Café Wandering tour: An Excursion through Budapest’s Belle Epoque
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Café Wandering tour: An Excursion through Budapest’s Belle Epoque

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£36.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Begin in the heart of the city at Vörösmarty tér (or Vorosmarty Square), with the 100-year-old, exquisite Café Gerbeaud, offering us an authentic insight into Imperial Budapest and its legendary traditional cakes.
  • Stroll along the Danube to the Central Café, a dignified space that epitomizes the café culture, and enjoy your first traditional cake and coffee, while hearing tales of the Central’s famous artistic patrons.
  • Experience the Museum Café, in operation since 1885, whose guest book has become a historical document showcasing the distinguished names of their prominent clientele.
  • Walk to the Urania Café, which houses the oldest Film Theater in the city and is famous for lectures given by intellectuals before large audiences of Budapest cosmopolitans.
  • See the elegant New York Café and discover for yourself why it is considered one of the most beautiful cafés in the world.
  • Finish with traditional cakes and coffee at the Muvesz Café near the Opera House, where we may just catch a glimpse of the city’s celebrity actors on their rehearsal breaks from the nearby Budapest Broadway.
What to expect

Travel back in time to Hungary in the late 19th century, when writers and artists lived in the exciting atmosphere of Budapest's coffee houses! On this three-hour tour you'll be able to visit the cultural hotbeds of the city which gave rise to many of the countries most-celebrated creative minds. While many of these locales were destroyed by communists, a few originals still exist, alongside marvelous recreations.

Your tour will start at Vorosmarthy square in the center of the city, at the Gerbaud cafe. The lavish interior of this cafe and its 100-year history emphasizes the locale's function as a hub for both tourists and locals.

You'll take a tram to the Central Cafe next. This place is nobly arranged, showing off the economic and cultural power of the Hapsburg Empire of long ago. With mouthwatering meals, delicious desserts, and tasty drinks, you can really feel the past.

Walking on, you'll see the Museum Café, built in 1885. The guest book of this cafe features hundreds of famous people, including Members of Parliament, writers, and actors. The walls are covered with Zsolnay porcelain tiles as well as a massive 19th century Venetian mirror.

The tour moves on to Urania Cafe, down the road from the oldest Film Theatre in the city. You'll also see Blaha Lujza tér and the beautiful New York Cafe. Finally, at the end of your walking tour, you'll be able to sit down for coffee and cake in the Muvesz Cafe on Andrassy Boulevard. If you are very lucky, you might see one of the Opera House's actors or actresses on break from their rehearsals, who often visit the cafe for a bit of relaxation.

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What's included
  • 3-hour guided walk
  • Historian tour guide
What's not included
  • Price of refreshments, cakes, and coffee
Where

Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 5, 1051 Hungary

Meeting point:
Café Gerbeaud, 1051 Budapest Vörösmarty tér 7-8
Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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