Budapest, Hungary - 2 Night Christmas Market Break With 4* Hotel Stay & Flights £69pp @ GoGroopie
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Budapest, Hungary - 2 Night Christmas Market Break With 4* Hotel Stay & Flights £69pp @ GoGroopie

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Refreshed 13th Nov 2018 (Posted 12th Nov 2018)
Great value, 2 nights from £69pp including Flights.

The cheapest option is to fly from London, you can also fly from Manchester, but it's a massive jump in price.

The cheapest dates are Flights leaving from Stansted, Gatwick or Luton on the 10th or 11th of December

  • Deck the halls with a very merry 2-3 night stay in beautiful Budapest!
  • Rest your head at the 4* Royal Park Boutique Hotel
  • Spacious en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and TV's
  • Within easy reach to the city centre and the famous Christmas Market!
  • See the market in Vorosmarty Square and the Christmas Fair in St Stephen's Square
  • Hop on the 'Christmas Light Tram', a traditional streetcar ride with a delightful festive twist!
  • Stroll through more than 100 traditional wooden pavilions in the market and browse souvenirs
  • Tuck into sweet Hungarian pastries, chimney cakes and delicious mulled wine
London Flights
  • Stansted (STN), Gatwick (LGW) or Luton (LTN)



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Add on a £10pp booking fee that TourCenter charge, Then the flights are barely available as they have always apparently sold out of the date you want so have to pay extra for a different date. Make sure you don't redeem your gogroupie voucher before making sure the dates are available etc.

I went with my wife last year, Same hotel, It's a great city, enjoyed it.
Go groupie/ tourcentre total waste of time. Bought this deal at 11am and at 1pm they still hadn't managed to match the advertised price on ANY London airport... useless!
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Great deal. I love Budapest. Buda Castle is something else. I am very tempted.
Anyone have the times of flights from and back to Gatwick going out on 10 Dec?

Many thanks
Add on a £10pp booking fee that TourCenter charge, Then the flights are barely available as they have always apparently sold out of the date you want so have to pay extra for a different date. Make sure you don't redeem your gogroupie voucher before making sure the dates are available etc.

I went with my wife last year, Same hotel, It's a great city, enjoyed it.
Did Buda in December last year, had a great time, but it is very busy though, much busier than summer time. Be careful if trying to buy food 'al fresco' in Vörösmarty Square, it's really expensive!
Highly recommend, Budapest in Decemeber is delightful
largeruk1 h, 3 m ago

Anyone have the times of flights from and back to Gatwick going out on 10 …Anyone have the times of flights from and back to Gatwick going out on 10 Dec?Many thanks


They will inevitably be a late flight out and early flight back unless you pay extra, meaning you only actually get one day in Budapest. The hotel is average at best and not especially near the centre of the city

These deals are always a false economy. If you want to go, book the flights and accommodation yourself separately.
Is the hot springs open at the moment (the one that they play chess in)?
anil.patelmXJ7 m ago

Is the hot springs open at the moment (the one that they play chess in)?


Yes, Szechenyi thermal baths is open all year round. m.szechenyibath.hu
For £69 it is a bargain and worth it just for a bit of fun
Off in 2 weeks (Mon-Fri). Paid £47 for EasyJet flights. Booked hotel separate £185 including breakfast. Fly out Manchester 6am, Return flight 19:15. So 4 nights,almost 5 full days.
Also booked flights for a Fri-Mon next May for £55. Still to book accommodation. Tracking a few, but prices high at the moment as it’s too far out
Edited by: "W1zz" 12th Nov 2018
Go groupie/ tourcentre total waste of time. Bought this deal at 11am and at 1pm they still hadn't managed to match the advertised price on ANY London airport... useless!
(London airport) in the title would be much appreciated.
Love Budapest. I went 2nd January this year only paid £200 for 4 nights/5 days for 2 people including b&b and transfers and all the xmas markets and stalls still about. Absolutely beautiful. Good deal.
Nice post!!!
Love the city! I used a similar deal on here last year to go but some fair warnings from my experience:
'2 Nights' actually meant arrive at 10:00pm, so the first night is just getting to the hotel, 24 hours in the city, and flight out at 05:00am. So of course we has to upgrade to make it worth it.
They will also tell you that you have the most basic room in the 4* hotel, so will upsell you on that too.
Still really enjoyed the trip! But i'm pretty sure that after the upselling it would have just been easier/similar price to just sort it all myself
Budapest is an amazing city so it’s well worth going to. We stayed for 3 nights and felt we needed longer there!

