Budapest, Hungary

Ruin Pubs, Coffee and History

with Lina S.

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Lina S.
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Erzsébetváros (district 7) is not just the most exciting cultural hub of the city (ruin pubs, hip bars and vintage stores). It's also the place where you can feel history in the air.

This is the former Jewish quarter and though this tour does not solely focus on that aspect (there's fantastic tours where you can dive deep into that), we will explore that part of history - and what happened next.

On this tour we will connect what has been, the dark and challenging, with the youthful, exuberant atmosphere you find there today.

On this tour we'll walk, we'll talk and we'll explore. To make sure you get the most of this experience we will make 2 stops where we'll have a coffee, sit, talk and discuss.

This is about really getting to know Budapest as a city and as a part of Europe - yesterday and today.

Short info:
• This is walking tour (we keep a pace that suits the group) through the old Jewish district of Budapest.
• 2 coffee/beer/glass of wine per person is included in the price.

Bonus tip: If you can, book on Sunday morning. I'll show you why :)

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$45
per person
for 3 hours


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Lina S.

My fascination for the former Eastern Europe started with books. Around 2005 after reading a gripping story about a young journalist leaving Croatia during the war I went looking for anything I could get my hands on about former Jugoslavia. As love led me to Hungary a few years later, work then took me to other parts of Europe, that up until the end of 1989 stayed behind the iron curtain. And my relationship to these countries deepen every day. Today I work as a tour guide in mainly Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and the eastern parts of Germany. I love finding the connection between history and what's happening around us today. I believe to understand the decisions of today we have to have a firm footing in the past. My strongest expertise is in the communist era, the revolutional year of 1989 and what happened next. I'm also deeply interested in politics of today and where the road is heading for these European countries. I'm also a singer and I've competed in the Romanian national selection for Eurovision (aptly named Eurovision Romania) where I got to the semi-finals in 2018. I often perform in some of the best bars in Budapest. In my tours I put a lot of focus on culture, life today, connecting it with history and of course my favorite hidden gems (especially in Budapest, since I view it as my hometown). I'm looking forward to show you the places I love the most. Full profile Leave a Review


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