inclusions
  • English-speaking, food-specialized guide
  • Visits to the Central Market Hall and four (or more) additional tasting locations
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting of 3 wines (including Tokaji aszú) and a Hungarian spirit
  • Snacks - Plenty of tastings along the way ...
  • Bottled water
  • 10% discount on wine purchases at The Tasting Table Budapest!
  • Entry/Admission - Central Market Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Belvárosi Disznótoros Károlyi utca
  • Entry/Admission - Chocolate Rózsavölgyi
  • Entry/Admission - Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887
  • Entry/Admission - Tasting Table Budapest
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is available year-round (with the exception of Sundays and national holidays). If you would like to book a tour for a Sunday, please look for our "Budapest Culinary Walk - Sunday Edition" listing
  • Our group tours are always small groups, limited to a maximum of 8 guests.
  • For larger groups please choose the "Private Tour (min. 8 pers.)" option when booking
  • If you would prefer a private tour, please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking
  • Be prepared to cover a lot of ground on your feet during this tour!
  • We try our best to cater to dietary requirements and allergies, so please let us know in advance if we'll need to make special arrangements!
  • We need at least 2 participants in order to run this tour. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with Lilla, she was easy to locate at the Central Market per the instructions. We started with a tour of the market and then stopped at 4 venues outside the market. Lots of food and drink along with the way. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Philip R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time learning about the city while enjoying some delicious local cuisine! Our host was so knowledgeable and gave great recommendations for the rest of our stay!

Thank ceetzel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely four hour tour with ZSofia, who was very warm and knowledgeable. It can get tiring as a solo traveller searching out good food and drink, so it was really pleasant and relaxing to be taken to different places and be given excellent...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CultureClaire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in a group of 4, along with our generous and charming guide, Aggie. Had a great time exploring the city, hearing entertaining stories about our various stops, and enjoyed LOTS of delicious food. It was a hot day to be roaming the streets,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BrettFromPhilly
Reviewed 14 August 2019

We were lucky enough to arrive for our tour to find that we were the only 2 people on the tour!... we hadn't expected this but our guide (Barbara) was so lovely that we just had a really great time with her and felt that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kragek
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
A private tour would be you and your companions and a public tour would be open to anyone else who wanted to do the tour.
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Response from foodnfocus | Reviewed this property |
There was definitely a lot of meat on the tour. I’m not sure you’d get a lot out of it as a vegetarian.
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Response from Candice K | Reviewed this property |
We took this tour last summer when temps were sky-high, and it was not a problem. That said, there are stairs (Hungary is not especially wheelchair-friendly) and you walk - slowly - about a total of 2 km. Stops along the way... More
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