Informative, entertaining and relaxed from the start, this tour was exactly the combination of artsy insights into today's city life and welcoming orientation exercise on new and exotic streets I was looking for. And my guide, media designer Dareios brought massive charm, wry humour and jaw-droopingly good English to the mix. His smart commentary added an authentic, young-local-artist perspective to the more official line about contemporary culture and its commercial successes, and as I was lucky enough to be the only customer on the freezing January afternoon I took the tour, he asked how he could tailor it my interests, and even invited me for an excellent Hungarian craft beer afterwards in a deeply cool bar in District 8 I'll probably never be able to find again. 11 out of 10 for customer service and canny chat. Thanks D.
Miriam S United Kingdom
My tour guide became a friend, ended up going to one of her gigs. highly recommended
Clear stories, very good languages and funny presenter with full knowledge of Budapest
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 ...
Very nice. Guide was friendly and new her information. Very lovely lady and beautiful sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a must if you are at all interested in the arts and culture. The tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly.
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.
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.
This tour was excellent! I would tell anybody to go on it! We saw all the things ones wouldn't see on any other tour of Budapest! Tour guide was very helpful and knowledgable of the city!
We enjoyed the tour, it was interesting, our guide was very good, and she also told us few things about Hungarian language. Pronounsing words is a bit easier now. :) And the places! Wow... Never would have found them without this tour.
This tour was absolutely brilliant - a refreshing change from all of the other tours I have been on. It really gave me a more sophisticated view of Budapest today and in particular youth culture. If you appreciate street art, music, and design you will love this tour!!
Fantastic tour. I had my 10 yr and 7 yr old daughters with me and we all loved it. We walked for 3 hours and where shown some great art. Still talking about it now. Great guide, beautiful, knowledgable and interactive with everyone on the tour.
Lauren was amazing! Passionate, articulate, knowledgeable and made the tour thoroughly entertaining. The best walking tour in Budapest - by far!
A different sort of walking tour andone that we thoroughly enjoyed. It showed us parts of Budapest we would not have seen otherwise, and the street art and design focus made it particularly interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Interesting and informative. Antonia clearly has a passion for art and performance and I lived seeing budapest through a different lens than your typical site seeing tour. I was the oldest in the group by decades but felt very comfortable. A grat experience.
D W G New Zealand
Quirky and different. Not what we were expecting but an enjoyable look at another side of the city.
It was a fascinating look at the alternative art scene in Budapest. Although the tour itself was pretty disorganized, I would still recommend this tour to explore the non-touristy parts of Budapest.
Not too bad a tour i think it was a bit too focused on graffiti
I think calling calling this tour 'Art and Culture' is misleading. It certainly gives you an insight into an emerging and edgy side of the city and you'll see examples of graffiti and learn about how young Hungarians view their present leader. I was however expecting more culture as the title suggests. We did visit two small galleries, but I was disappointed not to see more established galleries and exhibitions.I also felt that the tone of the tour was geared to a younger audience which was a shame.
Maybe it was me... maybe I don't understand the struggle and angst of today's Hungarian youth.... maybe I was too old for this tour..... maybe I should have stuck to the tourist sights especially since my time in Budapest was short.....I don't know. But walking the wet and dirty side-streets looking at "street art" (few and far between) and dropping into out - of - the- way quaint galleries was not what I expected. The walk ended at Szimpla Pub - a funky eclectic mix of kitsch and trash, top-rated on other sites as "the" Budapest hotspot (a bit slow on this midweek afternoon). Full marks to the young guide for her enthusiasm but this tour was a bit off the mark!