2022 Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria
December 1 - 9, 2022
Tour Begins in Munich, Germany & Ends in Vienna, Austria
for Single Accommodations
This Trip Includes
AIRFARE & TRANSFERS
Round-trip international airfare; Group transfer upon arrival and for departure
Hotel accommodations, including porterage
American breakfast (B) daily; 4 dinners (D)
SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time, English-speaking throughout the trip
- Munich Panoramic City Tour
- Munich Christmas Market
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Tyrolean Folk Show
- Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store
- Innsbruck Christmas Market
- Train Ride to Seefeld
- Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride
- Strudel Making Demonstration
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Oberammergau, Germany
- Salzburg, Austria
- Salzburg Christmas Markets
- Vienna, Austria
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral
- Vienna Christmas Markets
Hand Selected Hotels
Day 1 – 2
Maritim Hotel, Munich, Germany
Day 3 – 6
Alders Hotel, Innsbruck, Austria
Day 7 – 8
Intercontinental Hotel, Vienna, Austria
Explore Christmas markets alive with festive cheer and cultural treasures while uncovering the history and tastes of these incredible regions. 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. Embark on the journey of a lifetime in this winter wonderland, where twinkling lights illuminate entire regions, and the spirit of Christmas is very-much alive.
Munich, Germany – Tour Begins
Wilkommen to Munich! Tonight, accompany your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Germany. Today dinner will be included.
This morning, embark on a city tour of Munich. As you make your way through this Bavarian capital, see Olympic Park, the famous Glockenspiel* and more. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore Munich’s Christmas markets and peruse handcrafted goods and tasty treats. Today breakfast will be included.
Munich – Innsbruck
Say goodbye to Munich and make your way to Innsburck, nestled in the heart of Austria’s Alps. Stop along the way for a chance to visit more Christmas markets, perhaps grabbing a bite of some local favorites for lunch. Get a taste of Innsbruck’s Tyrolean culture with a lively folk show at dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Innsbruck – Seefeld – Innsbruck
Enjoy a walking tour through the charming streets of Innsbruck with a local guide. Take in landmarks such as the 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 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 and shop for the perfect souvenir at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. Today breakfast will be included.
Innsbruck- Oberammergau, Germany – Innsbruck, Austria
View Neuschwanstein Castle, the most photographed castle in Germany and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. Pause at the Church of Weis (UNESCO), a place of pilgrimage since the 18th century. Legend claims that the wooden statue shed tears during prayer. 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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
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. Revel in good cheer while brass bands play from the towers and indulge in some gluhwein and stollen, while chestnuts roast on open fires. Today breakfast will be included.
Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna, Germany
Over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside resides the storybook Old Town of Salzburg. 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. Today breakfast will be included.
Experience Vienna with an expert guide, providing insight into its beloved history and traditional architecture. Vienna is Austria’s capital and largest city, known as the “City of Music” because it was the hometown of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. View some of its architectural mavels, including the lavish Schonbrunn Palace and the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. Next, venture to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Old Town of Vienna on foot. Make the most of some free time to grab some lunch and head back to the city’s vast Christmas markets. Perhaps you’ll try a cup of Glühwein, a warm winter drink. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Vienna – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included