Our Offers: HUNGARIKUM TOUR TASTE HUNGARY TOUR GREAT MARKET HALL TOUR HUNGARIAN COOKING CLASS GREAT MARKET HALL TOUR & HUNGARIAN COOKING CLASS CAKE TASTING IN GERBEAUD CAFÉ STRUDEL SHOW WITH TASTING HUNGARIAN CHIMNEY CAKE CLASS WITH TASTING ZWACK MUSEUM VISIT WITH UNICUM TASTINGTING TÖRLEY MUSEUM VISIT WITH CHAMPAGEN TASTING HUNGARIAN DINNER & SAUSAGE FILLING IN GREAT MARKET HALL HUNGARIAN DINNER & PÁLINKA BLENDING IN GREAT MARKET HALL HUNGARIAN DINNER WITH FOLKLORE SHOW IN ÍNYENCKERT RESTAURANT HUNGARIAN DINNER WITH FOLKLORE SHOW IN SZEGED RESTAURANT
What are Hungarikums? They are special, traditional and unique Hungarian goods and delicacies made in Hungary from local ingredients. The aim of this tour is to give you the special chance to discover Budapest through tastes, inventions and creations. Meet and greet your host at Central Market Hall. Take in the market’s lively atmosphere, splendid architecture, and rich aromas. Let the fresh products dazzle you, before grabbing a bite of typical Hungarian streetfood, the Lángos, the fried flat bread. Enjoy it like the locals do, with sour cream and cheese and have a refreshing Fröccs with it or a mulled wine in the winter, to warm you up. Get on the bus and head to the Zwack Unicum Museum and make your way to the home of our world-class traditional digestive liqueur, the Unicum, and learn about its history from the creation in 1790 until today. Visit the cellars, see how it is made in the large oak barrels and taste the 3 most popular and luxurious flavors. Continue your journey to a beautiful and newly renovated square in the center of the city where we will visit 2 Hungarikum stores. In the first one, you will taste and find out about the differences between fois gras and patès. Enjoy your tasting with a selection of wines from the most famous Hungarian wine region, Tokaj. From here you reach the Herend Porcelain Palace, where you can see the beautiful selection of one of the largest and oldest chinaware manufactories in the world. An artist from our world famous traditional porcelain producer will show you how they work, and you can even try your creative skills by painting with his/her support. Make your way on the bus to your next tasting, the chimney cake. Hear about this delicious fluffy and at the same time crispy sweet Hungaricum and sample 3 different types of chimney cake and receive a takeaway gift. Your journey will take you now to the last stop of the tour, to the Pálinka Museum, located in the Jewish District, where you will not only enjoy 3 tastings of Pálinka or Pálinka-cocktail with some typical Hungarian snack but also visit the interactive museum while simulating the Pálinka distillation and learning everything about our national spirit.
We reserve the right to change the stops.
This walking tour is all about food. Only for foodies passionate about food and fun, who want to explore how traditional products are made, visit small, unique, family owned shops, the highlights in the local markets, hidden food gems, and learn about Hungarian food. Join our food tour, and we will guide you to our favorite - not touristy - places in central Budapest, including markets, butchers, restaurants, coffee houses and more. All you need is empty stomach. The tour goes through 7-8 stages of „picks and bites” so to let you taste as much of the Hungarian specialities as you can take. Between stops, your guide will present you plenty of exciting, must-see and hidden spots of the city. Have you ever tasted the Lángos (scone with garlic and sour cream)? Stuffed cabbage? Winter salami with our sweet yellow-green fresh paprika? Did you know that we eat lot of pickles made out of every possible vegetable? Do you know how Zsömle or Kifli - the basic local sandwich bread types - looks and tastes? We will taste Unicum or Pálinka, wash it down with a Fröccs or the good old grape-based Hungarian soft drink: Traubisoda. We will taste the most surprising local snacks: zsíroskenyér (bread and dripping) and paprika or spicy cottage cheese cream. Grilled sausage or the Hungarian speciality black-pudding with crispy white bread, mustard and pickles - all carnivores of Hungary from business people to brick-layers, eat them from time to time standing in the Hentes (butcher). We will finish the day with either a typical cake in a lovely classic café of Andrássy Avenue or with a kosher cake in a famous patisserie of the Jewish district. These small details and culinary wows are among the most interesting cultural differences that we cater for.
