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Explore palaces, castles, & Christmas markets!

Europeans do Christmas like no-one else, and this is your opportunity to experience Christmastime in some of the most stunning cities in the world! Sparkling lights, magical Christmas Markets, cosy coffee shops, carollers, and mugs 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

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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Proposed 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
Budapest is a city known for its age old beauty and charm... But also is known as a food capital! 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 cities 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!
Day
11-14
(Optional) Lviv’s Christmas Markets are also a sight to behold! Selling everything from local delicacies, to Gluhwein, and handmade gifts to fill your suitcases! Experience winter in one of Ukraine's most beautiful cities: skate on the ice-rink in the main square, Drink mulled wine, while wandering the cobblestoned streets under the glistening lights, sample Ukrainian donuts, before attending a performance at the famous Lviv Opera House... Christmas-time in Ukraine is something not to be missed!
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Highlights

• Visit The Best Christmas Market in Europe, in Zagreb
• Wander round the stunning Plitvice National Park
• Take an evening cruise on the Danube river in Budapest
Learn to make traditional Viennese apple strudel in a workshop!
• Visit to the Baroque Capital of Croatia, Varaždin
• Enjoy private concerts & cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers

tour itinerary - Explore palaces, castles, & Christmas markets!

Departure Dates

2018

2019

Early Bird Discount available
until Jun 3, 2019*

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Your Trip Will Include:

  • Escorted tour from beginning to end
  • All events included in the Itinerary
  • All land transportation and transfers in an air conditioned, high quality bus with a professional driver
  • 9 nights in a comfortable hotel
  • Optional Add-On: Do a side trip – visit your family, have your family history researched
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip – Take a 4 day trip to Lviv!
  • Optional Add-On: Upgrade your room / Get a single room!

Land Package per person:

Tue Dec 4, 2018 to Thu Dec 13, 2018

$2,400 usd


Tue Dec 3, 2019 to Thu Dec 12, 2019

$2,640 usd

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

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Single Supplement - $700 USD

Cobblestone Travellers Say:

We experienced this amazing country in a way that far surpassed our expectations. There is no way 
we could have seen and done as much on our own in such a short time. This trip has changed our lives and inspired our children.


Kim Matiushyk, Camrose

HOST: Damjan Beusan

In Damjan's short lifetime, he has gathered quite a lot of experience. He has a degree in law, preschool teaching, and also knowledge in Portuguese language and culture. However, he find that the biggest experience definitely comes from the only true school - and that is life. Tourism is the field he has been active in for the last 18 years guiding, planning entertainment, and organizing holidays or business trips. Fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Croatian. Awaiting you in the paradise called Croatia!

DAMJAN-BEUSAN-guide

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