Although the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is making life difficult for travellers, Budapest is still a very popular tourist destination.
In recent years, the city has moved away (perhaps in part due to the virus) from being solely associated with summer party tourism and now attracts tourists during the winter months as well, with Christmas fairs, hot spring thermal baths, and gastronomic experiences.
Hot spring thermal baths, gastronomy, and Christmas fairs
The Budapest Christmas Fair attracts almost 800 thousand visitors a year, says Utazómajom.hu.
While the number of visitors with cars from the region has increased significantly, the number one form of travel is still with planes, arriving at Liszt Ferenc Budapest International Airport.
Flying to Budapest in December
Since the introduction of the European Green Pass on the 1st of July, travelling has been centrally regulated and became available to EU citizens, allowing discount airlines to restart most of their flights.
Currently, with Irish airline Ryanair alone, we can find 48 destinations from where you can fly to Budapest in December 2021 for less than 30 euros.
Cities from where Budapest is accessible for less than 10 euros:
- Lappeenranta, Torino, Amman, Billund, Bornemouth, Göteborg, Kaunas, London Stansted, Luxembourg, Poznan, Riga, Rome, Shannon
Cities from where you can travel to Budapest for less than 20 euros:
- Bari, Berlin Brandenburg, Bologna, Bristol, Brüssels Charleroi, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Coppenhagen, Milano Bergamo, Malta, Napoli, Nuremberg, Pisa, Porto, Pafos, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Cologne, Krakkow, Manchester, Toulouse, Venice, East Midlands, Palermo, Prague, Bordeaux, Sevilla, Tel Aviv, Marseille, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris Beauvais
Destinations for under 30 euros:
- Valencia, Athens
With such friendly prices, it is difficult to resist a trip to Budapest. The only entry rule at the moment is to be vaccinated. The good news for travellers is that there is no sign of that changing in the following few weeks.
Read more for program planning:
- Budapest City Park ice rink open and awaits visitors
- The best Hungarian Christmas fairs in the countryside— PHOTOS
What to do in Hungary beyond Budapest?
It is not only Budapest that attracts foreigners, there are plenty of other cities, wine regions, villages, and landscapes to visit, even when visiting only for a short time.
The most popular day trip out of Budapest is mostly Szentendre. The small town located only a few kilometres north of the Hungarian capital is part of the Unesco World Heritage program.
The narrow streets, craft shops, and gastronomic possibilities usually keep visitors entertained for the whole afternoon.
Specifically during the Christmas period, there are also famous Christmas fairs in the countryside. You can read about them in our recent article:
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Source: utazomajom.hu, Daily News Hungary
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