Christmas Market Shopping trip to Vienna, Prague and Budapest

Christmas Market Shopping trip to Vienna, Prague and Budapest

Feel the Christmas Season in Europe: Vienna, Prague and Budapest, 3 nights in each city, with guided tours through the most famous markets.

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Vienna

About the city

Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria. It is a beautiful romantic city and famous for its coffee culture and cafes, classical music and concert halls, historical buildings, horse-drawn carriages, and its charming streets. There is a rich cultural diversity in Vienna, and its location at the very heart of Europe makes it also an excellent starting point for travelling around Europe. Vienna an impressing city to visit, the city is dominated by the Ringstrasse, a four kilometer long boulevard which encircles the center of the city. The city is filled with modern conveniences and attractions but blanketed as well with reminders of a great historical and cultural heritage. Excellent museums, palaces, gardens, architectural triumphs, remnants of ancient inhabitants, statuary, and grand cafes blend with trendy shops, excellent restaurants, accessible musical venues, modern museums and sculpture, and upscale hotels to make Vienna a very attractive. The extensive pedestrianized streets of the old city are a delight, lined by beautiful old buildings, populated by the young and old, filled with local shops, boutiques and cafes, and with the unexpected around every turn. The center city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vienna is history and music, poetry and culture, modernism and tradition, nostalgia and grandeur.

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Boltzmann

Popularity:
  • 77% General
    598
  • Boltzmanngasse, 8, Vienna 1090
Services:
Rooms:
DOUBLE ROOM (WITHOUT BREAKFAST) (1) - ROOM ONLY
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Small-Group Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market

day 1 - 3:00pm Christmas Walking Tour
This festive walking tour begins when you make your way to St. Stephen's Square . Greet your professional guide and the rest of your small group, and set off on foot to walk past some of Vienna's most important landmarks. Ask your guide plenty of questions; the small group size of no more than twelve ensures personal service. 

Follow the smell of gingerbread and spiced wine to three of the city's most impressive Christmas markets. Soak in the cozy, romantic atmosphere at the traditional markets at Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and Belvedere Palace. Hear stories about Austrian Christmas traditions, and have the opportunity to purchase a snack and a mug of traditional hot punch.

As you walk between each of the three markets, pass historic sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, the Imperial Treasury, the Theseus Temple, and the Parliament building. Stop for photos in front of the Vienna State Opera and St. Charles Church before admiring the city views from the Belvedere Palace garden.

The tour ends at the Belvedere Palace Christmas market; where you can continue to enjoy the colorful atmosphere, traditional Austrian food, and mulled wine as you browse the stalls of handicraft items and vintage-style Christmas decorations.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A medium amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Belvedere Palace Gardens
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Vienna

Prague

Austria
Wien Schwechat / 09:55
Austrian Airlines OS 705 Austrian Airlines
0h 55m Nonstop
Czech Republic
10:50 Ruzyne
04/12/2017 07/12/2017

Prague

About the city

Prague is the capital city and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is located on the Vltava River in central bohemia. Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For those interested in art, history, classical music, and architecture, Prague is a must see. Beautiful buildings and architecture can be seen around every corner. The River Vltava runs through the middle of Prague. Many bridges span the river but it’s the Charles Bridge, which is pedestrianized that visitors are drawn to for its combination of Gothic construction and Baroque Statues. Here there are street vendors selling all sorts of things, and in the distance on the hill is the Castle, considered the historic nexus of the city. The Old Town Square is one of two main squares in Prague and where some of the main attractions of the city are located such as the Old Town Hall Tower, the Astronomical Clock, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and St. Nicholas Church. Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague's city center is a museum of 900 years' of architecture, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th-century revivals of all of them, and Art Nouveau remain amazingly undisturbed by the 20th century. Prague is truly an architectural delight.

