Hungaro Gastro Tour (DB5)
The real Hungarian Food & Wine Experience!
Highlights and Themes
● Overview of Hungarian cuisine through its history, culinary culture, and ingredients
● Traditional side and modern artisan producers and specialty food shops
● Tour of Budapest’s Central Market Hall, with tastings.
● Visits to four or five additional venues during the walk, with tastings
.● Many food tastings at the market, and during the walk at the other locations
. ● A taste of a typical Hungarian spirit
● An introduction to Hungarian wine with a tasting of three top-quality local wines.
● Small groups with a private, food/wine-specialized guide
Exploring Budapest through its food and drinks is the best way to do it! Our food, wine, and cultural walking and tasting tour begins at The Central Market Hall—one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets—and continues through the charming nearby neighborhood. 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.
After tasting a few carefully selected things at the market, we will head out to the surrounding neighborhood and visit a few more places (which could include, depending on the day: a spice shop, a kosher bakery, a coffee house, a candy manufacturer, or an artisan chocolate shop). Lunch will be at a traditional butcher shop, where we will sample a few traditional Hungarian dishes. No day in Budapest is complete without dessert, so we will also visit a traditional patisserie to taste a few cakes. 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 specialty food shops of the area.
Our walking tours are small personal groups and generally do not have more than 6 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions.
Inclusions: 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, many stops for photos and questions.
Exclusions: Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
Meeting point: Inside of the main entrance to the Central Market Hall where the escalators go up.
Conclusion point: Tour ends near the National Museum close to public transportation
1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016 - 10:00 daily except Sundays and bank holidays
Tour starts in front of the main gate of the Great Market hall on Vamhaz korut 1-3 in the IX. District.
Tour ends near to Opera house metro stop (VI. Dist.)
Private English speaking guide, 5 tier wine tasting, 3 course meal with beverage, Market Hall visit stops for photos and questions.
Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted
Kids with paying adult 14 yrs and younger half price!
Terms / Info
This tour serves non-kosher food and wine products. Vegetarians can and will be accommodated if notified at the beginning of the tour. This program is not led by a professional sommelier. If and when market hall is closed and it is not a national holiday we will substituted it with a local grocery store. Tour goes in all weather conditions, not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
Terms and Conditions:
Dietary Requirements: 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. Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours. Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. Programs cancelled within 72 hours incur 100% cancellation penalty where no refunds are given. No show or non-participation on tour/program will not be refunded.
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