According to the recent Post Office Christmas Markets Barometer 2013, Budapest and Prague offer the best value in Europe for festive city breaks.
The Christmas Markets Barometer report found that Budapest is best for bargains, offering the lowest overall price for a Christmas market break once all items has been calculated. Check out the amazing prices and tips below!
The average cost of four coffees is only £4.89 - that equates to just £1.22 per cup! This statistic is even more impressive considering that Budapest boasts some of the grandest coffee houses in all of Europe.
Budapest’s largest Christmas Fair takes place every year at Vörösmarty Square with classic nativity scenes, handicraft stalls and a giant fir tree. Wandering the market is a feast for the senses, as the scent of cinnamon drifts from steaming cups of mulled wine, with plenty of oven-warm Hungarian honey cookies on offer.
In addition, Prague’s prices are even more appealing for popular Christmas Market items. The Post Office discovered that four glasses of mulled wine were just £6.33 on average – an astonishingly low £1.58 per glass.
A bite to eat to accompany this bargain beverage is ultra-appealing too, thanks to four pieces of Christmas cake costing just £5.62.
Prague features not one but two fantastic Christmas markets. The Old Town Square offers a cornucopia of Christmas lights and glistening trinkets, with a huge Christmas tree taken from the Krkonose Mountains in the north of the Czech Republic.
All in all, Christmas is looking like cracking value this year in both Budapest in Prague!
Visit the Post Office website to find out more and read the full Post Office Christmas Markets Barometer 2013.
Jet2.com flights to Prague are available from East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle in December 2013.
Jet2.com flights to Budapest are available from East Midlands, Edinburgh and Manchester in December 2013.