Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $19.53

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Experience Budapest’s alternative culture and underground art on a small-group cultural walking tour. With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore districts in Budapest rarely visited by tourists. Learn about Budapest’s street art, architecture and graffiti scene, and see one of the most original alternative sites, an ex-Ukrainian cargo ship that’s now a popular music venue -- the A38 Ship. You’ll uncover Budapest's fascinating underground cultural life on this small-group walking tour, and see hidden places like the synagogues in the Jewish quarter. The tour also visits street art galleries and fashionable coffee shops and bars.
Alternative Budapest shows visitors not the usual sights, monuments and historical landmarks that other tours show you, but takes you deeper, further and more underground. Our tours aren't about the past, they're about what's happening now.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
Our tour starts in the center of the city but quickly heads away from the main tourist hangouts and stumbles into Budapest’s Jewish district, where Budapest’s alternative culture is really kicking off.

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 participants 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).

Our walking tours are small personal groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions.

Due to the nature of the tour and the places we visit, the tour is subject to change at any time without warning. Any changes will be made in the best interests of the guest, ensuring that we are showing you the freshest developments in this ever-growing scene. We respect and support the venues and communities that are part of our tours, and therefore good behaviour from our guests is essential.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Budapest
Departure Time:
3pm
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour ends downtown, close to public transport links. Guide will give directions for onward travel.

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Small-Group Budapest Art and Culture Walking Tour

Small group Budapest Art&Culture walking tour

Inclusions:
  • English speaking guide
  • Many stops for photos and questions
  • Public transport tickets during the tour
Exclusions:
  • Entry fees to sights and museums
  • Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
  • Gratuity/tip
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3,5 hours
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • Supplier not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Betty Jean S, November 2016

Awesome tour. We were so lucky to be the only ones on the tour with Darius. We saw things that would have been difficult to do on our own. So informative and fun. Thanks Darius for sharing your knowledge of culture and art in Budapest and for the amazing conversations. Best tour I've ever taken anywhere. Very highly recommended.

Reviewed by: David N, October 2016

Loved this tour and tour leader was great. Off the beaten tourist circuit and maybe not for everyone but we really enjoyed it.