Christmas Markets of Central Europe Overview

Experience the festive markets of Central Europe. Go Christmas crazy in the market mayhem of Munich, savour delicious festive scents in Salzburg, tour Vienna in all its festive glory and soak up the charm of beautiful Budapest.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,730
      CAD $1,875
      AUD $1,840
      EUR €1,265
      GBP £995
      NZD $2,050
      ZAR R18,420
      CHF FR1,530
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-11-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore the festive markets of Germany, Austria and Hungary

Indulge the senses by exploring the best of Central Europe’s festive market scene. Feel the bustling energy of Munich’s charismatic Christmas markets, savour the smell of spicy festive delights in Salzburg, see the sights of vibrant Vienna and take a therapeutic soak in the thermal baths of Budapest. Meander from stall to stall, discovering new sights, sounds, flavours and fashions.

  • Meander around the many Christmas markets of Munich
  • Explore Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart
  • Take a walking tour of Austria’s lively capital
  • Get your teeth into all sorts of scrumptious festive treats in Salzburg
  • Jam with the locals at the Munich Christmas market concert

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Munich, Germany
  • Finish:

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Public bus, Train
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    114kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see trip notes for more details.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,730
    CAD $1,875
    AUD $1,840
    EUR €1,265
    GBP £995
    NZD $2,050
    ZAR R18,420
    CHF FR1,530
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $216
    CAD $234
    AUD $230
    EUR €158
    GBP £124
    NZD $256
    ZAR R2,302
    CHF FR191
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About Austria , Germany , Hungary

Christmas Markets of Central Europe Summary

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Days 1-2 Munich

Discover the magic of Munich’s Christmas Markets. There are more than 20 around town, so experience the unique delights each has to offer. Find everything you need to create the perfect nativity scene at the crafty Kripperlmarkt, soak up the atmosphere at the vibrant Tollwood Christmas Market and sing along to the festive tunes of the city’s alpine Christmas Market concert.

Days 3-4 Salzburg

Cross the border into Austria to discover Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Visit the 15th century city hall he was born in – now a museum that displays several of his well-worn instruments. Wander around the atmospheric market in front of the city’s impressive cathedral amid aromas of spicy Glühwein, roasted chestnuts, toasted almonds and cinnamon-brushed baked apples.

Days 5-6 Vienna

Travel to Vienna and soak up the splendour of Austria’s picturesque capital. Take a walking tour of the city, passing by the enchanting Hofburg Palace and the impressive, gothic St Stephen’s Cathedral. Perhaps indulge in some of the delicious festive food along the way, like a savoury Kartoffelpuffer or spicy kirsch-gingerbread. Continue on to the Ringstrasse, once the stomping ground of Sigmund Freud. Later, opt to visit the inspiring Leopold Museum or take a ride on the Prater Ferris Wheel to see the city from the sky.

Days 7-8 Budapest

Admire this beautiful city while it's lit up warmly with fairly lights and sparkling decorations. Discover the city’s exquisite architecture, cross the famed Chain Bridge, soak in a thermal bath or perhaps enjoy insights into Budapest at one of the many museums. Go on a guided orientation tour of the city and explore the delightful Christmas market, which bustles with laughter, tasty treats and traditional decorations.
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    • AMSW
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,730
      CAD $1,875
      AUD $1,840
      EUR €1,265
      GBP £995
      NZD $2,050
      ZAR R18,420
      CHF FR1,530
      *
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    • Explorer
    • Original
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