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Christmas in
Croatia & Slovenia
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Christmas in
Croatia & Slovenia
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Christmas in
Croatia & Slovenia
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Christmas in
Croatia & Slovenia

Christmas in Croatia & Slovenia

Itinerary (subject to change)

Christmas markets in Salzburg, Opatija, Ljubljana and Rijeka and "The Living Nativity in Postojna Cave"

DAY 1: Morning departure from Wiesbaden, Hainerberg, J.F. Kennedy Str. corner Washington Str. bus waiting area (off post) at 07:00 am. Departure from Kaiserslautern, Daennerplatz P+R parking lot at 08:00 am. Departure from Ramstein Autohof at 07:30 am (parking fee € 5/day). from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 10:30 am. We begin with a relaxed journey via Munich to Salzburg, Austria. After a lunch break we arrive in Salzburg in the afternoon. First we check into our hotel and after some time to freshen up we discover Salzburg and the Christmas market. It began at the end of the 15th century with the Tandlmarkt and soon developed into a real pre-Christmas market, which was called Nikolaimarkt in the 17th century. The Christmas market has existed in its current form since 1974. The specially designed “starry sky” lighting, the rustic huts and the unique atmosphere give it its unmistakable appearance. Overnight stay in our 4 star hotel in Salzburg.

DAY 2: After enjoying a nice breakfast buffet at our hotel, we check out and continue our journey via Austria and Slovenia to Opatija in Croatia. We arrive late in the afternoon and move into our hotel rooms. Our hotel is located just a short walk from the city center, right on the Adriatic Sea and overlooking the Opatija marina. Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 3: Today we start with a journey to Ljubljana. The city is often compared to Salzburg because of the castle hill and the numerous baroque buildings that dominate the cityscape. The western orientation has left its mark on Ljubljana, and the city seems familiar to Central Europeans. Our local guide will walk with us through the lively streets of the baroque and Art Nouveau old town, which stretches below the castle hill on both sides of the Ljubljanica River. The majestic medieval castle complex dominates the baroque core of the old town. Masterpieces by world-famous architect Joze Plecnik can be seen everywhere. After our city tour we have enough time to explore the Christmas market here. In the afternoon, we drive back to our hotel in Opatjia. Dinner in the hotel.

DAY 4: MERRY CHRISTMAS! After breakfast we start our city tour of Opatija with our local guide. We stroll through the festively lit Opatija, which used to be a holiday destination for personalities from the nobility, art and music. Afterwards, we depart to witness a spectacle like no other "The Living Nativity in Postojna Cave". This extraordinary event takes place underground and transports you back in time to relive the timeless Christmas story in a setting that's nothing short of magical. In the late afternoon we drive back to our Opatija. Free time to prepare for our festive Christmas dinner in our booked hotel.

DAY 5: After a late breakfast we join an excursion to Rijeka with our local guide. Rijeka attracts with its promenade and the beautifully restored old town. From Trsat Castle you have a wonderful view of the Kvarner Bay, as well as the Franciscan monastery (entrance included) and the church of St. Maria Loreto, both a well-known place of pilgrimage. Afterwards free time at the Christmas market and enjoy some mulled wine and cake in one of the traditional cafés. Return to Opatija. Dinner in the hotel.

DAY 6: After breakfast and check-out we set off for Germany. We make stops for food before returning to our starting points late at night.


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Guaranteed pick ups from Boeblingen, Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern and Ramstein, transportation by deluxe motor coach with WC, air condition, reclining seats, refrigerator, video, WiFi (if available), 1 overnight in a 4 star hotel in Superior rooms in Salzburg, 4 overnights in a 4 star hotel in Superior rooms in Opatija sharing a double / twin bed room, all rooms with private facilities, 5 x buffet breakfast, 3 x 3-course or buffet dinner in the booked hotel, 1 x festive Christmas dinner in the hotel, excursion and tickets for "The Living Nativity in Postojna Cave", sightseeing as described with local guide, entrance fee monestary Rijeka, mulled wine and cake at the Christmas Market Rijeka, tourist tax, service of an Interra Reisen tour guide, service of driver(s)

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 200 for 5 nights. Persons booked on share basis must pay single room supplement if no share is available (the single room supplement will be charged after the tour). Share basis means double or triple occupancy

SUPPLEMENTARY COSTS: personal expenses, drinks, tips.

CHILDREN’S PRICE: Children 2 through 11 pay € 949, Children under 2 pay € 400 (baby cot in the hotel costs extra or you can bring your own). 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: valid US Tourist Passport for military and civilian personnel. Non US-citizensmust meet proper Visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCES: please book with our Insurance partner USAA (see our website “Insurance”)

Cancellation charges for bus trips:  up to 30 days prior to departure, € 100 per person will be charged; 29-15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be charged; 14-7 days prior to departure, 75% of the tour price will be charged; 6-3 days prior to departure, 90% of the tour price will be charged; 2 days prior to departure until the day of departure, 100% of the tour price will be charged! NO REFUND FOR NOSHOWS!

INTERRA REISEN is not responsible for lost and stolen articles. Liability: We are only acting as agents for various contractors (hotels, bus companies, airlines etc.) and are therefore in no way responsible for the fulfillment of their obligations, nor are we to be held liable for accidents, delays, losses etc. The liability of all these contractors, remains unprejudiced. Right is also reserved to program changes and alterations as well as substitution of services listed above, when and where necessary, without prior notice. INTERRA REISEN reserves the right to cancel the tour if minimum participation is not reached. Conditions accepted upon booking.


  • Prices & Dates

    22 - 27 December 2024 / € 1049 per person double / twin or 3-bed room

    22 - 27 December 2024 / € 1249 per person single room

  • Duration

    6 Days / 5 Overnights

  • Pick up Points

    Böblingen / Wiesbaden / Ramstein / Kaiserslautern


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