From (AUD)$3,795
Classic European Christmas markets abound on this small group tour that will make you fall even more in love with Europe. Discover the baroque architecture of Vienna, the charming streets of Ljubljana, the serenity of Lake Bled, the Roman ruins of Split, the stunning beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, and more – all with the added touch of Christmas magic.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $125pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Funicular, Metro, Train & Tram

Visit Slovenia’s town of Maribor and see the world’s oldest vine that has remained firmly in the ground of Maribor for more than 450 years.

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Spend time in Lake Bled and soak in the alpine fresh air as you explore the town and its sapphire-toned lake.

Witness the influence of the Roman Empire during a city tour of Split that includes a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Diocletian’s Palace.

Board Vienna’s expansive Ringstrasse tram that runs around the historic Old Town. Ride the tram and take in the twinkle of the city’s Christmas lights.

Special Experiences

Visit the Original Viennese Snow Globe Factory and Museum and learn about Austria’s snow globe industry.
Travel to the Stella Croatica village and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch of Croatian Christmas dishes.
Discover the craft of Croatian gingerbread making and decorate your own love heart shaped gingerbread in the centre of Zagreb.

Itinerary Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets



Inclusions Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets



Sightseeing icon
  • Walking tour of Vienna, including St Stephen Cathedral
  • Visit the original Viennese Snow Globe factory and museum
  • Travel on the Vienna Ring Tram and admire the Christmas lights
  • Visit the Vienna Christmas Markets and enjoy some mulled wine
  • Maribor Walking Tour
  • Visit and enjoy tastings at Hisa Stare Trte, home to world’s oldest fruit-bearing vine (1657)
  • Ljubljana Christmas Market
  • Walking tour of Ljubljana and funicular ride up to the castle for amazing views
  • Bled Castle
  • Explore Bled Christmas Market
  • Postojna Cave
  • Walking tour of Opatija Christmas Markets and chocolate tastings at the Small Choco World
  • Zadar guided sightseeing
  • Walking tour of Split, including entry to Diocletian's Palace
  • Enjoy a Croatian Christmas Lunch at the Stella Croatica Village
  • Explore the old town of Trogir
  • Walk along the boardwalks in Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Free time to explore the Christmas Markets of Zagreb
  • Zagreb guided sightseeing
  • Enjoy a Gingerbread Heart making workshop


Touring icon
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Vienna Ring Tram Ride
  • Take the funicular to the Ljubljana Castle
  • Train through Postojna Cave
  • Tipping made easy, $125pp (2022) / $170pp (2023)



Accommodation icon
  • 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels

Properties include:

  • Austria Trend Hotel Ananas, Vienna
  • Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Ljubljana
  • Amadria Park Hotel Agava, Opatija
  • Cornaro Hotel, Split
  • Esplanade Hotel, Zagreb

Hotels listed are an indication and are subject to change without notice.

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.


Meals icon
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 2 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlights:
    • Vienna, sample mulled wine at Vienna Christmas Market
    • Maribor, enjoy tastings at the Old Vine House, home to the oldest fruit-bearing vine in the world
    • Klis, visit the village of Stella Croatica and enjoy a 3-course lunch of traditional Croatian Christmas dishes

Tour Guides

Tour Guides icon
  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides


Porterage icon
  • Porterage included where available

Information Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets


Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.

Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!

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Dates & Prices Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
28 Nov 22
07 Dec 22
09 Dec 22
18 Dec 22
27 Nov 23
06 Dec 23
08 Dec 23
17 Dec 23

Additional Information

Booking Deposit
$500 per person
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $125pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $875
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Arrival Time and International Flights
We don’t want you to miss out on any aspect of your small group tour. To ensure that you don’t, we recommend you arrive at your starting destination by 15:00h in order to take part in your welcome dinner. Return international airfares have not been included on this tour. Please speak to our friendly consultants if you would like assistance booking your international flights.

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