Hidden Budapest Walking Tour: On this unique tour we will take you "off the beaten track" through the fascinating and yet unknown sections of Budapest that are not highlighted on your map. During the tour you are going to discover hidden wonders: romantic narrow streets and squares with fascinating architecture and the background stories surrounding them. You will be guided through areas of the former ghetto during WWII where you will learn about the hardships and the everyday life of the Jewish quarter. Observe the lively ambiance of the Gozsdu courtyard - several blocks of buildings linked by one common corridor which gives home to many shops and pubs. Sneak-previews of local workshops and design shops are also included in the tour.
Get a peek inside the original "ruin-bar" of Budapest and also included is a taste of Hungary in the form of a short refreshment break. After the break we’ll explore the Rakóczi road with it's sights and buildings such as one of the oldest hospitals of Budapest, which has a tiny chapel as well. The tour will continue on through the palace quarter (different to the one on the Buda hill) and you’ll be amazed by the contrast of what this section has to offer - you will find old buildings which still bear the scars of WWII and the revolution in 56', many of which played a large role during those events, and newly reconstructed buildings which still resemble the original design. The tour will venture further towards Kalvin sq.
You will be guided through the university section decorated with open air cafes and lounges where the past- and future great minds of Hungary use to learn and have discussions. Of course at the same time you may also experience the everyday hustle and bustle of the city, and while you are at it why not end the tour where locals also end their busy days.
Our walking tours are small and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions.
Meeting/pick-up point: Absolute Tour Center - 1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16.
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: 2.30pm.
End/closing time: 5.30pm.