Alternative Budapest Walking Tour: Join our tour in the center of the city and quickly head away from the main tourist hangouts and stumbles into Budapest’s Jewish district, where Budapest’s alternative culture is really kicking off.
* Introduction to Budapest’s established and expanding alternative culture
* Small groups
* Visit a local artist’s studio and gallery
* Learn about Budapest’s street art and graffiti scene
* Explore districts rarely visited by tourist
Just like East Berlin after the fall of the wall, Budapest’s uncared for districts are fast becoming the places to be. The tour covers a wide variety themes and topics – from Budapest’s graffiti and street art culture to current politics, relevant history and personal stories, to fashion, design, architecture & the local music scene. Each tour route is different depending on what is happening in the city, but you’ll visit a mixture of arts and culture centres, abandoned synagogues, independent galleries, community spaces, music venues, theatres, and make a stop for a coffee or beer in an art and coffee collective or a ruin bar come community centre/bike workshop/analogue photography gallery.
As we limit the tour to small groups only (max. 15 people, but generally smaller), our tours have a very personal feel and you’ll get to know your guide and other tour particpants throughout your exploration of Budapest. All of our guides are fully qualified and active in various areas of the alternative creative scene in Budapest and you’ll end the tour in a great venue where you’ll be able to pick the brain of your guide for info on great places to check out during your stay in Budapest (both mainstream/historical and more off-the-beaten-track).
Meeting/pick-up point: 1052 Budapest, Deak Ferenc ter 4, in front of the Lutheran Church (pale yellow), on the church steps.
Duration: 3-3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 3pm.
End/closing time: At 6:30pm.
Drop-off location: Tour ends downtown, close to public transportation links.
Medical restrictions: Participants must be fit for light continuous walking for up to 3 hours.
Required documentation: ID, Student ID.
Others: Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. Supplier is not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.