Book our 10-days Best European Christmas Tour. Explore Zagreb, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Vienna. A journey of breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and great gastronomy. Starting in Zagreb, the very best of Croatia Christmas Market. If you’re planning up some last-minute vacation, it’s time to place Zagreb on your map. Voted “the best Christmas market” in Europe for the third year running! You will get inspired by the timeless stories each destination has to offer. This tour is definitely something not to be missed!
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Welcome with our tour guide, we start our Best European Christmas Tour with a transfer to your accommodation in Zagreb. Depending on your arrival time we will have a short orientational tour of Zagreb “the Capital of Croatia”. In other words, the city tour will give you an insight into two different cities: the modern, urban, and the historic and cultural Zagreb. Start at Zagreb’s main square – Ban Jelačić Square. You will take a ride by Zagreb’s funicular, which is the shortest cable car in the world. From the Upper Town, we will enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the area. We continue our tour passing by Zagreb’s Cathedral and walking through Croatia’s biggest green market ”Dolac”. With many museums, galleries, cafes, open markets, clubs, and pubs, Zagreb is today a city pulsing with life!
In Zagreb, We will take You on our memorable “Advent Tour of Zagreb”. Following the path of thousands of Xmas lights, the scent of gingerbread, and mulled wine, we will have plenty of fun. Try some excellent food and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere at unique events. Zagreb Christmas Market is perfect to get in the mood for Christmas. We will start from ice-skating at the Tomislav Square and continue through the Zrinjevac Park and the Chef’s Street in Tomićeva to end up in the Upper Town of Zagreb for some amazing sights. Don’t forget to try some of the Croatian traditional cuisines. The pastry filled with cottage cheese, named “štrukli”, Zagreb bests. The city streets and squares invite you to join our capital’s Xmas mood and take part in our Christmas story with Your family and friends!
This morning we continue our Best European Christmas Tour towards Ljubljana, “the capital of Slovenia”. Ljubljana is a medium-sized European city. It is a place where eastern and western cultures meet. Walking through the old town district we will explore many baroque buildings. The colorful farmer’s market, the cathedral of St. Nicholas, and the old medieval fortress stand up there like an old guardian of the city. We are also taking you to a local restaurant, where you will have a chance to try some of Ljubljana’s famous dishes together with a local draft beer. “Ljubljana Christmas Market” is well known for its vibrancy and cheerful atmosphere. The locals refer to the markets as the Christmas Fair where you can find mulled wine, tea, liqueurs, and various grilled dishes. After the city tour and lunch, free afternoon and overnight stay in Ljubljana.
Morning checks out and leaves towards the Austria country and Salzburg town. Our first destination for a day in Lake Bled. The stunning blue lake in the heart of the town. The picture-postcard church on the island. A medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. This Alpine lake has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries. Lookout at the lake from a castle on a cliff and visit the island on a traditional “pletna” boat. The town of Bled is everything you could want for a cozy Christmas vacation. It’s a place for a fabulous winter escape. You can try local delicious food, shopping Slovenian souvenirs, and enjoy some of the unique holiday photography spots they set up each year. After lunch, we are continuing the trip towards Salzburg. Overnight stay in Salzburg.
We have morning in Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From New Town to Old Town, learn about the area’s diverse history on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. At the Makartplatz, you will see the Mozart House. Explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. Finally, we arrive at the market. Salzburg Christmas has deep historical roots and is one of the world’s oldest Advent markets. It has existed since 1974 in the heart of Salzburg’s old city. At the market, you will discover everything you would possibly wish for. Local folk customs, traditional decorations, mulled wine, hot punch, and all forms of Austrian specialties. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure. Overnight stay in Salzburg.
Today, we are heading towards “Vienna – the capital of Austria”. Driving along the Wolfgangsee our trip will bring us to Bad Ischl. Next to Hallstatt, “the pearl of the Lake District”. Hallstatt is an outstanding example of the natural landscape of great beauty and scientific interest. You can choose to take the railway funicular up the mountain for a panoramic view above the town. This is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps. The pure white snow is stunningly draped over the old wooden houses, mountains surround the glassy lake, icicles hang from the roofs, and the Christmas lights twinkle. It is simply magic. We are also taking you to a local restaurant, where you will have a chance to try some of the local famous dishes together with a local draft beer! Finally, we continue towards Vienna. Check-in and overnight stay in Vienna.
This day is reserved for exploring the old town of Vienna “the capital of Austria”. Vienna is also described as Europe’s cultural capital. Our experienced local guide will walk you through the charming, historical Vienna center. You will get a deeper look behind the monumental facades of this imperial city. Enjoy a visit to the city’s highlights Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, the Parliament Building, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, Danube Tower, Belvedere Palace, Mozart Memorial. Christmas markets in Vienna are an age-old tradition. Step into the joy of Christmas with the beautiful streets of Vienna as your backdrop. The aroma of Christmas baking, hot punch, and toasted almonds hangs in the air. Complete Old town and shopping streets are decorated with festive lights that create a Christmas atmosphere in Vienna. Finally, you will have a free afternoon and overnight stay in Vienna.
Today is the last day of our Best European Christmas tour, the departure day. Your guide will drive You to Vienna Airport with a complimentary transfer to the airport. We Wish You a safe journey back home and We hope that You will have a great memory of these days spent with Us!