Váci utca (utca simply means 'street') is Budapest's most upmarket shopping precinct. Once upon a time it was all about the antique shops and was famous for its bookstores; nowadays it's more about high-end designer fashion and European chain stores, and you'll struggle to find a bargain here.
For the traveler - at least those that don't want to join their fellow visitors in the hunt for just one more Zara dress or an overpriced meal in one of the many tourist-trap restaurants - the main pleasure of strolling Váci utca is the street's polished good looks and architecture. Window-shop and people-watch your way down the (pedestrian) street, which opens into squares, and take in ceramic reliefs, stained glass and Art Nouveau interiors.
Although we benefitted from there being only four of us on the tour, the approach and input of Petre was excellent in every way. The morning was invaluable in informing the rest of our stay in Budapest.
David and Esmé Shaw
One of the most beautyful cities we have visited. The people, food and Budapest itself one of the best places I have ever visited. Viator selects the best things to do and see, our guide was amazing. Loved the visit and the tour we went on. Thanks for one the best trips ever. We took over 1,000 pictures! Dan
Great and very informative. As we only had a couple of days inBudapest, Anita showed us some great sights we would never have found. Great tour.
Váci utca is in central Pest; it starts at Vörösmarty Square.