Budapest Christmas Market Tour With Basilica Visit & Wine Tasting

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Budapest, Lázár u. 16, 1065 Hungary
  • Return Details :
    Budapest, Vörösmarty tér, Hungary
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Revel in Budapest's Christmas traditions as you visit some of the top city sights such as Andrassy Boulevard, the Opera House and visit St stephens basilica. After your guided walking tour, visit the biggest Budapest Christmas market to find Hungarian handicrafts, trinkets and souvenirs. If all that shopping and walking makes you thirsty, enjoy complimentary wine tasting in a nice restaurant and purchase sweets from popular vendors at the Christmas markets.
This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring you'll enjoy personalised attention from your guide.
Voted as the best Christmas Markets in Europe! A short intro to the Christmas traditions, culture and markets in Budapest.

Highlights

Excellent value for money

Family friendly

Get inside tips from a local

Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide by the Opera House before heading to two of Budapest's Christmas markets. Along the way, pass the bustling shopping street of Andrassy Boulevard, with holiday decorations illuminating the area. Head inside St. Stephens Basilica, one of the largest churches in Hungary.

Afterward, make your way through the Christmas markets, browsing the stalls filled with handicrafts and local delicacies such as lngos (deep fried flatbread) and krtskalcs (chimney cake). Stop in a nearby restaurant to warm up with a 3-tier winetasting, sipping some of Hungary's most beloved blends.

At the end of your tour, enjoy a complimentary mulled wine before parting ways with your guide at the biggest Christmas market in Vorosmarty square. Here you can continue to explore independently, check off some holiday shopping, and see the popular shopping area of Vaci Street nearby.

The walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide.

We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals.

Inclusions

English speaking local tour guide

3 tier wine tasting

1 mulled wine and chimney cake

Visit to St Stephens Basilica (when it is open for public visit)

Exclusions

Entry fees to sights and museums except where noted

Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point

Gratuity/tip (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 2 hours with short breaks

Participants under age of 18 are not allowed to taste wine. We provide soft drink or an alcohol-free hot drink.

Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.

We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Dec-2019

    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide us with great conversation while wine tasting.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    I had a wonderful time on this Christmas market tour. Edit told me fascinating new facts about the Basilica, we listened to a concert inside, and looked at the beautiful building. We went to a nice little restaurant where we had dessert and 3 types of wine. We also walked to Vorosmarty Ter and saw the lovely markets there. At the end, she gave me a great recommendation for dinner. The whole evening was so fun and informative. I highly recommend this tour and Edit as a guide!

  • 02-Jan-2018

    This tour was GREAT! Our young tour guide was just so sweet, knowledgeable, and nice, Kriszti Kovcs. Ask for her if you can The wine was good and the desert was nice. The Christmas market is so beautiful. We learned a lot and had a great time!

  • 04-Dec-2017

    Great combination of a walking tour of some interesting city highlights and a Christmas Market. Nice to have some of the traditions of the market
    explained.

  • 17-Feb-2017

    We had been in Budapest in April 2016 and really enjoyed our tours with Tomas and George. Lucky for us, Tomas was waiting for our tour and we greeted each other like old friends. We explored St. Stephen's Basilica, tried wild boar sausage, enjoyed strudel and wine tasting along with good conversation, and the headed out to several more Christmas markets before finishing up with mulled wine. Tomas did a great job balancing history and culture with the Christmas markets. There was plenty of conversation, lots of laughs, and my mom enjoyed learning from Tomas as much as we did!

    This is a great introduction to the city of Budapest, but I think the night walking tour and cruise is the best way to familiarize yourself with the city, but if you're looking for holiday cheer, this tour gets it done, too.

  • 15-Dec-2014

    Brilliant. Tamas was fantastic - charming, articulate, funny, knowledgeable and engaging.
    He clearly loves his city and that feeling is passed to the group.
    The wine and strudel tasting was a great treat.
    We only had a day to see Budapest and he covered a huge variety of information - made our day and we will definitely return and hire him again for one of the private tours - worth every penny and then some!

  • 04-Jan-2014

    Preceded by a Hungarian wine tasting and tutorial in a charming off street local book and media shop, followed by a fascinating visit to St Stephen's cathedral where perchance we were privileged to hear a rehearsal of the choir performing a Christmas cantata. The Christmas market was our favorite of mArkets visited in four countries largely made so by the sharing of personal favorite stalls and their offerings by our guide.

  • 11-Jan-2013

    The guide was very good. The tour included a wine tasting and a trip to two markets in Budapest. We were also shown others points of interest which we were not expecting. Overall the tour exceeded our expectations. Well worth the asking price.

  • 10-Jan-2013

    Tour was good but we only went to 2 of the 3 Christmas markets advertised. However that may well have been due one of the party feeling the cold and wanting to go back to her hotel.

  • 27-Dec-2012

    Great guide, good English would have liked to have found out more about tradition ,etc walked thru the Opera House, St Stephens on our way to the market. If you're there at Christmas do the market on your own, its fun and real easy. Good street food !! a local delicacy ,Rooster Testicles, Yummy!!!

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