Highlights and Themes
- Small-group tour with maximum 10 participants
- English speaking guide
- A look at Hungarian culinary culture, both traditional and modern along with ingredients and specialty food shops
- Explore Budapest Central Market Hall with several food tastings
- Visit three local venues during the walk with tastings at each.
- Sample a typical Hungarian spirit
- Learn about Hungarian wines with a tasting of three top-quality local wines
1052 Budapest, Fővám tér (Square) - opposite the Market Hall, in front of Burger King.
Conclusion point: City center, close to transport links.
- English speaking guide
- Generous food and drink tastings
- Entry fees to sights and museums
- Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
Know before you go
- Minimum 2 guests are required to start this tour
- We try our very best to cater for dietary requirements but due to local food customs we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. Options for vegetarians, guests with allergies and religious dietary restrictions may be very limited
- Guests under 18 are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages, they will be served soft drinks instead
- Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
- Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No show or non-participation on the tour will not be refunded.
Exploring Budapest through its cuisine is an excellent way to get to know the city. The tour begins at the Central Market Hall, one of Europe's largest and most spectacular indoor markets. Here you'll get acquainted with Hungarian cuisine through a great variety and abundance of local and seasonal ingredients which are on display. Your guide will introduce the history of the building, along with the culture of food and drink and the everyday cooking and eating habits of Hungarians.
Your 4-hour long walking tour includes an introduction to the Hungarian spice "paprika". You'll discover why it is so special, how it's used and produced. Then after tasting a few carefully selected samples at the market, you'll head out to the surrounding neighborhood to visit a few more places.
Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant where you will taste a special and very strong Hungarian spirit. As no day in Budapest is complete without dessert, your group will stop at a local cafe to taste some special Hungarian dumplings.
The Classic Hungarian Food tour concludes with a wine tasting involving three quintessential Hungarian wines. During the tasting you'll learn about the different wine regions of Hungary. And by the end you'll be able to distinguish between their varieties and the different styles of wine which are popular here. You can pick up items to take home in the specialty food shops visited along the way. Be sure to come with an appetite because there'll be plenty of delicious things to eat!