Visit some of Budapest’s legendary ruin pubs and learn about their unique history and cultural significance. Along the way, you’ll get to know the area’s ubiquitous street art and see the best local designer shops in a small group with a local guide.
Spend your Sunday morning seeing the other side of Budapest’s party district. We show you the neighbourhood’s coolest places, including retro stores where jazz plays softly in the background and a farmer’s market at the city’s most famous ruin pub.
Budapest is a city where surprises hide round each corner, whether it’s in the downtown courtyards or up in the Buda Hills. Go beyond the sights in the guidebooks with our own handpicked places where you can experience that magical flow you’ll only find in Budapest.
“There are so many ruin pubs here and I like to share the local side to them. One of my favourite is Szimpla Kert. In the evenings, Szimpla is very touristy, but every Sunday morning they have a farmers’ market with only local produce, from marmalade to sausages – and locals go.”
“Fifteen years ago, Budapest’s now-pulsating seventh district — also known as Erzsébetváros — was a derelict neighborhood filled with abandoned buildings.Then, a sprawling old factory was converted into Szimpla Kert, a “ruin pub” with rooms sporting thrift-store furniture and a massive outdoor patio”
“As we walk towards Hungary’s most famous pub through a quiet street with boarded-up properties and graffiti covering the doorways, local guide Attila explains how Budapest’s district VII was an eerie place a decade ago. “Nobody would come here; it was a ghost town in the center of the city,” he says.”
We have three regular tours and a great number of other ideas about how to show you the hidden treasures of Budapest – just try us!
If you want to do a route that you don’t find under Walking tours in the menu write us and tell us what you are interested in, how much time you have for sightseeing and whether you have any special needs – and we’ll create your very own tour and make sure that you are really closely acquainted with Budapest.