INTREPID’S new eight-day Europe Christmas Markets: Budapest to Zagreb trip is set to depart this winter. The trip takes travellers to a variety of Christmas markets across central Europe including Budapest, Graz, Ljubljana, and Zagreb. During the adventure, guests will also experience and witness a contrast of traditions, cuisines and of course, mulled wine. The trip runs throughout December.
While in Hungary guests can enjoy local specialties like chimney cakes and potato dumplings at its main market at Vorosmarty Square, followed by the Christmas markets in Graz, Austria and Slovenia’s famous town of Bled, where they’ll get to take in sights of the 11th-century cliff-top castle, the emerald lake and an island topped with a church. The next stop on the agenda is Zagreb, where the city transforms into an illuminated winter wonderland during its month-long Advent Festival. Here travellers will spend two days enjoying the sights, taking in acres of fairy-lights, huge Christmas trees, nativity scenes, ice-rinks, mulled wine stalls and igloo-shaped rakija (a potent local drop) bars. On day seven, guests will also get to enjoy traditional Croatian lunch.