Three exciting, award-winning Christmas market cities are the stars of this tour. Start your journey in the colorful, baroque city of Prague before continuing to the imperial city of Vienna. The tour ends in the exciting river city of Budapest.



  • Limited to 22 guests.
  • From $2,995. Prices are based on double occupancy.
  • Single supplement: $599.

December 1-7, 2023

December 10-16, 2023

Day 1: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Enjoy a walking tour through some of the Christmas Markets in Prague Old Town.
  • Grand Hotel Bohemia 3*
  • Meals Included: Welcome dinner hosted by Rudy Maxa.

Day 2: Prague, Czech Republic

    • After a hearty breakfast, your trusty local tour guide will show you Prague. 
    • Among the sights you’ll see is the astronomic clock, Prague Castle, and Charles bridge.
    • Lunch will be on your own before you’re free to visit all of Prague’s Christmas Markets; a map and information will be provided by your tour director.
    • Grand Hotel Bohemia 3*
    • Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 3: Bus to Vienna, Austria

    • After a leisurely breakfast, board the bus to Austria and Vienna. 
    • After arriving at your hotel around lunch time, take a stroll through the center of Vienna and check out the St. Stephens cathedral.
    • Stop at the Am Hof Christmas Markets before dining at the world famous Figlmüller – the home of the Wiener Schnitzel.
    • Hotel Austria 3*
    • Meals included: Breakfast, and dinner

    Day 4: Vienna, Austria

    • You’ll take the subway out to Schönbrunn Palace for a guided tour followed by a visit to the Christmas market hosted in the Palace courtyard.
    • Next, you’ll get to sit in on a Strudel-making class and taste the goods after.
    • The afternoon and evening is on your own – a map and information sheet over all the Vienna Christmas markets will be provided.
    • Hotel Austria 3* 
    • Meal Highlights: Breakfast and light lunch at strudel-making session

    Day 5: Bus from Vienna to Budapest, Hungary

    • You’ll leave Vienna and start the drive to Budapest where you’ll arrive just before noon.
    • Upon arrival, you will meet up with your trusted Budapest tour guide who will bring you to a Hungarian cooking class focused on Christmas traditions, followed by a walking tour of the Pest side of town, including some of the award-winning Christmas markets.
    • The evening is on your own.
    • Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre 4*
    • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

    Day 6: Budapest, Hungary

    • Today you’ll ride the oldest metro in continental Europe and visit Buda Castle Hill and the Matthias Church.
    • After visiting some of the Christmas markets and eating lunch on your own, you will visit the Hospital in the Rock, a WW2 hospital deep inside a mountain which later was turned into a nuclear bunker and hospital during the Cold War.
    • In the evening, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hungarian farewell dinner.
    • Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre 4* 
    • Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

    Day 7: Budapest, Hungary and Departure

    • Enjoy your last morning in Budapest with a leisurely breakfast before starting your journey home or traveling onwards. 


    * Restaurants and Hotels are subject to change to equal or better


    When you let The Original Savvy Traveler arrange your trip through Europe, you are guaranteed peace of mind. Rudy Maxa’s team provides personal service and assistance from booking all the way through your journey.

    What’s included in your Classic Tour:


    • Welcome package with luggage tags.
    • A complimentary concierge call to prepare you for your journey.
    • Smaller groups with a maximum of 22 guests.
    • All tours led by a Rudy Maxa Certified Tour Director supported by local tour guides with expert knowledge.
    • All excursions included per the program.
    • Handpicked hotels (3-5*) inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s Team.
    • Full breakfast daily, and many other meals included per the program.
    • All transportation per the itinerary.
    • Airport meet and greet with private transfers for an additional fee.
    • Luggage Butler Service available for an additional fee.