Holiday Splendor Along the Danube: Christmas Markets & Traditions

Celebrate the holiday traditions and markets of Central Europe during the peaceful off-season for a festive and authentic local experience.
Program No. 23809RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Winter may be Europe’s off-season for visitors, but it’s peak season for holiday splendor! Discover millennia old traditions and bustling modern Christmas markets in Central Europe aboard this festive river voyage. Watch as quaint towns and old-world cities come alive with holiday cheer as you sail from Austria to Slovakia to Hungary alongside our experts. Delve into the history behind holiday traditions and learn about the culture that surrounds celebrated Christmas markets, as you voyage from city to city for a truly authentic cultural discovery. There’s no better way to experience Central Europe like a local than during the most wonderful time of the year!
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Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover some of the most celebrated Christmas markets in Central Europe, including Bratislava, Salzburg and Budapest.
  • Dive into the history that shaped modern European holiday traditions with local experts and lecturers, from immigration to religion to politics.
  • Enjoy an elegant string ensemble performance in a character-filled venue in Krems.
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Balázs Füzesi
Balázs Füzesi was born and raised in the city of Pécs, in southwestern Hungary. He has earned bachelor’s degrees in communications and in business administration and has also completed a license for leading educational excursions in his native country. He has pursued study and work with members of other nationalities whenever possible, spending a high school year in Denmark and working abroad in Greenland, London and the U.S. He credits his grandmother for his love of travel and exploration; she was an avid traveler throughout her entire life.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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