Alternative Budapest Guided Tour
€ 20.00 Adult / € 10.00 Child
Bookings should be made in advance by email with the copy of the pass. Meeting point: V. District Deák tér in front of the Lutheran Church (pale yellow), on the church steps
Tours operate from November to March at 15:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and from April to October at 15:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Duration 3 hours. Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
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. 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 centers, 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 center/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).
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.
Budapest explore1day Pass
+36 1 269-3843
1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 16. (just behind the Opera House)
February to March: 09.00 - 18.00
April to October: 09.00 - 20.00
November to January: 09.00 - 18.00
Special opening hours 24 December and 31 December: 09.00 - 14:00
The office is closed: 25 - 26 December, 1 January
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