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Budapest and Danube Christmas Markets

4 days from £389*
Departing: November - December 2018
* Price shown: 13 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW
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SAVE £50pp - BOOK BY 31st MAY WITH PROMO CODE: XMAS **

Festive magic in Hungary's beautiful capital

The stunning, romantic 'Pearl of the Danube' is a festive delight. Browse its traditional markets, the largest and oldest of which takes place in Pest's central Vorosmarty ter, and the latest of which incorporates an ice rink and a dazzling laser show.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Enjoy a guided city tour of Budapest
  • Explore Budapest's Christmas Markets
  • Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a four-star hotel (upgrade hotel available)
  • Return flights from the UK to Budapest
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Budapest, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel. Dependent upon your arrival time, enjoy a first exploration of the 'twin city' that straddles the Danube.

Day Two

This morning, an included tour will bring to life the city's major sights. In Buda, on the left bank of the river, lies romantic Castle Hill - home to the former Royal Palace - the Castle District, with its colourful street traders and musicians, and fascinating Matyas Church. Across the river, stylish Pest, with its sweeping boulevards, elegant stores, and the Belvaros (old town), is a hive of designer stores, smart coffee houses, patisseries and restaurants, many found along Vaci utca, the pedestrianised main shopping street.

Don't miss the gloriously traditional and authentic Christmas Market that takes place on Vorosmarty ter - the central square. Here, over 100 wooden pavilions offer high quality hand-crafted gifts and artefacts, and the aromas of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and traditional Hungarian pastries hang in the air. You'll also find another Christmas market in the square in front of St Stephen's Basilica, onto the dome of which a festive laser show is projected as night falls.

Take the opportunity to join the optional festive river cruise past the glorious parliament building, and, this evening, perhaps dine in one of the many restaurants in the Belvaros.

Day Three

Enjoy another day soaking up Budapest's festive atmosphere, or join the optional excursion to Slovakia's beautiful, Danube-side capital, Bratislava. The city is a cosmopolitan mix of Central European influences and glorious Baroque palaces, and hosts a number of its own Christmas markets. Wander the stalls of the Main Square or nearby Hviezdoslav's square, take in the view from the Old Town Hall's tower or the futuristic UFO bridge spanning the river, and return to Budapest to enjoy a last evening in the Hungarian capital.

Day Four

Bid farewell to Budapest, transferring to the airport for the return flight.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 December 2018 £439
Bristol
Bristol 08 December 2018 £429
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 November 2018 £459
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 December 2018 £459
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 December 2018 £459
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 30 November 2018 £439
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 07 December 2018 £439
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 14 December 2018 £439
Liverpool
Liverpool 30 November 2018 £459
Liverpool
Liverpool 07 December 2018 £459
Liverpool
Liverpool 14 December 2018 £459
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 November 2018 £389
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 November 2018 £389
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 December 2018 £389
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 December 2018 £389
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 December 2018 £389
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 December 2018 £389
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 November 2018 £489
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 November 2018 £489
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 December 2018 £489
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 December 2018 £489
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 December 2018 £489
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 December 2018 £489
London Luton
London Luton 29 November 2018 £399
London Luton
London Luton 30 November 2018 £399
London Luton
London Luton 07 December 2018 £399
London Luton
London Luton 08 December 2018 £399
London Luton
London Luton 13 December 2018 £399
London Luton
London Luton 14 December 2018 £399
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 November 2018 £419
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 November 2018 £419
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 December 2018 £419
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 December 2018 £419
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 December 2018 £419
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 December 2018 £419
Manchester
Manchester 29 November 2018 £459
Manchester
Manchester 08 December 2018 £459
Manchester
Manchester 13 December 2018 £459

Danubius Hotel Flamenco ★★★★

This large and friendly hotel is located in a quiet residential area on the Buda side of the city, but offers easy access to the centre by public transport or taxi.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Luggage Allowance

Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £30 per bag.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

** This offer applies to new bookings on festive air-inclusive holidays made between 26th April and 31st May 2018 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (XMAS) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.