Choose a small-group tour starting in central Pest, or select a private tour including pickup at your central Budapest hotel.
Meet your guide, and then stroll through a patchwork of Pest districts, exploring Hungary’s passion for coffee and accompanying sweet treats including desserts and cakes.
Hear how coffee houses filled Budapest during the 20th century, becoming hubs of artistic and literary life before closing during the communist era. Learn, too, about Hungary’s love of pastry, and how its pastry-makers been heavily influenced by other cultures.
On route, enjoy up to six stops to sample some of the best coffee and goodies in town. Taste Hungary’s sweet dessert wine, Tokaji aszú, and visit a Communist-era ‘presszó’— a simple eatery-combined-meeting place. Head inside pastry shops and elegant cafes where influential novelists once labored, and visit a coffee house, trying the strong coffee that has fuelled famous Hungarian writers.
Sample several treats at each stop, hearing how they reflect traditional recipes and modern tastes, and experience innovative creations from today’s talented chefs. Samples may vary, but you could try layered dobos torta, pancakes, Jewish-Hungarian sweets, marzipan, honey cakes, and luxury chocolates.
Your 3-hour tour ends when your guide departs.