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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

A Viennese Christmas & Lake Balaton At New Year

Europe
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSXYAH

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Spend Christmas in the magnificent city of Vienna, then journey to the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary for a New Year celebration in stunning natural surroundings.

​Spend Christmas in the magnificent city of Vienna, then journey to the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary for a New Year celebration in stunning natural surroundings.

PRICE FROM ? £2399 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 10 nights half board in 4-star hotels
  • 20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You Representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • ​Guided tour of Vienna
  • The Schönbrunn Palace Gardens & Christmas market
  • Sightseeing tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia
  • Tour of the Vienna Woods including a visit to Heiligenkreuz Abbey & wine-tasting
  • Discover the Baroque city of Györ
  • Explore Keszthely
  • Guided tour of Budapest
  • Sightseeing tour of Balatonfüred & Tihany​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK to Vienna
  • ​You'll fly to Vienna today and on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel. Get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.
  • Day 2 CHRISTMAS EVE Vienna & Schönbrunn Palace
  • ​We'll get to know Vienna on a guided tour today and will pass by St Stephen's Cathedral and the Belvedere Palace. Later we'll visit the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace and soak up the atmosphere at the lovely Christmas market.
  • Day 3 CHRISTMAS DAY Vienna City Walk
  • ​Today we will explore Vienna´s historic city centre on foot and afterwards you'll have some free time to explore further with your travelling companions. Later we'll sample traditional Viennese cuisine when we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Day 4 BOXING DAY Bratislava
  • ​We'll cross the border into Slovakia today and enjoy a walking tour of the capital Bratislava, where a stately castle overlooks the charming Old Town. You'll have free time this afternoon to explore with your travelling companions before we head back to Vienna.​
    Once in Vienna, you may also choose to enjoy an optional classical concert this evening, featuring the music of Johann Strauss.
  • Day 5 The Vienna Woods
  • ​We'll head to the Vienna Woods today and tour the Heiligenkreuz Abbey, where the monks sing Gregorian chants as part of their worship. We'll also visit the spa town of Baden and enjoy a wine-tasting in the village of Gumpoldskirchen. Later, dinner will be served in a traditional Viennese heurige - or wine tavern.
  • Day 6 Hévíz
  • ​We say farewell to Austria and travel to Hungary today. Along the way we'll enjoy some free time to explore Győr before arriving at our hotel in Hévíz.​
  • Day 7 Keszthely & Hévíz
  • ​After breakfast we'll drive to Keszthely, a lovely town on the western edge of Lake Balaton. After a guided walk and some free time, we'll return to Hévíz, where you can bathe in the therapeutic waters of Europe's largest thermal lake.
  • Day 8 Budapest
  • ​Today we'll visit Hungary's capital Budapest, a city divided by the Danube. Lying on one side of the river is historic Buda and modern Pest is on the other. A guided tour will introduce us to the city's fascinating sights, and we'll enjoy panoramic views when we drive to the citadel at Gellért Hill.​
  • Day 9 NEW YEAR’S EVE Balatonfüred & Tihany
  • ​Lake Balaton is one of the largest lakesin central Europe and we’ll discoverBalatonfüred and the surrounding areatoday. Our tour includes a visit to theTihany Peninsula, where we will see thedelightful Benedictine Abbey Church.
    Tonight we’ll celebrate the New Year instyle, with a gala dinner at the hotel and a fabulous evening of music anddancing.​
  • Day 10 NEW YEAR’S Hévíz
  • ​After a late breakfast, relax and enjoy the facilities at your spa hotel. Later, we'll get together and enjoy our final dinner together at the hotel.
  • Day 11 Hévíz to UK
  • ​Today we will transfer to the airport in Budapest for our flight back to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • Arcotel Wimberger
    • The ARCOTEL Wimberger provides direct connections to Vienna''s main sights, thanks to its location close to tram stops and the Burggasse-Stadthalle Metro Stop. On-site facilities include a wellness and fitness area with a hot tub, sauna, and views of the city. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious and fitted with modern furnishings. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk and private bathroom with a bathtub and selected shower products are also featured. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. The ARCOTEL Wimberger''s restaurant, WIMBERGERs wia z''Haus, serves traditional and current Viennese specialties. Food and drinks can be enjoyed in the dining area, which features furnishings from the 19th century. Drinks are available until late in the evening at Joe''s Bar, which serves over 200 types of whisky. During the summer, guests can enjoy drinks and light snacks in the courtyard. ARCOTEL Wimberger is only a 5-minute walk from the Mariahilfer Straße shopping street and the newly renovated Western Train Station, which features many shopping possibilities.
    • NaturMed Hotel Carbona superior
    • Your hotel is located just 500 metres from the shores of Lake Hévíz. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and a wellness and fitness centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, sauna and steam room. Guest rooms have private facilities, TV, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer and balcony.
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Optional Excursions

  • Classical Strauss concert, Vienna
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Further Information

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