December in Budapest

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We’ve been dedicating a lot of time to writing about Christmas travel in Europe this holiday season. This is not only because we think it’s an enchanting time to discover Europe, but because our guides have been putting together such thoughtful holiday-themed tours, that we want you to know about them!

The latest offering is from one of our highly sought-after guides in Budapest, Hungary. András is dedicated to ensuring visitors to his city experience all that makes it great – from the city’s hidden cafes to private chamber music concerts. He even organizes visits to local homes, so that travelers can meet and share meals with Hungarians, away from the tourist sites.

This December, András wants to help travelers embrace Budapest’s holiday charm with a winter tour that centers around the famous Christmas Fair in Vörösmarty Square. Open until December 30th, the market boasts traditional folk and innovative artisan crafts, Christmas delicacies, Advent Calendars in the windows of the famous Gerbaud Confectionary, entertaining cultural programs, and a Christmas crafts playhouse for children. You can peek into the workrooms of craftsmen and cooks, taste a wide range of spicy winter drinks, eat and buy traditional Hungarian Christmas foods, and enjoy “peace and goodwill to all men” in front of the Peace Light that bathes the square in a golden glow.

András says: “My aim is to give you much more intimate memories than just what the Christmas markets can offer. In this tour, you will walk around and experience the wonderful Christmas Markets, as well as visit some unique places in winter Budapest that few tourists visit.”

With your private guide, you can stroll down Andrássy Avenue under the festive Christmas lights and pop into a local café for a heart-and-stomach-warming drink. András is acquainted with a locally-celebrated classical piano master, and loves to organize private piano concerts for his guests. What a lovely way to end a day of strolling the wintery streets of Budapest. For more information about this tour, visit: Budapest Christmas Lights Tour and don't hesitate to send András a message!
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