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Bohemian Budapest: The Best of Ruin Bars


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3 hours | from €47.50 pp
Discover the bohemian side of Pest in the old Jewish District, and get to know the area’s free spirited personality as you explore with a local! Experience the district’s distinctive ruin bar culture, soak up the bohemian atmosphere and urban buzz, and see why Budapest continues to be an inspiration for artists, writers and musicians. Explore some of the quirkiest ruin bars, learn about their fascinating history and enjoy a couple of drinks as you experience this unique part of Budapest’s culture that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Ruin bars might be an iconic feature of the city’s nightlife, but your local will show you their daytime personality, where art and creativity meet bohemian bar culture!
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Discover cultural Budapest beyond the famous landmarks and touristy districts, and explore the vibrant and historic Jewish Quarter, which is famous today for its artistic spirit and ruin bar culture.

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With a local by your side to navigate, walk along back-alleyways, drink craft lagers in microbreweries run by “Gypsy brewers” and soak up the street style. Let your host introduce you to interesting places that are hives of alternative activity such as gallery spaces with squat-like basements that have become an institution in Budapest’s nightlife.

Explore Budapest’s best vintage shops and markets, cutting edge fashion stores, independent niche boutiques, pop ups, vinyl record shops and the tastiest street food markets which are all well loved features of the vibrant Jewish District. 

Get to know the daytime personalities of the quirkiest and best loved ruin bars in the city - these bars might be the most famous feature of Budapest’s nightlife, but during the day they’re hives of creative activity, where you can relax with a few drinks, browse a farmers’ market, listed to music or see some local artists’ exhibits. 

Get to know your Local Host as they lead you through the labyrinth of streets to discover the real Budapest, gaining priceless insight into how to see the city like a local during the rest of your trip. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
* A local beer in a ruin bar (or an alcoholic drink of choice)


What's Not Included

* Food and additional drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Experience Highlights

* Explore Boho Budapest with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see 
* Learn about Budapest’s bohemian culture and discover a few off the beaten path spots 
* Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore through the eyes of a local 
* See the real Budapest that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
* Enjoy a drink with a local in a recommended bar 
* Get tips and tricks from your local and ask any questions you have about exploring the city

Total: EUR
per adult
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free