Christmas Markets of Croatia, Slovenia & Austria - Classic Group, Winter 2021 2022

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Discover Europe’s best Christmas Markets as you make your way from Zagreb to Vienna. Marvel at the Baroque elegance of the Old Town in Ljubljana and take in the views from Bratislava’s Castle in Slovakia’s capital, as you join in advent festivities. Soak in the magic in Vienna, as you relish in a traditional Viennese Schnitzel.

Highlights
  • Zagreb: Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine.
  • Ljubljana: Spend time with your Local Expert at the Christmas markets and learn about some of the festive Slovenian delicacies on display and relish in a tasting.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfast (B), 3 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • Vienna: Toast your travels at your Celebration Dinner of Austrian specialties with wine.
  • Vienna: Choose between a Waltz masterclass with a ballroom instructor, to test your dancing skills, or alternatively, join a guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace.
  • Christmas Markets: Be dazzled by the magic of Christmas with local handicrafts and festive treats.
  • Postojna Caves: Enter by mini-train into these world-famous cave systems, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Ljubljana: Explore this elegant capital with your Local Expert, to see the castle City Hall, Cathedral of St Nicholas and Triple Bridge.
  • Bratislava: Join your Local Expert for an exploration of the city centre. Enjoy the vistas from the Bratislava Castle then take a walk in the charming Old Town among 19th century palaces and see the Slovak National Theatre, Michael’s Gate and the Old Town Hall.
  • Vienna: Travel along the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Zagreb: Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotršcak Tower.
Destinations
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Austria
  • Slovakia
  • Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Christmas Markets

Location: Zagreb

Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport at 11:30 and 14:00. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the nearby King Tomislav Square and try ice skating. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine.(Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Location: Zagreb

Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city's funicular to the medieval Upper Town, Gornji Grad. It's a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure. Discover the city’s Christmas markets or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Zagorje region to learn about the local traditions and visit the house of Marshall Tito?(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Zagreb, Postojna, Ljubljana

Leave the Croatian capital and head to neighbouring Slovenia and visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the five-metre tall Brilliant, the cave's most beautiful stalagmite. Later, arrive to charming Ljubljana and tonight enjoy a dinner of Slovenian specialities with wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Hotel Lev Ljubljana.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Ljubljana

Your Local Expert will reveal the Baroque elegance of the Slovenian capital. The medieval castle stands as an ancient guardian, the City Hall and Cathedral of St. Nicholas testify to its historical importance, while the Triple Bridge spans the river adorned with cafes and restaurants. Spend time at the Christmas markets, rich with the heady aromas of sweet treats and drinks. Your Local Expert will share insights into some of the Slovenian Christmas delicacies on display and treats you to a tasting. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Hotel Lev Ljubljana.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Ljubljana, Graz, Bratislava

Today’s journey takes you through Austria. In Graz see the Castle Hill and Town Hall in the well-preserved, UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city centre on your orientation. Walk among colourful buildings, take a stroll along River Mur and explore the festive market stalls. Travel past the Foot of the Alps as you make your way towards Bratislava. Spend your night in the charming Slovakian capital and take a walk in the Old Town to sample the delicious offerings of the Christmas markets.(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Bratislava.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Bratislava, Vienna

Bratislava might be one of the smaller capitals in Europe but it has a long and rich history influenced by various cultures and nations. Join your Local Expert for discovery of the quaint city centre. Enjoy the vistas form the Bratislava Castle then take a walk in the charming Old Town among 19th century palaces and see the Slovak National Theatre, Michael’s Gate and the Old Town Hall. Enjoy time at leisure and maybe try some of the Slovakian dishes for lunch before travelling to nearby imperial Vienna.(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Hilton Vienna.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Vienna

Explore Schönbrunn with Insight Choice. Tour the Palace and marvel at its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded ornaments. Alternatively, join your Local Expert to stroll through the manicured grounds and enter the 18th century Crown Prince Garden.Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and the Neo Gothic Town Hall. The afternoon is at yours to explore the historic core of the city and the offerings of the many Christmas markets. Tonight, toast your journey with your fellow travellers at your Celebration Dinner of Austrian specialities.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Hilton Vienna.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Vienna

A transfer arrives at Vienna airport at 08:00.(Breakfast)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

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  • -Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • -Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • -Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • -Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • -We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • -We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • -Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • -From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • -If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • -If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport

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