winter 2016 Christmas & New Year’s

Dear Budapest visitors,

Here is our seasonal gift to all of you:
a little guide to the life and tours in Budapest during the holidays! Here you can find out if our tours start on a specific date, when to visit your favourite attraction, at what time
museums, baths and theatres will close, and other useful information such as the opening hours of food stores or the operating hours of public transportation.

Be sure to check it out if you’re visiting Budapest on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st of December or on the 1st of January!

December 24th – Saturday

Our Free Walking Tours start at

10:00AM – Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
10.00AM – Communism Walking Tour
10:30AM – Original Sightseeing Walking Tour
10:30AM – Tours Gratis a pie – en Espanol

Supplies and Services

Shops, Malls and Post Offices are closing around noon or 1:00PM.
Some seven-eleven shops will be open all day and night long.
Grand Central Market on „Fővám tér” – 6:00AM-1.00PM

Museums

Hungarian National Gallery: CLOSED
House of Terror: CLOSED
National Museum: CLOSED
Holocaust Memorial Center: CLOSED
Hospital in the Rock: CLOSED
Museum of Contemporary Art: CLOSED

Parliament

The Parliament building will be CLOSED to visitors on this day.

Kids’ Activities

Zoo: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Children’s Railway: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Palace of Miracles: CLOSED

Christmas Markets

Vörösmarty square: 10:00AM-2:00PM
St. Stephen’s Basilica: 10:00-2:00PM

Thermal Baths

Szechenyi, Gellert, Lukács, Rudas baths are open 6.00am-2.00pm.
Kiraly bath is closed.

Erkel Theatre

11:00AM MAGIC FLUTE – Mozart

Opera

Budapest Opera House Tours : Closed
11.00AM NUTCRACKER – Tsajkovskij

Churches

Churches are open all day long.
Main service is at midnight.
St. Stephen’s Basilica: Children’s Nativity Play : 4:00PM (free)

Grand Synagogue

Both the Grand Synagogue and the Jewish Museum are closed on this day.

Public transportation

Metro, buses, trams will operate according to sunday schedule until 4pm, then night buses will run.

December 25th – Sunday – Christmas day

Our Free Walking tours do not operate on this day.

Supplies and Services

Shops, Malls and Post Offices are closed.
Shopping Malls are open for movies only. Some seven-eleven shops will be open all day long.
Grand Central Market on „Fővám tér” – CLOSED

Museums

Hungarian National Gallery: CLOSED
House of Terror: CLOSED
National Museum: CLOSED
Holocaust Memorial Center: CLOSED
Hospital in the Rock: CLOSED
Museum of Contemporary Art: CLOSED

Parliament

The Parliament building will be CLOSED to visitors on this day.

Kids’ Activities

Zoo: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Children’s Railway: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Palace of Miracles: CLOSED

Christmas Markets

Vörösmarty square: CLOSED (Food kiosks are open)
St. Stephen’s Basilica: CLOSED

Thermal Baths

Szechenyi, Gellert, Király, Lukács and Rudas baths are open 10.00AM-6.00PM.

Erkel Theatre

11:00AM Magic Flute – Mozart

Opera

Budapest Opera House Tours : Closed
11.00AM Nutcracker – Tsajkovskij
7:00PM La Boheme – Puchini

Churches

St. Stephen’s Basilica services: 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 12:00, 6:00PM

Grand Synagogue

Both the Grand Synagogue and the Jewish Museum are closed on this day.

Public transportation

Metro, buses, trams will operate according to sunday schedule. All night buses and night trams will run.

December 26th – Sunday – Second Day of Christmas – Bank holiday

All of our Free Walking tours operate as normal on this day.

