Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions
Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand
years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who
founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of
Christianity throughout his realm. As you ramble
through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty
Square, admiring the handmade porcelain, stop
to watch as kürtos kalács (a pastry) is baked on
rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar
before it’s handed to you.
In Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is
revitalizing the compact city core, stalls abound
with traditional Slovakian Christmas items such
as medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and
šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks).
Experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of
Christmas” program in the heart of Vienna
during the day. Follow the lights down the Land Strasse
in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a
fairytale Christmas display—large animated
renditions of scenes from fairytales that will
entrance the child in you.
Glorious baroque architecture, delightful concerts
and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas
season unforgettable as you sail through the
holidays on the Danube.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Music lovers will find many special holiday treats
on this cruise, from onboard caroling and a
classical concert in Vienna to an exclusive organ
recital. Shoppers will delight in the chance to
pick out a variety of unique gifts at enchanting