If you would like to stay longer then contact me and I will find you some hotel deals! Budapest hotels tend to be very cheap.
Edited by: "davidrowlands89" 13th Nov 2018
avoid these deals like the plague
GentleTouch25 m ago

avoid these deals like the plague


why???
davidrowlands8934 m ago

Budapest is an amazing city so it’s well worth going to. We stayed for 3 n …Budapest is an amazing city so it’s well worth going to. We stayed for 3 nights and felt we needed longer there!


We've had 2 x separate trips of a week to Budapest this year (went in May and loved it so much we booked again to go back 2 months later with our friends) and still have a big list of things we didn't get time to do, despite packing lots of stuff in each day. Oh well, it's a good excuse to return again soon.

It's my new favourite European city, we absolutely fell in love with the place - and the fact it's so cheap helps too.
jaydee77729 minutes ago

why???


As others have said, they'll give you the worst flight times, try and change your hotel (due to no availability) and every other trick possible to get you to pay more. They put you on the spot on the phone call and push decisions quickly giving you no time to check the new hotel reviews, location etc out.If you're easily susceptible to pressure selling you'll end up paying double the deal price almost.

In addition, you can book yourself for the same price or thereabouts, usually.

They tried charging me £79 for earlier flights on one deal, I checked skyscanner and the flights were £30 and they would be freeing up their own flight to give to someone else, so essentially charging £100 just to change one of the two flight times.

Every time i've encountered one of these deals the stress booking it has made what should be an enjoyable experience turn sour.

I will never use one of these deals again in my life. What I now do is call them up before booking and ask what dates, flights and hotels they are offering so they've done the hard work for me - then I book it myself directly usually for the same price or slightly cheaper + topcashback, any discount codes etc

Don't let you put this off Budapest in any way though - it's one of our favourite cities and there are bargains to be found booking it yourself
Edited by: "GentleTouch" 13th Nov 2018
There is no return flight included right ?
Watch your wallets and purses!
razorwire8 h, 57 m ago

We've had 2 x separate trips of a week to Budapest this year (went in May …We've had 2 x separate trips of a week to Budapest this year (went in May and loved it so much we booked again to go back 2 months later with our friends) and still have a big list of things we didn't get time to do, despite packing lots of stuff in each day. Oh well, it's a good excuse to return again soon. It's my new favourite European city, we absolutely fell in love with the place - and the fact it's so cheap helps too.


What sort of things are there to do?
Pest part of the city is horrendous. Wouldnt recommend at all. Full of drug dealers and dodgy taxi drivers. Literally just got back from there Sunday.
How much is a large beer?
Ballards12th Nov

Did Buda in December last year, had a great time, but it is very busy …Did Buda in December last year, had a great time, but it is very busy though, much busier than summer time. Be careful if trying to buy food 'al fresco' in Vörösmarty Square, it's really expensive!



I would highly recommend Pest too. Seems a waste to go all that way and not cross the river.
Vinorth13th Nov

There is no return flight included right ?


Is the return ticket included ?
I may want to book tomorrow but I see nowhere them talking about the flight from Budapest to London.
Saw the Krakow deal before, I like Budapest much much more. One of my favourite cities in the world
Edited by: "Alexanderr" 14th Nov 2018
36094413-8x76D.jpgLarge beer Budapest lol,wonderful place!!
Vinorth1 h, 0 m ago

Is the return ticket included ?I may want to book tomorrow but I see …Is the return ticket included ?I may want to book tomorrow but I see nowhere them talking about the flight from Budapest to London.


Yeah of course it is.

Don't book this though. Book the flights direct through the airline (most likely Ryanair or easyjet depending on airport) and your accommodation through booking.com, Expedia etc.
Edited by: "Robdk" 14th Nov 2018
Has anyone managed to get dates for flights for the Dec 10/11 break?
hellfyreuk56 m ago

Has anyone managed to get dates for flights for the Dec 10/11 break?


Nope I have escalated a refund with gogroopie a total waste of my time trying to arrange. They still hounding me now with new "offers" where I need to pay more to travel on the days they quote...
Vinorth18 h, 20 m ago

Is the return ticket included ?I may want to book tomorrow but I see …Is the return ticket included ?I may want to book tomorrow but I see nowhere them talking about the flight from Budapest to London.


Wouldn't bother trying still trying to get my money back after they can't honour the advertised deal.

