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Ruin Pub Tour with a Local Hostess

Budapest, Hungary

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Experience hosted by Eszter

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet in a the most central location - called the Akvárium club in the 5. District, than we will walk approximately 25 minutes to the Ruin Pub district where we are going to visit many bars including the first one ever created - called Szimpla kert. Throughout our walk to the ruin bars I am going to talk about various topics related to Hungary, including an introduction to Budapest, culture, recent history and few fascinating details about the Jewish district as well .Our tour includes the visit of the 3-5 best ruin pubs (depending on the weather/season/day).We will have our first drink in Szimpla kert, which is the best and most unique in Budapest where I will explain to you about the story of this particular district in Budapest and for what reasons these ruin pubs appeared in first place. After that in each bar I am going to provide drinks for you, while you will have a chance to get to know your fellow group members better and have an open discussion about various topics.
Other things to note
You need to be over 18, as that is the official drinking age in Hungary, as well please bring an ID with you.
We will meet in a the most central location - called the Akvárium club in the 5. District, than we will walk approximately 25 minutes to the Ruin Pub district where we are going to visit many bars including the first one ever created - called Szimpla kert. Throughout our walk to the ruin bars I am going to talk about various topics related to Hungary, including an introduction to Budapest, culture, recent history and few fascinating details abou…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    I will get each and one of you 3 types of draft beer and a specialty drink...
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Wed, Jan 20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thu, Jan 21
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Thu, Jan 21
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person

Meet your host, Eszter

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hello dear Guests, I have worked in the tourist industry most of my adult life, on cruise ships as well river ships as a concierge and as a tour director. I am very happy to meet and host for people from all around the whole world and teach them about my culture. Looking forward to meet you and show this true Gem City on the Danube - my home BUDAPEST!
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Where you'll be

We will visit the world famous ruin pub district in Hungary. Too many places to list,but I can assure you it is a fun experience which will allow you to get the best vibe from this fascinating city I call home - Budapest!!

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 250 reviews.

Morgan
August 2020
I had such a wonderful experience with Eszter! I am traveling alone and so I booked this tour as I felt a little uncomfortable going to bars alone. She was so kind and fun! We went to several bars and she talked about the history of ruin bars, the history of the area and provided interesting insight! We had such a fantastic time- definitely book this tour- it is fantastic!
I had such a wonderful experience with Eszter! I am traveling alone and so I booked this tour as I felt a little uncomfortable going to bars alone. She was so kind and fun! We went…
Shane
August 2020
I received quite a unique tour in that it was a very small group but also the bars themselves were not packed with people so you got to explore each one in relative freedom. Ezster was a wonderful host who is passionate about what she does and she offers great insight to Hungary’s past and present. The beer is the second bar is fantastic. I would recommend.
I received quite a unique tour in that it was a very small group but also the bars themselves were not packed with people so you got to explore each one in relative freedom. Ezster…
Cate
July 2020
The Ruins bars of Budapest are a do not miss experience and a guide like Ezster makes ALL the difference! Besides being a local and subject matter expert, she’s a master at generating interesting, hilarious conversation between strangers. Incredibly fun evening- highly recommend.
The Ruins bars of Budapest are a do not miss experience and a guide like Ezster makes ALL the difference! Besides being a local and subject matter expert, she’s a master at generat…
Davin
July 2020
Amazing opportunity to see the Ruins in Budapest with lots of cool discussions of the history of the city. COVID-19 made this experience unique since the area was not very busy giving a chance to truly enjoy the bars and experiences that Eszter showcases. I would definitely recommend this experience.
Amazing opportunity to see the Ruins in Budapest with lots of cool discussions of the history of the city. COVID-19 made this experience unique since the area was not very busy giv…
Denise
July 2020
It was a realy nice tour and Eszter is a very kind person. Beside the tour itself, she gave us a lot of information about the history and culture of Budapest. Thank you very much :)!!
Leah
March 2020
Eszter was a wonderful tour guide and you could tell how much this city and culture mean to her. Many of the larger bars were unfortunately closed due to current circumstances, but Eszter did not let that stop us from learning about Hungarian traditions and having a great evening. It's hard to adapt in these situations and I could not commend Eszter more for being such a flexible guide and showing us a good time!
Eszter was a wonderful tour guide and you could tell how much this city and culture mean to her. Many of the larger bars were unfortunately closed due to current circumstances, but…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Just bring some local currency, or credit card as well Your IDs proving that You are over 18