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Alternative Budapest

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Address: Deak Ferenc ter, Budapest 1052, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 20 292 0362
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Want to see the side of Budapest that other tours miss out and learn about...

Want to see the side of Budapest that other tours miss out and learn about what's happening in the city today? Alternative Budapest tours take you deeper, further and more underground focusing on the flourishing artistic and alternative culture in the city.

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Really alternative tour

After few days visiting the different parts of Budapest, the tour in the Jewish quarter with Antonia was really amazing. You will go through many hidden parts of the city and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hachi C
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Vico Equense, Italy
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Vico Equense, Italy
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After few days visiting the different parts of Budapest, the tour in the Jewish quarter with Antonia was really amazing. You will go through many hidden parts of the city and you will be astonished by how alternative Budapest is. Amazing.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy mixing a little something different into your historical tours, this is a great tour. Márti was very helpful in setting up a private tour for our family of 4 with 12 & 14 year old daughters. Our guide Bogata Bogati was great! This was one of our favorite tours, a walking tour through Jewish area and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to take the Alternative Budapest tour recently. It was informative and interesting. Very conversational and, at times, inspiring. Many of its sites I would have passed anyway, but would not have had the context that gives them value. My guide was Bogata. She was great! She made us feel comfortable with her and our tour group... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Concentrating mainly on Pest's District VII, this alternative walking tour, lasting about 3 hours, was really fascinating and held our interest throughout, despite the torrential rain. Our friendly guide, Antonia, (who spoke perfect English) was very informative and showed us many of the "un-touristy" attractions such as street art and murals, a quirky book shop/cafe with a little garden, a... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I had a tour with the guide Bogota and she was great. Very knowledgeable about art and street art, and knew of many local places to show us (coffee shops, print shops, etc). This was a really good alternative to the "big sight" tours. It mainly goes through the old Jewish Quarter.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Our guide Bogata was very hungover and her tour mainly consisted of pointing at the graffiti art on walls and literally describing what it was. For more information, she suggested we look online. For a city as amazing as Budapest, the tour was boring and badly put together. The places we visited were nice, but that is courtesy of the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I wanted to see a different part of Budapest since this was my 4th visit to this wonderful city so I booked this "alternative" tour. They delivered exactly what I was expecting, an average tour by a not very interesting tour guide. We were taken around the Jewish quarter, given a VERY brief history about the neighborhood then we went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This walking tour of alternative Budapest, as led by the charming Bogata, was good value and by the end, I felt plugged into the heartbeat of this glorious city. Meeting at a very central point in Pest, steps from the old Jewish Quarter where the focus of our tour was, we got a short history lesson on how the quarter... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I booked in to do the photography tour. Turned up at the location at the right time, and the guide wasn't there. I called the office, they said hang on, we'll call the guide, can you call us back please. So I called back, and they said the guide had a hospital emergency that morning, and said that I should... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We just turned up as could not book online and luckily no one else had booked our session so we got a private tour! We had Darius who was a wicked guide. He is a born and bred Budapest man and even though it was our third time here (including visiting ruin bars & hunting street art), he obviously taught... More 

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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