Architectural Wonders and Hidden Gems of Budapest Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

If you fancy getting "off the beaten track" and seeing a side of Budapest that most tourists don’t get to, then this is the tour for you. We’ll take you through the fascinating yet unknown sections of Budapest not highlighted on your map.

Highlights and Themes

  • Secret gems not shown on tourist maps
  • Unique and fun stories revealed
  • Explore the world of the famous ruin pubs, such as Szimpla
  • Hidden Art Nouveau buildings in secret streets
  • Learn to recognize the hidden and secret way through the town
  • Coffee break included


3.5 – 4 Hours

Dates & Times

All Year Round. 14:30 – Monday, Thursday 

Meeting Point 

Absolute Tour Center – 1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16., located right behind the Opera House.

Conclusion Point Tour ends in the city center close to public transportation links.

55 € Adult
51 € Student (with a valid student card)
28 € Child (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years

Small Groups

Walking Tour

Tour Guide

Coffee Stop

Best Sights

Stops for Photos

Full Tour Description

Duration: 3.5 – 4 Hours

On this unique tour, we’ll take you “off the beaten track” through the fascinating and yet unknown sections of Budapest that are not highlighted on your map. During the tour, you are going to discover hidden wonders: romantic narrow streets and squares with fascinating architecture and hear the background stories surrounding them.

Next up, we’ll check out some of the stunning Art Nouveau buildings that dot the downtown streets of Budapest. Beautifully maintained and still lived in, they make a perfect backdrop for some great photos or selfies. Along the way we’ll also stroll through some of the city’s hidden courtyards where locals like to escape for a few minutes peace, and we’ll even stop by a small local market to people watch as locals pick out produce and chit chat with friends.

You will be guided through areas of the former ghetto during WWII where you will learn  about the hardships and the everyday life of the Jewish quarter. Observe the lively ambience of the Gozsdu Courtyard – several blocks of buildings linked by one common corridor which serves as home to many shops and pubs. Sneak previews of local workshops and design shops are also included in the tour.

Of course, at the same time you’ll get to experience the everyday hustle and bustle of the city, and while you are at it why not end the tour in an original “ruin-bar” of Budapest.

Our walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips and hints of where to go and what else to do.

We reserve the right to alter and change the tour program without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.


English speaking guide, many stops for photos and questions.


Entry fees to sights and museums, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.

Groups over 15 people please email us:

For additional information please see our Terms & Conditions and FAQ