The Great Market Hall tour combines a stroll through all 3 floor levels, guiding you through a food section, with opportunities for tastings, and a non-food section both of which embody the rich Hungarian heritage and culture that is expressed through foods and artifacts such as embroidery, porcelain, clothing and the arts & crafts. Learn how the Great Market Hall has become the ultimate indoor food and souvenir paradise, explore the specialty food stalls, see how local people shop. Taste a mouth-watering array of foods such as „Lángos”, beef stew, potato paprikash, strudel and much more. Along the way you will experience a unique slice of Budapest’s one-of-a-kind culinary culture. We offer memorable travel experience with fantastic food and lots of Hungarian culture.
Food has always provided a way for travelers to connect with local cultures. Our in-home cooking class in Budapest is a great way to experience the culture and lifestyle of Hungary and learn how to cook authentic Hungarian dishes in an informal and friendly environment. No cooking skills are required. Meals will be prepared with the careful guidance of your chef. The cooking program lasts around 3-4 hours and we are going to make 3 course meal from start to finish. You can choose 1 soup, 1 main course, and 1 dessert. At the end of the class, a delicious 3 course meal prepared by you will be set up for lunch.
Going on a market and food tour in Budapest is the perfect way to try a little bit of the best Hungary has to offer. After the tour enjoy a private hands-on Hungarian cooking class, a fully customized program covering exactly what you want to learn. In addition to the wonderful tastes on the program, you will get a fascinating insight into Hungarian life, beliefs and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary traditions. No cooking skills are required. Meals will be prepared with the careful guidance of your chef. During the tour at the Great Market Hall we select fresh ingredients needed for the cooking class. After the tour we head to our lovely cooking studio on the Buda side for your private hands-on cooking class. In your cooking lesson you will learn how to make the traditional Hungarian dishes. You prepare 3 recepies from start to finish. You can choose 1 soup, 1 main course, and 1 dessert. After cooking we eat the meals together.
Gerbeaud Café & Confectionery is a notion, a sweet place in the heart of Budapest, which spoils the guests with exceptional and unique pastries since 1858. Years and centuries come and go, but in every period a trip to Gerbeaud has meant a splendid journey in flavours to people of all ages. Enjoy a culinary experience in elegant surrounding, at round marble tables, sampling pastries, cakes, goose liver, coffee or hot chocolate.
Gerbeaud offers one type of cake for all persons from the group, which we ask to choose in advance. All the offers can be ordered gluten-, lactose- and sugar-free for extra charge. For groups of less than 10 people 10% is added to menu prices. 15% service charge is added to the final food & beverages bill.
Strudel preparation in Hungary is a tradition and art dating back to the 15th century. This delicacy, regarded as a Hungarikum used to be a festive meal made from top quality ingredients and numerous fillings. Take part in a mouth-watering experience in a strudel house, in the heart of Budapest, where you can learn about this delicious dish as well as participate in the process of making it. The program includes a 12-minute-long movie about Hungary, Budapest and an authentic strudel story followed by an interactive strudel stretching presentation involving the guests.
Prepare, bake and try your own chimney cake as a part of this unique workshop in the heart of Budapest. Learn about the history and tradition of the most beloved traditional Hungarian dessert which is made from sweet dough, formed into strips, wrapped around a cone and rolled in sugar. After a short introduction, be guided through the entire process of preparing an authentic Hungarian chimney cake. Start by making the sweet dough from scratch. Receive tips and tricks which help with the baking process. See how the sugar stucks on the cake caramelises and forms a shiny, crispy golden crust. Once the baking process is finished, cover the cake with different flavors, such as ground walnut, powdered cinnamon, chocolate sauce, or similar. At the end of the workshop try your delicious creation, and receive a certificate of completion with your name as a memento of your experience.
