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European Christmas Tour

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

Join us for a 10-day tour and explore the best European Christmas markets. 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!

Let Us prepare Your Tailor-made Private Tour!

Any itinerary can be personalized, changed according to Your interests, budget and time. As well as completely custom designed as per your wish. You can complete your booking online by using the displayed booking form. Just choose the date, your departure, and destination points and follow the link.

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MAP OF THE TOUR:

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Zagreb

  • • Arriving in Zagreb
  • • Airport pick up and complimentary transfer to the hotel
  • • Orientational tour of Zagreb “the Capital of Croatia”

Day 2 – Zagreb Christmas market

  • • Christmas tour in Zagreb, ice-skating, chef’s street, upper town
  • • Lunch in a typical Croatian restaurant
  • • Free evening and overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – Zagreb – Ljubljana (Slovenia)

  • • Orientational tour of Ljubljana “the Capital of Slovenia”
  • • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • • Free time in Ljubljana and overnight in Ljubljana

Day 4 – Lake Bled – Salzburg (Austria)

  • • Orientational tour of Lake Bled and Bled Castle
  • • Optional “pletna” boat ride over the lake
  • • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • • Arriving in Salzburg (Austria), free evening and overnight in Salzburg

Day 5 – Salzburg (Austria)

  • • Orientational tour of Salzburg, old town, Mozart house. Palace Mirabell
  • • Visiting the Salzburg Christmas market
  • • Free evening and overnight stay in Salzburg

Day 6 – Hallstatt – Vienna (Austria)

  • • Orientational tour of Hallstatt 
  • • Railway funicular ride for a panoramic view of town
  • Lunch in a typical Austrian restaurant
  • • Arriving in Vienna (Austria), free evening and overnight in Vienna

Day 7 – Vienna (Austria)

  • • Tour of Vienna “the capital of Austria”
  • • Experience the charm and cultural heritage od Vienna
  • • Free afternoon to enjoy and explore the Christmas market

Day 8 – Departure day 

  • • Complementary transfer to Vienna airport

ACTIVITIES:

  • • Sightseeing
  • • Gastronomy
  • • History and culture
  • • For individuals, couples, and families

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • • Airport Pick up and Drop off
  • • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle at disposal per program
  • • Professional knowledgeable English speaking driver
  • • Professional guidance sightseeing of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna
  • • All cost related to the vehicle – gas, parking, highway tolls
  • • All costs related to the driver
  • • Available Wi-Fi in the vehicle

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?

Kindly note: You can book your own accommodation or we can book a hotel for You!

  • • Accommodation in 5 and 4-star hotels, breakfast included
  • • 8 days / 7 overnights
  • • 2 nights Zagreb
  • • 1 night Ljubljana
  • • 2 nights Salzburg
  • • 2 nights Vienna

WHAT ABOUT RIDE?

Free Wi-Fi during ride
Air-conditioned vehicle
Leather seats

WHAT OTHER THINK?

Our best testimonials are when clients engage our services time and time again. If you need to see the proof, read more about what they say on the home page. Give us a try and experience it for yourself!

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HOW DO I MAKE MY BOOKING?

You can complete your booking online by using the displayed booking form on www.croatia-private-tours.com website. Just choose the date, your departure, and destination points and follow the link. Another option is booking over the phone. We are also available 24/7 by email, WhatsApp, and Viber.

Have Questions?

Speak to a journey specialist;

Mail:
info@croatia-private-tours.com

Phone:
+385 99 694 1644

Day 1

"Zagreb Airport arrival"

Zagreb Airport Arrival. Welcome with our tour guide and transfer to your accommodation in Zagreb. Depend on your arrival time we will have a short orientational tour of Zagreb “the Capital of Croatia”. After you accommodate, we invite You for a welcome drink with your tour guide where You will get the first impression of the tour. Meet the guide at the place of your accommodation for a 2 and half hours walking tour of Zagreb. The city tour will give you an insight into two different cities: the modern, urban and the historic and cultural Zagreb.  The tour will 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 the 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!

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Day 2

"Zagreb Christmas market"

After breakfast in the morning, We will take You on our memorable “Advent Tour of Zagreb”. Following the path 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. With its traditional flair and ambiance, the 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 famous pie with onions, tomato and anchovies or sardines from the island Vis, called “Viška pogača”. 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!

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Day 3

"Ljubljana ''the Capital of Slovenia''

After breakfast in the morning, we are heading 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 up the hill, above the city, we’ll see the old medieval fortress which stands up there like an old guardian of the cityWe 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! The “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.

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Day 4

"Lake Bled - Salzburg"

Morning checks out and leaving towards the Austria country and Salzburg town. Our first destination for a day is 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 enjoying 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.

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Day 5

"Salzburg Christmas market"

After breakfast, we continuing with our tour in Salzburg the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salzburg has so many different faces well worth discovering. From New Town to Old Town, learn about the area’s diverse history on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart House. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, we arrive at the market. The 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 World Heritage-listed 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 form of Austrian specialties. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure. Overnight stay in Salzburg.

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Day 6

"Salzburg - Hallstatt - Vienna"

After breakfast in the morning, we are heading towards “Vienna – the capital of Austria”. After your pick up in Salzburg, we continue our journey to Hallstatt. Driving along the Wolfgangsee our trip will bring us to Bad Ischl, famous for its spa and the Emperor’s summer palace. Driving through Bad Goisern we will reach one of the highlights of our tour, 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 and reaches out like a hand over the 400m drop. 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! After the city tour and lunch, we continue towards Vienna. Check-in and overnight stay in Vienna.

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Day 7

"Vienna Christmas market"

This tour is reserve for exploring the old town of Vienna “the capital of Austria”. Vienna also described as Europe’s cultural capital. Our experienced local guide will walk you through the charming, historical Vienna’s 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, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Danube Tower, Belvedere Palace, Mozart Memorial. Be inspired by an atmosphere steeped in history – which also boasts the comforts and infrastructure of a modern city. Step into the joy of Christmas with the beautiful streets of Vienna as your backdrop. The Christmas markets in Vienna are an age-old tradition. The aroma of Christmas baking, hot punch and toasted almonds hangs in the air. The Old City and shopping streets are decorated with festive lights that create a Christmas atmosphere in Vienna. After the city tour and lunch, free afternoon and overnight stay in Vienna.

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Day 8

"Vienna - Vienna Airport"

Today is the last day of our 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!

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