Budapest, Hungary
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover a behind-the-scenes look at Budapest’s art culture on this 3-hour walking tour. You’ll explore the architecture, graffiti and street art with a local guide for a more intimate experience of this vibrant capital city. You’ll also visit the A38 Ship, an old cargo vessel that has transformed into a popular concert spot for locals. Along the way, make additional stops at cool coffee shops, street art galleries and bars and take a jaunt through the Jewish Quarter to spot hidden synagogues.
  • Introduction to Budapest’s established and expanding alternative culture
  • Small group tour
  • Visit a local artist’s studio and gallery
  • Learn about Budapest’s street art and graffiti scene
  • Explore districts rarely visited by tourists
Shy away from the usual tourist stops on this 3-hour walking experience with a local guide, and get an inside look at Budapest’s alternative culture. You’ll first scout out the synagogues in the Jewish Quarter, hidden slightly from view. Next, head to some of Budapest’s most impressive street art galleries to immerse yourself in the underground art scene, before making a quick stop at a cool coffeehouse (own expense) and photo gallery.

Then travel to the place where the underground scene started, the former working-class districts that have since become the pulse of arts and culture. Learn the stories of how the art world kept alive under the communist leadership.

Please note: In an effort to visit the most up-to-date and exciting artistic venues, the itinerary details are subject to change.

Reviews

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S
, Aug 2017

Great walking tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see some of the local art and learn things about the city that you won't find in a conventional guide book.

B
, Jun 2017

Excellent

J
, Mar 2017

A very interesting and worthwhile tour. A great opportunity to learn about street art, design, politics and local history as you walk through the 7th district. Our guide Anita Kurti, was excellent, knowledgeable and open to answering the many questions that came up as we went along. I learned a lot, met some interesting people and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning how art, history and politics intersect here in Budapest. A huge thank you to Anita!

s
, Jan 2017

Not really what expected. Not enough content on subject.

B
, Nov 2016

Awesome tour. We were so lucky to be the only ones on the tour with Darius. We saw things that would have been difficult to do on our own. So informative and fun. Thanks Darius for sharing your knowledge of culture and art in Budapest and for the amazing conversations. Best tour I've ever taken anywhere. Very highly recommended.

D
, Oct 2016

Loved this tour and tour leader was great. Off the beaten tourist circuit and maybe not for everyone but we really enjoyed it.

J
, Jul 2016

Awesome tour, our guide was really experienced and happy to share many personal stories as well about the culture and history of the city. I loved in Budapest for a while years earlier and I found myself exploring parts I had never seen before.

I
, Jul 2016

I liked how relaxing and informal the tour was. Very interesting in some interesting neighborhoods:

L
, Mar 2016

Fabulous tour with charming Bogata who is knowledgeable on all Budapest street art and funky venues offering a stylish insight of evolving Budapest contemporary culture. I loved the visit to Massolit book store and cafe, the visit to Corvina and fab trendy cafe enjoying great company.

Thankyou Bogata, wishing you well in future ventures.

Lesley
Portsmouth. UK

M
, Feb 2016

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.


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