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The Walking Pest

The Walking Pest

70€ / per person

The best option for Budapest beginners!


This tour is a little bit of everything. A cool combination of history, sightseeing, hidden gardens, urban legends, and a gastronomy adventure. A good combination, but absolutely not an everyday sightseeing tour. All in all it is like a walk with your friend who knows the best stories & places in town.


Besides visiting the famous sights such as Heroes’ Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, Parliament, we will focus on the inner treasures for example firewalls & street art, ruin bars & alleyways and the secrets of the city centre.


Did you know what an incredible thermal spring source we have under the surface? Are you curious what do we call as the mecca of football pilgrims’? Do you have any idea which bar was the first ruin bar of Budapest?


Let’s find out together and as a non plus ultra taste the best Hungarian specialities like “lángos” & strudel in town. You have the chance to take part on a unique tour created for you by a local foodie. Trust me, at the end you will go crazy about Budapest!

  • 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
    Lunch: traditional sausages in a local spot
    Public transportation ticket (during the tour)
    Several tastings: salami, cheesy scones ("pogácsa"), pickles, lángos

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.