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Magical European Christmas Markets with Sahily

Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 10, 2024

Cultural Cultural

$3,149 USD


Magical European Christmas Markets with Sahily

Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 10, 2024

$3,149  USD


Embark on a enchanting group adventure to experience the magic of some of Europe’s best Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Curated and led by host Sahily and an experienced local guide, this 9-day trip promises an experience filled with delectable cuisine, abundant mulled wine, and the rich tapestry of historical wonders.

Imagine yourself soaking up the atmosphere of Europe’s famous traditional Christmas markets, where twinkling lights illuminate cobblestone streets and the air is filled with the scents of seasonal delights. Explore and experience the festive vibe with like-minded travelers, savoring the unique culinary offerings and indulging in the warmth of mulled wine, and discovering the captivating history that each destination has to offer.

This group adventure has been crafted to create lasting memories, blending the joy of the holiday season with the cultural richness and beauty of Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest over 9 captivating days.

Monday Dec 2nd 2024

Tuesday Dec 10th 2024

9 Days, 8 Nights

Hotel x 8 Nights - Twin-share with Single/Private Available

8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

8-15 Guests


Accommodation - Hotel x 8 Nights - Twin-share with Single/Private Available

Meals - 8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Local English Speaking Guide

Airport Transfers (Designated Times)

Transport - Trains to Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Vienna Day Bus Pass

Munich - Nymphenburg Palace, Munich Christmas Markets, Gluwhein Tasting, Town Hall Balcony Concert

Salzburg - Cathedral Square Christmas Markets, Hohensalzburg Fortress & Castle Market, Lake Wolfgangsee

Vienna - City Hall Christmas Markets, Schoenbrunn Palace Tour

Budapest - Vorosmarty Square Christmas Markets, Faust Wine Cellar Tasting Experience, Budapest Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes Square, Buda Castle District, Gellert Citadel



Visas/Entry Requirements

Travel Insurance (Required)

Meals Not Mentioned in Inclusions

Your host

Sahily Q

Hi travel friends! I’m Sahily, a travel nurse and travel enthusiast. Join me for a group trip as we wander through the most beautiful and magical destinations.


Day 1 - Monday Dec 2nd 2024 Willkommen in München!

Welcome to Munich and the start of your Christmas Markets adventure! This trip will forever change your love for all things Christmas. Upon arrival and checking in to the hotel, you may have free time to explore this beautiful city before a group welcome meeting at 6pm, followed by a delicious welcome dinner (included).

Included Activities

  • Munich – Welcome meeting
  • Munich – Welcome dinner


  • Hotel Europe or similar

Day 2 - Tuesday Dec 3rd 2024 Exploring Munich

Embark on an exploration of Munich! Our morning kicks off with a visit to Nymphenburg Palace, where the echoes of Mozart’s first-ever concert at the age of 7 still resonate. Following this, we’ll embark on a guided tour of Munich, immersing ourselves in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Our journey continues to the enchanting Christmas Markets, where we’ll explore the festive delights. At the town hall, we’ll be treated to a unique experience—a Christmas market balcony concert. Surrounded by homemade Christmas decor, delectable German treats, and the aroma of mulled wine, this promises to be a sensory celebration of the holiday spirit.

Included Activities

  • Munich – Gluehwein (Mulled Wine) Tasting
  • Munich – Christmas Market Visit


  • Hotel Europe or similar

Day 3 - Wednesday Dec 4th 2024 Stunning Salzburg

Embark on a scenic train journey to Salzburg, Austria, venturing southeast today. This captivating city invites exploration with its rich history, charming cobblestone lanes, and the delightful ambiance along the bubbling river. In the late afternoon, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market in Cathedral Square.

The air is filled with the enticing scents of gluhwein, roasted chestnuts, toasted almonds, and cinnamon-kissed baked apples, accompanied by the melodious sounds of traditional Salzburg choirs.

As the day unfolds, take a cable car to reach the Hohensalzburg Fortress, a prominent city landmark. Within this fully preserved castle, discover a small and intimate Christmas market, and if fortune smiles upon us, enjoy Christmas-themed live music.

Included Activities

  • Salzburg – Christmas Market Visit
  • Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress Visit
  • Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Cable Car
  • Salzburg- Christmas Market small tasting


  • Hotel Lasserhof (Standard rooms) or similar

Day 4 - Thursday Dec 5th 2024 Salzburg Lakes & Villages

Today we’ll take a picturesque journey as we drive along the scenic Salzburg Lakes route, leading us to the enchanting shores of Lake Wolfgangsee. Delve into the charm of three distinctive Austrian villages, each boasting its unique style, and immerse yourself in the authenticity of their Christmas Markets. Wander through the festive stalls adorned with local crafts, delightful treats, and holiday decorations, capturing the true spirit of Austrian holiday traditions.

Upon our return, another evening beckons for a magical stroll through the Christmas Markets. This day promises to be a delightful immersion into the heartwarming traditions of Austrian Christmas celebrations.

