By Emily Rycroft
Christmas is just around the corner, so we’re bringing you the best festive Traincations each week to get you in the mood…
What’s all the fuss?
Next stop on our Christmas market adventure is Budapest. This is another fairly traditional market, but is incredibly lively with folk dances and live music every day. The stalls, which are based in the centre of the Pest district, look like quaint little cottages, selling a whole host of great trinkets to fill up your stockings. There’s traditional food, local art and even a puppet show!
Travel from London to Paris in the morning on the good old trusty Eurostar, and soak up a little bit of Paris on your wander from Gare du Nord to the Gare de l’Est. Hop on board the super-fast TGV train all the way to Munich Hauptbahnhof and treat yourself to a little festive snack from the on-board café. Finally, take the EuroNight sleeper train all the way into Budapest. This Hungarian sleeper train is roomier than expected, with some very comfortable couchettes.