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Book your preferred option and meet your guide in central Budapest or at your central Budapest hotel (depending on selected option).

Next, head into the old Jewish quarter to some of its popular ruin bars. These edgy hangouts are so-called for being located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards. Hear how the bars are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and learn about their role in revitalizing neglected areas.

Stop at as many as seven of the best bars to soak up their atmosphere and settings, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five as you chat to your guide. Visit everything from semi-derelict warehouses to battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide as to drinks and other bars to visit later.

Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with a hotel drop-off.
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Jewish Quarter
Taste Hungary
'Ruin bars'—drinking spots in abandoned buildings—are all the rage in Budapest, but exploring them is more revealing with a guide. The tour delivers: taking you into the city’s former Jewish Quarter to visit up to seven bars. Learn about the ruin bar trend, savor the boho settings, and enjoy a drink and snacks in up to five bars. Upgrade to a small-group or private tour with  hotel transfers.
  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to seven top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink and snacks at up to five bars
  • Upgrade to small-group of up to eight or a private tour with hotel transfers
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Slightly overpriced but a good tour, solely due to an amazing tour guide

Very sadly I have forgotten the tour guide’s name but from memory it was David. The tour was my first tour in Budapest and it was a tough time from the beginning as out of nowhere the rain started blasting and this obviously has an...More

Thank Igor N
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Szimpla ruin bar

The only ruin bar we visited, which was recommended by friends. Decor is a tad bizarre as you walk in, and will certainly make you smile. A great place to relax and have a few beers. Will have to check out the others, when we...More

3  Thank hand9
Reviewed 26 March 2018
Great time exploring the different ruin bars!

Ferenc was great in bringing us to the different ruin bars. He explained some history behind some of the ruin bars and also taught us about the different Hungarian food! (Goulash is actually a soup! Not a stew!). Had good drinks, food, history, and culture!...More

3  Thank Christi T
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile
Fantastic & Eclectic

This walking tour was amazing. They took us to 3 of the ruin pubs, explained the background of them, and we had a drink at each! Very friendly guides and great group atmosphere allowed for a very fun evening, especially as I was traveling alone....More

3  Thank crrothe
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile
Worth every penny

We booked this for our first night in Budapest and we are so pleased we did or else we would not have found such an interesting area of the city. Our guide was so good she was very informative and knowledgeable and told us so...More

2  Thank Lisa B
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22 May 2018|
Response from Amy K | Reviewed this property |
It is plenty of food for your dinner. Do not eat beforehand. You would never know how to find these places and all the insider ways without the tour. Really, it’s a great time.
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