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Budapest Culinary & Wine Walk

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Budapest's first food tour (est. 2008!) introduces Hungarian food and wine culture through classic flavors, unique wines, history, and stunning architecture. You'll get a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, and the modern artisan producers and specialty shops spicing up Budapest’s food scene. Beginning at the Central Market—Budapest’s cathedral of food—we’ll introduce you to Hungarian cuisine through the abundance of ingredients. We'll discuss the building, Hungary's eating and drinking culture, special dishes … and just what Hungarian cooks do with all the pork fat, paprika, and goose liver. Here we’ll taste a selection of foods (and have an aperitif to fortify us). After a lunch feast at a traditional butcher, we’ll sample the elegant cakes that Hungarian bakers are known for at a classic coffeehouse. We'll visit an award-winning chocolatier, and finish with a sommelier led tasting of 3 great local wines (including Tokaji aszú) paired with artisan cheese. Come hungry!
Highlights
  • Learn how locals eat and drink on this in-depth culinary tour of Budapest
  • Generous food and drink tastings, and 10% off wine purchases at the Tasting Table
  • Tour includes stops at the Central Market as well as up to five additional food and drink purveyors
  • Traveling with a small group allows plenty of flexibility and the chance to ask questions
What to Expect
Meet your group of no more than six fellow food-lovers inside the city's Central Market Hall, ground zero for all things culinary in Budapest. With your gourmand guide leading the way, you'll head straight for the best stalls while listening to an introduction to Hungarian cuisine. Strike out into the surrounding neighborhood for stops at an artisan chocolate shop, a coffee house, a kosher bakery, a spice shop, or other options, depending on the day. Your small group size makes it possible to ask your guide questions and focus on learning everything you ever wanted to know about Hungarian cuisine. Sample traditional Hungarian dishes and authentic cakes during a shared meal, and finish with a Hungarian wine tasting. The guided tasting will teach you about the country's varietals, regions, and winemaking styles. Your tour concludes at the tasting venue.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Central Market Hall, Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Tasting Table Budapest, Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 9, 1088 Hungary
Inclusions
  • English-speaking, food-specialized guide
  • Visits to the Central Market Hall and four (or more) additional tasting locations
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting of 3 wines (including Tokaji aszú) and a Hungarian spirit
  • Snacks - Plenty of tastings along the way ...
  • Bottled water
  • 10% discount on wine purchases at The Tasting Table Budapest!
  • Entry/Admission - Central Market Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Belvárosi Disznótoros Károlyi utca
  • Entry/Admission - Chocolate Rózsavölgyi
  • Entry/Admission - Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887
  • Entry/Admission - Tasting Table Budapest
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is available year-round (with the exception of Sundays and national holidays). If you would like to book a tour for a Sunday, please look for our "Budapest Culinary Walk - Sunday Edition" listing
  • Our group tours are always small groups, limited to a maximum of 8 guests.
  • For larger groups please choose the "Private Tour (min. 8 pers.)" option when booking
  • If you would prefer a private tour, please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking
  • Be prepared to cover a lot of ground on your feet during this tour!
  • We try our best to cater to dietary requirements and allergies, so please let us know in advance if we'll need to make special arrangements!
  • We need at least 2 participants in order to run this tour. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This is a great tour. The guide shows you authentic foods of Hungary and their origins. you discover eateries you wouldn't have known about and walk through some streets you wouldn't think to go down. Definitely one of the better tours to try. And don't worry, you will
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We visited Budapest at the tail end of a 2 week Tauck Danube River tour. We stayed over an extra day at tour's end and friends on the boat told us they had signed up for this tour to fill our last day. Our tour guide Barbara, was outstanding. She was informative, humorous, and
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation Manager at Budapest Culinary & Wine Walk
Responded 2 weeks ago
What an amazing summary of our Culinary Walk. Thank you, Steve! We couldn't be happier that you got to experience the best of Hungary's culinary and cultural past and presence during our tour, in a relaxed intimate environment. We appreciate that you highlighted Barbara's dedication :) We hope to welcome you again in Hungary! Evi
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Great tour guide Agnus. Price out of range given low cost of food In Budapest. Agnus was very knowledgeable and friendly
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First off, I must confess that due to jet lag we missed the first appointment for this tour. The company was nice enough to call me and reschedule this tour for another day. It was a wonderful surprise because most operators would have simply required us to forfeit the entire
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I like to learn about different cultures and I like to eat; therefore I like food and tasting tours when I travel. When I began making plans to travel to Central Europe, among the first things I did was look up food tours in Budapest and Prague. I wanted to do a tour in both
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