This was an excellent adventure into the world of Hungarian food and was spiced with pertinent tidbits of Hungarian history. Elza our guide was wonderful. Extremely personable with a vast knowledge of local cuisine, wines and history of the region. Definitely a must if you visit Budapest!
George, our tour guide, has a funny personality and knows every restaurant in the city! Do not eat prior to going on the tour, it's a lot of food. We started at a wine bar with 4 different wines and appetizers. Received an overview of the Hungarian wine region and a map. Then went to course two. Best goulash soup in the city!!!!! It was amazing. The wine paired was good too. Then to the main course. More delicious wine and a full seize entree serving of food. The menu to choose from had a large variety! The next stop was at a ruin bar for a digestive. George explained the history and concept of the ruin bars and the Jewish area. Then we went for dessert and coffee at one of the best cafe's in town. Desserts were delicious. Would recommend this tour and would book the same tour again. Our tour guide also knew about other eateries and venues and gave some great recommendations.
One of our favorite foodie tours, and we've had many! Lila (sp?) was our tour guide and she was excellent! Do not eat before the tour as you'll have plenty of food! Like a progressive dinner, we experienced wine tasting in a bistro, then on to several courses at different restaurants and even a popular local bar. It was a wonderful evening shared with a great tour guide and another American from Florida. Highly recommended in one of our favorite European cities!
We were so fortunate to have George born in China of hungarian parents in the foreign reserve: He was a blast, great sense of humor extremely knowledgeable of the area. Great advice on food and wine: He took us everywhere and patiently waited for my 83 year old mother and husband with back problems to walk everywhere as he entertained us with stories of Hungary and the food and culture.
Please do this. Its so fun. He is really a nice man and hell make you laugh as you enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds of Budapest!