The run up to Christmas is a magical time across Europe, as the great cities are decked in lights and magnificent mediaeval squares host traditional Christmas markets. On this trip we journey from the imperial city of Vienna through wintry landscapes to the historic capical of the Czech Republic, Prague. Christmas markets are to the fore as we stop en route at the mediaeval town of Cesky Krumlov and Pilsen, UNESCO Capital of Culture for 2015 home to Pilsner Urquell. The itinerary is crafted to include lunch stops at traditional restaurants and enough time to explore and enjoy the atmosphere of Europe's festive season.
- All breakfasts and 4 lunches
- All accommodation (see below)
- All transport and listed activities
- Tour leader throughout
- Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
All breakfasts and 4 lunches included. We have prebooked lunches in traditional taverns and restaurants in Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Pilsen and Prague. Each specializes in local food, in some cases prepared over an open fire. Dishes typically include meat such as chicken, pork and even wild game, as well as other traditional offerings such as goulash, and most are accompanied by cooked vegetables. More international cuisine is available for those that wish, though choice across Central Europe for vegetarians can be limited. Evening meals can be taken at a restaurant of your choice, though the leader may arrange group meals for those that wish.