Pest Side Stories

Pest Side Stories

65€ / per person
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Do you feel you know everything about Budapest? Well, then this is the perfect tour for you. Let me guide you to your new bustling Budapest and see it with the local’s eye. Jump into the Downtown, leave the Fashion street behind to see the city from a totally new perspective.


During this tour we will delve deeper along the historical walls. We will focus on the urban legends and stories in a less known part of the city, in the downtown.


Do you know where is the medieval city wall of Pest side? Did you know that in Budapest you can walk on the ruins from the Roman Empire? Did you know what is the CET?


Let’s find out together and eat the city! The best way of understanding a nation is through their food. Let’s go and taste the butcher’s favourite in the city, discover the best food in town and sing together the hourly chime in the Great Market Hall. Find the smallest and cutest street of the city. Enjoy a drink in a charming garden with the locals and drop into the blood circulation of my amazing hometown. What else do you need to a good day?


This tour is a perfect choice for those who would like to see the local face of the city off the beaten tourist tracks.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Vigado square (hotel pick up is available)
  • Departure Time
    10 AM (flexible starting available)
  • Return Time
    2 PM
  • Dress Code
    according to weather + comfy shoes :)
  • Included
    Lunch: traditional sausages in a local spot
    One drink in a local garden
    Public transportation ticket (during the tour)
    Several traditional tastings: salami, sausage, pogácsa, rétes
    Strudel tasting & cocoa snail in local places
  • Not Included
    Boat ticket (approx. 40 minutes on boat)
    Coffee break in a local spot
    Coffee break with strudel tasting
    Entrance ticket to the cupola of the St. Stephen's Basilica
    Entrance ticket to the Matthias Church
    Hungarian sausagues
    Hungarian seasonal specialties, such as traditional "lángos", "kürtős kalács", "szaloncukor", "bejgli" & so much more.
    Mulled (hot) wine
    Pálinka tasting (spirit of the Hungarians)
    Seasonal drink: mulled wine or hot chocolate
    Special Xmas treat, the "kürtős kalács" (chimney cake)
    Sweetness tastings: Hungarian biscuits, cookies, bonbons, chimney cake, 2 traditional desserts
    Traditional "lángos" (deep fried dough with sour cream and cheese)
    Two course dinner at the end of the tour (Goulash soup + traditional dessert)

Tour Plan


Meeting at Vigado square

Vigado square is located on Pest side, walking distance from the city center or easily reachable by tram number 2. I will wait you next to the statue: The girl with her dog.

Travelling back in time

While walking along the river, we are travelling back in time to discover the World Heritage side of Budapest spiced with the history of the Hungarians.

Exploring the medieval part of Pest

Roaming around the cobblestoned streets we will delve deeper among the Hungarian urban legends. We will visit the oldest houses, wooden cobblestones, green gardens, secret alleways and the ruins of medieval Pest.

Lunch time in a local spot

Traditional Hungarian sausages are waiting for you to taste in a family owned small place.

Discovering the Great Market Hall with tastings

The biggest market hall of Budapest is a must do. We will discover every hidden corner with Hungarian food examples: “lángos”, salami, cheesy scones (“pogácsa”).

Food time - a dream bakery

There is a small bakery in a local street, a puff pastry heaven, where you have to try a Hungarian cocoa snail :)

Walking along the local promenade

After the tastings we will walk a bit along the river to discover a quite new building with its millions of secrets.

Hidden gem - the best strudel in town

Freshly baked strudels are waiting for us behind a small door, made with love by a Hungarian famous family.

Exploring the Palace Quarter

A part of the city where the name matters. Wonderful architecture, interesting stories and gossips are waiting for us to explore with the footprint of the 19th century.

Finishing the tour at Mikszáth square

With a drink in hand, in a local garden, it is time to say goodbye!