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Budapest Christmas Markets

November 26, 2015 @ 06:30 - November 29, 2015 @ 23:00

(Being organised in conjunction with the Travel Department)

Thursday 26 November – Sunday 29 November 2015 (3 nights B&B)

Several members have suggested that they would be very interested in a trip abroad so the Committee has been making enquiries and has found that the most efficient way to organise such a trip is in conjunction with the Travel Department whose wide experience in coordinating holidays is second to none.

Budapest is a beautiful city and the weeks leading up to Christmas are particularly special as you will take in the festive Christmas Markets and atmosphere.  At the end of November Vörösmarty Square turns into a festive market place. The location is ideal – the Square is in the heart of the city at the end of Váci utca. There are performances on two stages from 17.00 till 20.00: folk, jazz, world music concerts, dance house performances that entertain visitors to the fair.

Budapest is known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’ and it is easy to see why this city is considered one of Europe’s most magnificent cities. The glorious architecture of Hungary’s parliament building, UNESCO World Heritage site Andrásy Avenue – starting from the historic Heroes Square and stretching almost as far as St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Gothic castle of Buda are some of the fabulous sights that this truly amazing city can boast.

Think about it! We would love to see you on this trip.

Details are as follows


Booking is being handled by The Travel Department, Harmony Court, Harmony Row, Dublin 2.

€349 per person sharing. Single supplement €79. Includes all taxes and charges.

A deposit of €200 per person is required by Friday 10 July to secure a place. Please telephone the Travel Department (01- 637 1600) with your booking details and deposit, payable by cheque, debit or credit card of €200 per person. (2% surcharge if booking by credit card). The balance is due 10 weeks before travel (17 September 2015).

                 Make sure to quote the following reference:

Ref.  ‘Trinity Retirement Association – Budapest Christmas Markets 26th November’.

Please note that 30 places are being held for Trinity Retirement Association until Friday 10 July after this date any unused places will be taken back by the Travel Department so if you’d like to join us on this special trip please ensure that you book before this date with your deposit.

In order to keep the price down we have agreed to share with a general public group as sold by the Travel Department. Initially we have reserved thirty places out of fifty – 12 double/twin rooms and 6 singles – and these places will be allocated by the Travel Department to TRA members on a first-come first-served basis. Each TRA member may bring one guest. This holiday is advertised on the Travel Department website for public booking so the sooner you book the better.

  • €349 per person based on 2 sharing. Single supplement €79. Includes all taxes and charges.
  • Direct return flights from Dublin to Budapest with Aer Lingus
  • 1 standard piece of hand luggage within certain measurements included per person (max 10 kilos)
  • Checked-in one standard piece of baggage is an extra €30 per person (max 15 kilos) or €40 per person (max 20 kilos). Please inform the Travel Department if you intend to bring checked-in baggage.

For baggage regulations please see www.aerlingus.com and go to baggage.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of €200 per person is required to book (2% surcharge if paid by credit card)
  • Balances are due 10 weeks before departure (2% surcharge if paid by credit card)
  • Prices, taxes, flight time and availability are subject to change. (Errors & omissions excluded). 


4**** Hotel Museum Budapest www.museumhotel.hu is situated in the heart of the city, close to National Museum and just a few steps from Váci street, the St. Steven’s Basilica and the Jewish Synagogue.



     Thursday 26 November 2015

     Aer Lingus: Depart Dublin EI 672 at 06.30 hrs. Arrive Budapest 10.30 hrs.

     Sunday 29 November 2015

     Aer Lingus: Depart Budapest EI 673 at 11.00 hrs. Arrive Dublin 13.10 hrs.


Transfers    Transfers are included between airport and hotel in a luxury coach with guide assistance and return to airport.

Excursion (included)    A half day guided sightseeing tour of Budapest with English speaking guide will take place on Day 2.

Practical Information

  • Currency Forint (Ft)
  • Local Time: Ireland +1 hour
  • Passport: A valid passport is required. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.
  • Airport: Budapest Ferihegy Airport is located 24km southeast of Budapest, approx. 30 minutes from your hotel.
  • Climate: Winter time can be quite cold.



Travel insurance is obligatory. By booking a place you are confirming that you have travel insurance in place for this trip.

(Travel Insurance @ €17 pp is available from the Travel Department [conditions apply]).

Committee members

At least two committee members will be travelling with the group.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@tcdretired.ie. However please note that the Trinity Retirement Association will not have a role in relation to bookings or accepting payments.  All reservations are being handled by the Travel Department so any queries should be directed to them in the first instance. Tel (01- 637 1600).


November 26, 2015 @ 06:30
November 29, 2015 @ 23:00
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