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Enjoy a

private market tour
of Central Market Budapest

Private tour of Central Market Budapest

Whether you're a food enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply curious about local life, the Central Market Budapest private tour promises a fascinating and delightful experience, showcasing the heart and soul of Hungarian food culture and traditions.

Yes, we will talk a lot about food and sample the gastronomic delights of Hungary, but we also want to tell the stories behind it.  We want to share stories about our childhood, communism, our lives in Hungary, our customs, cultural and culinary traditions, our past and our present.

Be among the locals, among us. Get a better understanding of who the Hungarians are, how we live, learn about the values and beliefs of its people. What we have in common and where are the differences.

Central Market Hall in Budapest stands as a historic architectural gem and cultural epicenter, offering visitors a vibramt tapestry of Hungarian cuisine, traditions and craftsmanship in its bustling halls.



€49 per guest 

€25 per child under the age of 14


Outside at the main entrance to the Central Market 

9. district, Vámház körút 1-3.


Our program comes with a 100% money back guarantee. If at anytime during the tour you decide it is not for you, your are not happy with our service or just expected something else, please let us know and you do not have to pay or we refund your money. No question asked. 

Key information

  Offered from Monday to Saturday starting at 10 a.m.*

√  Lasts approximately 2 hours

√  Minimum 3, maximum 12 people

√  Family friendly, children are welcome

√  Wheelchair and stroller accessible

√  Vegetarians are welcome

√  Vegans are welcome, however the tasting options are limited

√  Not recommended for a gluten free diet

*  we are open to adjusting the timing if needed


You can pay online in advance, or in cash after the tour. We accept Euros, USD and Forint.

What's included?

Public Market Magic – 2 hour culinary and cultural adventure

Very Hungarian foods – you’ll feast through the market

Palinka tasting – Palinka is a traditional fruit brandy that holds significant cultural and historical importance in Hungary 

Friendly and knowledgable local guide

A package of the iconic Hungarian spices – including the most delicious paprika

10% off on any of my Hungarian online cooking class – I’m a cooking class instructor at The Chef & The Dish – been featured in Saveur, BBC, Food Network, Delish, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Shape Magazine and more. Sounds great, tell me more! 

Highlights of the tour

Central Market Budapest is and iconic market, it is a must-visit in Budapest. You’ll have the opportunity to wander through the market’s three floors filled with vendors selling fresh produce, spices, meats, dairy products, pastries, and Hungarian delicacies. Your guide will provide insights into the local ingredients, traditional dishes, and their significance in Hungarian cuisine.

Throughout the tour, you’ll have chances to sample a variety of Hungarian dishes. These tastings will give you a flavorful introduction to Hungarian gastronomy.

The market offers much more than just food. You can browse through stalls selling handicrafts, local artwork, souvenirs, spices, Hungarian paprika, honey, lavender and other traditional products. Your guide can provide insights into the cultural significance of these items and help you find unique treasures to take home. 

Your guide will share stories and information about Hungarian customs, traditions, and the history of the markets. She explains how certain foods are prepared or how they are incorporated into local celebrations and festivals. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of Hungarian culture through these narratives.

The market tour provides an excellent opportunity to interact with your guide and ask questions about Budapest, Hungarian cuisine, or any other topics you’re interested in.  We share insider tips about other places to visit, restaurants to try, and hidden gems in the city.

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Central Market Tour Budapest

Culinary Hungary Market Tours

Agnes Barath

1094 Budapest, Márton utca 37.

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