This Europe Christmas tour travels to the most spirited sites of the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. Spend Christmas in Central Europe with Ker & Downey.
Luxury Europe Christmas Tour
Suggested Journey at a Glance: 10 days / 9 nights in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest
This suggested luxury Europe Christmas tour is just one way to experience Christmas in Central Europe on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
Prague, Czech Republic
Your luxury Europe Christmas tour first begins in Prague. Over three nights, discover in detail all the treasures this magical city has to offer. Of course, this includes the Strahov Monastery, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. But it also includes the romantic streets of the Lesser Town district, the landmarks of Old Town, and even the major sites of New Town. Along the way, stop for hot chocolate at the Christmas market located in the Prague Castle Complex. You will even have a chance to visit the locals’ favorite Christmas market at the Square of Liberty.
While in Prague, you will also embark on a day trip to Kutna Hora, a charming, medieval silver mining town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a trove of off-the-beaten-path beauty and history for you to explore.
Christmas in Central Europe then continues in the “City of Emperors”: Vienna. En route, enjoy a tour of Cesky Krumlov, one of the Czech Republic’s most beautiful historical towns. Explore the renaissance castle with the lookout tower, the picturesque narrow streets, and the wonderful river bends.
Finally settle in to your luxury accommodations in Vienna for three nights. Indeed, Ker & Downey has carved out plenty of time for you to soak in the specialness of the season in this palatial city. See the gilded interior of the Schonbrunn Palace, then wander the magical Christmas market stalls located just outside. Next, walk the iconic Ring Street and visit the illuminated Ferris wheel at Prater amusement park. The Belvedere Palace and Hofburg Palace are also on the docket.
Christmas in Central Europe — especially Vienna — is special for many reasons, one of which is the classical music offerings. As such, Ker & Downey can recommend a festive concert to complement your luxury Europe Christmas tour.
Lastly, your luxury Europe Christmas tour caps off in Budapest. Your first introduction to the city is none other than a cruise along the Danube River to watch the sparkling lights of the Buda Castle District dance across the water’s surface. Continue your exploration of the city with a full-day guided city tour, visiting its most important landmarks. Your professional guide will take you to see the famous parliament building on the shore of the Danube river, the Jewish quarters, the Great Market Hall, and the iconic Chain Bridge, among many other spots. In Budapest, Christmas markets can be found on almost every corner. So soak in the magic with a cup of hot wine (or two) at each one you come across.
Experience Christmas in Central Europe with Ker & Downey
Are you ready to travel to experience the magic of Christmas in Central Europe with Ker & Downey? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own luxury Europe Christmas tour, and read more about the seasonality and pricing in Western Europe at the Ker & Downey Difference. For even more travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram.