1. Hungary
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  3. Budapest

Budapest: New York Times Journeys Walking Tour

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Take a tour inspired by the much-loved 36 Hours travel column in The New York Times. Explore the shabby-chic boulevards of Pest, home to edgy local artists, designers, great food, cocktails, and beer.
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Meet local artists and designers and find out more about their work
  • Taste prized Mangalica pork, learn about the Budapest craft beer scene, and sample a few local brews
  • See the streets through the eyes of revered photographers like Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz
  • Cocktail in hand, enjoy a panoramic view of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities
  • Take a Polaroid at your favorite Budapest spot and bring it home as a souvenir
Full description
Visit the Mangalica Menyorszag eatery at a local market hall and taste traditional products made from Mangalica pork, Hungary's oldest and most prized breed of pig (vegetarian options are also available).
Then head to the Feszek Klub, a historical landmark usually closed to the public, for a behind-the-scenes look at a place where famous Hungarian artists, singers, actors, and musicians have gathered to discuss politics and philosophy for over a century. Meet locals and listen to their stories about changing life in Budapest.

Learn about Budapest's robust craft beer scene at Hopaholic, and taste varieties like Brew Dog, the country’s most successful craft beer. Visit Café Analog, a trendy spot specializing in vintage cameras and vinyl records.
With a Polaroid in hand, take souvenir photos of local street art and walk in the footsteps of such greats as Andre Kertesz and Robert Capa, world-famous, Budapest-born photographers.
Hit unique shops like Printa, a zero-waste boutique featuring environmentally-conscious local designs and a gallery dedicated to contemporary artists. Browse apparel and accessories at Punch, launched in 2017 by a consortium of up-and-coming local designers. Meet one of the shop's founders and learn about Hungarian fashion and textiles as you peruse the shelves of quirky hats and pretty handbags.

Take a short ride on Europe's first electric underground railroad and journey into the heart of old Budapest, Vorosmarty Square. Admire the fusion of Art Nouveau and Modernist architecture and take in the statue of Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty. Head to the St. Andrea Sky Bar, and end your tour in style with dazzling views of the city and a cocktail in hand. Choose a classic option or go local with a cocktail made with Palinka, a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 people
  • Samples of traditional food specialties
  • Samples of local craft beers
  • Transport ticket for the Old Underground
  • A cocktail at a rooftop bar
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

In Front of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, 1061 Budapest

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is open to vegetarians and others with dietary restrictions
• Travelers under 16 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
• Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
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From US$ 114.08 US$ 79.85 per person

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Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 186888