1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Jewish Quarter, Budapest

Budapest: Fine Wines & Ruin Bars with a Local Guide

Product ID: 48765
Discover Budapest old and new through its stylish wine bars, funky pubs, and underground hangouts. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of happy hour in the most eclectic part of Budapest, accompanied of course by the best Hungarian wines and local finger foods
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover hidden gems in the Soho of Budapest
  • Experience happy hour in 5 of the coolest local watering holes
  • Get a taste of Hungarian wine in all its forms: red, white, and spritzer!
  • Get the local gossip over traditional snacks and learn the history of the Jewish ghetto with drink in hand
Full description
Get ready to find out what makes happy hour so happy in Budapest! Your evening adventure will start in the main junction of the city and wander over to the Old Jewish ghetto to discover the coolest local hangouts by night.

Beginning with classic spritzers, moving on to easy-going whites, and following those up with dark, full-bodied reds. And of course, Budapest happy hour wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Hungarian drink to top it all off! 

First, you’ll head over to the Great Synagogue to learn the rich history of this neighborhood often known as the Soho of Budapest. In line with its late 19th century elegance and the 21st century lifestyle, Your Budapest walking tour continues to a local wine-lovers hangout with a cool cellar ambiance.

Over a glass of white wine, you’ll explore the importance of wine to local Hungarian culture. The stroll continues into the streets of the 7th district where you’ll stop into a funky little pub and then onwards to another bar, each of them giving you a completely different happy hour atmosphere. As we move along, you’ll learn about old and new Budapest, and see how quickly the city scenes change with just a few minutes of walking.

The final stop will be at a place you couldn’t find on your own – and even if you did, you might hesitate before entering. But fear not! You will not miss out on this quirky, hidden happy hour gem! After the tour, you may want to stick around the neighbourhood for another drink and a late night bite. Be sure to ask your local guide what other watering holes make them happy!  

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 glass of a local Hungarian spritzer
  • 2 glasses of white wine paired with light snacks
  • 1 glass of rosé
  • Tasting of a local spirit, an authentic fruity brandy paired with light snacks
  • 1 glass of red wine
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Deák Ferenc Square, in front of the stairs to a small, white church, opposite Starbucks.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for travellers under the age of 18
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews
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This was a really Good tour; I thoroughly recommend it. Our guide; Fanni was brilliant, very easy to get along with; it was like a good friend showing us around town! She had very good knowledge of the wines, regions, and also vast knowledge of the cultural landmarks that we passed. There was a good variety of wines to try, I can honestly say they were all different in taste, but all were Good. It was great to be shown around by a local who had experiences of the places we visited. I really enjoyed it - Thank you!

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February 27, 2020

Great tour - would not hesitate to recommend, particularly as this was places we would not have gone on our own.

February 21, 2020

Good time

Fannie gave us a great tour of local bars and wines. She was knowledgable and had many stories about life in Budapest. She made sure we enjoyed our evening and kept us entertained. A very enjoyable evening.

October 14, 2016

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Product ID: 48765