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Christmas Markets of Austria Germany Switzerland

Everyday Price From

$1,473

$1,550

8 days

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Overview

Fill your festive cheer with candles, carols, snowflakes and stollen as you wander past heaving market stalls and pay tribute to old-world traditions, local craftsmanship and mesmerising city backdrops.

Locations Visited

Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Vaduz, Lucerne, Zurich

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

Travel Style

Christmas Spectacular

Accommodations

7 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

Write your very own Christmas story on a festive foray to some of Europe's most magical Christmas markets. Our journey begins in Vienna, which you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive.

  • Accommodation

    Hilton Danube Waterfront

  • Meals

    Welcome Reception

Day 2

Vienna Sightseeing and Christmas Markets

Join your 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the Austrian capital, from its Parliament and City Hall, to the grand State Opera House and Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful royal houses of Europe. We feed our Christmas spirit with a visit to the enchanting Christkindlmarkt this afternoon and feast on delicious gingerbread and glühwein, wandering past wooden stalls piled high with handcrafted toys, seasonal gifts and tasty festive fare.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Vienna – Salzburg – Munich (2 Nights)

Venture along the scenic Danube Valley to Mozart's beloved Salzburg, where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' with a 'Local Specialist' on a walking tour to see the Mirabell Gardens and other sights that featured in the filming of the 'Sound of Music'. Later, travel past beautiful alpine landscapes to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

  • Accommodation

    Sheraton Westpark

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Munich Orientation and Free Time

Bundle up warmly and join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of one of Germany's liveliest cities. Embrace the festive cheer in Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Then, spend the rest of your day savouring the sights, sounds and smells of Munich's Christmas market - a dazzling display of twinkling lights, carols and a magnificent Christmas tree. Continue your feast and indulge in Munich's unrivalled hospitality with an optional visit to enjoy the beer hall atmosphere at one of Munich's most traditional restaurants.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 5

Munich – Oberammergau – Innsbruck

We leave Munich behind and travel through the romantic Bavarian countryside en route to Oberammergau, which hosts the poignant Passion Play every ten years. Admire the village's intricate woodcarvings and elaborate frescoes depicting Bavarian themes before continuing to Innsbruck. Indulge in delicious Kiachl doughnuts at the bustling Christmas market before returning to your hotel for dinner.

  • Accommodation

    Grauer Bär

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne (2 Nights)

A winter wonderland beckons as we see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck before continuing to Vaduz to view its turreted castle, perched perfectly above the Liechtenstein capital. Our final stop today is in Lucerne, where we'll spend the next two nights. Our orientation tour of the city takes us past the sad Lion of Lucerne and famous wooden Chapel Bridge.

  • Accommodation

    Astoria

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 7

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Embrace the Yuletide cheer in true Swiss-style during a visit to Lucerne's Christmas market at Franziskanerplatz, in the heart of the city's Old Town. Ramble past traditional wooden stalls, a warm mug of glühwein in hand, and admire the swirling Christmas carousel, filled with the joyful sounds of happy children. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, or to join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight, we celebrate our magical journey together during a Farewell Dinner filled with Christmas cheer and all the trimmings.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8

Lucerne – Depart Zurich

We bid a festive farewell to our travel companions, returning home with magical Christmas memories. There is a morning transfer to Zurich Airport from Lucerne.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Vienna and Salzburg

  • ORIENTATION of Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Lucerne

  • VISIT the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne and Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein

  • VIEW Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

  • SEE stunning alpine scenery

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