The Polar Express - European Christmas Markets Tour

Prague, Czechia

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14 reviews
Nov 24 - Dec 3, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
The Polar Express - European Christmas Markets Tour
Prague, Czechia

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14 reviews

Nov 24 - Dec 3, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


Prague is the equal of Paris in terms of beauty. Its history goes back a millennium. And the beer? The best in Europe. European Hotspot The 1989 Velvet Revolution that freed the Czechs from communism bequeathed to Europe a gem of a city to stand beside stalwarts such as Rome, Paris and London.

The Christmas markets in Old Town Square in the centre of Prague are the biggest project of its kind in the Czech Republic. Set in the very heart of the city is a traditional Czech marketplace, where, in dozens of wooden stalls, merchants offer typical Christmas goods such as traditional Czech blown glass balls, products made of glass pearls or straw, hand-embroidered tablecloths, wooden toys, biscuit cutters and many other things.

Austria, largely mountainous landlocked country of south-central Europe, and a great part of Austria’s prominence can be attributed to its geographic position. One of the most notable cities in Austria is Vienna. Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes. Imperial Architecture Vienna's imperial grandeur is the legacy of the powerful Habsburg monarchy.

Vienna’s Christmas Market scene is a tough one to beat. With over a dozen stunning markets ranging from cute and cozy to grand and elegant, the magical city that is Vienna becomes even more impressive in the festive season, with market stalls popping up all over in the city’s squares and courtyards.

Budapest has something for everyone – from dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters and a nightlife that is unrivalled in Eastern and Central Europe.

It's official, the Advent Feast at the Basilica is the best Christmas market in Europe for the second time! The spectacularly decorated atmosphere of the fair itself is completed by the highly successful lightshow projected each day of the fair on the facade of the Basilica in recent years.

Refund / Cancellation policy


Initial deposits are refundable up to 48 hours after time/date of registration, after the 48-hour timeframe your deposit will be NON-REFUNDABLE.

Full payment or Final payment for this trip will need to be completed on or before Oct 1st 2022. Your final payment is NON-REFUNDABLE upon it's due date of Oct 1st 2022. If you cancel your trip at any time after the 1st payment has been made you will need to file a claim with your insurance provider to reclaim any funds paid towards your trip.

If for any reason THETRAVELJUNKEES/JourneywithCJ are not able to visit our desired destination this trip will be postponed to a later date and time. If you cannot make the dates for the rescheduled trip, you will have the option to go at your leisure on your own. In some cases, we may be able to (depending on the dates) rollover monies paid to a TTJ/JourneywithCJ tour for the future. In the event you opt out of either option you will be responsible for filing a claim with your insurance provider to recoup any monies paid. 

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What’s included

  • Hotel stay Prague
    Courtyard Prague City
  • Hotel stay Austria
    Courtyard Vienna Prater Messe
  • Hotel stay Budapest
    Courtyard Budapest City Center
  • Breakfast daily
    Breakfast at each hotel
  • Flight to Austria
    Austrian Airlines
  • Eurorail trip Budapest
    First class train ticket Budapest
  • City tours
    Prague, Vienna, Budapest Tours
    Custom TTJ and JourneywithCJ tshirt
  • Tip / Gratuities
  • Passport entry docs
  • Vaccination records
  • Transfers non TTJ events
  • IntL airfare
  • Travel insurance
    Strongly encouraged to purchase
  • Additional tourism tax

Available Packages

The Polar Express Double Occupancy

 Double occupancy with all excursions - $2100.00 

Deposit: $200
The Polar Express Single Occupancy

Single occupancy with all excursions - $2540.00

Deposit: $200


Day 1 - 11/24
Arrival to Prague

Welcome to Prague. 

Arrive to the Courtyard Prague City Marriott and get settled. No activities for this day.

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Where do I even start?? We had an absolute blast in Egypt! I met some amazing folks and reconnected with others! I was initially hesitant about this trip due to the pandemic, but everything went smoothly! The Traveljunkees/Journey with CJ NEVER disappoints! I'm headed on my 5th international trip with them so they are obviously doing something right!!! 🙌🏾
By Yonic A for The Pharaohs Tour on 30 Oct, 2021
I cancelled this trip last year (2020) as it conflicted with a trip I was going on this year (2021), and after being told I might be able to get my deposit back, I didn't. Also, We Travel's system apparently doesn't allow the host to remove names that are no longer on their trip, so we don't get surveys, sad website.
By LISA M J for The Pharaohs Tour on 25 Oct, 2021
So listen!!!!!! This was ABSOLUTELY one of the BEST trips I’ve taken. The host was phenomenal, he made sure we had EVERYTHING we needed but mostly what we wanted. The excursions, the history, the discussions and the accommodations were 5 star!!!!! I went alone but I came back with friends…. Take the trip even if you go alone…. Well WORTH it… thank you TRAVEL Junkees…. Can’t wait til my next trip…Vee🥰🥰🥰
By Veronda W for The Pharaohs Tour on 19 Oct, 2021
The trip was great! Craig and CJ did a great job organizing the itinerary, arranging transportation/accommodations and selecting tour guides who were very knowledgeable about the history of Egypt. I would definitely recommend the Pharaohs Tour to others when its offered in the future.
By Erica G for The Pharaohs Tour on 14 Oct, 2021
I had a wonderful time on the pharaohs tour with the Travel junkees. There was a point where I was detained at the airport in Cairo on the way home. Everything worked out. However CJ, Craig and on of the Travel Junkees (Courtney) checked on me for the status of everything to make sure I was OK. It was great knowing that I was not alone. As Soon as I returned from the pharaohs tour, II booked my next vacation with the Travel junkees for 2022. Michelle
By Michelle R for The Pharaohs Tour on 13 Oct, 2021
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