69 per person from London on 10th or 11th. I even let them check for any other day that week and they still can't match it.
darrenpbond13th Nov

Pest part of the city is horrendous. Wouldnt recommend at all. Full of …Pest part of the city is horrendous. Wouldnt recommend at all. Full of drug dealers and dodgy taxi drivers. Literally just got back from there Sunday.


Us and all our friends fell in love Pest and can't wait to go back there. We didn't see any drug dealers either (even in the places you'd expect in District VII) but like any city they will be there. My best mate lived in Pest for a few years until last year and he says there's much less of a drugs culture than over here.

Taxis are notoriously dodgy in Budapest, like a lot of European cities. Apart from basic overcharging it's been known for people to get their change back in another currency (Indonesian notes or something equally worthless) or get ripped off in other ways. Thankfully there's no real need to use them as the public transport system is absolutely brilliant, and cheap too - buses, trams, metro and trolley bus, it's a really extensive and efficient network..

If you really must get a taxi for some reason then download Taxify and use that - it works in the same way as Uber (except you can either pay by card on your account or in cash) and you won' get ripped off.


MaryHuff13th Nov

What sort of things are there to do?


Tonnes of stuff - tripadvisor will give you more of an idea for the standard sightseeing stuff like St. Stephen's Basilica, Castle Hill etc but for family stuff we loved the Zugligeti Libego Chairlift, the Labyrinth caves, an amazing and unforgettable trip doing 360s and other stunts in a speedboat on the Danube with RedJet, Aquaworld, Margaret Island, thermal pools etc. For adults there is the House of terror, loads of amazing ruin bars and clubs, some great exhibitions, Xmas markets etc. Both the kids and adults loved the Pinball Museum - cheap to get in with absolutely loads of pinball tables and arcade games from the 50s to present day on freeplay.
razorwire17 m ago

Us and all our friends fell in love Pest and can't wait to go back there. …Us and all our friends fell in love Pest and can't wait to go back there. We didn't see any drug dealers either (even in the places you'd expect in District VII) but like any city they will be there. My best mate lived in Pest for a few years until last year and he says there's much less of a drugs culture than over here. Taxis are notoriously dodgy in Budapest, like a lot of European cities. Apart from basic overcharging it's been known for people to get their change back in another currency (Indonesian notes or something equally worthless) or get ripped off in other ways. Thankfully there's no real need to use them as the public transport system is absolutely brilliant, and cheap too - buses, trams, metro and trolley bus, it's a really extensive and efficient network.. If you really must get a taxi for some reason then download Taxify and use that - it works in the same way as Uber (except you can either pay by card on your account or in cash) and you won' get ripped off. Tonnes of stuff - tripadvisor will give you more of an idea for the standard sightseeing stuff like St. Stephen's Basilica, Castle Hill etc but for family stuff we loved the Zugligeti Libego Chairlift, the Labyrinth caves, an amazing and unforgettable trip doing 360s and other stunts in a speedboat on the Danube with RedJet, Aquaworld, Margaret Island, thermal pools etc. For adults there is the House of terror, loads of amazing ruin bars and clubs, some great exhibitions, Xmas markets etc. Both the kids and adults loved the Pinball Museum - cheap to get in with absolutely loads of pinball tables and arcade games from the 50s to present day on freeplay.


Don't know what part you went to but after 7/8pm it was absolutely littered with them. Every few yards it was "cocaine?". The taxi drivers were also gesturing 'snorting' to me and friends.
darrenpbond22 m ago

Don't know what part you went to but after 7/8pm it was absolutely …Don't know what part you went to but after 7/8pm it was absolutely littered with them. Every few yards it was "cocaine?". The taxi drivers were also gesturing 'snorting' to me and friends.


On our last visit we were staying right on Kazinczy Street (next to Bors and only about 5 doors down from Szimpla so right in the heart of things). The closest we came was some English lads in Instant asking me if I knew where to get anything, but that was about 2am in a club. Weird that we didn't see anything else for 2 weeks, I'll be upset if I'm now too old to get offered drugs.
darrenpbond13th Nov

Pest part of the city is horrendous. Wouldnt recommend at all. Full of …Pest part of the city is horrendous. Wouldnt recommend at all. Full of drug dealers and dodgy taxi drivers. Literally just got back from there Sunday.



I stayed in a nice hotel in Pest. There's a very lively strip in Pest with cheap drink and food. I never encountered any drug dealers. However I did encounter 3 'ladies', at night. In my naivety I was thinking 'Ooooohhh 3 women talking to me. Result!'. Until 1 said 'You want sexy time?'. 'Wow you Hungarian women are forward.....ooooohhhhh'. Penny drops.
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