4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 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 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.

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