Eger Christmas Market and Castle visit

Holiday & Seasonal Tours in Budapest

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Be part of the beautiful Eger town's magical history and visit Hungary's most beautiful fortress castles with your English speaking, professional private driver and guide, with the advantage of setting your own pace.The Castle of Eger, built in the 13th century will be the backdrop of the beautifully illuminated walking street of Eger at Dobo Istvan Square the Christmas lights will create a festive atmosphere of the town, with stalls offering their local produce. Be our guest for a tasty mulled wine on this trip. Upon request the driver will take you to the nearby Egerszalok Thermal Bath with unique salt hill formations.You will be picked up and dropped of at your Budapest hotel. With 1-4 people in a car for the same price. For bigger groups book this tour twice so we can send you a luxury minibus.
Spend a magical day of the 26-day long advent festivities in the historical town of Eger plus visit the town's main attraction, the Eger Castle.The main events will take place in and around the beautiful main square of Eger where you will enjoy browsing the high quality produce on offer in wooden chalets and will be able to try some Hungarian food and some delicious mulled wine.Entertainers, twinkly lights, Hungarian local bends, folk dancers and plenty of Christmas cheer will add to the festivities.The programmes start on 27 November with concerts, candle lightning, gingerbread making and a lot more programmes for children as well for adults. The square's permanent sight is the church of the bishopric of Eger founded by king St. Steven. It was rebuilt several times, first in Romanesque, later in Gothic style.This tour wouldn't be complete without seeing the town's main attraction, the Castle of Eger. The stone castle was built after the Mongolo-Tartarian invasion in the 13th century and it was rebuilt many times until the 18th century.It was defended by a handful of Hungarian warriors from a huge Turkish army in 1552. Géza Gárdonyi pays homage to it in his novel Stars of Eger (Eclipse of the Crescent Moon).Now it is home of István Dobó Castle Museum with several permanent exhibitions:Gothic Bishop's Palace – the history of the castle of Eger;Hall of the Heroes – exhibition in honour of the defenders of the castle in 1552.Kazamaták (Underground corridors) – the undreground system of the castle, Romanesque and Gothic lapidariumRuin garden – renovated ruins of the Romanesque, Gothic and late-Gothic cathedral.Picture gallery – works of 16th-19th c. painters.Prison exhibition – tools of execution, torture, humiliation in past Hungary.WaxworksEgyptian exhibitions until FebruaryThanks to the history of the castle and the exhibitions of the castle museum the castle is one of the most visited touristic sights in Hungary.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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