To do list for December
1. Explore Budapest Christmas Fair
Target the Vörösmarty Square and experience the magic awaits you there. The scent of the pine, grill food and sweet desserts along with the mulled wine, clove and cinnamon is just unforgettable. Walk among the small huts kindly offering handmade gifts, toys and souvenirs, Hungaricums you can try, taste or take away. In the evening you may catch a folk-music or folk dance performance spicing up the whole feeling. Open until 31 of December 2012. For more info click here! We suggest you to visit the Andrássy Avenue and Liszt Ferenc Square as well for more Christmas lights.
2. Visit the best sights
Taking a sightseeing tour is always a good program. The Buda Castle, the Gellért Hill, the Chain Bridge, the Bridge of Liberty, the St. Stephen Basilica, the Heroes' Square and the Parliament are always amazing, especially at night. Don't miss a ride on tram no. 2, decorated with Christmas lights during the holidays or a boat cruise on the icy Danube. After the walk, gift yourself with a real Hungarian lunch. Here's a little help to find a decent place!
3. Move the body
Rent a skate and slide around on the huge Ice-rink in City Park with view to the Castle of Vajdahunyad. Or go to the Margaret Island, take a walk and make a snow man or organise a snowball battle with your fellow travelers. If there's no snow you can rent a bicycle or a ‘bringó hintó'. For a real hiking, look for the forest trips in Buda Hills and at Normafa. After a great walk nothing feels better than a high quality pálinka! And then:
4. Visit a spa
There are many historical baths, medical thermal spas and modern day-spas in the city. Whichever you choose, you will have a very pleasant experience. Rudas, Gellért, Lukács, Király are the historical baths with 400 hundred years, renewed pools and Turkish baths. Larger luxury hotels have day-spas for those who looking for the modern spa trends.If you arrive with kids, you can go to the Aquaworld, where every member of the family will find the best for itself. Learn more about the spas of Budapest here.
5. Cafés, confectionaries, wine bars, pálinka houses and ruin pubs
Let's finish the day chilling in one of the great cafés or confectionaries. Don't miss out such Hungarian desserts like strudel, Dobos cake, Rigó Jancsi, beigli, a walnut or poppy seed roll. After the great bath and dinner you can enjoy a good wine in a wine bar or a cocktail in the intimate ruin pubs. For the wine bars of Budapest click here. And here's the list of pálinka houses if you decide to taste them preferably.
Take advantage of our special offer for the winter and book 2 or 3 nights and get one free including sightseeing tour discount and entry ticket to one of the historical spas of Budapest. Click here for more info!