Budapest And Danube Christmas Markets
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20426
- Travel Type: Air
3 nights. November 2018 - December 2018. From £389.00.
LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON*
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 InclusionsEnjoy 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
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly 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 TwoThis 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 ThreeEnjoy 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 FourBid farewell to Budapest, transferring to the airport for the return flight. Back to top
AccommodationDanubius Hotel Flamenco
''Conveniently located, with some great facilities.''
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.
The hotel's facilities include the Bolero restaurant, which serves national and international dishes, and the Flamenco Terrace (open during the summer months). There is also a beauty parlour, a fitness centre, a swimming pool and a sauna.
All the bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning, mini-bars, satellite TV and direct-dial telephones.Novotel Budapest Centrum Hotel
This hotel is situated on the Buda side of the Danube, some 25 minutes by public transport from bustling Pest and the Christmas Markets.
The hotel has an indoor pool and gym, a restaurant, bar and lounge area and Wi-Fi throughout.
Bedrooms are equipped with a mini-bar, TV, safe, air conditioning/heating and a hairdryerBack to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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 requirementsIf 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 accessThe 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 changesOccasionally, 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 AllowancePlease 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 GBP30 per bag.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit 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.
Terms and conditions*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 31st October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top