Classical Christmas tour will take you to some of the best Christmas markets in Eastern Europe. Explore the illuminated Vienna, Budapest, one of the most beautiful European cities, Ljubljana with a true Christmas atmosphere (with short visit of Postojna Cave and Lake Bled), charming villages around Salzburg and Prague´s beautiful Christmas markets.
HIGHLIGHTS ON CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS TOUR
Arrival to the Vienna airport and start Eastern Europe Christmas tour. Meet and greet by your private guide/driver, transfer to the hotel and some free time. Overnight in Vienna.
Morning departure from Vienna towards Budapest with a stop in Bratislava to visit the old town and to explore the Christmas market between City Hall and St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the late afternoon we continue to Budapest for an overnight.
Full day to explore Budapest, one of the most beautiful European capitals, even more spectacular at Christmas time. Drive through the city and outside visit of the main attractions with Buda Castle, Parliament, Citadel, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes Square, etc. Later on, we enjoy in a one-hour river cruise on the Danube to see the city from other perspective. Overnight in Budapest.
After breakfast drive to Croatia and its capital, Zagreb, which has built one of the most interesting Christmas markets in Europe on its many picturesque squares. Walk through the market and overnight in Zagreb.
In the morning drive towards Slovenia and visit Ljubljana´s old town with a picturesque illumination of the castle hill and old town beneath. Walk through the old town and sightseeing of the main sites: Triple Bridge, Dragon Bridge, the University, Town Hall and the castle with amazing views. Overnight in Ljubljana.
In the morning we head towards Postojna Cave which is one of the most interesting natural sites on the tour with beautiful illumination and electric train ride through the cave. We then continue to the beautiful Lake Bled which has a speacial charm in the winter time. Visit of the castle for beautiful view before we head to Austria towards Salzburg. Overnight in Salzburg.
After breakfast drive to Salzburg lakes area, more known as Salzkammergut. Visit of Mondsee and Wolfgangsee which were background for The Sound of Music movie. All villages in the area turn into picturesque Christmas markets where they sell local products, mulled wine and punch. In the evening return to Salzburg for an overnight.
After breakfast drive to medieval Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where time has stood still for centuries. Walk through one of the most charming medieval towns in Europe, located along Vltava river. In the evening we continue to Prague for an overnight.
Full day to explore Prague. With local private guide you will visit 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle, former residence of the Bohemian kings, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square with its Astronomical Clock. Admire the many spires and bridges from Castle Hill. At leisure, seek out the locations used in the movies ´Amadeus´ or ´Mission Impossible´ take a romantic walk across illuminated Charles Bridge, shop for crystal, try Czech beer or enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Overnight in Prague.
In the morning we will head back to Vienna for an afternoon & evening exploration of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world. Walk around St. Stephen`s cathedral towards Graben street and through Hofburg towards City Hall to the heart of Christmas happening. Overnight in Vienna.
After breakfast transfer to the airport and end of services.
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• Accommodation in double room with breakfast in selected hotels
• Private guide/driver along the whole tour
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)
• Local guides in Budapest, Zagreb, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava
• Entrance fees to Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Bled castle, Schonbrunn Palace, Mathias Church in Budapest, citadel in
Salzburg, Golden Lane and Prague Castle
• Organisation of the programme
Slovenian capital city gets a special charm in the wintertime when the buildings are covered in snow and the streets are filled with friendly people and christmas markets that offer many culinary treats.
˝Salt” city – Salzburg, known also as home of famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and today fully under UNESCO protection.
Vienna is famous for having one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world. Walk around St. Stephen’s Cathedral towards Graben street and through Hofburg towards City Hall where the Viennese Christmas market is held.
Croatian capital city, Zagreb, which has built one of the most interesting Christmas markets in Europe on its many picturesque squares.
Going on Christmas Tour is a perfect excuse to shop for some Christmas goods and goodies.
Prague is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and gets even more special charm at christmas time.
Visit the Europe´s most spectacular capital city and walk between the stalls offering a variety of Hungarian foods, mulled wine and shots of traditional Hungarian palinka.
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