Our meeting point is the Advent Feast at the Basilica, which has reached to the second place at the Best Christmas Market online competition organized by European Best Destinations – independent travel portal. Here you can taste pálinka (our traditional fruit brandy) and authentic kürtőskalács (chimney cake). After we will guide you into the St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest to see the beautiful ornate gold arches and wonderful domes. Our next market is the Vörösmarty Square, only few minutes walk from the Basilica. This is the most popular holiday fair in Budapest with a central location, newly renovated for the 2019 Christmas season. Around 100 stalls are set up around the slender Christmas tree that is decorated with different colours of ornaments each year. Here you can taste Langalló (Hungarian pizza) and flódni (Jewish-Hungarian cake). Also no Christmas fair is the same without mulled wine, so we will find the best one for you in the markets. After strolling around the markets, we will finish the tour with some coffee or tea. The FOOD and DRINK tastings are NOT INCLUDED in the ticket. BUT if you want to taste all the mentioned items, we are happy to pre-order all tastings from the vendors. The total tasting price is 5000 HUF (15 EUR) extra, you can pay by cash on the tour.
Mate & Zsuzsa
This tour will be hosted by Zsuzsa or Máté. # Zsuzsa is an official tour guide and a part-time lawyer, but so much more than that: the greatest fan of Budapest, who knows every corner of the city. She's very good at cooking and finding the best non-touristy places to eat. She’s also an unlimited source of the history of the city and an open book who just loves people. Because your vacation is her vacation. # Have a food question? Just ask Máté! He is a food&travel journalist and the biggest foodie in Budapest (in many ways). He was born and raised in Hungary, but well-travelled, and still very passionate about Hungarian cuisine. Máté is the founder of the Fat Boy Foodies Walk, this is his love project next to the media. He is really like to eat and feed, and always smiling - but you will see that :)
Year after year Budapest is voted one of the best Christmas destinations, so no surprise, we become Christmas market-addicts. This special tour shows you the Best Of the Fairs in the city, and it is only available during the Holiday Season. We will show you the 2 best Christmas markets in Budapest to taste the best typical holiday foods and drinks, learn about the Hungarian Christmas traditions, and visit the breathtakingly beautiful Basilica.
Christmas Market edition of Fat Boy tour