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Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings

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Budapest, Hungary

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Take a gastronomic tour of Budapest on this experience. Escorted by a licensed guide, you’ll visit the city’s Great Market Hall and sample traditional Hungarian salami, pickles, and baked goods. You’ll be led on foot around the market, enjoying the intimate feel of a small group setting, as you learn about the history, culture, and cuisine of this iconic building. You’ll also receive insider tips on some of the best restaurants in the city.
  • Overview of Hungarian cuisine through its history, culinary culture and ingredients,
  • Discover both the traditional side and modern artisan producers and speciality food shops
  • Tour Budapest's Great Market Hall with food tastings
  • Learn the history and culture of Budapest from your licensed guide
English speaking guide
Sample salami, pickles, try Hungarian savoury scones
Small dessert
Entry fees to sights and museums
Pick-up and drop-off
Gratuity/tip

Departure Point

Budapest, Fővám tér 6, 1056 Hungary

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins with a visit to Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll receive a helpful overview of the Hungarian produce. Your private guide will educate you about use of the country’s renowned paprika spice, as well as local meats and vegetables. Become a quick expert on how Hungarian meals are prepared while taking note of the ingredients called for in famous dishes.

After leaving the Great Market Hall, the next stop will take you through the city to the popular butchers and patisseries to sample classic delicacies like kolbasz (Hungarian sausage) and Dobos Torta, a sponge cake layered with chocolate butter cream and topped off with caramel. The delicacies provided will vary depending on the time of year that you visit.

After you have some food in your stomach, you’ll travel to a local shop for the wine-tasting portion of the tour. You’ll be offered three traditional Hungarian wines as your guide reveals the history and secrets behind each variety. The tour will conclude at a wine bar just a short walk from the Great Market Hall.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Central Market Hall
90 minutes Great Market Hall visit with culinary introduction and tastings.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Absolute Tours
This tour is organized by Absolute Tours. The meeting point is not at the office but Great Market Hall on Fovam Square
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important notice: Please note that this tour is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers and vegans.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.
  • We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year. If and when market hall is closed and it is not a national holiday we will substituted it with a local grocery store.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Absolute Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Tour started in the morning and lasted several hours, so worth every penny." See review
  • "All Hungarian and all worth every penny - great value for money." See review

Reviews

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Enjoyable tour
Sue_S
, Feb 2020
An inesting tour with friendly and humouous guide around lively market. Lovely tasters along the way.
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Must do BudaPest Walk
chrisX7738AZ
, Oct 2018
What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in beautiful Budapest - a very knowledgeable guide (thank you so much Kristi), wonderful tastes in the market and then coffee and cake and finally a wine tasting. All Hungarian and all worth every penny - great value for money.
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Katar our guide was right on time, and...
Bobbye Hitzfeld H
, Sep 2018
Katar our guide was right on time, and met us with bottled water. Our tour through the big food hall provided us wth opportunities to try six different types of sausage, several pickled items and an overview of the food court, then it was off to lunch. We ate at a small side walk cafe for goulash with heavy bread, yum. After a lovely lunch we were moving again, this time to dessert. Túrógombóc, a dessert made from cottage cheese, beautiful and delicious. Next on to a wine bar for a selection of local wines, the bar was calledDiablo and was charming. The wines were excellent.
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Wow! We loved this tour and our...
Cheri
, Jan 2018
Wow! We loved this tour and our guide was fantastic! We tasted food, snacks and drinks that were very unusual to us but common in Budapest, exactly what you want in a tour. So much food, not a dud in the mix. As usual, our guide was full of history and interesting stories about the food and locale, just so much fun - do it if you go to Budapest! Tour started in the morning and lasted several hours, so worth every penny.
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It rained and we were all...
wally
, Sep 2017
It rained and we were all miserable..to many people couldn't hear well and it was kind of boring
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It was amazing, we really enjoyed...
Amanda
, Sep 2017
It was amazing, we really enjoyed trying a broad range of food and learning about the cultural style of eating in Hungary. We especially enjoyed finishing off with the wine tasting. Our guide was very informative and was able to share lots of other information about the city of Budapest with us.
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I enjoyed this tour with 3 other...
Dale W
, Jul 2017
I enjoyed this tour with 3 other participants. It was a great introduction to the food and history of Budapest, Maria was a fabulous guide.
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Great tour of Budapest, our tour...
Norman B
, Jul 2017
Great tour of Budapest, our tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledge about the city. I recommend this as a wonderful half day activity to learn more about Hungarian food and people.
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Our tour guide was Kristina who took...
Juneyates4
, Jul 2017
Our tour guide was Kristina who took us to the Market Hall to taste some Hungarian meats and pickles which were very tasty. We then went for a hearty soup at a restaurant and dessert at a further restaurant. Kristina explained when and how Hungarians liked to eat this type of food. We finished with a wine tasting in a trendy bar in the ruin pubs area. Throughout the tour Kristina told us about Hungarian traditions, life in Hungary and where we should also visit. At the end we felt we had spent the day with a delightful friend. We would highly recommend this tour and particularly Kristina
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Really nice. A great tour of the...
karen m
, Apr 2017
Really nice. A great tour of the markets, a trip on the train , drinks in a wine cellar then local lunch. Just had a it of trouble finding the meeting place. All sorted though
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