Budapest Classic Gastro Experience with Wine Tasting

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Budapest Classic Gastro Experience with Wine Tasting information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Fővám tér, V. district, 1052 Budapest - in front of Burger King restaurant
Returns to
Tour ends in the centre at a wine bar just a short walk from Deák Ferenc tér.
Time of departure
1 June 2016 - 31 January 2017Between 1st Apr to 31st Oct - 12:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and SaturdayBetween 1st Nov - 31st March - 12:00 - Wednesday and Saturday
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover and experience the traditional ingredients of Hungarian cuisine on our classical walking tour. Come Hungry as it includes lunch and wine tasting! This four-hour culinary and cultural walking tour will give you a thorough introduction to the cuisine and wine of Hungary. Led by local foodies, this tour includes generous tastings along the way. It introduces participants to the fascinating history of the Central Market Hall, offers inside knowledge on what to taste and where to shop there, as well as the best restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood.

Exploring Budapest through its food and drinks is the best way to do it! Our food, wine, and cultural walking tour begins at The Central Market Hall - one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets - and continues through the charming nearby neighbourhood. Be sure to come with an appetite. You will need it on this tour! At the Central Market Hall we will begin getting acquainted with Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of ingredients (which are mostly local and seasonal) on display. We will discuss the history of the building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, and the everyday cooking and eating habits. The tour also includes an introduction to Hungarian paprika and will reveal why it is so special, how Hungarian cooks use it, and how it is produced. After tasting a few carefully selected things at the market, we will head out to the surrounding neighbourhood and visit a few more places. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant, where we will taste a special Hungarian spirit as well. No day in Budapest is complete without dessert, so we will also stop at a cafe visited only by locals to taste some very special local dumplings. The tour will end with a tasting of three quintessential Hungarian wines. During the tasting your guide will introduce you to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles. This tour will give you a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, as well as the modern artisan producers and speciality food shops of the area.We try our very best to cater for dietary requirements but due to local food customs we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. Options for vegetarians, guests with allergies and religious dietary restrictions may be very limited.

What's included

  • English speaking guide
  • Generous food and drink tastings (enough for lunch!)
  • A bottle of water for each participant
  • Public transport tickets during tour when applicable

What isn't included

  • Entry fees to sights and museums
  • Transport to the meeting point
  • From the conclusion point
  • Gratuity/tip