Included Activities

  • Salzburg – Christmas Market Visit (half day tour)


  • Hotel Lasserhof (Standard rooms) or similar

Day 5 - Friday Dec 6th 2024 Journey to Vienna

This morning we’ll enjoy a train journey to Vienna, with a travel time of approximately 2.5 hours. Upon arrival, join a guided walking tour led by your trip leader, meandering through the city’s grand buildings and picturesque parks. Admire monuments dedicated to renowned composers and historical figures that grace the cityscape. During your leisure time, consider exploring iconic attractions such as the striking Hofburg Palace, the Leopold Museum, or enjoying panoramic city views from the Prater Ferris Wheel.

As the afternoon unfolds, make your way to the enchanting Christmas markets located in front of the City Hall. Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as you peruse the market stalls, savoring the aroma of Christmas punch and indulging in freshly baked cinnamon biscuits. This experience promises to be a delightful blend of Vienna’s cultural richness and the joyous spirit of the holiday season.

Included Activities

  • Vienna – Christmas Market Visit


  • Magdas Hotel (Standard rooms) or similar

Day 6 - Saturday Dec 7th 2024 Exploring Vienna

Today is ours to dedicate to the exploration of Vienna’s rich cultural offerings. Start your morning with a visit to the splendid Schoenbrunn Palace, a masterpiece designed under the guidance of Empress Maria Theresa. Delve into the palace’s history through a captivating tour. Following this, Vienna unfolds at your feet, beckoning you to discover its vibrant and picturesque landscapes.

Leverage the convenience of your bus pass to traverse the city seamlessly. Vienna boasts an array of museums, offering diverse experiences for every taste. Art enthusiasts, in particular, might find the Belvedere Art Museum intriguing, home to the original masterpiece “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt.

For those seeking a delightful sensory experience, consider an optional visit to the Chocolate Museum (additional cost), where a chocolate-making workshop awaits. Indulge in the art of crafting your own chocolate bars (three in total) and savor a cup of rich hot chocolate.


  • Magdas Hotel (Standard rooms) or similar

Day 7 - Sunday Dec 8th 2024 On to Budapest!

Embark on an enchanting train journey from Vienna to Budapest, where the heart of Christmas festivities awaits in Vorosmarty Square. As dusk descends, the square transforms into a magical wonderland, with every streetlight, tree, and market stall aglow, casting a warm Christmas ambiance. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as you explore stalls brimming with Hungarian delights, offering a tempting array of foods to both savor on the spot and bring home.

Indulge in the seasonal cheer with a glass of aromatic mulled wine or savor a shot of traditional Hungarian palinka. The air is filled with the scents of the holidays, creating a sensory feast that heightens the joy of the season. To add a touch of sophistication, cap off the evening with a Hungarian wine tasting experience at Faust wine cellar. Sample exquisite local wines as you revel in the delightful atmosphere of Budapest’s Christmas markets.

Included Activities

  • Budapest – Christmas Market Visit
  • Budapest – Faust wine cellar visit and tasting
  • Budapest – Farewell dinner


  • Dormero Hotel (Standard rooms) or similar

Day 8 - Monday Dec 9th 2024 Explore Budapest

On our final full day in Budapest, we’re seizing every moment with a comprehensive exploration of the city’s iconic landmarks. Embark on a captivating walking tour that unveils the grandeur of the Parliament, the architectural splendor of St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the historic significance of Heroes Square. Wander through the enchanting Buda Castle district, where every cobblestone street exudes charm, and soak in panoramic city views from the elevated vantage point of Gellert Citadel.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll gather for a memorable farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Indulge in delectable cuisine and relish the camaraderie of fellow travelers, celebrating the unforgettable moments we’ve shared in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Budapest.

Included Activities

  • Budapest – Farewell dinner


  • Dormero Hotel (Standard rooms) or similar

Day 9 - Tuesday Dec 10th 2024 Farewell

As all great journeys must conclude, today marks the farewell. Following breakfast, our memorable trip reaches its conclusion, and each of us embarks on the journey back home or toward the next exciting destination.

I sincerely hope you relished the enchanting experience of exploring the magic of Christmas Markets and, perhaps, forged new friendships along this delightful journey. Safe travels, and may the cherished memories linger on.


Trip Photos

Important Notes

A single group airport transfer is included at a specific time. More information on this will be provided once the trip is confirmed, so that you can book your arrival flight accordingly.

Be sure to check entry requirements based on the passport that you will be travelling with.

A trip is listed as PENDING until the minimum guest numbers are reached, at which point the trip becomes CONFIRMED. Guests will be notified when a trip becomes CONFIRMED.

Travel insurance is required, and this will need to organised independently. There are a number of travel insurance comparison websites available. We do not recommend organising this until your trip is CONFIRMED. TIP: If you have a credit card there may be travel insurance included as part of your benefits, so check with your bank.

We do not recommend booking flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

We recommend you familiarise yourself with our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information about our booking, deposit and cancellation policies.

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