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Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

1. Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Budapest's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Chimney cake and Lángos and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Szimpla Kert, Great Market Hall, and The Great Synagogue plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

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Buda Food Walk

2. Buda Food Walk

Since Buda is not high on tourist radars, the eateries, markets, and shops here have been designed with locals in mind. You will see the places where locals like to go. The tour starts with a visit to a neighborhood market (one of the best in the city!) where farmers and artisans from the countryside come to sell fresh produce, carefully bottled jams, juices, preserves, and more. Several butchers here specialize in indigenous Hungarian animals, with high-quality meat from Mangalica and grey cattle on offer. Cheese mongers offer an array of delicious cheese made in the local styles. For lunch you will feast on authentic home-style Hungarian dishes at a few tiny eateries where the cooking is grandmotherly, as is the décor. Lunch will be followed by a stop at a gem of a pastry shop, run by the same family for generations, where the pastries taste as beautiful as they look. The walking tour will include a coffee break at a Socialist-style coffee shop which has barely changed over the past several decades. In addition to eating your way through Budapest, the local guide will discuss the fascinating sights, architecture, and history in this eclectic part of town. Buda locals love living here for another reason— the Buda side has the best thermal bath houses. This walk ends near a local favorite, where you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some healing water. If you are so inclined, you'll be provided information and directions towards these warm mineral-rich waters (which are said to help with digestion) at the tour’s end.

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Budapest: Private Personalized Walking Tour

3. Budapest: Private Personalized Walking Tour

Book this tour and the local supplier team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local from Budapest. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss the changes to the itinerary with your. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Budapest that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your Local show you the Budapest you will love.

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Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

4. Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

Get acquainted with Hungarian food and marvel at all the produce at the large Central Market Hall. Learn the history of the building and discuss the food culture of Hungary with your guide. Hear how the locals use ingredients such as pork fat, paprika and goose liver. Then, venture into the surrounding neighborhoods and visit a spice shop, kosher bakery, coffee house, candy producer or artisan chocolate shop, depending on the day of the week. Sample typical dishes at a butcher's shop and go to a traditional patisserie to taste the elegant cakes. End with a wine tasting of 3 essential wines from the different wine regions of Hungary.

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Hungarian Cooking Class and Market Hall Tour in Budapest

5. Hungarian Cooking Class and Market Hall Tour in Budapest

Chefparade cooking school is a contemporary cosmopolitan cooking studio where you can master the basics of Hungarian cooking in a fun and interactive atmosphere. The hands-on courses give you the opportunity to cook and ask questions side-by-side with professional chefs. Learn about the basic ingredients and spices like paprika along with the best cooking practices so that you’ll be able to treat your family and friends with a fantastic Hungarian dinner in your home country. The courses run in the morning, finishing with a lunch. If you wish, you can visit the famous Great Market Hall where you can learn about the market’s history and your chef will introduce you to basic Hungarian ingredients and buy them for the class.

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Budapest: Market Tour and Hungarian Cooking Class

6. Budapest: Market Tour and Hungarian Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in the culinary scene of Budapest and visit the central Great Market Hall to experience the everyday hustle and bustle of life in the city. Learn the history of the market and purchase all the ingredients you will need to prepare an authentic Hungarian 3-course meal. Avail of the services of hosts who are passionate about food in the comfort of a private apartment. At the end, tuck into the delicious Hungarian meal you prepared, served with drinks, including some local wine.

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Budapest: Private Insider Tour of Grand Ecseri Flea Market

7. Budapest: Private Insider Tour of Grand Ecseri Flea Market

Get the Ecseri feeling on this 4-hour guided tour of Budapest’s best flea markets for buyers and sellers alike. Meet maverick characters and discover a fascinating array of objects from the past, including uniforms, badges, and Communist reliquaries. Meet your guide at the Jolly Presszó for the short bus ride to Grand Ecseri. Learn bargaining phrases in Hungarian and the ritual of bargaining en route. Get a brief history of Ecseri (called Tango by locals), a vast market of ancient telephones, curious gadgets and secondhand books. Going to the flea market is a journey back in time. You will see a huge variety of old objects as your guide reveals the secrets that they hide. Break for snacks of Hungarian fast food, including fresh lángos, fried meats and strudel. And take home mementos of the Communist past.

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Budapest: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

8. Budapest: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in Budapest. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most festively decorated places including Matthias Church, the Christmas market, and more. Learn local Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic to Budapest. Visit the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and Matthias Church. Shop and taste local Christmas products at the old-fashioned Christmas market hall. Walk around Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) and feel spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience this time of year in Budapest.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 33 reviews

I had a wonderful time learning about the market, Hungarian foods, and cooking techniques from this class. All my questions about different types of foods and how people eat were answered, we had such a lovely lunch, and I can't wait to go home and make Paprikash for my family. A highlight of my trip to Budapest!

Nik is very friendly guy and very knowledgeable in Hungarian history and food culture, the tour was very much enjoyable despite COVID restrictions. It is a great way to tour the beautiful city of Budapest and enjoy delicious authentic food.

Very good tour with Christie. She is very knowledgeable of Hungarian history. She speaks excellent English and also Italian! The chimney cake and wine was great too! We highly recommend her and the tour

We enjoyed the most wonderful tour. The guide was both very knowledgable and friendly. She took us around the city showing us different landmarks and food. I would definitely recommend it.

This is great way to learn about Budapest while trying delicious Hungarian foods. Tiberiu was an amazing guide and showed me a lot of great spots in the city. I highly recommend this tour.