12 hours Vienna at Christmas Private tour by car
Vienna is one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities and a place where merrymaking and Christmas celebrations are taken seriously. There are events held across the city that range from markets held in the shadow of wonderful Baroque architecture and concerts in some of the great venues of the world, to art installations and Christmas ballets. The Belvedere Palace Christmas Market runs all the way up to Christmas Eve and is one of the newest and least commercial of the markets held across the city. This makes it a much more intimate affair than the bigger markets outside the Rathaus and the Schonnbrunn Palace. The market is held in front of the magnificent Belvedere Palace; a wondrous Baroque pile built at the start of the 18th century for Prince Eugene of Savoy as a summer residence, now in south-east central Vienna. The fade of the Palace is lit up and there are stalls selling traditional handicraft items, food and drinks and Christmas decorations to take home. The Christmas Market at Freyung is a little more genteel and traditional than the glitzier, larger markets. It is the oldest of all the markets in Vienna, originating in 1772. There are Punch-and-Judy puppet shows for children and music performed each afternoon after four-thirty. During the rest of the year, the area hosts an organic farmers market and during the Advent period, the food stalls at the Christmas Market are particularly good, serving up traditional cured and smoked meats and cheeses.The Christmas Market at Karlplatz on the south side of the Ringstrasse is run by divina art, an association of arts and crafts professionals. All of the items sold at the market have to pass a committee and all must be made by the actual seller; so you can be assured of the quality of the goods and be safe in the knowledge there is nothing tacky or mass-produced on show. There are also traditional cakes, mulled wine and punch available, live music, and a live nativity scene for children. All of this takes place in front of the Karlskirche; one of the finest Baroque churches in Europe, built by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in the 18th century.
Price per person: 355 EUR
Minimum number of people for booking is 2 persons.
|Price per person||355 EUR|