Delicious Budapest: Hungarian Culinary History Tour

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A "finger-licking" walking tour through old Budapest including the Jewish Quarter and the Inner City. Eat a local lunch, taste foods and drinks and learn about the rich history of Hungarian cuisine.

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  • Eat at least 5 yummy dishes and cakes representing traditional Hungarian cuisine
  • Understand the evolution of local culinary arts from the Middle Ages till today
  • Enjoy a gulash soup lunch with optional wine in a typical restaurant of Budapest
  • Taste food delicacies like langosh and chimneycake, and drink a shot of palinka
  • Take an extra tour in the Zwack Unicum Museum and taste its famous herbal liquor


Meet your tour guide next to the statue of Sisi, the beloved queen of the Hungarians. Walk through the Jewish Quarter and explore its narrow streets and passages. Your guide will take you to a typical local restaurant where you can enjoy an authentic gulash soup lunch. During lunch your guide will introduce you to the rich Hungarian culinary history. With the soup you will be served enough fresh bread and you will be even offered a glass of local wine. After lunch continue to walk in the Jewish Quarter and see the largest Jewish temple of Europe with its memorial garden and monuments. From there you will walk to the historical inner city of Budapest where the first famous coffee houses were created in the 1840s. Explore the heart of old Pest town and take a pleasant break in a typical Langosh shop tasting this traditional and very yummy Hungarian fried bread. With it you will be offered an optional tasting of the country's famous fruit brandy called 'palinka', or just choose water or a coffee. From here walk on Vaci utca the famous pedestrian shopping street of the old town of Pest. Admire Saint Michael Church the cutest Baroque church of the city and see a lot of fascinating historical palaces. While walking you can taste a 'chimney cake', the sweet pastry of the Hungarians in Transilvania. Finally arrive at the Great Market Hall, the impressive and huge covered market of the city built in the 19th century. While exploring the building and its many vendors, follow a visual lesson of your tour guide about the most traditional Hungarian food and drink products. Here you will be offered a typical local strudel. You can even taste a piece of 'Turo Rudi' a sweet candy which has been local children's favorite since the Communist times in the 1970s. As an addition to the walking tour you can have an optional extra guided tour to the Zwack Unicum Museum. It takes about 15 minutes to get there from the market hall using the public transport. If you choose this option your guide will take you to a tour of the original factory inside the museum. During your visit you can even taste different types of Unicum, the most famous historical liquor of Budapest made of pure medical herbs.


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Important Information

  • Vegetarian options for food and non-alcoholic options for drinks are available.

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