christmas market tour zagreb,vienna,budapest

Christmas Markets tour Zagreb,Vienna, Budapest

Enjoy magic of Advent on our Christmas market tour of Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest. Start your tour in Zagreb, Croatian capital, and see for yourself why Zagreb wins the title of Best European Christmas Market. Explore Zagreb during the pre Christmas time and enjoy great day trip to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia.

After Zagreb, we continue our Christmas market tour to magical Vienna. Get the local’s point of view on the Christmas traditions and culture while seeing some of Vienna’s grandiose  city sights. In the festive season, Vienna looks it’s best. It shines and sparkles with Christmas trees, decorations and thousands of lights. Vienna Christmas markets have a nice mix of food and gifts, with lots of delicious pastries made only around the Christmas holidays..

After enjoying Vienna and its famous Christmas markets, we  continue our tour to Budapest. See Budapest’s  sights all illuminated , visit the iconic Parliament building, walk along the Fishermen’s Bastion, learn about Hungarian Christmas tradition and explore charming Budapest Christmas market.

What makes our tour special?

  • Airport to hotel roundtrip transfers
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations in centrally located hotels with daily breakfast
  • Tips for local guides and drivers included
  • Entrance fees to listed attractions included as per itinerary
  • Admissions for festive cultural events, shows or performances
  • Local English-speaking guides at all destinations
  • Experienced tour escorts on disposal  throughout travel
  • Plenty of leisure time to explore cities on your own

Christmas Market Tour highlights:

  • Guided tour of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • Christmas market of Zagreb, Vienna, Ljubljana, Graz, Bratislava,Budapest
  • Explore palaces, castles and must see sights all illuminated
  • Learn about Christmas culture in Europe
  • Enjoy the true spirit of a European Christmas
  • Meet a local stall holders and sample  the local Christmas delicacies
  • Unique Christmas gifts shopping
  • Interact with local artists, craftsmen, 
performers
  • Festive cultural events exclusively for your group

Vienna Schoenbrunn Palace Christmas Market

Christmas markets tour itinerary: Zagreb – Budapest -Vienna

The Christmas Market season runs throughout the Advent period, from the mid of November to Christmas. This is just one of our proposal for your winter tour in Europe during festive season. Choose the dates of the tour that suits you the best and  let us customize a Christmas market tour for you  and your group

  • Day 1 – Welcome to Zagreb

    Meet and greet at Zagreb airport and transfer to the hotel located in Zagreb city center. After an opportunity to rest and freshen up we gather in the traditional restaurant for  a welcome dinner, Overnight in Zagreb.

  • Day 2 – Zagreb guided tour and Christmas Market

    Morning Zagreb city tour with local guide will take you through Zagreb history, culture and everyday life of Zagreb people. Visit Zagreb Upper and Lower Town, St Mark’s Church, Parliament , Cathedral, …The rest of the day is free to explore Zagreb, taste traditional food in small winter village on Zagreb main square and Zrinjevac park, enjoy Ice park and Live Nativity Scene in front of  Zagreb Cathedral.  Zagreb Christmas Market make it easy to see why Zagreb wins the title of the  Best European Christmas Market. From dreamy lights to beautiful Christmas market wooden cottages, Zagreb is everything you need to get into the spirit of the festive season.

  • Day 3 – Day trip to Ljubljana

    After breakfast departure on day trip to Ljubljana. Visit the most significant sights of Ljubljana  city center with local guide: the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain.. Enjoy free time for exploring Ljubljana Christmas market and beautiful architecture from diverse periods.  Stroll along the uniquely shaped river bank and enjoy views reaching all the way to the Alps. Return in Zagreb late afternoon and time at your leisure. Buy some amazing and unique Christmas gifts or simply stroll around the markets and enjoy the festive atmosphere in Zagreb.

  • Day 4 – Christmas markets of Austria : Graz , Vienna

    After breakfast departure to Vienna. Stop in Graz to enjoy  city tour with local guide and traditional Graz Christmas market with unique  ice nativity scene in Landhaus courtyard. Arrival in Vienna in the late afternoon. Orientation Tour of Vienna by night and overnight in Vienna.

  • Day 5- Vienna city tour and Christmas market

    This morning your local guide will bring to life the story of the Habsburgs during your tour of Vienna city centre. On our walking tour of Vienna we visit : St. Stephen’s cathedral, Graben street, Kohlmarkt, Opera, Hofburg palace . After the  sightseeing tour, time at your leisure  to wander through the Viennese Christmas markets on your own. Peruse stalls of handmade crafts in search of gifts perfect for everyone on your list. This is truly  a magical time of the year, and Vienna presents it at the many Christmas markets found around the city.

  • Day 6- Christmas market Vienna Schonbrunn Palace

    Today we will be visiting Schonbrunn Palace. The glittering lights and inviting atmosphere creates one of the best times to take part in a guided tour of Schonbrunn. The tour includes Christmas stories from the Habsburg era, as well the origins of the Christmas tree, Christ child, exchanging of gifts, tradition of gingerbread and even toys throughout the ages. You can enjoy enterteinment of choirs, groups and brass bands from all over the world who will be performing on the main stage during the Advent season in front of the Christmas tree in Schonbrunne Palace. There will also be activities to keep young ones amused such as decorating sweets and biscuits.

  • Day 7- Bratislava Christmas Market

    Breakfast in hotel, check out and departure to Budapest. Stop for visit Bratislava and exploring Bratislava Christmas Market. Arrival in Budapest in late afternoon. Evening walk through Budapest city center and visit the biggest Christmas Market in Budapest.

  • Day 8 – Budapest City tour and Christmas Market

    After breakfast departure with your local guide on Budapest city tour .Visit Pest side: Heroes Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, the Opera House, the St. Stephen Basilica. We will have stop for  inside visit of grandiose Parliament building.  At the end of the tour we invite you for a glass of hot wine at the Budapest Christmas market on Vorosmarty square. Free time to explore market and do some holiday shopping. Overnight in hotel in Budapest.

  • Day 9- Budapest Castle tour

    Today your guide will lead you through the Budapest Castle area and the historical points, occupations and roles it played throughout the Hungarian history. Through the private guided tour you will visit  Royal Palace, Presidential palace,  the Fisherman’s Bastion,  and the Matthias Church. We take a break with coffee and cake in a cosy cafe at the Castle District before return to the hotel. Enjoy  free time in Budapest before our special Farewell Dinner and Danube cruise with excellent views of Budapest’s best illuminated sights .

  • Day 10– Budapest departure

    Breakfast in hotel and check out. Departure transfer to Budapest airport for your flight back home.

christmas market zagreb budapest vienna tour

Included services:

  • Airport to hotel roundtrip transfers
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations in centrally located hotels with daily breakfast
  • Tips for local guides and drivers included
  • Entrance fees to listed attractions included as per itinerary
  • Admissions for festive cultural events,shows or performances
  • Local English-speaking guides at all destinations
  • Experienced tour escorts on disposal  throughout tour
  • Plenty of leisure time to explore cities on your own

Take the chance to visit famous Christmas markets in Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest over the festive season 

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