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A Streetcar Named Christmas…

A Streetcar Named Christmas…

Posted by: Márk Mervai12/07/2014

Christmas trams in Budapest. Christmas trams are back again for the holiday season in Budapest. This year, each tram is decorated with over 35,000 lights.


Tis’ The Season: Christmas Fairs in Budapest

Posted by: Roberta Gyori11/24/2014

Want to get into the holiday spirit? Budapest is once again full of magical places to visit. Christmas lights and holiday decorations are popping up everywhere in the city. Here is a...


St. Martin’s Day in Hungary

Posted by: Roberta Gyori11/01/2014

November 11th is St. Martin’s Day in Hungary (Márton nap), a traditional feast day celebrated by tasting the new wines and eating geese. This day falls right around the time when the...


Air Transat to Launch Direct Flight to Budapest

Posted by: Roberta Gyori10/31/2014

Air Transat, Canada's leading holiday travel airline, announced on October 15, 2014, that they will start offering weekly direct flights to Budapest from Montreal and Toronto.


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Culinary Walking Tour

Culinary Walking Tour

Experience the real Budapest and get to know the true culture of the city by taking a guided tour with a unique perspective. One of the best ways to learn about Hungary’s culture and traditions is through its food and wine.

This foodie, wine and cultural walking tour explores one of Budapest’s most delicious and charming neighborhoods and gives an insight into...

Retro Budapest

Retro Budapest

Budapest is a trendy city that shares the world's nostalgia for the 'good old days' and embraces a hip, retro feel. Twenty years after the fall of Communism, and some of its 'achievements' have found their way back in vogue. Shops, restaurants and courtyard cafés throughout the city work to recreate the design and atmosphere of the '70s and '80s.

Retro-hip has never been cooler in Budapest, especially to a younger generation that didn't have to endure the repression of the socialist regime....

Széchenyi Baths

Széchenyi Baths

Aching for a game of water chess? Challenge your travel buddies or some locals to a round in Budapest's largest medicinal bath, also one of Europe's largest public baths. Located in City Park, the Széchenyi Baths boasts 18 pools, 15 of which are spring-fed thermal pools.

Although it may look like a Baroque palace, Széchenyi Baths (Széchenyi fürdő) is a great place to relax and enjoy the healing waters, or to take...


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  1. Christmas Market at Four Seasons Gresham Palace

    Nov 25, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014

    Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

  2. Budapest Christmas Market

    Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

    Venue: Vörösmarty tér

  3. Christmas Fair by the Basilica

    Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

    Venue: Szent István tér

  4. Advent in Budapest

    Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

    Venue: Városháza Park

  5. WAMP Christmas Design and Gastro Fair

    Dec 21, 2014

    Venue: Millenáris, Building B

  6. Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gipsy Band

    Dec 30, 2014

    Venue: Budapest Congress and World Trade Center

  7. New Year's Eve in Budapest

    Dec 31, 2013

    Venue: Multiple locations