Merry Christmas! Dress warm and bring your holiday cheer on your very own Christmas-themed private 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 private 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 under the biggest Christmas tree in Budapest.
Finally, your private 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.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Budapest Merry Markets & Mulled Wine group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.