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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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We went in a group of 4, along with our generous and charming guide, Aggie. Had a great time exploring the city, hearing entertaining stories about our various stops, and enjoyed LOTS of delicious food. It was a hot day to be roaming the streets,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BrettFromPhilly
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky enough to arrive for our tour to find that we were the only 2 people on the tour!... we hadn't expected this but our guide (Barbara) was so lovely that we just had a really great time with her and felt that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kragek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a way to start our visit to Budapest, enjoying the food and wine of Hungary. Our guide from Taste Hungary, Aggie (or Agnes) was absolutely the best, full of information on the history of Hungary, where to stop to savour the local delicacies...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Daniel, did a great job with our group. My two young kids were with us and he made them feel very comfortable. This tour was fast-paced and full of wonderful foods. We left full of delicious food and lots of history on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The host was amazing! It was one of the best parts of the tour. She had great knowledge of the foods and history of Budapest.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Seaside35712934837
August 4, 2019|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
A private tour would be you and your companions and a public tour would be open to anyone else who wanted to do the tour.
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April 26, 2019|
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Response from foodnfocus | Reviewed this property |
There was definitely a lot of meat on the tour. I’m not sure you’d get a lot out of it as a vegetarian.
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mahog1960
December 13, 2018|
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Response from Candice K | Reviewed this property |
We took this tour last summer when temps were sky-high, and it was not a problem. That said, there are stairs (Hungary is not especially wheelchair-friendly) and you walk - slowly - about a total of 2 km. Stops along the way... More
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