Your tour begins at Budapests 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, well 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. Well then take a wander towards one of Budapests most popular shopping streets but well skip all the touristy souvenir shops and instead well track down some of our favourite Hungarian designers for a very special and personalised experience.
Youll have an opportunity to try on some hilarious, handmade hats located in a tiny, practically invisible shop off the main street. Then just around the corner well enter another small boutique selling intricate, handmade fabrics and another that specialises in jewels and jewellery.
Next up, well hop on a tram, taking the line that boasts beautiful views of the river, the historic castle area and the impressive Parliament building. Well arrive at a charming but little-known neighbourhood of Budapest called Liptvros, which offers a completely different atmosphere with its beautiful Bauhaus buildings and small shops that are loved by locals.
After getting off the tram, well check out a beauty shop. But this one is not just for the ladies; the gents will find some special organic products that we are certain theyll love. 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.
After weve had a browse around the beauty store, well stop for a Hungarian savoury scone (yum!) to keep those energy levels up and chat about the history of the district.
Well then continue towards a delightful porcelain shop that won a gold medal at the 1878 World Expo in Paris, while its owner won the French Legion of Honor! Should you wish to have a piece on your shelf, shipping wont be a problem you are in good hands!
Have you ever heard of organic clothing? If yes, youll be pleased to discover the store of a Hungarian designer friend of ours who is on a mission to ensure that each and every step of the manufacturing process is free of chemicals.
On our way to our final stop of the afternoon, you will see some lovely local eateries, a wine shop and a small Hungarian ice cream shop which we thoroughly recommend you visit once we have parted ways.
Our fabulous shopping tour will come to an end at a lovely little coffeehouse thats so different from any of the others in Budapest. Before saying goodbye to your guide, there will be time to experience Hungarian flavours with a coffee and a slice of cake.