Magical Christmas Markets
Hit the holiday road to uncover the magic of Christmas in Austria and Germany. Explore the Christmas markets, alive with festive cheer and cultural treasures. Uncover the history and tastes of these incredible regions spending 5 relaxing nights in Innsbruck, where the spirit of Christmas is undeniable. Venture to the Alpine village of Seefeld via train. Partake in the traditional taste of Schnapps before you're whisked away on an actual horse-drawn Christmas sleigh. Head to Salzburg for an expert-guided walking tour, and delight in dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's restaurant. Lunch at Munich's famous Hofbrauhaus. Embark on the journey of a lifetime in this winter wonderland, where twinkling lights light entire regions, and the spirit of Christmas is alive and well.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 7 Days
|Day 1||Innsbruck||Overnight Flight: You're on your way to uncover the unique charms of Austria and Germany, and the incredible 'Christkindlesmarkt' (Christmas market)!|
|Day 2||Innsbruck||Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins: Welcome to the town of Innsbruck, capital of the Alps. Spend the next five nights here, nestled in the heart of the mountains. Tonight, accompany your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Austria.|
|Day 3||Innsbruck||Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck: This morning, it's your choice! Embark on an incredible walking tour, led by a local expert who highlights the landmarks to Innsbruck's history and culture -OR- choose a coach tour to see the architectural structures, like its famous ski jump, that make the city so unique. Either way, you're guaranteed to see Innsbruck's magnificent Golden Roof. Next, journey by train 3,600 feet above sea level to the idyllic village of Seefeld, one of the world's great ski resorts thanks to its miles of lakes and trails. Step off the train in to the pure Alpine air to find an authentic horse-drawn carriage - and a traditional gift of Schnapps - waiting for you. Don't be shy to belt out a carol or two as you're whisked across the snow to meet our good friend, Peter, who invites you to participate in an interactive demonstration of how to make (and eat!) traditional strudel. Say 'Aufweidersehn, Peter!' and glide your way back to Innsbruck.|
|Day 4||Innsbruck||Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck: Salzburg, a storybook Old Town, waits for you over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside. Head over to Mirabell Gardens and the iconic 'Do-Re-Mi steps' from The Sound of Music. Then, journey through the baroque heart of the Old City, and the famous thoroughfare where Mozart was born. Head off to enjoy a free afternoon with the locals, affectionately known as 'Salzburgers.' Be sure to enjoy a traditional Mozart chocolate (or two) and do some treasure hunting at any of six Christmas markets. Your day concludes at St. Peter's Skiftskeller, the oldest continuously-serving restaurant in Europe. Inside this centuries-old gem, indulge in a traditional dessert that's described as 'sweet as love and soft as a kiss.'|
|Day 5||Innsbruck||Innsbruck: Enjoy a full day at leisure in Innsbruck. Go treasure hunting at the Christmas markets, brimming with the sights, smells, and sounds of the season. Be on the lookout for St. Nicholas and even Krampus as they march through the market stalls. Revel in good cheer while brass bands play from the towers, and indulge in some gluhwein and stollen, while chestnuts roast on open fires.|
|Day 6||Innsbruck||Innsbruck - Neuschwanstein, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck: View the magnificence of Neuschwanstein Castle as you enjoy a photo stop of the fairytale creation of Bavaria's 'Mad King.' Your journey continues to Oberammergau, where you'll spend some time on your own getting to know this picture-perfect Bavarian village. Tonight, enjoy an unforgettable evening at a family-owned restaurant.|
|Day 7||Munich||Munich: Wilkommen to Munich! Embark on a city tour of this Bavarian capital where Olympic Park and the famous Glockenspiel* are just some of the sights you'll see along the way. Your tour comes to an end at the famous Hofbrauhaus, where you may wish to take a seat and enjoy a bier before heading to a jolly farewell lunch! The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Do some final holiday shopping at the largest Christmas market of the whole tour, and delight in the merriment of the season one last time.|
|Day 8||Munich||Munich - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.|
- Hotel Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria
- Hotel Grauer Bar Innsbruck, Austria
- Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport Hallbergmoos, Germany
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.