A Viennese Christmas & Lake Balaton at New Year

Festive

11 Days from £2,399

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019 Departures

​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.

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Your holiday at a glance

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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

Included excursions

  • ​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​


 

Optional excursions

  • Classical Strauss concert, Vienna

Your itinerary

​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.

​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.

​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.

​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.

​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.

​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.​

​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.

​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.​

​Lake Balaton is one of the largest lakes in central Europe and we’ll discover Balatonfüred and the surrounding area today. Our tour includes a visit to the Tihany Peninsula, where we will see the delightful Benedictine Abbey Church.
Tonight we’ll celebrate the New Year in style, with a gala dinner at the hotel and a fabulous evening of music and dancing.​

​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.

​Today we will transfer to the airport in Budapest for our flight back to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Classic Strauss Concert in Vienna

Classic Strauss Concert in Vienna

from £49

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"Experience an unforgettable classical Strauss concert in the famous Kursalon Vienna. Designed by Johann Garben and opening in 1867 the Kursalon is an exclusive location where Johann Strauss himself directed his orchestra from the position of first violin.    
     
Evening concert – minimal walking – Truly memorable experience      

"

Accommodation

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.
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.

Arcotel Wimberger

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 23 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,399

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 23 December 2019

Departs

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:20 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Thursday 02 January 2020

Departs

17:45 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Arrives

19:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Monday 23 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,648

Available

Outbound
Austrian Airlines

Monday 23 December 2019

Departs

13:00 Manchester

Arrives

16:25 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

Austrian Airlines

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Thursday 02 January 2020

Departs

14:20 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Arrives

16:20 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

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