Voted as the best Christmas Markets in Europe!
A short intro to the Christmas traditions, culture and markets in Budapest.
Highlights and Themes
- Guided tour and orientation with visits to 2 Christmas market areas
- Visit to St Stephen’s Basilica (inside)
- See Budapest’s inner Pest sights all illuminated
- Stories about Hungarian Christmas culture
- 3 tier wine tasting
- Hot (mulled / spiced) wine
- Chimney cake
Dates & Times
1 – 30 December (except Chritmas days)
14:30 – daily
Absolute Tour Center
1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16,
located right behind the Opera House
Conclusion point: Tour ends in the city center, close to transport links
Full Tour Description: Christmas Market Tour with Wine Tasting
Duration: 2.5 hours
Get the local’s point of view on the Christmas traditions and culture while seeing some of Budapest’s best inner city sights. Your guide will walk you through 2 Christmas markets showing you Hungarian handicrafts, trinkets, souvenirs as well as the local foods and sweets on sale. Along the way, you’ll see the Opera House, Andrassy Blvd with option to see the holiday decorations inside and illuminated on the square. We will go inside the St Stephen’s Basilica whenever it is open for public visiting.
Besides a great intro tour to the city you’ll be treated to a 3 tier wine tasting in a nice restaurant and get the chance to relax a bit while sipping away famous wines from Hungary.
At the end of the tour we’ll invite you for a hot wine and then leave you in the biggest Christmas market on Vorosmarty Square to explore and do some holiday shopping. Also off this square is the famous Vaci Street where many shops can be found for more traditional shopping.
English speaking tour guide, 3 tier wine tasting, 1 mulled wine, chimney cake, visit to St Stephen’s Basilica (when it is open for public visit)
Entry fees to sights and museums, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.