Discover the hidden gems of Budapest on this unique walking tour and learn more about the history of this iconic city!
Walking is by far the best way to explore Budapest, and the only way to truly discover the details hidden amongst the city’s streets. This tour visits a mix of many of the city’s major sights, alongside lesser known monuments, which we believe should not be missed.
We’ll begin in the Pest Palace district with a glass of sparkling wine, as we get our bearings. In this neighbourhood we’ll see some stunning buildings including the Hungarian National Radio Building and the National Museum.
After this, we’ll briefly check out the neighbouring Jewish District, and see the Grand Synagogue, the Gozsdu udvar complex, and bustling Király utca. You will be able to get a feel of the impact that Judaism has had on the area in terms of its culture and cuisine.
We’ll see monuments including the heartbreaking Shoes on the Danube Holocaust memorial and the Soviet Monument. Following this, we’ll hop on continental Europe’s oldest metro line and stop for a coffee break at one of our favourite cafés in the city.
Budapest has layers of history and this tour will reveal them through the telling of the stories of the buildings and streets, as well as the important players in Hungarian history. You’ll get a good overview of the city, while covering lots of ground (approximately 3 miles) on this walk.
Explore Hungarian history and culture
Be led by an expert local guide
Enjoy a glass of wine and a coffee and cake break
Travel has been a part of our lives together from the time we met working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean more than two decades ago. We share a special passion (and an appetite) for the food and wine of Central Europe, as well as the people, places, and stories that make this region so fascinating.
We founded Taste Hungary—our Budapest-based food and wine tour company—in 2008, and ever since have loved doing this deep dive into the foodways and wine culture of Hungary. After spending years researching and writing Carolyn’s culinary guidebook to Hungary—Food, Wine, Budapest (Little Bookroom, 2008)—we started Taste Hungary with the intention of sharing their passion for Hungarian food and wine with like-minded travellers who want to experience the region’s authentic flavours and experiences.
At our independent wine shop and tasting cellar in Budapest’s Palace District, The Tasting Table Budapest, our team of sommeliers leads daily wine tastings, introducing wine lovers to the (often unknown) treasures of Hungary.
Budapest is Hungary’s vibrant bustling capital. The city is bisected by the river Danube and there is a chain link bridge connecting the hilly ‘Buda’ area with the flat lands of ‘Pest’. It is a colourful city with arts, history, thermal pools and incredible markets, along with some of the best bars in the world! Over recent years Budapest has evolved into a wine and foodie capital where traditional and modern methods fuse in dramatic style.
The tour starts at 3pm and starts at The Tasting Table Budapest (Budapest 1088, Bródy Sándor utca 9, cellar entrance)