Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest to Zagreb

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17863
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Budapest, Hungary
  • Ends Zagreb, Croatia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • This trip takes you to a variety of Christmas markets across central Europe. Contrast the various traditions, cuisines and of course, mulled wine, in several amazing cities.
  • Hungary’s intoxicating capital becomes even more magical when draped in fairy-lights and dusted with snow at Christmastime. Try delicious local specialties like chimney cakes and potato dumplings at its main market at Vorosmarty Square.
  • Why settle for one Christmas market when you could have 14? Visit Graz’s main market at Hauptplatz Square, then make your way through as many as you wish.
  • Bled’s fairy tale-like scenery – which includes an 11th-century cliff-top castle, a stunning lake and a picturesque island topped with a church – is a dream to explore. See it for yourself.
  • Zagreb transforms into a glorious illuminated winter wonderland during its month-long Advent Festival. Spend two days savouring the sights, taking in acres of fairy-lights, huge Christmas trees, nativity scenes, ice-rinks, mulled wine stalls and igloo-shaped rakija (a potent local drop) bars.
Start in Budapest and end in Zagreb, the tour "Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest To Zagreb" is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 8 days. You will visit Zagreb, Ljubljana and Budapest in 4 different countries. "Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest To Zagreb" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

It’s the most wonderful time of year, particularly when its set in some of Central Europe’s prettiest and most historic cities. Get in the Christmas spirit exploring festive markets in cities decorated in full Christmas splendour, browsing local handicrafts from traditional wooden stalls, sampling delicious regional specialties and taking in endless winter scenes along the way. Indulge your senses in intoxicating Budapest, browse Austrian handicrafts hopping between Graz’s 14 charming markets, and be immersed in spectacular winter scenery in Ljubljana and fairy-tale like Lake Bled. Finish up in Zagreb, which transforms into a magical illuminated wonderland for its month-long Advent festival.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Budapest
  • Day 2: Budapest
  • Day 3: Graz
  • Day 4: Ljubljana
  • Day 5: Bled / Ljubljana
  • Day 6: Zagreb
  • Day 7: Mt Medvednica / Zagreb
  • Day 8: Zagreb
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (7 nights)
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Train , Public bus , Taxi
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Budapest - Christmas Snacks and Mulled Wine Tasting
  • Budapest - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Budapest - Christmas Market
  • Graz - Christmas Market Visit
  • Graz - Schlosberg Castle Visit and Funicular Ride
  • Ljubljana - Christmas Market
  • Bled - Day Trip to Lake Bled
  • Zagreb - Walking Tour of Christmas Markets with Local Guide
  • Zagreb - Cable car to Sljeme
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Budapest and from Zagreb are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest to Zagreb tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest to Zagreb tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest to Zagreb tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest to Zagreb tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • While the Christmas markets we visit are all beautiful, they can get very busy, so please be prepared for crowds. We'll also spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, and as it is winter it would be advisable you bring warm clothing and are adequately prepared for the weather.
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and often decked out with air conditioning, toilets, a snack bar (or vending machine) and power points. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
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