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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Sample the best of Budapest on this culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide shows you the local ingredients at the Great Market Hall and where to try a hot helping of goulash, a stew made Hungarian-style with paprika and other famous local dishes. Stop for a seasonal sweet treat, an award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbon and in a local restaurant taste a world-famous Hungarian dish and a popular dessert tasting. As you walk, relish the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the Great Synagogue and get a glimpse into smaller hidden streets.
  • Walk along unknown streets and visit hidden bars and eateries
  • Taste award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbons
  • Learn about Jewish culture during a tasting at a traditional restaurant
  • Get a history lesson while enjoying the highlights of Hungarian gastronomy

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tour guides dish up plenty of insight into Hungarian culture along with samples of must-try meals.
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Local English-speaking guide
Food tastings at six different locations
A glass of spritzer (or soft drink)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Budapest, Andrássy út, Hungary
Over a century old, the Great Market Hall is beloved in Budapest, home to fresh produce and spices from all over the country. You’ll meet your guide here to begin your tour, perusing the rows of peppers, cheese, and spices as you learn about the food scene in the capital city.

Meat lovers will find many dishes to delight their taste buds when it comes to the Hungarian diet. But don’t despair, vegetarians: peppers, eggplant and other seasonal veggies also play a key role in recipes, and traditional plates like stuffed pancakes are often filled with rich cheeses.

Next, try delicious chocolate bonbons in a tiny, hidden shop and continue your walk toward your next stop to Then cleanse your palette with a Hungarian spritzer while discussing the popular drink list in Budapest. Afterward, burn a few calories with a stroll to taste freshwater fish and walk to the Jewish Quarter, where you can admire the Great Synagogue and the area’s kosher bakeries and pastry shops.

You’ll stop to sample traditional Jewish treats before making your way to the final stop. Next stop, the beautiful Andrássy Avenue, a noted UNESCO World Heritage site.

Your tour concludes in an establishment serving hearty Hungarian meals, where you'll taste the famous chicken paprika.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Central Market Hall
At the Central Market Hall we will see the building itself and also typical Hungarian food products. Backstreets of downtown: We will explore the backstreets of downtown where locals live, and where we will see some marks from the largest flood of Budapest. Chocolate shop: We will visit a chocolate shop to see their handmade chocolate products.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Public Parking
We will visit a park to see locals going about their day, gardens, and flowers.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Red Ruin Bar
We will stop in a Ruin Bar to taste some typical Hungarian drinks
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dohány Street Synagogue
At Dohány Street Synagogue we will stop to view the building from the outside. At a small local fish restaurant we will stop in for a taste of local fish. At a local restaurant at the Jewish quarter we will stop to try a Hungarian Jewish dish. At a local Hungarian restaurant ​we will taste two typical dishes on what is known as the "Hungarian Broadway."
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: One of the stops on your food tour works exclusively with smaller farmers in close proximity to Budapest, something that helps to promote sustainable consumption practices.
  • Your tour starts in the Great Market Hall, located at the edge of the World Heritage protected area and continues towards the buffer zone of the UNESCO-listed Andrássy Avenue. The Jewish Quarter is situated just next to it and as such, cannot be altered dramatically, which helps to preserve the cultural integrity of the area.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Budapest

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Budapest Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Budapest Food Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Budapest Food Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "When choosing a food tour in Budapest, choose this one." See review
  • "Very fun to try different foods in different locations throughout the city while learning about the culture." See review

Reviews

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This food tour is a fantastic introduction to Budapest
studiofolio
, Jan 2020
On this afternoon-long, leisurely-paced food tour, we were introduced to Hungarian cheeses, meats, pastries and drinks. We made at least seven stops in the Central Market and the old city. Our guide, Ange, was a gifted hostess. Her enthusiasm was infectious and her knowledge of the local cuisine made each meal even better. When choosing a food tour in Budapest, choose this one.
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A weekend relaxing time away.
Darragh K
, Dec 2019
Our recent trip to Budapest was very enjoyable, connected with a great interesting foodie walking tour, with some great past history, and Quirkey gems of shops and markets, shared with dear family, Our tour guide Peter was so welcoming and helpful. With thanks. From Darragh Kelly, Shane Kelly and Daniel Kelly. November 30th 2019.
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Great food, great guide
El_Steve
, Nov 2019
Ange led us around the city sampling wares from different places as well as giving us some background on the city itself, politics and history. Great tour - highly recommended.
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Deserves SIX stars!
SusanLudwig
, Nov 2019
We had a fabulous tour guide and a very enjoyable walk around the city. We sampled lots of food, learned interesting information about Budapest, and checked out some fantastic places we never would have known about.
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Food & Fun in Budapest
Escape22863838881
, Nov 2019
We totally enjoyed our time with our guide, Angie, on this tour. She was friendly, knowledgeable and able to answer questions we had about food, history and Budapest in general. We went to a variety of places so there was something for everyone. Angie also went the extra mile and sent us a list of the places we visited, recipes and photos. THANK YOU Angie!
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Great way to acclimate to city.
lr0y1988
, Oct 2019
Snacking while learning about the city was nice. Our guide was knowledgeable and did not rush the tour. We retraced some of our steps the following day on our own.
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Excellent food and sights tour
MrsAus
, Oct 2019
Excellent tour great guide. We loved this tour. Comprehensive and varied. The area covered was interesting as well as the different tastings.
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Great Introduction To Local Cuisine
John D
, Oct 2019
Our guide, Orsi, was very knowledgable and friendly. She did a great job of explains all of the varied foods that we were eating. Also, knew the city very well. Overall, a fantastic tour.
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Come hungry!
290cassym
, Oct 2019
Very comprehensive food tour. Our guide Gergo was fantastic. He knew everyone’s name on the tour (maybe a dozen of us on the tour), very impressed! Gergo took us to places we would never have found on our own and we had a great sampling of the local cuisine. Highly recommend this tour!
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A Hungarian Feast
Caryl P
, Sep 2019
The food walking tour In Budapest was a good way to sample Hungarian traditional food and also some modern cuisine. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. There was quite a long way to walk between different eating places but interesting sights were pointed out. We didn’t need to eat dinner after the tour.
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