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Budapest: 'New York Times Journeys' Afternoon Walking Tour with Food and Drink

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    Stop At: Instant, Akacfa Utca 49-51, Budapest 1072 Hungary

    The Mangalica breed of hog is the oldest in Hungary and it tastes so good that it is now frequently exported to Spain to make serrano ham. The name means ‘lots of lard, which translates as plenty of flavor. Together we will visit the Mangalica Menyorszag eatery at a local market hall where you will taste various products made from Mangalica hog (vegetarian options are available.)

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Fészek Artists' Club, Budapest, Kertész u. 36, 1073 Hungary

    Then we will head to the Feszek Klub, which is usually closed to the public, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience in an old artists’ club. This three-storey building is an historical landmark, where artists, sculptors, musicians and actors have gathered since 1901 to exchange creative ideas and discuss politics, away from the prying eyes and ears of the state. In this time capsule, we’ll meet with the locals and hear their stories about life in Budapest, old and new.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hopaholic - in hop we trust, Akacfa u 38, Budapest 1072 Hungary

    Budapest has a robust craft beer scene and at Hopaholic, you’ll have a chance to learn about its inception and methods as you taste different varieties, including a sip of Brew Dog, the country’s most successful craft beer.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Analog Café, Budapest, Kazinczy u. 35, 1075 Hungary

    Next up, we’ll hit Café Analog, but not for the food. This trendy spot specializes in old film cameras and vinyl records. Budapest was the birthplace of Robert Capa, one of the world’s best known and accomplished war photographers. With a Polaroid in hand, get a photo of the colorful local street art and walk in the footsteps of such greats as Capa and Andre Kertesz.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Gozsdu Udvar, Kiraly utca 13 Dob utca 16, Budapest 1075 Hungary

    Get a history lesson at the beautifully restored Gozsdu Courtyard, once the core of Budapest's Jewish quarter which is popular with locals. Packed with restaurants, pubs and bars, the place comes alive every evening.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Centre of 7th district, Budapest Hungary

    Shopping is next on our Budapest agenda. Printa stocks environmentally conscious local designs and is home to a gallery dedicated to contemporary artists. Their ‘zero waste’ boutique offers unusual t-shirts, maps, rare prints and simple home furnishings. Find apparel and accessories at Punch, a tiny store launched in 2017 by a consortium of up-and-coming local designers. Here you will meet and talk with one of the founders of the shop and learn more about Hungarian fashion and textiles, browsing the shelves for quirky hats and pretty handbags!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter), Vorosmarty ter, Budapest Hungary

    Hungary has the proud honor of being the first country in Europe to have an electrified underground railroad, operating continuously since 1896. We’ll take a short ride along the tracks, conjuring up visions of early 20th-century rail travel as we journey into the heart of old Budapest, Vorosmarty Square. Here we’ll admire the art nouveau and modernist architecture intertwining as the statue of Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty watches over the shoppers, explorers and coffee drinkers going about their day.

    Then we will head up to the St. Andrea Sky Bar where we’ll end our tour in style with dazzling views of the city and a cocktail in hand. Choose a classic option or continue your discovery of our city with a very Hungarian cocktail, made with Palinka, a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I went on the NYT Bohemian Walking Tour with Gergo and Fani and had a terrific time! I am curious about all things, and they were so knowledgeable about their subject, taught me a great deal about recent Hungarian history and culture, and especially about...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Bpurbanadventures, Vezető at Budapest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you very much one more time:). It was a really memorable tour for me, as well and I was really glad to meet you. Hope to have you in Budapest in the future or at any other Urban Adventures destination, too! All the best,...More

    Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

    Reka was such a friendly, helpful, informative guide! We took this tour on our first day in Budapest, and she told us a lot about the city and her country, and left us with tips on how to explore the rest of the city for...More

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    Bpurbanadventures, Vezető at Budapest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for the nice words and the recommendation! We are glad that we could help even beyond the tour and hope the tips from Réka helped you discover the city in a truly local way. Hope to have you in Budapest in...More

    Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

    I enjoyed talking with Reka, a lovely guide. I wish we could have visited more shops and places in the neighborhood.More

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    Bpurbanadventures, Vezető at Budapest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

    Dear Sharon, Thank you very much for the nice feedback. We always try to show as much as we can, especially in our New York Times Journeys tour, but the city is just too exciting:). Hope to have you here in Budapest in the future,...More

    Reviewed June 9, 2019

    We would definitely recommend this off the beaten path tour of sights and tastes of bohemian Budapest. Our guide, Reka, was wonderful, one of the best we have ever had (and we are pretty seasoned travelers). She was smart, knowledgable, thoughtful and fun! and we...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Bpurbanadventures, Vezető at Budapest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We are very proud of The New York Times Journeys tours and as it started fairly recently you were among the first ones to take it. It is reassuring to read such nice things about the tour, but...More

    Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

    We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide Gergo, was terrific and showed us things we would never had known about. He was considerate and paid attention to our needs. I would highly recommend him and this tour.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Bpurbanadventures, Vezető at Budapest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

    Thank you so much for the nice words! It is a very special tour that we had the chance to create in cooperation with NYT and it makes us really proud that we can provide it. Hope to have you in Budapest the next time,...More

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