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Vienna and the Steam Train to Christmas

7 days - from only £589pp


Vienna and the Steam Train to Christmas

This journey is all about the Christkindl! Travelling as it was in the old days on a puffing and whistling steam train, we'll visit the famous Christmas market in Mariazell. With an included excursion to Vienna and the imperial Christmas Market of Schönbrunn, as well as the magical Vienna Woods, this enchanting holiday is a treat for all the senses!


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points

7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2:

    We travel through Germany and into Austria, and to our hotel in the Vienna Woods for four nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Steam Train to Christmas in Mariazell

    Enjoy a drive with the romantic steam train to the most famous place of pilgrimage in Austria – Mariazell. When you visit the Mariazeller Advent, childhood memories are awakened to this special time of the year. There is so much to experience at the largest traditional Christmas market of Austria!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Mariazell Christmas Market
  • Day 4: Vienna and Christmas Market at Schönbrunn

    Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Vienna! Discover the most important landmarks on a panoramic city tour by coach, including the Parliament, Opera, City Hall and Hofburg, which are all lined up on the famous ‘Ring’ Boulevard. We’ll also explore the riverside of the Danube – the home of the UN Headquarters.

    In the afternoon, we visit Schönbrunn – the 'Versailles' of Vienna – and the elegant Christmas market in front of the castle.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Vienna with Guided Tour
    • Schönbrunn Christmas Market
  • Day 5: Vienna Woods

    The Vienna Woods offer many sights to experience. Discover the Abbey at Heiligenkreuz, which is known for its Gregorian Hymns that are sung each day at midday by the monks.

    A visit to the spa town of Baden in the southern Vienna Woods is also highly recommended, famous for its pretty Biedermeier houses.

    Enjoy a farewell dinner at a Heurigen in Gumpoldskirchen before returning to the hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Heiligenkreuz Abbey

    Vienna Woods with Guide

    Included Highlights

    • Vienna Woods with Guide
  • Day 6:

    We leave Austria and head back towards Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (7 days).


You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours