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Explore Europe’s best Christmas markets!

Europeans do Christmas like no one else, and this is your opportunity to experience Christmas time in some of the most stunning cities in the world! Sparkling lights, magical Christmas Markets, cosy coffee shops, carollers, and mug of mulled wine while taking in the beauty of Eastern Europe... We will explore not just Christmas markets, but palaces and castles, and get to experience cultural traditions and Christmas preparations, from city to city. Oh, and do some last minute Christmas shopping!

Trip Details

10 days/9 nights | Zagreb to Vienna

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Zagreb is renowned for its Christmas Markets – its Markets have been named the best Christmas Market in Europe 3 years in a row! Explore the beautiful city of Zagreb, a contrast of old and new; soak up the festive atmosphere and try some of their delicious gluhwein. Visit the famous Plitvice National Park too look out over its lakes and waterfalls. We promise, you won’t fail to be charmed by Croatia, especially in winter...
Day
4-6
Wander its charming streets, taste local delicacies at the glistening Christmas Markets or in a restaurant down a winding side street, or take some free time to try the city’s famous spas... Round off your trip to Hungary with an evening cruise down the Danube river, with a view of the City’s striking Parliament Building..
Day
7-10
Vienna is an artistic and architectural masterpiece... This city’s baroque streetscapes truly are a sight to behold, and this city only gets better in wintertime! Explore Vienna’s age old Christmas Markets, situated in front of their Rathaus, grab some schnitzel or stop into one of the famous Viennese coffeehouses.... You’ll get to see the stunning Schonbrunn Palace and gardens, explore their grandeur, and even get to learn how to make famous Viennese Apfel Strudel!
map - Explore Europe’s best Christmas markets!

Highlights

Christmas Markets: shop on the stunning seasonal markets in Zagreb, Budapest & Vienna
Cosmopolitan Vibes: see the modern side of Croatia in its capital – Zagreb!
Breathtaking Nature: admire the beautiful Plitvice National Park
Buda and Pest: explore diverse and beautiful Budapest
Danube Cruise: see the city of Budapest lit up at night on a river cruise
Royal palaces: learn about the Hasburg monarchs as you explore the beautiful Schonbrunn Palace
Apple Strudel: take a master class in how to make a traditional Viennese apple strudel!
Cobblestone Exclusives: attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

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Two Meals per Day
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