All tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests!
Discover the Jewish Quarter
the heart of Pest
The Jewish district has a long and rich history in the heart of Pest. During the tour we will explore the many synagogues of Budapest; including the largest one in Europe, the Great synagogue. This tour also provides an in-depth examination of Hungarian Jewish history. Parts of its history is literally painted on the walls of this district, where we will study the large murals overlooking the city streets, traditional Jewish cafés, and the world famous ruin bars. From the rich Jewish heritage of Budapest, through the dark times of its history, and to the present bohemian life of this district, we will explore the diverse cultural aspects of this wonderful city.
Food tasting Tour
in the Jewish quarter
Taste the traditional Hungarian Jewish flavors while discovering the Jewish quarter! While exploring the historical parts of the city, you’ll enjoy trying Hungarian Jewish cake, visiting a charming kosher café, exploring Jewish street food and tasting specialties in an authentic Hungarian restaurant. As an added bonus, we will visit a famous ruin bar for a drink!
Classic City Tour
in the city center of Budapest
Explore with us the beautiful city center of Budapest; historical buildings with a huge variety of different architectural styles and famous highlights including: the Hungarian Opera house, St. Stephen Basilica, Parliament, the Shoes Memorial, and the Castle District! Our native tour guides will share with you stories about the Hungarian history and culture. Walk like us and see the city with the eyes of a local!
Budapest, Heroes and Wine
in the city center of Budapest
From downtown to Heroes square, along the most beautiful avenue of Budapest, walk with us on Andrássy avenue. We will pass by the Opera House and then visit Heroes’ Square, the City Park, and Vajdahunyad Castle. On the way we will introduce you the thousand years of Hungarian history and culture in a nutshell. At the end of an exciting day of exploration it is nice to enjoy some great wine with greater friends, so we will end the tour with an amazing local Hungarian wine tasting that is sure to please and bring your group closer together!
Budapest Pub tour
in the Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter is one of Budapest’s hippest neighborhoods. Locals call it, “the Bohemian Quarter” for its exciting vibe and becoming the epicenter of the arts in Hungary. It has unique and fun bars, delightful cafés, and an art scene intertwined within the fabric of the community. During the tour we will introduce you to some hidden treasures, crazy ruin bars, and teach the history of Hungarian drinks, such as Pálinka, while of course drinking some! Three drinks are included in the price, but feel free to purchase more at each amazing stop. So walk with us, stumble with us, drink with us!
“Goulash” Communism Tour
in the city center of Budapest
Have you heard about Goulash communism? Hungary was once called as the "happiest barrack" in the Eastern communist block. If you want to know how Hungarians lived during communism, walk with us! We will share stories about the everyday life of Hungarians during the socialist era. There will be accounts of the 1956 revolution and teachings on what was known as “Happy Communism” in the sixties. During the tour we will stop to explore statues, memorials, and buildings rooted in communist history and we finish the tour in a retro bar of Budapest!
in the District 8 and in the District 13
District 13: Walk with us in the New Leopold town, which was the center for the Jewish middle class families from the beginning of the 20th century! In this part of the city there are beautiful Bauhaus and Art Nouveau buildings. Here we will tell the story of the International ghetto, visit hidden synagogues, and learn about local heroes such as Raoul Wallenberg, who was credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.
District 8: Walk like us in Joseph Town and explore the hidden secrets of the 8th district. This quarter had a big Jewish community until the Holocaust. Here we will show you the uncovered remnants of the Jewish life in the area and visit more hidden synagogues.
Available separate as well as combined
Street Art & Design
Let’s explore the local designer shops where you can find unique presents for you and for your beloved ones. This tour also focuses on the colorful hidden murals of the Jewish Quarter while giving insight of the work of two of the main art groups: Colourful City Group and NeoPaint Works. The two Hungarian groups of artists have been charged with revitalizing the once gray walls of Budapest since 2010. The plague of dull structures brought to the city courtesy of communism have been refreshed with incredible imagery displaying the beauty and greatness of Hungary. These artists and buildings have a story to tell, walk with us, and we will explore these stories together!
Walk with us, and we will show you masterpieces of Hungarian Art Nouveau buildings in the town! During the early 20th century Budapest became a metropolis, the Art Nouveau was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme. In Hungary it was called as Secession and some of the country's most famous architects designed buildings in this style. They were inspired by traditional Hungarian designs, Transylvanian traditions, or Far East (Indian or Syrian) style. The most famous figures of the Hungarian Secession movement was Ödön Lechner. He is often referred to as the ‘Hungarian Gaudi’. During the walk we show you hidden gems, small details, unique designs: floral motives, colorful stained glass windows, the world-wide famous Hungarian Zsolnay tiles and mosaics.
Rise and shine! - Cafés now and then
By the beginning of the 20th century, Budapest transformed into a metropolis with a vivid cultural life as well. Cafés had an important role in the social and cultural life of the city. They were also serving as meeting places for writers and artist. Some of these gorgeous coffee houses survived, and still offer a unique experience. During the tour we will show you these treasures of Budapest, and tell you stories about the past and present. We cover more than 100 years of coffee culture from its beginnings up until present day. Fancy traveling back in time?