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0330 160 7700
9am - 7pm

Budapest and Danube Christmas Markets

4 days from £359*
Departing: November - December 2017
* Price shown: 08 December 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW



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


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 02 December 2017 £399
Bristol 02 December 2017 £414
Edinburgh 24 November 2017 £429
Edinburgh 08 December 2017 £429
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 24 November 2017 £399
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 08 December 2017 £429
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 November 2017 £359
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 December 2017 £359
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 December 2017 £359
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 November 2017 £459
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 December 2017 £459
London Luton
London Luton 24 November 2017 £439
London Luton
London Luton 02 December 2017 £414
London Luton
London Luton 08 December 2017 £369
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 November 2017 £414
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 December 2017 £379
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 December 2017 £379
Manchester 02 December 2017 £429

Hotel Hungaria ★★★★

This modern yet traditional hotel is Hungary's largest, and offers easy access to the shops, stores and restaurants of the Pest side of the city.

Danubius Hotel Astoria ★★★★

Newly renovated to the highest of standards, this stylish, traditional hotel combines timeless elegance with modern amenities.

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

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*Low deposit of £79 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.