About

In January 2015 we have opened a restaurant with a really unique dining concept, to enjoy Hungarian cuisine at tits best and purest form – one apartment, one table, one Hungarian family and guests from around the world. The place, Eat&Meet has been rated for the past one year among the Top10 restaurants in Budapest according to travellers on Tripadvisor. To be honest, we can still hardly believe all what happened – also in this moment I had to pinch myself to realize it’s true, and I’m not dreaming.

Since the beginning, it’s been in our mind that once the restaurant shines, we’d like to expand our business one day. We dreamed of organising different programs and tours in (and beyond) Budapest, to highlight even more the beauty and richness of this country, because there’s plenty to discover here. During our dinners, our guests suggested (and claimed) always more and more often, with such an enthusiasm and infinite love for our homeland we should do other activities as well…So the seed has been planted in our head, it started to sprout and slowly slowly the picture got clear – we decided time has arrived to expand our business and that’s how Step Into Hungary was born, to offer ultimate travel experiences to you, Dear Travellers visiting Hungary.

We designed our tours following the same principles like back then with the restaurant – quality, authenticity, uniqueness. And of course, we kept all our enthusiasm and love for Hungary, which for sure you’ll feel and experience if you participate at one of our programs. We cannot wait to meet You!

Zsuzska

(or Suzie, as you’ll know her)

Once upon a time there was a young lady, who followed her passion for food to Italy, where she enrolled to the Slow Food-inspired University of Gastronomic Sciences. After having earned her Ma degree, completed with an internship in London in the field of children’s nutritional education, she came back to her homeland, with the aim of linking somehow her passion for food with her love for Hungary; that is how the Eat&Meet Restaurant was born in January 2015 as the realization of this lady’s dreams and projects supported by her parents, to bring people close to genuine Hungarian cuisine – and to each other. She’s dreamed of expanding the business since the beginning, just waited for the right moment to come. Back in university she had the chance to visit and experience various places thanks to the numerous study trips, part of the curricula. Those trips were a great source of inspiration in designing the tours of Step into Hungary, linking culture and gastronomy – who told you cannot have some food at a sightseeing tour, or you cannot experience culture while on a food tour?

“Whenever I recall my nicest travel memories, they are not linked to a place or a building. But rather to a person I met, to a dish I tried or to an aroma I smelled; that is how certain holidays could stay in my heart. And that’s exactly what I wish to give people who visit Hungary, that’s what leads me when organising a dinner or designing a tour, I’m hoping it’ll be something you close in your heart about Hungary – because brain do forgets, but heart doesn’t”

Márk

Márk has had an interest in Hungarian culture and history since his early childhood years. He was born in Slovakia, close to the Hungarian border, but always wanted to study and live in Budapest. In 2010 his wish came true, when starting his studies at the Archaeological Department of the University ELTE. After obtaining his Ba degree in Medieval and Migration Period archaeology, Márk worked at a Hungarian county museum as an archaeological technician and supervisor. Although he found great enjoyment in his work, he couldn’t bring himself to leave Budapest behind, so he decided to return to the capital.
Since then, Márk spent the last few years trying to broaden his proverbial horizons by studying English literature and linguistics and becoming a qualified tour guide. Currently, he leads tours around Budapest, while striving to become a translator and interpreter. He speaks four languages: fluent in Hungarian and English, and he can express himself in German and Slovak.

“Why I became a tour guide? I love Budapest and genuinely think that it’s one of the most interesting locations to visit on the entire continent. Throughout my studies and the tours I led, I’ve learned countless interesting details and stories about the capital of Hungary. My goal as a tour guide is to share with you as many of these experiences as I can, while maintaining a friendly and carefree atmosphere along our journey.”

Special Offer: Combine more tours,

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Special Offer: Combine more tours,

and enjoy a 10% discount on all of them

 

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What we offer

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The capital of Hungary is truly like a treasure chest. A chest of which if you open the lid, you’ll find plenty of beautiful things. You’ll find buildings with stunning architecture, ranging from Roman through Baroque to Art Nouveau; you’ll find spots offering breath-taking panorama; you’ll find signs of another era through the Turkish-style bath-houses, and you’ll find a tangible past through the bullet-holes on buildings witnessing dark and hard times. Budapest is a paradise for explorers; let us help you to experience it in the best way possible!

You are visiting Budapest and would like to visit something also outside of the capital, but don’t really know where to go, what to do and how to get there? We organise trips to places situated just outside of Budapest, reachable within half-an-hour. These are half-day programs, ideal for taking a break from the capital’s busy flow, and experience a bit different reality as well. Browse our programs, and whether you opt for the Baroque castle tour or for another program, we’ll do our best to make it an unforgettable experience.

Budapest occupies less than 1% of Hungary’s territory; meaning that if you don’t leave the capital, you’re experiencing just a tiny part of the country. If you wish to discover the secret world outside the capital’s border, choose our day-trips, and we’ll take you to places and make you live adventures, you’d never come across without the help of a local. Come and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Hungarian countryside, accompanied by a glass of wine!

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Transferring between

Budapest and Vienna?

(or the other way)

Turn it to a cultural day-trip!

 

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