Served from a round glass bottle with a red cross on its belly, Unicum is as synonymous with Hungary as Lángos, Pálinka or Paprika. The recipe is guarded as tightly as Fort Knox, in which only the living members of the family are privy, but one thing we know, it’s an eclectic alcoholic, bitter tincture made up of 40 herbs and spices from all across the world. You will have the chance to explore the Zwack Museum in the heart of Budapest and find out about the mysteries surrounding Unicum and the Zwack family on a 1-hour guided tour including tasting. You can watch a film which tells the Zwack family’s, the Unicum's and the Zwack company’s history. The museum is a very personal, intimate collection of photographs from the Zwack family but also a treasury of old posters and personal memorabilia dating back over 200 years which tell the story not only of Unicum and the Zwack family, but also the history of Hungary. The biggest mini bottle collection of Central Europe is shown on the gallery, it is more than 17 000 different pieces. The program contains a visit to the old distillery as well, namely the "Heart of Unicum" which is now in its original condition since it has been renovated based on the original photos that remained. More than 100 years old distilling systems, stone barrels - used for extraction - and aromatic herbs that might be a part of the Unicum's secret recipe are exhibited in this tarnished building. The last station of the tour is the Unicum cellar which is a labyrinth with almost 500 oak barrels where the Unicum is aged for half a year. You can taste the original Unicum and Unicum Plum straight from the oak barrels enjoying the fragrances and the flavours of these herb liqueurs.
The history of Törley sparkling wines dates back to almost 150 years. Being open to novelties, the Törley factory became one of the most modern sparkling wine factories of Hungary by the turn of the century, and at the Millenary Exhibition it owned the title of Imperial and Royal Court Suppliers. In the subsequent decades, Törley products were introduced throughout the world from Paris through America to Australia, and by 1910 the factory reached an annual production of 2 million bottles. Törley has managed to keep its market leader position in Hungary to the present day. The Törley Exhibition and Visitors’ Centre presents this diverse, sometimes hard but still successful years. Contemporaneous relics and documents kept at Törley Museum and Visitor Centre give an insight into the birth and development of the Hungarian champagne culture. When entering the exhibition area, visitors find themselves inside a champagne cork from which they can walk into a bottle, then a champagne glass where they can familiarize themselves with the past and present of Törley Champagne Cellar. In the second part of the program guests can view the champagne cellar’s ripening cellar with a unique atmosphere.
Fakanál Restaurant can be found in the famous Central Market Hall. The authentic Hungarian restaurant waits visitors with a special program where guests can learn how to make typical Hungarian sausage. The restaurant’s chefs divide guests into teams and tell them the mysteries of making and flavouring Hungarian sausages. After that the guests will get a chance to try their hands and make sausages according to their taste. We provide the ingredients – meat, spices and kithcen appliances - but the guests are in charge of flavouring and filling. Naturally, we will test the final product: the freshly made sausages will be fried in the kitchen, so everyone will get a chance to taste what level of mastery they have attained in sausage making. After the course guests can choose from a variety of traditional Hungarian dishes such as beef stew, goulas soup, potato casserole, stuffed cabbage and homemade strudel while the venue is being filled with the bombastic sound of authentic live gipsy music.
We reserve the right to change the menu.
Fakanál Restaurant can be found in the famous Central Market Hall. The restaurant waits visitors with a special interactive program: with the assistance of the professional brandy master we show guests the most excellent ways of blending brandies in a mini-laboratory. Each guest will receive 4 kinds of plum brandy and the opportunity to create their very own brandy, matching their taste perfectly, which they can also take home at the end of the program, in an individually labelled bottle. Naturally, the end product will be offered for tasting as well. After the course guests can choose from a variety of traditional Hungarian dishes such as beef stew, goulas soup, potato casserole, stuffed cabbage and homemade strudel while the venue is being filled with the bombastic sound of authentic live gipsy music.
We reserve the right to change the menu.
Ínyenckert Restaurant can be found in Óbuda district of Budapest, where guests get a glimpse into the Hungarian gastronomy. During the dinner an authentic gipsy band entertains them. The program includes a 40 minute long spectacular folklore show with characteristic Hungarian dances in nice folk costumes. The music is performed by the Liszt Prize winner violinist Sándor Déki-Lakatos Sr. and Sándor Déki-Lakatos Jr. Folklore show is available over 15 persons.
Please choose one menu for the whole group. We reserve the right to change the menu.
Szeged Restaurant is located on the Buda side of the Danube, next to the famous Gellért Hotel, just by the Liberty Bridge. Entering into it you feel as if you are out in a Hungarian village in a restaurant. The known delicacies of the the traditional Hungarian cuisine, the fish specialities and fish soup give a taste from the masterpieces of the rightly famous Hungarian kitchen. During the dinner an authentic gipsy band entertains the guests. The program includes a 40 minute long spectacular folklore show with characteristic Hungarian dances in nice folk costumes. Folklore show is available over 15 persons.
Please choose one menu for the whole group. We reserve the right to change the menu.