Austria, Slovenia & Christmas in Croatia

A fabulous, festive Christmas experience

Amazing Christmas Markets, frozen waterfalls and a classic Christmas location

From Imperial Vienna and the stunning Schönbrunn Palace, to Lake Bled in Slovenia, enjoy exciting activities such as horse and carriage rides, a trip on a historic boat to a church in the middle of a lake, ride high in a cable car, deep into mountainous caverns on a train, and take in the stunning views across Corinthian Lakes from the top of Europe’s highest wooden tower. Visit lovely castles, picturesque Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula and explore Plitvice’s frozen cascades and leaping waterfalls. Discover some of Europe’s finest Christmas Markets in UNESCO listed Graz, lovely Ljubljana, classic Zagreb and Trieste in Italy. Stay 3 nights over Christmas in a 5-star hotel in the heart of Opatija’s ‘Belle Époque’ parks, promenade gardens all gorgeously illuminated with Christmas decorations, displays and brightly lit trees. To cap it all off, savour the leisurely champagne Christmas breakfasts that will make your Christmas dreams become memories to last a lifetime.

  • Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach

  • A complimentary wine, beer or soft drink with all included dinners, including a welcome drink in Vienna 23 meals including buffet breakfast daily (B) and 9 evening meals (D)

  • Free WiFi at most hotels Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person (where available) 14 nights authentic, specially selected hotel accommodation Free WiFi at most hotels (where available) Upgrade to Lake View rooms at Park Hotel in Lake Bled

  • Personal audio system whilst on tour (where available) Local guides as described in the itinerary ALL tips for your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager

  • Explore 7 Christmas Markets in Vienna, Graz, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Opatija and Trieste ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described

Tour itinerary

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Hand Selected Experiences

These are just a few of the very special hand selected experiences that will really make your touring experience exceptional and unique, and don’t forget, with Albatross they are always included.

Dates and Prices

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* All 2024/25 dates, prices, itineraries and hotels are tentative and may be subject to change. Please contact our European Tour Specialists for further details.

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Tour Suitability

  • Our Christmas, New Year and Northern Lights tours travel throughout the European winter months. The weather can get cold, and roads and pathways can be slippery.
  • We recommend sturdy waterproof shoes, thick socks, a woollen beanie, thermal underclothes, gloves and sunglasses. You will be comfortable when travelling as your first class coach is fitted with heaters and double glazed windows. Once you arrive at your hotel you will be greeted with a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
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