European City Breaks

Budapest Christmas Markets & Ballet 3* K+K Hotel

From €1099pp bed & breakfast
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
29 Nov 2023 - 02 Dec 2023
Alternate dates available on request
3 nights
Budapest, Hungary
From €1099pp bed & breakfast
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Fly from Dublin to Budapest and explore the city's famous Christmas Markets this winter. This package includes a City Tour and tickets to see classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker at the Hungarian State Opera.

On arrival in Budapest, transfer to the K & K Opera Hotel, located just off famous Andrássy Boulevard.

Well-appointed rooms are decorated in a modern design and feature air-conditioning and satellite TV. After a long day of sightseeing or shopping, guests can work out in the gym or relax in the spa area with sauna. This hotel is a great choice for business and leisure travellers alike.

This hotel enjoys a perfect situation in the very centre of Budapest. It is set directly next to the Hungarian State Opera, and St. Stephen's Basilica. Famous attractions such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge, Váci shopping street or the WestEnd City Centre mall are within walking distance. The airport is 20 kilometres from the property.

This package includes a Budapest city Tour- which will end at the Christmas markets- and tickets to see classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker at the Hungarian State Opera with a three-course pre-performance dinner.

Please note that there is a fair amount of walking on the city tour. 

The most beautiful, oldest and internationally acclaimed Budapest Christmas fair is the Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square in the heart of the city.

You will find beautiful quality handcrafts, and special Hungarian Delicacies (e.g Chimney Cake) at the Budapest Basilica Christmas Fair in St Stephen’s Square. This market includes a spectacular Christmas Laser Projection onto the Basilica.

In 2021 Budapest came in second place at the European Christmas Market competition, organised by the website European Best Destinations. 

This year, Budpest's Christmas Markets will open from 24th November to 31st December 2023.

In the early evening on day 3 of your Budapest city break, meet your local guide at the hotel and walk to the nearby Callas Cafe. Here you'll enjoy a delicious three-course pre-performance meal. 

After, you will attend a performance of The Nutcracker at the Hungarian State Opera. Tchaikovsky's iconic Christmas-themed ballet will be staged by the Hungarian National Ballet, under the guidance of the world-renowned Wayne Eadling.

After the show, your guide will escort you back to the hotel on foot- it's not far! Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience as part of your Chirstmas Markets city break to Budapest.

Hungarian Wine Tasting (with Cheese and Charcuterie) in Budapest from €34

Get acquainted with Hungary's culinary culture and history with a sommelier as your guide during this afternoon tasting experience. Sip five top local wines, paired with fresh bread, Hungarian cheese, and charcuterie.

  • Cheese, wine, and charcuterie tasting experience in Budapest
  • Learn about Hungarian culinary history
  • Led by a sommelier guide Included notes sheet to record tasting notes

Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise from €19

View Budapest’s floodlit landmarks by boat on a Danube River evening cruise. Settle on the glass-enclosed vessel, and admire the cityscapes as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks, glass in hand. Admire the Hungarian Parliament and Buda Castle district twinkling with lights, and sail under the illuminated Chain Bridge and other bridges. Your choice of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, Wi-Fi, and onboard film and commentary included.

  • Cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks past sights like the Buda Castle district
  • Enjoy your choice of a glass of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water
  • Choice of departure times throughout the evening Onboard film and recorded commentary in 30 languages, plus Wi-Fi included

Save time, money and ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other Budapest tours and excursions.

Price is per person, based on 2 adults sharing, and includes:

  • Return flights from Dublin
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at the 4* K + K Hotel Opera
  • Highlights of Budapest city tour, finishing at the Christmas Markets
  • 3 course pre-performance dinner
  • Tickets for the Nutcracker in the Hungarian State Opera (Row 9-12)
  • Private transfers & guide according to programme.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Checked luggage
  • Other Budapest city tours, activities and excursions
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Price shown is based on travel 29th November 2023. Contact us for pricing on other dates.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email, request a call back using the red button, or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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