Budapest Culinary & Wine Walk
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!
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What's included :
- English-speaking, food-specialized guide
- Visits to the Central Market Hall and four (or more) additional tasting locations
- 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
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Central Market Hall, Vamhaz korut, 1-3, Budapest 1093 Hungary
The Central Market Hall is Budapest’s cathedral of food and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets. We’ll introduce you to Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of ingredients (mostly local and seasonal) on display. We will discuss the spectacular building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, the ingredients, the dishes commonly made from them … and just what it is that Hungarian home cooks do with all of that pork fat, paprika, and goose liver. As we walk the market aisles we’ll taste a selection of foods (and have an aperitif to fortify us).
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Vamhaz Korut, Budapest Hungary
We'll pass by this bridge, one of the several spanning the Danube.
Stop At: Belvárosi Disznótoros Károlyi utca, Budapest, Károlyi utca 17, 1053 Hungary
Here we'll follow the local tradition of eating lunch at a butcher shop, where we'll have a lunch feast of a variety of Hungarian dishes.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Chocolate Rózsavölgyi, Budapest, Királyi Pál u. 6, 1053 Hungary
We'll have a quick chocolate tasting at the tiny storefront shop of an award-winning local chocolatier, who has gone from making chocolates in their Budapest basement to selling them at some of the best gourmet stores in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887, Budapest, Károlyi utca 9, 1053 Hungary
We'll enjoy a tasting of three quintessential Hungarian cakes (and coffee) at this historic 19th-century coffeehouse, once frequented by Hungary's most famous writers and artists.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Hungarian National Museum, Muzeum Korut 14-16, Budapest 1088 Hungary
We'll pass by the Hungarian National Museum, located in the Palace District, on our way to the wine tasting cellar.
Stop At: Tasting Table Budapest, Brody Sandor utca 9 Corner of Brody Sandor and Szentkiralyi Streets, Budapest 1088 Hungary
The tour concludes with a wine and cheese tasting at an independent wine tasting cellar and shop. A sommelier will introduce us to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles, helping you put the Hungarian wine scene in context. We’ll end with a taste of the spectacular golden-tinted Tokaji aszú wine, one of the world's finest sweet wines.
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Central Market Hall, Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :Tasting Table Budapest, Budapest, Cellar entrance, Bródy Sándor u. 9, 1088 Hungary
Hotel Pickup :
- 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
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.