4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
Experience Budapest’s alternative culture and underground art on a small-group cultural walking tour. With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore districts in Budapest rarely visited by tourists. Learn about Budapest’s street art, architecture and graffiti scene, and see one of the most original alternative sites, an ex-Ukrainian cargo ship that’s now a popular music venue -- the A38 Ship. You’ll uncover Budapest's fascinating underground cultural life on this small-group walking tour, and see hidden places like the synagogues in the Jewish quarter. The tour also visits street art galleries and fashionable coffee shops and bars.

Highlights

  • Small-group cultural walking tour of Budapest
  • Discover Budapest's underground art and culture on a three-hour walking tour
  • See Budapest's Jewish district, and visit street art and photo galleries
  • Maximum of 20 participants ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Budapest Art and Culture Walking Tour

Small-Group Budapest Art and Culture Walking Tour

Together with your local guide, you’ll head away from the main tourist spots on this small-group tour to take a walk through Budapest’s Jewish district with its old synagogues, where the alternative culture of the Hungarian capital is in full flow. Traces of Jewish culture remain in Budapest, creating a unique religious and cultural atmosphere. Then discover Budapest’s alternative culture and art scene, visiting art and cultural centers, and street art galleries. Make a quick stop for a coffee in a fashionable bar (not included) and photo gallery.

Continue your walking tour through the former working-class districts which have been transformed into a hub of vibrant cultural life since communist days. Hear stories about the places where Budapest's underground scene started under the old regime.

Then, you'll walk across the River Danube to Buda, where you’ll visit the A38 Ship. The former Ukrainian cargo ship has been reincarnated into one of Budapest’s most important cultural centers and trendiest live music venues, and is where your tour will end.

Please note: Due to the nature of the tour and the places visited, the itinerary is subject to change without notice. This is to ensure that the tour highlights the newest and most impressive artworks and spaces.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Clear stories, very good languages and funny presenter with full knowledge of Budapest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I really enjoyed this tour. Agnes was a very charming and knowledgeable guide. I liked that the stops showed various aspects of Budapest culture, providing us with places to revisit at a later date (which I did!). If you want to get a taste of cool places to see in Budapest then this is the tour!

Maram A
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very nice. Guide was friendly and new her information. Very lovely lady and beautiful sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

My boyfreind and I booked this a mere 24hours before and we received our confirmation quickly.

Antonia was our guide and is very much a local who doesn't only know Budapest art and culture, it is her lifestyle. You know this as during the tour she'll acknowledge local acquaintances and discus how she herself discovered the things she will show you.
I really wouldn't of understood/ noticed the significance of the things pointed out and really aren't in any guide books Trust me I bought 3 before my trip. The tour is based mostly in 7th district, the modern young hub of the city with a complex past.It is a walking tour and you'll stop for a drink on route which allows you a little time to explore the venue alone at your pace.


You must be into arts in some form to enjoy it,history and politics of course plays a part of the tour but you don't need to be well versed in it as she explains well and it is only really discussed in context of what is being shown. If you are interested in 'Hungarians opinion about ...' she's happy to oblige you. Her english is fantastic and was well understood by all the nationalities on the tour. The tone is friendly, relaxed and light hearted. Expect hipster havens, peeping in on local artists at work and the products of community projects. At the end of the tour she was very accommodating in offering us tips during our stay of events going on and places we might like based on our tastes.

The Tour will take your afternoon but you leave the guide with a feeling of understanding the modern Budapest and its arty inhabitants. More than worth the time and money.

Antonia Vai is also a fantastic musician and we were fortunate to be able to pop in on a gig which we thoroughly enjoyed.

- Mac

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A really interesting tour, with a very welcoming and knowledgeable guide who clearly loved the city and wanted us, as visitors, to know more about its recent artistic history. A couple of pit-stops for coffee and mulled cider were much appreciated on a cold November afternoon! Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great guide. Took her time to explain the street art we saw and really enjoyed our stop at a ruin bar and coffee shop. In addition, our guide made many suggestions for restaurants and other sights we might be interested in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was wonderful and our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We saw a part of the city that we would never have seen on our own. She took us to places that only a local would know about. Truly worthwhile. We had a very small group and they still honored the commitment.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This is a must if you are at all interested in the arts and culture. The tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Very enjoyable walking tour. The guide knew a lot about street art and was easy to understand. I also enjoyed seeing Szimpla and the A-38 ship. Both unique to Pest.

I look at graffiti and street art differently after taking the tour and learning some of the methods that the artists use.

I will definitely take the Berlin Tour if I get there next year.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Nice experience despite the hot weather. We saw places we would never have visited without the excellent guide. The following days, we were still checking grafitti all over Budapest. Great fun, strongly recommended, even for elderly people like us. We were not so much interested in the music ship at the end (made the trip a bit long) but that might have been a question of age.

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