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Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Wine Tasting

Product ID: 28977
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Hungary closed its borders for internationals (except for Czech, Polish and Slovak citizens) starting from Tuesday, September 1, with some exemptions such as for diplomatic visits and other emergency cases. The entry ban will remain effective till at least 1st October 2020.
Year after year Budapest is voted one of the best Christmas shopping destinations. New and unique markets crop up each year and you’ll see some of the best on this tour. Enjoy a 3-tier wine tasting as well as some hot mulled wine at the end of the tour!
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Visit 3 of Budapest’s Christmas markets
  • Learn about Hungarian Christmas culture
  • Experience a 3-tier wine tasting
  • End the tour with a hot mulled wine
  • Enter the famous St Stephen's Basilica
Full description
Get a local point of view on Budapest’s Christmas traditions and culture while seeing some of the inner city’s top sights. On this 2 hour 30 minute tour your guide will take you to 3 Christmas markets where you’ll find Hungarian handicrafts, trinkets, souvenirs, and local foods and sweets on offer.

Along the way you’ll see the Opera House, Andrassy Boulevard, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll have the option of admiring the holiday decorations inside the basilica and around the square.

Half-way through the tour you’ll have the chance to experience a 3-tier wine tasting. Sit back and relax while trying Hungary’s famous wines, such as Bull’s Blood and Tokaj.

At the end of the tour there’s hot mulled wine waiting for you! Your guide will leave you in Vorosmarty Square, the site of the city’s biggest Christmas market, so that you can do some holiday shopping on your own.
  • Guided tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Mulled wine
  • Chimney cake
  • Entry fees
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to meeting point
  • Transportation from end point
  • Optional tips/gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years

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Meeting point

Absolute Tour Center - 1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16. The office is located right behind the Opera House

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Please note that the minimum age for tasting wine is 18 years.

This program is not led by a professional sommelier. The wine tasting takes place indoors at a tasting cellar and outside at Budapest’s Christmas markets.

The tour operates in all weather conditions, so guests should dress appropriately. We are not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.

Booking terms and cancellation policy: If a tour is cancelled within 3 days of the travel date a 100 percent cancellation penalty is incurred, and no refunds are issued regardless of the reason. No-show or non-participation is considered non-refundable regardless of the reason.

From US$ 56.93 per person

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Product ID: 28977