Budapest Christmas Markets

Budapest Christmas Markets

The Hungarian capital is teeming with tinkling market stalls and majestic architecture, so you’ve really got it all at your fingertips during a Budapest Christmas market break. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine, a bite of sweet chimney cake and a dash of festive cheer. 
Cruise along the Danube

Cruise along the Danube

Glide your way down the Danube River and prepare to be spellbound by the wintry scenes surrounding the banks. Although it’ll be chilly, it’s great for all ages. You’ll see all of the main attractions, plus it’s a great way to take a break from the savvy shoppers at the bustling Budapest Christmas markets.

Enchanting afternoon tea

Enchanting afternoon tea

Forget scones and a cup of tea – Budapest ups the ante with cheesecakes, tarts and chocolate-topped cakes with a glass of wine. But if you’re looking for something festive, you’ll have to sink your teeth into sweet chimney cake. Harking from Romania, the chimney-shaped cone is not to be missed.

Hit the ice

Hit the ice

Get your skates on and sweep across the extensive white sheet of ice in Budapest City Park. It’s a romantic way to spend an evening, all wrapped up in bobble-hats and scarves, but it’s also a hoot if you’ve got the youngsters in tow. This is one of Europe’s oldest rinks too, so it certainly pulls in the crowds.

Relax and replenish

Relax and replenish

Boasting some gorgeous thermal baths, Budapest offers spa luxury out of the Christmassy crowds. Széchenyi will leave you glowing, rejuvenated and ready to take on the stalls again. Although it’s usually something for summer, sitting in the sweltering waters mid-winter isn’t half an experience.

St. Stephen’s Basilica 

St. Stephen’s Basilica 

As you pass the city’s trams and continue towards the Danube River, you’ll arrive at St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll also find one of Budapest’s Christmas markets here, which offers handmade gifts and a free skating rink in front of the church’s classical domes. The illuminated lights against the building make for a magical sight.

Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market (Nov-Dec)*

Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market (Nov-Dec)*

Considered one of Europe’s best, Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market is embellished with nativity scenes, handicrafts and a giant fir tree. Wandering the stalls is a feast for the senses, as the scent of cinnamon drifts from steaming cups of wine while you enjoy warm Hungarian honey cookies.

*All dates subject to change.
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