Budapest, Hungary
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Take a gastronomic tour of Budapest on this 4-hour food and wine tasting experience. Escorted by a private guide, you’ll visit the city’s Great Market Hall and sample traditional Hungarian dishes, wine and spirits. You’ll be led on foot from each culinary stop to the next, enjoying the intimate feel of a small group setting. You’ll also receive insider tips on some of the best restaurants in the city.
  • Overview of Hungarian cuisine through its history, culinary culture and ingredients, focusing on both the traditional side and modern artisan producers and speciality food shops
  • Tour of Budapest’s Central Market Hall with tastings. Visits to three additional venues during the walk with tastings at each location
  • Several food tastings at the market, and during the walk at the other locations including main course and dessert as well. Come hungry! A taste of a typical Hungarian spirit, and an introduction to Hungarian wine with a tasting of three top-quality local wines
  • Small groups with a private, food and wine-specialised guide
Your tour begins with a visit to Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll receive a helpful overview of the Hungarian produce. Your private guide will educate you about use of the country’s renowned paprika spice, as well as local meats and vegetables. Become a quick expert on how Hungarian meals are prepared while taking note of the ingredients called for in famous dishes.
After leaving the Great Market Hall, the next stop will take you through the city to the popular butchers and patisseries to sample classic delicacies like kolbasz (Hungarian sausage) and Dobos Torta, a sponge cake layered with chocolate butter cream and topped off with caramel. The delicacies provided will vary depending on the time of year that you visit.
After you have some food in your stomach, you’ll travel to a local shop for the wine-tasting portion of the tour. You’ll be offered three traditional Hungarian wines as your guide reveals the history and secrets behind each variety. The tour will conclude at a wine bar just a short walk from the Great Market Hall.

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, Sep 2018

Katar our guide was right on time, and met us with bottled water. Our tour through the big food hall provided us wth opportunities to try six different types of sausage, several pickled items and an overview of the food court, then it was off to lunch. We ate at a small side walk cafe for goulash with heavy bread, yum. After a lovely lunch we were moving again, this time to dessert. Túrógombóc, a dessert made from cottage cheese, beautiful and delicious. Next on to a wine bar for a selection of local wines, the bar was calledDiablo and was charming. The wines were excellent.

C
, Jan 2018

Wow! We loved this tour and our guide was fantastic! We tasted food, snacks and drinks that were very unusual to us but common in Budapest, exactly what you want in a tour. So much food, not a dud in the mix. As usual, our guide was full of history and interesting stories about the food and locale, just so much fun - do it if you go to Budapest!
Tour started in the morning and lasted several hours, so worth every penny.

w
, Sep 2017

It rained and we were all miserable..to many people couldn't hear well and it was kind of boring

A
, Sep 2017

It was amazing, we really enjoyed trying a broad range of food and learning about the cultural style of eating in Hungary. We especially enjoyed finishing off with the wine tasting. Our guide was very informative and was able to share lots of other information about the city of Budapest with us.

D
, Jul 2017

I enjoyed this tour with 3 other participants. It was a great introduction to the food and history of Budapest, Maria was a fabulous guide.

N
, Jul 2017

Great tour of Budapest, our tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledge about the city. I recommend this as a wonderful half day activity to learn more about Hungarian food and people.

J
, Jul 2017

Our tour guide was Kristina who took us to the Market Hall to taste some Hungarian meats and pickles which were very tasty. We then went for a hearty soup at a restaurant and dessert at a further restaurant. Kristina explained when and how Hungarians liked to eat this type of food. We finished with a wine tasting in a trendy bar in the ruin pubs area. Throughout the tour Kristina told us about Hungarian traditions, life in Hungary and where we should also visit. At the end we felt we had spent the day with a delightful friend. We would highly recommend this tour and particularly Kristina

k
, Apr 2017

Really nice. A great tour of the markets, a trip on the train , drinks in a wine cellar then local lunch. Just had a it of trouble finding the meeting place. All sorted though

D
, Feb 2017

This was an excellent tour - our guide Ferenc was very knowledgeable not just about the gastro part of the tour but also about Hungarian history and current cultural issues. I would highly recommend this guide to you if you are looking for a high value experience.

G
, Nov 2016

This was really good fun. Lots to see around the markets and also tasting. The wine tasting was also good and the meal in the Jewish Quarter was really excellent. Good value for money.


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