Christmas Market Tour with wine tasting
Time for a great Xmas market
It is that time of the year again – when we all want to spend some time outside drinking some hot wine! Now, finally, the time has come to enjoy this moment.
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From the last week of November until Christmas and even past New Year’s Eve, the center of Budapest transforms itself into a huge Xmas Market. It’s actually several smaller Christmas markets, but they all flow together to form one enormous one.
The biggest of these is found on Vörösmarty Square (located in downtown) – and, in fact, it was nominated as the second best Christmas market in Europe several times. This market hosts wooden stands selling a wide range of hot Hungarian meals, hot wine, and handmade crafts. As expected, it’s often crowded – being really popular among the tourists and the locals, as well.
The second most famous can be found in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica. Here you’ll find a small ice skating rink in the middle of the square and a huge Christmas tree. One has the chance to enjoy famous Hungarian cuisine and drinks here, too. The speciality of this market is that each night from 16.30 to 22.00 every half hour there is a Xmas themed light show projected onto the Basilica – it really captures the spirit of the holiday season. Read more about it here: http://adventiunnep.hu/en
And, next to the nearby Károly Avenue stands a smaller market, with its own food, drink and stands – connected to the others.
Best of the tours: Budapest Christmas Market Tour with wine tasting
What does it offer exactly? A guided of in the inner-Pest area of the city, a visit to St. Stephen’s Basilica, and a walk around 2 Xmas markets – all while learning about Hungarian Christmas culture. There is a wine tasting break included as well, when you’ll have the chance to taste famous Hungarian wines which are perfect choices for this holiday. Then at the end of the tour you also get a mug of mulled/hot/spiced wine. Yummy!
During the tour you will also be able to catch a glimpse on the State Opera House while illuminated, as well as on the great Andrássy Boulevard which is charmingly decorated, as well.
The tour starts every day (from 1 to 23 December) at 14.30 from Absolute Tour Center (1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16, located right behind the Opera House).
Book your tour now: http://www.absolutetours.com/budapest-xmas-market-tour.php