Originally published Sunday, December 16, 2012 on Avid Cruiser.
Saturday, Late Afternoon, Budapest Christmas Market — We’re off to a good start. Although it was rainy and chilly (just above the freezing point) in Budapest yesterday, a group of us ventured off Viking Odin for what was billed as a “Jet Lag Buster.”
With the majority of guests coming from the United States, many, of course, were tired from traveling across six or more time zones. Even so, a couple dozen of us or so followed our Viking River Cruises’ tour leader to the nearby Budapest Christmas Market.
I’m glad I joined the group.
A Stroll Through The Budapest Christmas Market
From my experience, Budapest has one of the better Christmas Markets along the Danube. The market is close to the river — a five-minute walk; compact — occupying a beautiful city square; yet festive and varied, with vendors selling a wide selection of products appropriate for the holidays.