European Christmas Tour | Croatia Private Driver Guide

European Christmas Tour

"Christmas markets of Europe"

Tour Description

Join us on this amazing European Christmas our through three countries; Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. In only 10-days we will visit the best Christmas markets in Europe. Zagreb, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Vienna. What a great way to do your Christmas shopping. Starting in Zagreb, the very best of Croatia Christmas market. Voted “the best Christmas market” in Europe for the third year running. You will get inspired by the timeless stories each destination has to offer. European Christmas Tour is definitely something not to be missed!

History & culture

Gastronomy

For individuals, couples, and families

Tour includes

Airport Pick up , Drop off

Air-conditioned vehicle

English speaking driver guide

Local guidance sightseeing

Gas, parking, highway tolls

Wi-Fi Internet

Thing or two about Zagreb Christmas market

Book our European Christmas Tour of  4 capital cities of Central Europe – Zagreb, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Vienna. Explore Europe at its best with no crowds and experience life in the cities as its lived by locals. With its traditional flair and ambiance, the Zagreb Christmas Market is perfect to get in the mood for Christmas. During the Advent season, Zagreb offers a variety of events that will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Plenty of fun, excellent food, unique events, art, but also a genuine Christmas atmosphere, await you on the streets of Croatia’s capital. Zagreb has voted the best Christmas market in Europe three times in the row. Real votes from real people. During Advent, the whole of Zagreb is a great stage for a big family of good people from all over the world. So just grab your red boots and give yourself over to enjoyment. Santa is waiting for you in the city where Advent is best. Get your European Christmas tour offer today.

What You will experience

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Day 1
"Zagreb Airport arrival"

Welcome to Zagreb Airport with our tour guide and transfer to your accommodation in Zagreb. Ones you accommodate we invite you for a short orientational tour of Zagreb “the Capital of Croatia”. During the tour, you will see the main Zagreb square – Ban Jelačić square, Zagreb Cathedral, green market “Dolac” and more. You will take a ride with Zagreb’s funicular, which is the shortest cable car in the world. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Zagreb streets. 

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Day 2
"Zagreb Christmas market"

This day we will take You on our memorable “Advent Tour of Zagreb”Following the path thousands of Xmas lights, the scent of gingerbread and mulled wine, we will have plenty of fun. Try excellent food and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere city has to offer. Zagreb Christmas market is perfect to get in the mood for ChristmasWe will start from ice-skating at the Tomislav Square and continue through the Zrinjevac Park and the Chef’s Street in Tomićeva to end up in the Upper Town of Zagreb for some amazing sights. Don’t forget to try some of the Croatian traditional cuisines.

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Day 3
"A day in Ljubljana"

Morning leave Zagreb and transfer towards Slovenia country. After 2 hours of pleasant drive through Slovenian alps, we arrive at Ljubljana – “the capital of Slovenia”. Our local guide will take an orientational tour in the old town. The colorful market, the cathedral, the fortress up the hill are some of the highlights included. The “Ljubljana Christmas Market” is well known for its vibrancy and cheerful atmosphere. The locals refer to the markets as the Christmas Fair where you can find mulled wine, tea, liqueurs and various grilled dishes. After the city tour and lunch, free afternoon and overnight stay in Ljubljana.

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Day 4
"Lake Bled fairytale"

After breakfast, we lave Ljubljana to Austria country and Salzburg town. On our way, we will stop at Lake Bled. What to say, the stunning blue lake in the heart of the town. The picture-postcard church on the island. A medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. We recommend visiting the island church on a traditional “pletna” boat. The town of Bled is everything you could want for a cozy Christmas vacation. It’s a place for a fabulous winter escape. You can try local delicious food, shopping Slovenian souvenirs. After lunch,  we are continuing the trip towards Salzburg. Overnight stay in Salzburg.

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Day 5
"Salzburg Christmas market"

We continuing with our tour in Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salzburg has so many different faces well worth discovering. From New Town to Old Town, learn about the area’s diverse history on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Palace Mirabell, Makartplatz, Mozart House are highlights included in this tour. The Salzburg Christmas has deep historical roots and is one of the world’s oldest Advent markets. It has existed since 1974 in the heart of Salzburg’s old town. At the market, you will discover everything you would possibly wish for. Local folk customs, traditional decorations, mulled wine, hot punch and all form of Austrian specialties.

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Day 6
“the pearl of the Lake District”

Our tour continues towards “Vienna – the capital of Austria”. Driving along the Wolfgangsee our trip will bring us to Bad Ischl. We will reach one of the highlights of our tour, Hallstatt “the pearl of the Lake District”. You can choose to take the railway funicular up the mountain for a panoramic view above the town. This is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps. The pure white snow is stunningly draped over the old wooden houses, mountains surround the glassy lake, icicles hang from the roofs, and the Christmas lights twinkle. It is simply magic.

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Day 7
"A day in Vienna"

This day is reserve for exploring the old town of Vienna “the capital of Austria”. Our experienced local guide will walk you through the charming, historical Vienna’s center. Enjoy a visit to the city’s highlights Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, the Parliament Building, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Danube Tower, Belvedere Palace, Mozart Memorial. The Christmas markets in Vienna are an age-old tradition. The aroma of Christmas baking, hot punch and toasted almonds hangs in the air. The Old City and shopping streets are decorated with festive lights that create a Christmas atmosphere in Vienna.

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Day 8
"Vienna Airport departure"

Today is the last day of our tour, the departure day. Your guide will drive You to Vienna Airport with a complimentary transfer to the airport. We Wish You a safe journey back home and We hope that You will have a great memory of these days spent with Us!

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Our professional drivers

Tihomir Katarinček

Tihomir Katarinček

Professional Guide at Croatia Private Tours

Tiho is our most experienced driver-guide. For years, he has been working for agencies as a chauffeur catering for tourists, business, VIP and state protocol guests. He has been perfecting his driving skills and in various related fields ever since. He is passionate about his work and says that he sees each guest as a special. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure the best service possible.

Marin Šipić

Marin Šipić

Co-Founder at Croatia Private Tours

Marin has been passionate about driving ever since he passed his driver’s license. He has been perfecting his skills and in various related fields ever since, so he has gained a great deal of experience in chauffeur-client relations. He has been to every corner of Croatia and the Balkans and is also very familiar with the region. He sees every driving assignment as an opportunity to learn something and finds enormous pleasure in doing what he does.

Božo Batalić

Božo Batalić

Professional Guide at Croatia Private Tours

During his career as driver-guide, Božo has learned that successful results require hard work and responsibility. He is fluent in English. He is passionate about his work, ready to help, advice information about every important thing along the route, and provides flawless customer service. He holds two safe driving licenses and safety is also his priority on the road. When the guests arrive safely to the destination, Božo says it is his best award.

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