Make a cozy day trip from Budapest to the beautiful Christmas markets of Bratislava. Tour the charming city before strolling through some of the city's markets and enjoying unique traditional dishes over some mulled wine and plum brandy.
What to Expect
Take a day trip from Budapest to enjoy the beautiful city of Bratislava and the Christmas Markets that fill its squares from the 23rd of November to the 23rd of December.
Begin the tour with a brief stroll through Bratislava's beautiful downtown and visit the Castle of Bratislava and St. Martin Cathedral before arriving at one of the city's many Christmas Markets. Wander through the old wooden booths where vendors offer traditional Slovak Christmas decorations and gifts.
Buy that special someone a handmade candle or woolen cap, or settle down for a tasting of some of Bratislava's best traditional delicacies. Try out the cigánska pečienka (roasted pork or chicken in a bun) and the lokše (potato crepes stuffed with goose fat, poppy, or cabbage) with some warm varené víno (mulled wine) or hriatô (plum brandy topped with fried fat).
Before the day's end, stroll over to the Bratislava's Main Square to see the city Christmas tree, or head over to Hviezdoslavovo Square to admire the Old Town Christmas Tree and wooden nativity scene.
- Round-trip transportation between Budapest and Bratislava
- Guided tour of Bratislava
- Guided tour of the Christmas Markets