Hungaricum is the name for uniquely Hungarian products that are made in Hungary from Hungarian ingredients. The aim of the tour is to give you the special chance to discover Budapest through tastes, inventions and creations.
The tour stars in Zwack Unicum Museum & Shop to get to know everything about this special dark bitter liqueur made from 40 different herbs – you can taste it too! Then we go to the Central Market Hall, the best one in Europe, where you can taste Lángos (the Hungarian fast food) or Goulash Soup made of beef or pork meat with a lot of vegetables. Do not miss the strudel flavoured with sour cherry, cottage cheese or apple. You can also do some souvenir shopping: tins of goose liver, embroidered table cloths, red paprika, dolls dressed in Hungarian folk dress, leather goods, Tokaj vine and many many other things. After visiting Herend Porcelain Brand Shop where you can admire the beautiful chinaware and Ajka Crystal Shop, we pop in to Szamos Gourmet Palace, where marzipan roses were first born, to have a coffee with some handmade chocolate bonbons. We cannot miss the Patisserie of Emil Gerbeaud, who invented a special sweet called Konyakos meggy – sour cherry matured in cognac and covered with dark chocolate. The tour ends in the Hungarian National Museum with a visit to the permanent exhibition of Hungarian Scholars Who Created the 20th Century. This special exhibition focuses on Hungarian inventors and their inventions (ball-point pen, hologram, automatic gear box, vitamin C, etc).
During the tour you will see all the sights of Budapest, of course, but in a different way.
Visits to sights that charge a fee for entry are not included in the tour.
The tour is by minivan and on foot.