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The walking Pest – first time in Budapest

The walking Pest – first time in Budapest

70€ / per person
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This walking tour is a little bit of everything, an introduction into Budapest’s culture. A mixture of local markets, historical sights, urban legends, street art and hidden gems off the beaten tourist track, spiced with traditional food examples. While we discover the main sights (Heroes’ square, Vajdahunyad Castle, City Park, Andrássy Avenue, Jewish Quarter, St. Stephen’s Basilica…) of Pest side, we will focus on the inner treasures and the secrets of the downtown. The best way to understand a new country is through it’s food, everything has a story behind. Let’s try the locals’ favourite “lángos” and “rétes”, far from the tourist traps. Let me show you how colourful is my lovely Budapest from the locals’ perspective!

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

Tour Plan


Meeting at Oktogon square

Oktogon square is located on Pest side, walking distance from the city center or easily reachable by tram number 4 or 6, bus 105 or metro line 1.

Travelling back in time ( City Park)

With an unusual public transport we are travelling back in time to discover the World Heritage side of Budapest spiced with the history of the Hungarians.

Tasting time in local market halls

Traditional Hungarian food examples: “lángos”, salami, cheesy scones (“pogácsa”), pickles.

Discovering the hidden gems of the Jewish district

Hidden passages, green gardens, forgotten Synagogues, small designer stores, street art & ruin bars with the footprint of the WW II.

Coffee break with yummy strudels

In a secret street there is fantastic local spot with mouthwatering freshly baked strudels, a traditional Hungarian sweet.

Visiting the St. Stephen’s Basilica

A must see sight of the city with hundreds of stories behind the scenes. Believe me, you will see the city from a new perspective afterwards.

Lunch time in a local spot

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

Finishing the tour on the riverside

Time to say good bye with the wonderful panoramic view of Budapest.