What’s Included

Direct flights to Budapest from Edinburgh

4 night B&B stay

Central hotel

Low deposits

See the Christmas markets

Whether it’s eight months or eight weeks away, your thoughts might not necessarily be focused on the mulled wine, roast chestnuts and gorgeous decorations which are such an enticing feature of European Christmas markets.

Well, it’s time to think like Santa and plan ahead.

Say ‘Ho ho ho’ to today’s Big Deal from The Travel Company Edinburgh (TTCE) and enjoy a four night stay in atmospheric Budapest in the coming winter months.

If you’re like some us and want to completely blank out Christmas, don’t worry – there are dates up to February 2019 to get away.

Popular city break destination

Budapest remains one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. It has all the romance of old Europe, graceful historic spas, romantic riverside walks and a vibrant nightlife.

Today’s Big Deal flies you to this engaging capital for a four night stay in a four star hotel, the perfect base for exploring the varied attractions of this unique city.

Capital break

The Big Deal flies you direct to Budapest with Ryanair from Edinburgh Airport, and provides four nights B&B accommodation in a standard double or twin room at the City Inn.

The city breaks fly out from Edinburgh Airport on the following dates:

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November 2018

3rd, 10th, 17th December 2018

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January 2019

4th, 18th, 25th February 2019

Outbound flights depart Edinburgh at 06:45, arriving into Budapest at 10:35. Inbound flights depart at 21:50, arriving at 23:50.

Pre-booked seats are included and will be selected at the time of booking.

Christmas markets

The main Christmas market in Budapest is located in the Vörösmarty Square, right in the heart of the city centre.

Note that Christmas markets will run approximately 9th November until 26th December, though these dates may be subject to change.

More than a hundred stalls offer local handicrafts and unique stocking fillers. Look out for woven goodies, candles and Christmas decorations while sampling the traditional kürtoskalács (sweet Hungarian pastries), roast chestnuts, mulled wine, freshly baked bread and strudel maker stalls.

Every day, there are concerts in front of the Gerbeaudcafé with performances from brass brands, string orchestras, choirs and children’s choirs all adding to the festive atmosphere.

The main event at the market in Vörösmarty Square is the opening of the advent calendar. Opened every day at 5pm on advent days, the calendar reveals contemporary works of art in the windows of Gerbeaud House amidst a spectacular fanfare and twinkling light show.

Not a fan of Christmas? Never fear – there is plenty to do outwith this time. Your hotel is located in an ideal place for all sorts of fun.

Downtown Budapest

A four star hotel, City Inn is near to public transport links and makes an ideal base for exploring this atmospheric city. The nearest metro stop (Corvin-negyed) and the capital’s busiest tram (4, 6) are 200 meters away.

Rooms have an LCD TV, free internet access, hair dryer, safe and minibar.

As well as a 24 hour lobby bar, the hotel has a wellness centre with Finnish and infra-red saunas.

Guest reviews

City Inn has picked up plenty of positive feedback from guests on TripAdvisor, including the following recent reviews, edited for length:

‘I stayed here for three nights and was very pleasantly surprised how nice the hotel was and how helpful the staff were… The room, although not over large, was comfortable, clean and absolutely fine for what I needed… Staff were very nice and helpful at all times. The hotel is… not far from the bustling restaurants and shopping mall. Breakfast was very good… Overall a pleasant stay which I will repeat on my next visit to Budapest.’

‘The breakfast was lovely, plenty of choices for fresh food and desserts. The WiFi was a bit slow but it’s fine if we just need to search for travel information or Facebook. The hotel is very well located, close to a big shopping mall and with easy access to metro and other public transport.’

‘The location for shopping, transport, bars and restaurants is really good. The room we were allocated was clean when we arrived and cleaned whenever we left the instruction on the door to do so… The reception staff were… very helpful and patient for the first couple of days before we got used to the, frankly brilliant, metro system. Breakfast was really good… All in all I really enjoyed staying here and the staff were a credit to the hotel. I would certainly stay there again.’

Romantic city break

This Big Deal on a Budapest city break would be ideal for a pre-Christmas shopping trip.

It would also make a very romantic getaway to kick off 2019. Budapest is an evocative European capital offering superb architecture, an interesting nightlife and traditional café culture.

Enjoy it all with this Big Deal from TTCE.

Important Information

The deal is for return flights with Ryanair from Edinburgh to Budapest and 4 nights accommodation including breakfast, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room, at the City Inn, Budapest.

Valid for travel on the following dates:
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November 2018;
3rd, 10th, 17th December 2018;
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January 2019;
4th, 18th, 25th February 2019.

Departures from Edinburgh.

Price is per person, based on 2 sharing.

Outbound flights depart at 06:45, arriving into Budapest at 10:35. Inbound flights depart at 21:50, arriving into Edinburgh at 23:40.

Flight timings are subject to change as per airlines policy.

Due to availability, alternative flight carriers may be booked. Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.

Deal purchase is for deposit only. The outstanding balance must be paid to The Travel Company Edinburgh upon booking. Payment is required in full though deposit options may be available and options will be given at the time of booking. All booking details are displayed on your email, received upon purchase.

No charge for debit or credit cards.

Please call The Travel Company Edinburgh for single occupancy option.

Check-in from 2pm. Check-out by noon.

Guests should note that the room(s) is not refundable and any amendments such as names, dates and length of stay will not be accepted.

Baggage allowance:

1 bag which must not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size and 10kg in weight. This bag must also fit in our sizer and should easily fit in the overhead locker plus 1 small bag e.g. handbag, laptop bag etc. must not exceed 35cm x 20cm x 20cm and should easily fit under the seat in front of you.

Pre-booked seats are included and will be selected at the time of booking.

Customers are responsible for their own transfers. Transfer information can be found here for how to get in and out of the city from the airport. Alternatively, The Travel Company Edinburgh can prebook a return shuttle bus transfer for £20 per person or a private taxi for £40 per person.

A city tax of 3.39 HUF per person per night is payable directly to the hotel.

Europeans/British citizens can travel with a valid national identity/Passport. Non-EU citizens require valid passport & visa to travel.

Your travel booking is with The Travel Company Edinburgh and financially protected under ATOL licence 9150 and ABTA C7292. 5pm cannot facilitate any refunds once the booking is made or after the initial 14 day cooling off period, from date of purchase.

It is essential that you read the Air Travellers Terms & Conditions prior to purchasing your deal.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of the validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.

Location

The Travel Company Edinburgh

Gift Wrapping Available