Budapest Christmas Markets
Friday 26 November 2021
"One of the most beautiful cities in the world"
Come and visit the Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival if you want to buy something unique and original for your loved ones.
Vörösmarty Square, a lovely plaza in the heart of the city, turns into a festive market place.
The location is ideal; the Square is in the heart of the city at the end of Váci utca, right in front of the prestigious Gerbeaud Coffee House.
Cottage-style wooden stalls and two outdoor stages take over one of Budapest’s most attractive spots during the couple of weeks preceding the end-of-the-year holidays. You can smell the scent of traditional honey cookies, mulled wine, cinnamon and fir from afar. The rich fragrant simply lures you to the market.
The Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square is often thought of as the single Christmas market in the city of Budapest, which luckily is not true. However, what is true is that the Xmas fair on Vörösmarty Square is the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budape
Free Concerts at the Christmas Market
There is a lot of free entertainment at the market, several concerts late afternoon, even on weekdays. The music ranges from folk to jazz, often 2 stages are set to provide both music (in the two opposite corners of the market).
Budapest is a delightful city of two halves – one on either side of the river Danube . Buda is the more historic cosmopolitan side of the city, with cobbled streets and architectural delights. Pest is the more commercial side of the city with lots of great shopping to be had. Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is an energetic town with great music and floating jazz clubs. It has attracted many artists and writers and is the birthplace of famous composers Bartók and Lisz.
When on your Budapest city break see top sights such as the iconic Szechenyi Chain Bridge, the most beautiful bridge crossing the Danube, The Castle District including the Royal Palace, the National Gallery and the Matyas Church, the Parliament, the extraordinarily opulent State Opera House, and St Stephen’s Basilica. There are also a number of museums on the Castle Hill and in the city centre for you to explore.
Budapest city breaks aren't complete without a boat trip on the Danube. Also, make the most of the chance to unwind in one of the cities famous hot sulphur baths and enjoy a relaxing massage.
Budapest is famous for its café culture, as well as its unique Hungarian cuisine and excellent local wines. For the most part, the food and drink aren’t expensive, and the choice is huge. Visit a ‘borozó’ (wine pub) where the wine is served on tap at outrageously low prices
Single Supplement: £150
Day 1- Depart East Midlands for Budapest
Transfer to your hotel (approx. 45 minutes)
Day 2 – Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 3 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 4 – Transfer to Budapest airport for return flights to East Midlands
The 4-star-superior Hotel Zara opened in 2010 at the former site of Hungaria Bath, a protected Art Nouveau building. It offers a 150 m² rooftop garden with outdoor and indoor pools.
All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, soundproofed windows and air conditioning. Each room features a LCD satellite TV with an info guide to Budapest’s main attractions. The bathrooms have a hairdryer, shower or bathtub. Every room includes a minibar and laptop-size safe.
Wellness facilities include a sauna, infrared cabin and hot tub. The fitness room is equipped with high-tech cardio and isotonic machines, and there is a massage service. Overlooking the grand entrance hall, Gallery Café serves traditional coffee specialities, such as the Kapucíner, with whipped cream and chocolate chips. The lobby lounge area faces the inner courtyard and offers live piano music.
ARAZ Restaurant serves traditional Austro-Hungarian dishes and includes a cocktail bar. Guests can also dine on the terrace located in the inner courtyard. Each Friday guests can enjoy the thematic Hungarian Night program with Hungarian buffet selection, folk dance and music show and entertainment. A rich buffet breakfast is served daily, and there is a brunch menu on Sundays.
The nearby Jewish Quarter with its atmospheric streets, market and cultural legacy including Europe’s largest synagogue and the Jewish Museum, together with the area’s restaurants and retro bars evoke a special mood that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.
Single Supplement: £150 (double room, single occupancy)
Upgrade to Deluxe Room: £90 (price per room)
East Midlands – Budapest – East Midlands
Flight Times: TBC
All times shown are in the local times applicable to that country
Flight supplements: no other flight options
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
1 x Small Cabin Bag (40x25x20cm)
See “Extras” for additional luggage with charges
Transfer Time: Approx. 45 mins
Priority Boarding £24 return
1 small wheelie case(55x40x20cm)
10kg Check-In Luggage £30 return
20kg Check-In Luggage £60 return
In addition to the above you also have included 1 small bag (40x25x20cm) to take on board and placed under the seat in front of you
Door 2 Door Transfers
These are currently only available from Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield areas
East Midlands Airport £75pp Return
Hotel Upgrades – see Accommodation
Single Supplement: £140 (double room, single occupancy)
Room Upgrades – Deluxe Room £90 per room per stay
Optional Excursions – Further details will be e mailed to you approximately 3 months prior to departure
Add-Ons – not available for all tours
Special Assistance - If this is required at the airport please notify us when booking