Your tour begins at Budapest’s Central Market Hall (we will not enter the Market Hall but if you have time, we recommend that you arrive early and allow yourself at least 30 minutes to walk around amongst the stalls). Instead of doing the usual tourist route, we’ll take you off the beaten track right away for a visit to a small workshop where the products are designed with recycling in mind. You will be amazed how the artists here re-use old Molino adverts to create new works of art.
We’ll then take a wander towards one of Budapest’s most popular shopping streets but we’ll skip all the touristy souvenir shops and instead we’ll track down some of our favourite Hungarian designers for a very special and personalised experience.
You’ll have an opportunity to try on (and buy if you wish) some hilarious, handmade hats located in a tiny, practically invisible shop off the main street.
A very typical Budapest apartment building is next on our shopping agenda, where a great variety of Hungarian designers sell their products. From jewellery to bags and clothes, this is the best place to come to pick up all the latest fashion trends in Hungary.
We will have a little break with a drink and a snack, Budapest-style of course before jumping back into our shopping spree with a trip to a little-known neighbourhood called Lipótváros, via public transport. Not a lot of tourists know about his charming area that boasts beautiful Bauhaus buildings and small creative shops beloved by locals, so you’re sure to pick up something a little different here.
We’ll visit a delightful multi-award winning porcelain shop that picked up a gold medal at the 1878 World Expo in Paris, while its owner won the French Legion of Honour. Should you wish to take home a piece for your shelf at home, no worries – they can ship it to you direct.
On our way to our final stop of the afternoon, you will see some lovely local eateries and a small Hungarian cake shop which we thoroughly recommend you visit once we have parted ways. Your guide will give you a few food and drink recommendations to try during your stay too.
Your fabulous Hungarian shopping tour will come to an end at a beauty shop. But this one is not just for the ladies; the gents will find some special natural products that they are certain to love too. From soaps and facial creams to lip balms, make-up and aftershave there is a wide selection of locally made products for you to choose from.
Before saying goodbye to your guide, there will be time to ask for tips on what else there is to see and do during your stay in our wonderful city.
Local English speaking guide, one small handmade cosmetic product, public transport during the tour, one savoury/sweet cake and one drink (coffee or soft drink)
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, transportation to/from the meeting and end points, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: As we visit small, independent shops, some of these may close for holidays. Should this happen, we will replace these stops with equally awesome alternates.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.