Supplies and Services

Shopping Malls are open for movies only. Some seven-eleven shops will be open all day long.
Grand Central Market on „Fővám tér” – CLOSED

Museums

Hungarian National Gallery: 10:00AM-6:00PM
House of Terror: CLOSED
National Museum: CLOSED
Holocaust Memorial Center: CLOSED
Hospital in the Rock:10:00-7:00PM

Parliament

The Parliament building will be CLOSED to visitors on this day.

Kids’ Activities

Zoo: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Children’s Railway: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Palace of Miracles: CLOSED

Christmas Markets

Vörösmarty square: CLOSED (Food kiosks are open)
St. Stephen’s Basilica: CLOSED

Thermal Baths

Gellert, Szechenyi, Rudas, Lukács, 6:00AM-8:00PM
Kiraly bath 9:00AM-8:00PM

Erkel Theatre

11:00AM Magic Flute – Mozart

Opera

Budapest Opera House Tours: 2:00PM, 3:00PM and 4:00PM
Nutcracker – 11:00AM, 6:00PM
N.B. you must be lucky to find available tickets..

Churches

St. Stephen’s Basilica services: 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 12:00, 6:00PM

Grand Synagogue

Both the Grand Synagogue and the Jewish Museum are closed on this day.

Public transportation

Metro, buses, trams will operate according to sunday schedule. All night buses and night trams will run.

December 31st – Saturday

All of our Free Walking tours operate as normal on this day.

Supplies and Services

Shops, Malls and Post Offices are open until early afternoon.
Grand Central Market on Fővám tér – 6:00AM-3:00PM

Museums

Hungarian National Gallery: 10:00AM-4:00PM
House of Terror: 10:00AM-4:00PM
National Museum: 10:00AM- 2:00PM
Holocaust Memorial Center:10:00AM-4:00PM
Hospital in the Rock: CLOSED

Parliament

The Parliament building will be open to visitors on this day. Prebook your tickets by email at [email protected]!

Kids’ Activities

Zoo: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Children’s Railway: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Palace of Miracles: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Christmas Markets

Vörösmarty square: 10:00AM-11:00PM
St. Stephen’s Basilica: 10:00AM-11:00PM

Thermal Baths

Gellert, Szechenyi, Rudas, Lukács, 6:00AM-6:00PM
Kiraly bath 9:00AM-6:00PM

Erkel Theatre

11:00AM – Billy Elliott Musical
N.B. you must be lucky to find available tickets..

Opera

Budapest Opera House Tours: 1:30PM and 2:15PM
The Bat – 4:00PM and 8:30PM

Churches

St. Stephen’s Basilica is open all night long.
Main services: 6:00PM

Grand Synagogue

Both the Grand Synagogue and the Jewish Museum are closed on this day.

Public transportation

Metro, buses, trams will operate according to sunday schedule. All night buses and night trams will run frequently.

Street Parties

For New Years’ Eve activities, free tours and street parties, pub crawls please send us private message: [email protected]

January 1st – Sunday

Our Free Walking tours do not operate on this day.

Supplies and Services

Shops, Malls and Post Offices are closed.
Shopping Malls are open for movies only. Some seven-eleven shops will be open all day long.
Grand Central Market on „Fővám tér” – CLOSED

Museums

Hungarian National Gallery: 12:00AM-6:00PM
House of Terror: CLOSED
National Museum: CLOSED
Holocaust Memorial Center: CLOSED
Hospital in the Rock: CLOSED

Parliament

The Parliament building will be closed to visitors on this day.

Kids’ Activities

Zoo: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Children’s Railway: CLOSED
Palace of Miracles: CLOSED

Thermal Baths

Gellert, Szechenyi, Rudas, Lukács, Király: 10:00AM- 8:00PM

Opera

Budapest Opera House Tours: 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM
New Year’s Concert: 8:00PM
N.B. you must be lucky to find available tickets…

Churches

St. Stephen’s Basilica services: 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 12:00, 6:00PM

Grand Synagogue

Will be updated soon!

Public transportation

Metro, buses, trams will operate according to sunday schedule.

Happy holidays!