There is nothing more magical than spending your winter holiday in Europe, especially during festive seasons. This journey will take you from the ski slope in Lech to dramatic city of Budapest.
Snowflakes Season EuropeLech | Berchtesgasden | Vienna | Budapest
Highlights of the journey
- Enjoy skiing and other winter activity at the most glamorous ski resorts area of Lech
- Visit Salzburg′s most famous Christmas Market, Silent Night Town and Salzkammergut Lake District
- Visit Christmas World at Rathausplatz and join the food tour of Vienna to learn more about local delicacies
- Experience the worldwide unique culinary horse-carriage rides and enjoy small savory and sweet delicacies from one of the most traditional Restaurants in Vienna
- Ride on a quirky and novel attraction, a Christmas light tram in Budapest and catch a Christmas Light Show at the St.Stephen’s Basilica
- Enjoy the unique experience of Natural Thermal Spa in Budapest
**Rates are per person, starts from, based on USD, and 2 people traveling together staying in one room
Day 1 – 3
Lech, Austria | 3 Nights
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Lech, Distance will be 3 hours’ drive from Munich.
Lech and its higher neighbor Zürs are the most glamorous and expensive resorts in Austria. Their shared slopes could easily be linked with those of St.Anton. However, that would mean that their rich and royal visitors would have to mingle with hoi polloi from the equally famous but less exclusive neighbor. Lech is for those who don’t mind fur coats, do like well groomed, snow sure, cruising slopes, and are content to enjoy a winter holiday in pampered comfort and style in a traditional Alpine village. There are challenging slopes available (mainly off-slope). The tougher slopes of St.Anton are only a short bus- or car ride away. But it is the part-timers, those who enjoy the après and the strolling as much as the winter sports who will get the most out of the resort.
Day 4 – 5
Berchtesgasden, German | 2 Nights
The journey from Lech to Berchtesgasden will take around 4 hours’ drive.
Enjoy the following activities during your stay in Berchtesgasden:
Visit Salzburgurger Christkindlmarkt
Salzburg′s most famous Christmas Market, situated within the great scenery of the Dom and the Residenz Palace, usually opens its doors five weeks before Christmas. Every year, visitors can enjoy choirs, musicians playing French horn and trombone and pastoral plays. The sweet smell of roasted almonds, hot chestnuts, mulled wine (“Glühwein”) and glogg (“Punsch”) attracts the Old and the Young. Surrounded by the sound of the choirs, musicians and church bells, people walk through the peaceful market admiring the artful crafts and indulge themselves in remembrances of their childhood.
Visit The “Silent Night” Town
The most famous Christmas Carol of all times was written and composed in Oberndorf, a charming town north of Salzburg. You can learn about the story of the song in the ”Silent Night” museum in Salzburg, or at the site where Silent Night was first performed in Oberndorf. On the way there, you can also stop by some of the small towns in the Salzburger Seenland (lake district), such as Seekirchen or Mattsee. They have their own Christmas markets and distinct charm.
Visit the Lake District Salzkammergut
The Lake District Salzkammergut is the region, where Salzburgs Prince Archbishops held royal hunts and the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and his family spent their summer vacations.
The journey will leave Salzburg and pass by Lake Fuschl with castle Fuschl, now a five-star hotel, on its shores. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart’s mother was born and enjoy a 45-minute boat ride to St. Wolfgang.
Day 6 – 8
Vienna, Austria | 3 Nights
Celebrate the winter at the capital of Austria. It will take 4 hours journey from Berchtesgasden to Vienna.
During your stay in Vienna, enjoy the following activities:
Visit Christmas World at Rathausplatz
A tall arched gateway with candles receives visitors at the entrance to City Hall Square for the Vienna Christmas World on Rathausplatz. The 150 sales booths at the traditional Christmas Market offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, culinary treats, confectionery and warming drinks. The trees in City Hall park and along the Ringstrasse boulevard radiate a festive glow. A special attraction for couples in love is the tree of hearts. Visitors can skate over a 3,000 m² ice rink and along numerous paths through the park.
Join Vienna Food Tour
Food tours are a fresh & new way of getting to know a city: It combines sampling delicious food and drinks (arguably one of the biggest parts of a country’s culture) with a fun way of meeting similar-minded people and also creates an easy and entertaining environment to find out more about both the city and country. Join us and find out all about traditional Austrian and Viennese dishes.
Sparkling Sightseeing in a Horse-Drawn Carriage
Experience the worldwide unique culinary horse-carriage rides enjoy small savory and sweet delicacies from one of the most traditional Restaurants in Vienna like the: Zum Schwarzen Kameel.
To guarantee you a safe and comfortable dinning-experience during your horse carriage ride, Riding Dinner constructed a table, which is built into the horse carriage, including glass holders.
Starting from St. Stephens Cathedral, our Fiaker-roundtrip leads you from Palais Ferstel past the Vienna Hofburg and the Miachaelertrakt over the inner bailey to the Heldenplatz. From there, the coach drives from the Natural History Museum past Palais Eppstein and the Parliament to the Volksgarten. The City Hall, the Burgtheater, the famous Café Landtmann and the University of Vienna are of course spots during our tour which will not be missed. From Petersplatz our Roundtrip in a cap ends up at the meeting point at St. Stephens Cathedral.
For the food & Beverages there will be :
- 8 top mini sandwiches, diverse classic,
- 6 viennese petit fours from chocolate to fruity
- 1 bottle sparkling wine
Day 9 – 11
Budapest, Hungary | 2 Nights
You will be picked up and transferred to Budapest in 3,5 hours journey.
Enjoy the following activities during your stay in Budapest.
Experience on Christmas Light Tram
Covered with over 39,000 lights, the Budapest Christmas “light tram,” or Fényvillamos, is put into operation across the city from 5 p.m. each evening throughout December and early January.
A quirky and novel attraction, it certainly gets visitors into the Christmas spirit while taking in the sights of Budapest during the winter months. The 50-year-old Ganz UV tram mainly circulates on tram line 2, but it does run on other lines in other parts of the city.
Enjoy Thermal Baths
Budapest is quite rightly nicknamed the “City of Spas,” thanks to its 118 natural thermal springs that deliver 70 million liters of therapeutic waters each day to more than a dozen spas. The Turkish baths of here are astonishingly beautiful, renowned the world over for their relaxing and medicinal benefits.
Taking a dip in the famous Széchenyi Baths during winter is an experience like no other. Jumping from one of the 10 indoor pools to the outside bathing area is a memorable — and even pleasurable — jolt to the system.
Catch a Christmas Light Show at the St.Stephen’s Basilica
This quirky light show is rather magical to watch dance across the white building face of the Neoclassical basilica. It plays every 30 minutes (on the hour and half past the hour) after dark, so you’ll have plenty of chances to catch it. It runs from roughly the last week of November until the end of December, in concordance with the Christmas market in the square.
End of journey.
- package: Starts from $9,000
- Allow additional guests: No
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