Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 5 PM - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021, 10 PM

Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany
December 7-14, 2021

Uncover the unique charms of Austria and Germany and the incredible Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market)! Spend five nights in Innsbruck, Austria - capital of the Alps - nestled in the heart of the mountains.

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Highlights: Innsbruck, Choice on Tour, Seefeld, Carriage Ride, Salzburg, St. Peter's Restaurant, Oberammergau, Munich, Christmas Markets

Essential Experiences:

  • Experience the 600-year-old holiday tradition of the Christkindlesmarkt.
  • Venture by train to Seefeld for a horse-drawn carriage ride and a taste of schnapps.
  • Unwind and shop for handmade crafts in the heart of the Alps.

Day 1: Travel – Embark on a Christmas adventure!

Day 2: Arrive after an overnight flight to Munich and travel to Innsbruck. We’ll begin with a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Austria.

Day 3: Today, it’s your choice: Walk through the charming streets of Innsbruck on a locally guided tour and take in landmarks such as the Golden Roof or visit the Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage, getting a glimpse into this historic region through traditional costumes and handicrafts.

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 miles of lakes and trails. Step off the train into the pure Alpine air to find an authentic horse-drawn carriage – and a traditional gift of schnapps – waiting for you. Belt out a carol or two as you are whisked across the snow and participate in an interactive demonstration of how to make (and eat!) traditional strudel. Glide your way back to Innsbruck.

Day 4: Over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside resides the storybook Old Town of Salzburg. 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 of Mozart’s birthplace. Head out 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.

Day 5: 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: View the magnificence of Neuschwanstein Castle as you enjoy a quick photo stop of the fairytale creation of Bavaria’s “Mad King.” Your journey continues to Oberammergau. Enjoy a lunch featuring regional cuisine before spending some time on your own getting to know this picture-perfect Bavarian village.

Day 7: Wilkommen to Munich! Venture to Marienplatz and see the iconic Glockenspiel*, where life-size figurines spin and dance. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps grabbing a bier at the renowned Hofbräuhaus or doing some final holiday shopping at one of Europe’s largest Christmas markets. Join a local guide on a panoramic tour of Munich, passing by famous sights such as the Royal Square and Parliament Building. Close your day, toasting to the end of your seasonal sojourn at a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Your tour comes to a close today. Safe travels home - Auf wiedersehen!



Full Itinerary

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Only $2,999 per person/double occupancy ($3,399 single) if booked by July 8, 2021. $600 deposit per person due upon reservation. Hurry, space is limited!

For bookings made after July 8, please call for rates. Included in price: Round trip air from Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (MSP), air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, tour manager and guides, 10 meals.

Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and insurance of $399 per person, some meals, most gratuity. All rates are per person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from MSP. Air travel may be arranged from other airports as well.

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