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Aug 14th, 2015, 12:14 AM
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Prague or Vienna for Christmas'15

Thanks to all your suggestions on my earlier post, we are cutting down one destination from our trip of 14 days in Dec'15 however now the confusion - which one to go to - Prague or Vienna to spend our Christmas?

Our itinerary looks like Paris (4 days) - Prague/Vienna (4 days)- Italy (5 days) - Paris (to catch return flight).

Pls suggest which is a better place to spend Christmas, we are party of 2 couples!!

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Aug 14th, 2015, 03:38 AM
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I can't weigh in on Prague vs Vienna (haven't been yet). But what might make things easier in the long run for you is to switch the order of your itinerary since you are flying round trip to Paris, and do:

Italy - Prague/Vienna - Paris

I'd want to get to Paris immediately fly/train to my furthest destination, and put time in Paris at the end to then very easily make my flight home, and not have to worry about connecting flights on travel day home.

Where in Italy are you going for 5 days?
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Aug 14th, 2015, 08:12 AM
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Having spent three Christmas seasons now in Vienna, I can write that the city is magical at that time of year; the markets are alive, the marketgoers are glowing (probably from the Glühwein!), and the city twinkles with lights.

Much of that holiday spirit grinds to a halt starting around noon on 24 December, however, when families retreat to make preparations for Christmas Day and tourists head to reserved tables for dinner. Christmas Day is very, very quiet in the city, and many businesses remain closed on 26 December as well (St. Stephan's Day). This year Christmas Day falls on a Friday, St. Stephan's is on Saturday, and Austria is generally closed on Sundays, which could make for a long and uneventful weekend without planning, though in Vienna a good number of museums will be open. If you choose Vienna for your holiday, it would be wise to keep this in mind, and make reservations for dinners sooner rather than later.
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Aug 15th, 2015, 12:55 AM
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Thanks fourfortravel for sharing ur experience about Vienna, anyone who can help with Prague???
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