ECSERI FLEA MARKET TOUR

Explore Budapest’s delightful Ecseri Flea Market or some charming antique shops to see amazing artifacts that were an integral part of the lives of our ancestors.

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Ecseri Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays, or premier Budapest antique shops on weekdays

Price: € 70 / 1 person
€ 95 / 2 person
€ 115 / 3 person

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OVERVIEW

Fungarian offers this time-traveling tour to people with Hungarian ancestors as a part of our Discover Your Hungarian Roots In Budapest series. During this tour an expert guide will present historical information about artifacts of bygone times that your ancestors used or kept as precious commodities in their households: keepsakes such as silver letter openers, a Herend porcelain tea set, or an enameled milk jug, which reflect the lifestyle that your family lived decades ago. Budapest’s delightful Ecseri Flea Market is a treasure trove of curios and antiques that operates during weekends, while on weekdays we take visitors to three or more antique shops at several locations in Hungary’s capital.

This tour can be extended with a visit to the The Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism (Magyar Kereskedelmi és Vendéglátóipari Múzeum), a unique repository of everyday items from shops of the times, and a tableau of bygone lifestyles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A guided trip from Budapest’s city center to the Ecseri Flea Market
  • Guided exploration of the Ecseri Flea Market or premier Budapest antique shops
  • Historical explanation of relics and other merchandise offered at varied sellers’ booths
  • An introduction to different types of Hungarian artworks offered in the market
  • Translation assistance for communicating with sellers.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Your Hungarian ancestors might have brought some precious keepsakes with them when emigrating to their new home country, reminding them of the lives they left behind – and these antiques may now be treasured heirlooms passed down through generations of your family. See similar artifacts at Budapest’s delightful Ecseri Flea Market, a treasure trove of antique watches, paintings, ceramics, and much more, all waiting to be explored with your own private guide, or visit a variety of Budapest’s premier antique shops to discover curios from various eras of Hungarian history.

Off the beaten track from most Budapest tourist destinations, the Ecseri Flea Market provides a cornucopia of curious objects for buyers and sellers, with the sheer volume of artifacts on view making this a fascinating destination for anyone to visit. Brimming with characters you are unlikely to meet anywhere else, the market bustles with excitement and is a cultural gem best enjoyed with one of our guides to escort you and show you around, while providing historical insights into the origins of the antiques on display.

As an essential bonus, our guides are happy to provide translation assistance for communicating with the sellers, providing more background to the history and value of the various goods available. Furthermore, if you bring photos of Hungarian family heirlooms that your ancestors took with them to their new home country, we will be happy to provide background information to the era when these antiques were produced.

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Included: a notebook, a souvenir pen, handouts, a coffee or soft drink, and a lángos (a classic Hungarian fried-dough snack)

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