German Christmas Markets Tour

7 days/6nights
Escorted tour of Germany
Chritmas-bell

2014

Let yourself be enchanted by the most beautiful Christmas Markets and if you are still looking for a special gift - here is your chance.

Departures: Nov 30, Dec 7, 2014

Germany Christmas markets


CHRISTMAS MARKETS TOUR OF GERMANY

DAY 1: SUNDAY Frankfurt – Heidelberg – Triberg/ Black Forest (D)
Depart from Frankfurt in the morning and drive to Heidelberg for a walking tour of the oldest German university town, located at the river Neckar and dominated by the impressive castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our next stop is one of the most prestigious and famous Spa resorts worldwide, Baden-Baden. Enjoy a visit of the charming Christmas market before we enter the Black Forest, a region known not only for its delicious cake and the wooden cuckoo clocks but also for its spectacular landscapes. In the evening, our welcome dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight at Hofgut Sternen hotel.

DAY 2: MONDAY Triberg/ Black Forest – Lake Constance – Hohenschwangau – Fuessen (B) In the early morning, we are heading to the region Allgaeu passing wonderful Lake Constance. During the journey we will do several breaks, one of them at a real architectural treasure: the Basilica of Birnau with lake view. You will already see the fantastic Bavarian Alps before we arrive at Hohenschwangau. On the rugged hill above, the breathtaking fairytale castle of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein! After the guided tour we check-in at our hotel in nearby Fuessen. Overnight at Luitpoldpark o.s.

DAY 3: TUESDAY Fuessen – Oberammergau – Ettal – Munich (B)
After the breakfast we will take you to Oberammergau. The village is internationally famous for its Passion Play – generally performed every ten years – and for its numerous buildings with tromp l'oeil (Lueftlmalerei) painted façades. On the further way to our today’s destination, the Bavarian capital, Munich, we will make short stops at the glorious rococo church in Wies and at the Benedectine abbey of Ettal. In Munich we will show you all the main sights of the splendid city and finally we discover the romantic Christmas market. Free time to explore the numerous stalls with handcrafted Christmas gifts or local specialties. Taste the hot spiced wine called Gluehwein. Overnight at Hotel King First Class.

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY Munich – Salzburg – Munich (B)
Today enjoy our full day excursion to the native city of the world famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg in Austria. While walking through the Old Town you will see its highlights such as Mozart’s birthplace, Getreidegasse and the cathedral. You will have enough time to spend on your own, just strolling around, visiting the lovely Christmas market and, of course, you should not miss the opportunity to taste the famous sweets made in Salzburg, Mozartkugeln. In the late afternoon we return to Munich. Overnight at Hotel King First Class.

DAY 5: THURSDAY Munich – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg (B)
After our breakfast and the check-out we head to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany’s well-preserved ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’. During a city walk, including a visit of St. Jacob’s Church with the Holy Blood Altar by Tilman Riemenschneider, you will experience the special flair of this unique town. Enjoy the Christmas market or even step inside the incredible Christmas Store before we continue to Franconia’s biggest city, Nuremberg. You might have heard about the local sausages called ‘Nuernberger’ or the Christmas specialty of Lebkuchen, gingerbread. Overnight at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson.

DAY 6: FRIDAY Nuremberg (B/ D)
Today we will see the ‘Christkindlesmarkt’ – probably the most famous Christmas market of the world – and all the main sights of the historic city like the former home of the artist Albrecht Duerer. At the end of our tour, join a visit of the medieval Kaiserburg Castle before the rest of the day is free for shopping or other activities. In the evening we will meet again for a nice Christmas dinner at one of the typical restaurants. Overnight at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson o.s.

DAY 7: SATURDAY Nuremberg – Wuerzburg – Frankfurt (B)
This morning we leave for Wuerzburg, on the banks of the river Main. Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Residence, a masterpiece of baroque architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together, let us celebrate a small good-bye at the last Christmas market of our tour before we return to Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt. Arrival in the afternoon.

Prices in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange ) for 2014:                                                                   
Euro 960 per person based on double occupancy      
Euro 910 third person in extra bed
Single supplement: Euro 235
 

* US$ rates vary depending on exchange rates

Child discount: Until the age of 11 (inclusive) we grant 30% discount on the per person double room rate, when sharing a room with two adults in extra bed.

 

Tour Includes:

  • 6 overnight stays at specially selected first class and tourist superior hotels including tax, service charges and baggage handling (one piece per person). All rooms with private bath or shower and toilet.

  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned motor coach with WC

  • Professional English / Spanish speaking guide throughout the tour

  • All excursions and city tours not marked as optional.

  • MEALS:
    - Six breakfast buffets , Farewell dinner , Welcome dinner

  • TOURS WITH ENTRANCE FEES
    - Neuschwanstein Castle
    - Jakobskirche, Rothenburg
    -
    Deep well & Tower at Kaiserburg, Nuremberg
    - Residence, Würzburg

    - Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg (deep well and sinwell tower)

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Tour Departure points:

InterCityHotel/ Hamburger Hof, Frankfurt, Poststraße 8 – Lobby 09:45 am
Frankfurt Airport: Terminal 1, Arrival Level Hall B – Meeting Point 10:30 am
Hotel Moevenpick To be advised

Pre and Post-night Hotels in Frankfurt 2014    Prices are in Euros ($ rate varies depending the exchange)

Hotel Intercity, Frankfurt City Center  (3star) 2014
Directly at the main railway station, 

Weekdays MON-FRI:
EUR 66 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included 
EUR 104 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
Weekends FRI-MON:
EUR 48 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
EUR 80 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included

Hotel Moevenpick  (4star) 2014
This Swiss managed hotel  located in the European quarter, opposite Trade Fair Hall 3 and right next to Frankfurt’s Festival Hall. It is located just one km from the main railway station and 11 km from the airport.

Weekdays MON-FRI:
EUR 53 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included 
EUR 92 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
Weekends FRI-MON:
EUR 46 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
EUR 78 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included

Transfers in Frankfurt Airport/Hotel: 2014
1-3 pax- EUR ($ rate varies depending the exchange) 111 per car  without assistance
4-7 pax EUR ($ rate varies depending the exchange) 131 per car without assistance 
 



Note: The booking of these hotels is subject to availability. The following rates are not valid during trade fair periods and conventions.
Maximum  one or two nights before/after tour are available at the above special rates.

For additional hotels and pre-post tour packages check out  
our Munich or other City Packages pages! 

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