Christmas Markets & Winter Fairytales: Zagreb & Lake Bled

Zagreb & Ljubljana

4 nightsfrom £1,095.00Request a Quote
Get in the Christmas spirit as you wander the streets of Zagreb on a private tour. Pick up handmade souvenirs in the beautiful and award-winning Christmas markets. Take a private tour of snowy Lake Bled and Ljubljana in Slovenia - a real-life fairytale castle surrounded by pristine alpine mountains.
Best For: Couples and families


Book this fantastic four night Croatia & Slovenia twin centre holiday to Zagreb and Lake Bled. Feel the festive magic as you explore Zagreb on a private tour with the best local tour guide. You’ll have ample free time to explore the beautiful Christmas markets which have been voted the best in Europe for three years running. You’ll go on a private tour of stunning Lake Bled and Ljubljana in Slovenia too – a real-life fairytale castle surrounded by pristine snowy mountains.


Board: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner

Christmas in Zagreb

Day 1 – Arrival to Zagreb

Welcome to the capital of Croatia!

Your driver will pick you up and take you to your centrally-located Zagreb hotel – the Hotel Esplanade. This impressive edifice was built in 1925 to accommodate passengers of the Orient Express as they passed through on their luxurious journey.

You have the evening to explore as you wish.

Private tour of Zagreb at Christmastime

Day 2 – Private tour of Zagreb

In the morning, your local English-speaking tour guide will meet you at your hotel and show you the secrets of the city.

During your walking tour you might see sights such as the stunning twin-peaked gothic cathedral, the colourful fruit & veg market and pretty St Mark’s Chruch. But because your guide is a local, together you will be able to discover off-the-beaten-track places and things to do.

You have the afternoon at leisure to explore Zagreb’s Christmas markets which have been voted the best in Europe three times!

Private Tour of Lake Bled at Chrsitmastime

Day 3 – Guided group tour of Ljubljana and Lake Bled

Your private car with driver and guide will pick you up and drive you to Ljubljana in neighbouring Slovenia. Wander the lanes of chocolate-box town with twinkling Christmas lights. Then continue to nearby Lake Bled, to see the beautiful island in the centre of the lake surrounded by Julian alpine mountains.

Return to Hotel Esplanade.

Christmas in Zagreb

Day 4 – Day of leisure

Explore this wonderful city at your own pace. Rent some skates at Tomislav Square and take to the ice in front of the impressive gold-coloured art pavilion.

Call our experts to find out the best things to do in Zagreb and for our top restaurant recommendations.

Zagreb Cathedral at Christmas

Day 5

You have some more time in the morning to say farewell to Christmassy Croatia. Your private transfer will pick you up in the afternoon for your flight home.

What’s Included

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Zagreb
  • Guided tour of Zagreb
  • Guided group tour of Ljubljana and Lake Bled
  • Private transfers throughout your holiday
  • Your holiday is ATOL protected for your peace of mind
  • Access to our concierge service
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  • The prices on our website are based on low season departures in May and October. Trips from June through September will be higher, so please adjust your budget accordingly