World Edventures and Service Tours

Call Us at (855) 355-TRAVEL (855.355.8728)

Christmas Markets of Vienna, Budapest & Prague (11 Days)

Kick off the holiday season in Eastern Europe for a new take on a very old tradition at the popular and festive Christmas markets. There, you’ll peruse stall-upon-stall of handmade, heartfelt crafts, perfect for everyone on your list, while stopping to sample fresh local fare like waffeln (waffles) and hot glühwein (mulled wine). And, in between your shopping, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the streets of ancient Buda and modern Pest, get a taste for the Viennese cafe culture and scan artsy Prague’s spire-studded skyline. Christmas in Europe is an Edventure to be experienced at least once in your life!
Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of additional gateways)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 three-course dinners with wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation while on-tour (planes, boats, trains, etc.)
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Visit to Kurim prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

A Budapest Christmas Market

Budapest Basilica's Christmas Market

Christmas on the Danube

Traditional Viennese Heurigen

Prague Christmas Stalls

Thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you as soon as possible
Oops. An error occurred.
Click here to try again.

Price: $4,041 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $364.00 premium trip insurance*

Deposit and payment information below*

Next Departure Dates:
  
December 2018 (AUSX1218)
 December 2020 (AUSX1220)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights:

~ Welcome Dinner


~ Tour of Buda and Pest, a city divided by the Danube River including Heroes’ Square,  Castle Hill,  Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Castle District


~ Tour of the lavishly decorated interior of the Hungarian Parliament Building, modeled on London’s Palace of Westminster


~ A visit to the medieval Matthias Church, once the site of Hungarian coronations 


~ The festive season's lights, along with a variety of Christmas markets of Budapest


~ The dramatic history of Unicum liqueur, Hungary's national drink, produced uninterrupted from a secret formula of over 40 herbs, since 1790, and followed by a traditional multi-course Hungarian dinner with paired wine-tasting


Budapest’s Communist legacy with a "Walk Behind the Iron Curtain", including Hungarian Parliment Buidling, site of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, coffee and cake served in famed Neo-Renaissance architecture shops, and the chilling House of Terror museum, a moving memorial to the victims of communism and fascism


~  A stop in Szentendre for a walking tour of this picturesque artists’ colony nestled on the banks of the Danube


~ A guided sightseeing tour of Vienna, with visits that include Schönbrunn Palace, Ringstraße, and the Hofburg


Stalls-upon-stalls of handmade crafts at Vienna’s Christmas markets, with items perfect for everyone on your list, and stopping to sample fresh local fare like waffles and gluhwien, a mulled wine served warm, or home-made hot chocolate


~ A traditional evening of music, food and entertainment, featuring Viennese Heurigens, or wine taverns, in the picturesque village of Grinzing, with a stop at the Prater Ferris Wheel


~ Stroll through Vienna’s pedestrian zone, stopping at the Hotel Sacher for a taste of its world-famous Sachertorte, or view the elegant Lipizzaner horses in the Spanish Riding School

~ Brno, located deep in the Bohemian countryside, for shopping and sightseeing (this stop will be made only if a tour of Kurim Prison is scheduled)


~ Kurim Prison in Brno (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)


~ Prague, known as the City of One Hundred Spires, including the spectacular Prague Castle, the soaring Gothic vaults of St. Vitus Cathedral, a tram ride down Castle Hill to the Vltava River, Wenceslas Square and the 15th-century Astronomical Clock


~ The beautifully-decorated stalls at several of Prague's many Christmas markets for hand-made crafts, traditional foods and delicious hot beverages


~ An optional excursion to Prague's Jewish Quarter in Josefov, rich in history, including the Golem myth, its survival of both World War II devastation of Prague and the communist regime, and a lunch of regional specialties ($79 pp)


~ A memorable evening at Château Sychrov, a 17th-century Baroque estate north of Prague, for a tour, then a private recital of classic Czech music and dinner

Click here for additional information about travel in Austria
Click here for additional information about travel to Czech Republic and Hungary