Christmas Markets of Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia & Austria

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$2449 per person
8 days
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ESCORTED TOUR Christmas Markets of Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana & Vienna

Experience a magical lead up to Christmas as you journey through Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria’s most charming cities. Appreciate the comforts of premium hotels and have the merriest festive season with all the traditional trimmings!
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Explore Europe at the most festive time of the year and enjoy overnight stays in Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Vienna. This Christmas Markets tour includes luxury hotel, exciting sightseeing highlights and you'll be escorted by an expert tour manager throughout the 8-day tour.

What's included

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Departure Location
Budapest, Hungary
Return Location
Vienna, Austria
Tour Start Date & Time
December 1, 2024 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs in 2024: Prices for departure dates will vary, contact us for current rates. Booking Code: EXMG8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Single supplement is from $750 for sole use of hotel room. Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extending your stay in Europe. Optional Tours: These can be pre-booked to save you money. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote. Flights to Europe: Flights can be added with the latest airfare deals.

Christmas markets tour overview

Experience a magical lead up to Christmas as you journey through Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria’s most charming cities.

Experience the charm of the world-famous Christmas markets in Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Graz and Vienna. View Heroes’ Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest. Stop at Fisherman’s Bastion for panoramic views of the city. See the Cathedral of Zagreb, with its soaring twin spires. Enjoy a guided walking tour of charming Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. The tour comes to an end in magical Vienna, with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments.

Throughout the 7-night tour, you’ll be immersed in the rich cultural heritage and timeless traditions of a European Christmas.



Inclusions at a glance

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4-star & 5-star hotels
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 1 night Zagreb
    • 2 nights Ljubljana
    • 2 nights Vienna
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special features

  • Enjoy travelling through Europe at the most festive time of the year
  • Licenced local guides will share the wonders of the regions with you
  • Enjoy overnight stays in Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Vienna
  • Appreciate the comforts of luxe hotels and convenience of included daily breakfast
  • Have the merriest festive season with all the traditional trimmings!


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  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8

Arrive in Budapest

Arrive in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary that straddles the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and Pest to the east. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the balance of the day at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Dinner


Budapest City Tour & Christmas Market

Take a morning city tour of Budapest. Begin in Pest and continue to view the Parliament, Heroes' Square, and Market Hall before crossing the Danube to the Buda Hills. Here, see the Royal Palace, and visit the 13th century Matthias Church. Proceed to the Fisherman's Bastion for enthralling panoramic views of the city. Free time to browse Budapest's Christmas market, filled with wooden stalls richly decorated with traditional wares. Later, join the optional Danube dinner cruise
Optional: Danube Dinner Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast


Travel to Zagreb & City Tour

This morning, depart Budapest and travel to the charming city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. View Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with its soaring twin spires. Then, head to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its cobblestone streets and red-tile-roofed buildings. View the Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's church and Pope's tower. Dinner tonight is at the hotel
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Zagreb Christmas Market, Ljubljana

Spend the morning at leisure to visit Zagreb's Christmas market. Learn about Croatian Christmas traditions and shop for handmade Croatian Christmas ornaments. Indulge in some delicious treats like roasted chestnuts and other seasonal delights. Afterward, depart Zagreb and cross into Slovenia. Arrive in Ljubljana late afternoon and check into your hotel for overnight
Overnight: Ljubljana
Meals: Breakfast


Ljubljana City Tour & Christmas Market

Begin the day with a walking tour of Ljubljana. View its open-air market, the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Triple Bridge, which connects the old and new cities, and the Parliament. The afternoon is free to discover the Christmas markets at the Preseren Square, along the Ljubljanica River. Perhaps, join the optional Radovljica & Bled tour. Walk along the cobbled streets of the medieval town of Radovljica, with its preserved moat. Later, head to Bled for a walking tour through the charming town and visit the Christmas market
Optional: Radovljica & Bled (PM)
Overnight: Ljubljana
Meals: Breakfast


Graz City Tour & Christmas Market, Travel to Vienna

Today, depart Ljubljana and drive to Graz, a historic city in southern Austria. During the walking tour, view the major sights of the city including the 15th century cathedral, Opera House, medieval clock tower and Altstadt (Old Town) a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Landhaus with its beautiful Renaissance architecture, home to the provincial parliament of Styria. Enjoy free time to browse the Christmas markets with a variety of stalls full of decorations, Styrian handicrafts, holiday gifts and gingerbread. Later, travel to Vienna. Arrive late afternoon and check into the hotel
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast


Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market

Embark on a panoramic tour of Vienna. View Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, the monument of Empress Maria Theresia, Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament, and Musikverein, the music hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Spend the afternoon exploring Vienna's Christmas markets. Perhaps, participate in the optional tour to Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Habsburgs. Visit the gorgeous Baroque apartments and stroll through the manicured gardens. Be sure to stop at a café to sample the famous Viennese Sacher Torte before returning to the hotel. Tonight at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Depart Austria

It’s time to check out of your hotel this morning. If you’re flying out today, make your own way to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast

More about Austria

Officially known as the Republic of Austria, there's a lot more to discover about this landlocked European country than schnitzel, strudel and the Sound of Music, but that's still part of the fun. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can understand why Austria is so culturally rich. There are a couple of things you might not know about Austrians, like they are the top recyclers in the world, they love their coffee and enjoy a rich coffee house culture, plus, much like Mexico, they celebrate death and there's even a funeral museum in Vienna. From fine arts to classical music and historic monuments, there's much to experience in Austria!

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More about Hungary

The landlocked country of Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The capital of Budapest is a great city to explore, with its medieval Castle Hill, Fisherman's Bastion and impressive Parliament Building. It's split by the Danube River and many European river cruises either start of end in Budapest. And if you're wondering, Hungarian goulash really is from Hungary. The tasty soup made from beef and vegetables and flavoured with paprika is known locally as Gulyásleves (gulyás is herdsman and leves is soup in Hungarian); because it originates from a dish cooked by the cattlemen of the Great Hungarian Plain.

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Explore Europe at the most festive time of the year and enjoy overnight stays in Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Vienna. This Christmas Markets tour includes luxury hotel, exciting sightseeing highlights and you'll be escorted by an expert tour manager throughout the 8-day tour.

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Tour departures

The tour commences on select dates in December 2024.

Price will vary depending on your travel date. Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current cost.
Please contact us for travel options at other times of the year.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is 3:00pm but this is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you add flights, you will be advised of the airline details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The longest day spent on the bus is from Budapest to Zagreb. For your comfort, several stops will be made along the way. This is an Off Season program.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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