Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

4.6 / 5

96 reviews

Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

From $28.28 per person

Explore the street art and alternative culture of Budapest on an ever-changing walking tour of both Buda and Pest. Get off the usual tourist trail and visit ruin bars, live music venues, art galleries and hipster stores.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore Budapest through its street art and alternative cultures
  • Walk in small groups for more personal interaction, and plenty of chances to ask questions
  • Find hidden cafés, bars, galleries, design shops, studios, music venues and hangouts
  • Discover Budapest's local street art culture, and learn about the local graffiti writers and street artists
  • Pick your guide's brain for the most up-to-date info for the rest of your stay
Full description
Explore Budapest through its alternative cultures on a 3-hour small group walking tour of the sights and historical landmarks that other tours rarely show you. Go deeper into Budapest’s underground music, fashion and art scenes, and explore the present and future, rather than the past. Head away from the main tourist hangouts to explore Budapest's Jewish district, where the city’s alternative culture is kicking off. Just like East Berlin after the wall, Budapest's uncared for districts are becoming the places to be. Learn about, and visit, squats, cultural centers, abandoned synagogues and art galleries. Stop for a coffee or beer at an art and coffee collective, or a ruin bar-cum community center, bike workshop and analogue photography gallery!
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport to the meeting point
  • Transport from the end point
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Meet on the stairs in front of the large evangelical church at Deak Ferenc Ter, in the center of Pest. All metro lines go to Deak Ferenc Ter, as do several buses. Look for your guide, holding a blue Alternative Budapest flyer.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Due to the nature of the tour and the places visited, the itinerary is subject to change at any time without warning. Any changes will be made in the best interests of guests, ensuring that you see the freshest developments in this ever-growing scene
    • Please note, exchanges will be granted depending on availability. They are not guaranteed
    • Tours operate in all weathers, and guests are expected to dress appropriately. Participants must be able to walk for up to 3.5 hours, with short stops
    Customer reviews

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    4.6 / 5

    based on 96 reviews

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    Anna our guide was enthusiastic and shared a lot of interesting details. She even guided us in places that was out of the tour. It was a really enlightening tour allowing to have a deeper insight on local's daily life. Wish we had done the tour on the first day! Despite the rain we enjoy it to the utmost!

    December 23, 2019

    Great experience!

    Our guide on the Alternative Budapest Walking Tour was Raymond. It was a pleasure to have him as our guide, and he was very knowledgeable, cheerful and easy to understand, and happy to answer all our questions. We learned a lot about the old Jewish area and how it had now changed to become a very sought after place to live, full of restaurants, cafe's and bars. During the visit we had an excellent coffee in the eco design shop Printa. We also visited a book shop cafe and finished off in the fabulous ruin bar Szimpla Kert, which is a unique place consisting of lots of rooms around a courtyard and including a first floor. Every room is different and full of interesting mismatched objects, including an old Trabant, converted into a seating area. This place is not to be missed if you like something a bit unusual and different. We thoroughly enjoyed this alternative walk!

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    October 12, 2018

    walking tour embracing streetart and history

    I was taking the tour with Anna who is a super friendly and easy going hungarian. She walked us around the famous Deak Ferenc Square and deeply into the beautiful and interesting seventh district of budapest. Most of the stops were at streetart-spots, she also gave many explanations about the history of budapest. All in all a lovely trip that you shouldn't miss!

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    June 27, 2017

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