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Budapest Ruin Bar Walk provided by Taste Hungary

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
'Ruin bars'—drinking spots in abandoned buildings—are all the rage in Budapest, and this tour takes you to some of the city’s best. Follow a guide into the city’s former Jewish Quarter to visit a number of bars, where you’ll hear about the bar trend, savor the boho settings, and enjoy a drink (in up to five bars). Upgrade to a small-group or private tour to include hotel transfers.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Madách Imre tér
    Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
    Meet by the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag.
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  • Pass by
    Taste Hungary
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    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Discover the Jewish Quarter while getting familiar with the Ruin Bar culture
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  • You'll end at
    Madách Imre tér
    Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
    Meet by the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to five top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink at up to five bars
  • Upgrade for a small-group or a private tour with hotel transfers
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Budapest or one of the area’s hotels if you’ve booked a private option. Next, head to the old Jewish Quarter to visit some of its popular ruin bars. Located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards, these edgy hangouts are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and you’ll hear from your guide about about their role in the revitalization of neglected areas. You’ll soak up each bar’s atmosphere, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five of them as you chat to your guide. You’ll visit semi-derelict warehouses and battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide about what to drink and what other bars to visit later. Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • English-speaking local guide who is specialized in food and drinks
  • Tour includes visits to several ruin bars
  • Many stops for photos, questions and the occasional shopping
  • 5 drinks (local spirits, wine spritzer, fröccs, wine, or craft beer)
  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Quarter
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Three-hour tour, generally from 6pm-9pm (unless otherwise requested)
  • This is a small group tour (which means minimum of two guests and maximum of eight guests)
  • For larger groups please choose the "Group Tour (min. 8 pers.)" option when booking
  • If you would rather have a private tour (which can be customized), please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking
  • We will be getting from bar to bar on foot, so be prepared for some walking, even though most of the tour will be spent at the bars
  • Drinking age is 18 in Hungary
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve M wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great tour of the ruin bars. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the countries history, culture and the bar and food scene. A great way to get a feel for the city vibe before heading out on your own. Don’t miss this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind feedback! Our pleasure to introduce this unique scene of our beloved Budapest for you. Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
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svr00m wrote a review Nov 2019
Vancouver, Canada56 contributions45 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our Ruin Bar tour and the guide, Lilla, was delightful. We sampled drinks at several bars and the guide instructed us in the popular local drinks. The bars were all quite different and I don't think we could have found the places easily on our own. There
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Such pleasure to read your review. Thank you for sharing it. Come and visit us again! Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
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Juli143 wrote a review Nov 2019
Colorado57 contributions29 helpful votes
Our guide, Daniel, made this walk so fun! He was very informative about the area and its history. We got to see some great little bars and try some good local drinks. The others on the tour were a fun group. We had great conversation. It was a fantastic way to end our stay in
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thank you Juli for this great feedback. Budapest Ruin Bars are quite special and we are very happy that you got to experience them with Daniel! Hope to welcome you back one day to our tours ..perhaps a private Danube boat ride; another must do in Budapest ;) Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
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Carol H wrote a review Oct 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates295 contributions71 helpful votes
Our arrival to Budapest was originally delayed by 2 hours. Since we were the only people on that tour the staff worked with us to start an hour later. Our arrival was further delayed and we had to cancel that night. The staff attempted to reschedule but all tours during our
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for writing this kind review. We are truly sorry for the unfortunate situation and not being able to rebook your tour. Please contact us the next time you are in Budapest as we would love to welcome you! Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
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RuBeN1989nor wrote a review Oct 2019
Arvika, Sweden10 contributions10 helpful votes
It was a great guide, and we had really fun with other people from other countries. Noe free shot at evry place, and i cool nightclub at the end
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Thank you for your kind review on our Ruin Bar Walk :) Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to welcome you back one day! Evi
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