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“Dont leave Budapest without taking this tour!”

Alternative Budapest
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$21.55*
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Small-Group Budapest Art and Culture Walking Tour
Ranked #17 of 111 Outdoor Activities in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 10, 2012

After living in Budapest for 10 months, and thinking myself to be very familiar with the local cultural scene, I was beyond impressed to discover more than I had ever known existed in this beautiful city thanks to Lauren's incredible alternative tour! We got to explore and learn about Budapest street art, galleries, the coolest ruin bars and cafes, and go backstage at the number 1 voted bar in the world according to Lonely Planet, A38 (which is an old Ukrainian cargo ship from the 50s). Lauren's passion and love for this city is quite apparent, and after her tour you feel like you truly belong and will never want to leave Budapest. Do the tourist route, then do the alternative tour. You will leave here more enriched and appreciative of everything this city has to offer.

Thank comradeclaws
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I was really impressed by this tour. We got to see the 7th district in a completely different way to how you normally do. We stopped and looked at street art that I otherwise would have walked straight past without noticing. The guide, Lauren, knew who all the artwork was done by and had examples of their work in other cities. We saw somw cool galleries and even got to stop for a beer at Szimpla! A highlight was definitely at the end of the tour when we got to go backstage at the A38, definitely one of the coolest rooms I've ever seen! I highly recommend doing this tour while in Budapest.

Thank BrentJames
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

I am not a guided tour-type tourist, but thanks to Lauren's own passion for the local cultural scene, ruin bars, cafes and artisan shops housed within the narrow streets of Erzebetvaros, District VII (Elizabeth Town) Budapest's Jewish quarter, this walking tour works hard to dismiss the traditional image of a guided tour. Lauren has her finger on the pulse of hipster Budapest and is passionate about sharing her own discoveries. While witnessing and learning about the city's active street artists you'll receive insights about this neighborhood's history and increasing gentrification. You'll meet local cafe, shop and gallery owners and socialize with the small group of fellow tourists (yikes, did I say tourist?) over a Dreher in one of the ruin pubs. The tour helps the city unfold in interesting ways that brought us back to this neighborhood on subsequent evenings for coffee, meals and nightlife. If this is one of the first things you do on your Budapest visit it will make the rest of your stay richer and more enjoyable...guaranteed. A sure respite from tour book tedium.

Thank rancheroAlbany_Ny
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was a really cool walking tour, keeping away from the usual stuff. Checking out some back street art, amazing bars, local coffee shops & giving plenty of information on the city.
The staff were super friendly & spoke perfect English!

Thanks again guys! Keep up the awesome work!

Hope to see you again someday!
Joel

Thank Joel_OZ
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

i was a bit apprehensive at first when i decided to do the alternative tour, if im honest, im pretty mainstream, but the tour guide lauren was fantastic, really made me quite interested in what she had to say as she is so knowledgeable about so many different aspects of life in budapest. i had been living here for 2 months before i took the tour and she told me about things that were on my block that i hadnt even noticed before or didnt know what they were all about. the tour answers so many questions and shows a side of budapest that the normal walking tours dont even touch. definitely worth a look!! the behind the scenes tour of A38 (nightclub on a boat) was a definite highlight!

Thank CharlieG35151511
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