Merry Christmas! Dress warm and bring your holiday cheer to this Christmas-themed tour of Budapest. Hungary is a Christian country, so Christmas is celebrated by almost all inhabitants. You’ll learn about local holiday traditions and why Santa Claus comes on the 6th of December — not Christmas Eve.
You’ll start your special Budapest tour at Deák Square, a common meeting point for the city’s locals, before heading out to the local market in Obuda, where we’ll show you the most typical of Hungarian Christmas goods. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of this inner-city area.
Next, your Budapest tour will pass to the other side of the river Obuda, where you’ll have the chance to see another non-touristy area, where the locals of the Buda side of the city come to sip mulled wine.
From here we’ll jump on local transport to head back to the inner city, where we’ll visit St. Stephen’s Basilica, the most beautiful Catholic church in town.
After that, you’ll continue to the next market for more Christmas customs. You’ll get to sample some typical Christmas cake and learn why Hungarian families traditionally eat fish at this time of year.
As your Budapest tour strolls along the river, you’ll end up at a Christmas market that’s ranked one of the best in Europe. Celebrate the season with your new traveller friends under the biggest Christmas tree in Budapest.
Finally, your Budapest walking tour will end at one of the most charming Christmas markets in the city’s downtown, where you can stay as long as you like and keep exploring the culinary delights of an authentic Hungarian Christmas.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, mulled wines (red or white), traditional Christmas cake
Exclusions: Additional food/drinks, transportation to the meeting point and from the end point
Dress standard: Winter is cold in Hungary, so wear warm clothes, including hat and gloves, and good walking shoes
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact Budapest Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. Because the legal age for alcohol in Hungary is 18, travellers under the age of 18 will be served hot tea rather than mulled wine.