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Hotel Augustus et Otto

Popularity:
  • 82% General
    1131
  • Praha - smíchov na celné 508/3, Prague
Rooms:
Double or Twin STANDARD (1) - ROOM ONLY
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Prague Christmas Walking Tour Including Czech Specialties

day 4 - Prague Christmas Walking Tour Including Czech Specialties
Meet your guide at 4pm in the Old Town and get ready to experience some of the city's most atmospheric Christmas markets while learning about Czech holiday traditions on this 2-hour guided tour.
Listen to your guide explain details about the traditional Czech Christmas — including the rituals and typical food eaten — as you stroll past Christmas decorations displayed under twinkling streetlights and warm up with cups of mulled wine. Follow your guide to the Old Town's churches, which are closely tied to Christmas festivities, and take your time to browse for gifts and souvenirs among the wares on display at the Christmas markets. Save some room to sample festive sweets, the ones that are baked only at Christmas time.
With a warm glow and full of festive cheer bid your guide farewell on the Lesser Town around 6pm.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Karlův most, Staré Město, Czechia
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Prague

Budapest

Czech Republic
Ruzyne / 12:00
Czech Airlines OK 790 Czech Airlines
1h 25m Nonstop
Hungary
13:25 Budapest Ferenc Liszt
07/12/2017 10/12/2017

Budapest

About the city

Budapest is known as one of Europe’s most stunning cities. It may be thanks to its impressive surroundings, the Danube River that divides the city, the Buda hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east or due to its varied and beautiful architecture: Renaissance, Byzantine, Neo-Classical, and Art-Nouveau buildings coexist in perfect harmony. Its extensive World Heritage Site includes: the banks of the Danube, Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Hero’s Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. To top that, the city has 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest water cave system where visitors can indulge in a relaxing bath. Budapest became a single city in 1873, occupying both banks of the river Danube, to the west there is Buda and Pest lays at the east. Both sides of the city have very different personalities. Buda is the quiet section of the city. Walking around Buda, travelers will be able to inspect the Castle Quarter and explore the narrow cobbled streets that lead to the Fishermen’s bastion with its fairytale towers, which represent the 7 tribes that existed in the city in the 9th century. This decorative fortification is located atop the Buda Castel Hill and offers the best panoramic view in Budapest. The eastern side, Pest, is where all the action takes place. This section of the city has a fin-de-siècle feel to it and nearly every building has some interesting or unusual detail. Visitors will be invited to take long strolls on its wide boulevards filled with all sorts of shops or enjoy a well-deserved coffee in its grand coffee houses. Pest is home to the parliament building and the Dohari street synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe. The scars of WWII are still present in the city, bullet holes and shrapnel scorings left over from the Second World War and the 1956 Uprising are still visible in some of the facades, painful reminders of this grey period of history. There are several tributes honoring the Hungarian Jews that lost their lives, as the poignant Shoes on the Danube memorial or the Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. This side of the river is also considered the cultural heart of the city with numerous art galleries and with more opera, concerts and ballet performances than there are days of the week. The capital’s best restaurants are found in Pest too, and it’s here the nightlife wrestles with until the early hours as well. For a unique drink try a Ruin Pub, Budapest’s network of bars in disused buildings that include former tenement houses, factory buildings and community centres. Budapest has combined all its influences and overcome its complex history to shape its own character, and sure it did it right.

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Mediterran

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    539
  • Budaörsi út, 20/a, Budapest 1118
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Rooms:
DOUBLE STANDARD (1) - ROOM ONLY
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Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Wine Tasting

day 7 - Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Wine Tasting
Meet your guide by the Opera House before heading to two of Budapest's Christmas markets. Along the way, pass the bustling shopping street of Andrassy Boulevard, with holiday decorations illuminating the area. Head inside St. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in Hungary.

Afterward, make your way through the Christmas markets, browsing the stalls filled with handicrafts and local delicacies such as lángos (deep fried flatbread) and kürtőskalács (chimney cake). Stop in a nearby restaurant to warm up with a 3-tier wine tasting, sipping some of Hungary's most beloved blends.

At the end of the tour, enjoy a complimentary mulled wine before parting ways with your guide at the biggest Christmas market in Vorosmarty Square. Here you can continue to explore independently, check off some holiday shopping, and see the popular shopping area of Vaci Street nearby.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age 18 years in order to try the wines
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 2 hours
Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
Supplier not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Guests will be left to enjoy the biggest Christmas Market in central Budapest.
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  • Insurance (Seguro Inclusión Intermundial Travelc) - Region (Single Country Continent) - Days (10)

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Christmas Market Shopping trip to Vienna, Prague and Budapest
Christmas Market Shopping trip to Vienna, Prague and Budapest