Traditional Christmas Markets: Austria & Germany -

Traditional Christmas Markets: Austria & Germany

Highlights

-Accommodation at 4 star hotel, breakfast included

-Private airport/train station transfers in/out

-Private walking tour of Vienna including Christmas Market Rathausplatz and a hot drink per person

-Private Schonbrunn city tour including the Christmas Market with a hot drink per person and Entrance fee Shonbrunn Palace

-Private transfer from Vienna to Salzburg with a 2 hours stop in St Wolfgang to visit Wolfgangseer Advent

-Private walking tour of Salzburg including the Fortress Hohensalzburg and the Christmas market

-1st class train tickets Salzburg-Nuremberg (via Munich)

-Private walking tour of Nuremberg

-1st class train tickets Nuremberg-Munich

-Private Neuschwanstein tour

See the best of Germany & Austria

You’ll explore the best of this amazing country on your 9 day Christmas Tour

Explore the Markets, the Cities, and More

Itinerary

Day 1 – Vienna

On your arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by your private driver to go to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 – Vienna

This morning your private guide will pick you up at your hotel for a 3 hour walking tour.

Led by a local guide, see top attractions such as the Gothic architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School. As you go, learn the rich history behind the Austrian capital and each of its architectural gems.

Then enjoy a mulled wine or a punch and spend the time you want at your own pace in the Christmas market Rathausplatz. Rest of your day at leisure.

At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales stands offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights. There are lots of offers here for children in particular.

Day 3 – Vienna

This morning, your private driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel for a 5 hour Schönbrunn City Tour including the Christmas market at Schönbrunn.

Enjoy a panoramic private city tour of Vienna which will provide an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse admire numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater.

Then you will visit with your guide Schonbrunn Palace. The highlight of the tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. After your tour through Schönbrunn your guide will show you the wonderful Christmas market there. Enjoy your hot drink walking through the Christmas market. Then return with your guide to the hotel or spend more time on your own in the Christmas market.

The cultural and Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers romance in front of an imperial backdrop, and is converted into a New Year’s market after Christmas. The atmospheric market offers traditional handicrafts, hand-made Christmas decorations, Christmas concerts and an extensive children’s program, including Christmas workshop.

Day 4 – Salzburg

This morning, your private driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you to Salzburg.

On the way you will stop 2 hours in St. Wolfgang where you can visit the famous Wolfgangseer Advent on your own.

The Christ child is eagerly awaited here and fascinating living traditions encourage visitors to while away their time. The many things going on, together with the singing angels of Lake Wolfgangsee, all help bring about the Christmas spirit.

Then you will reach your hotel in Salzburg. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5 – Salzburg

This morning, your private guide will meet you at your hotel to enjoy a 4 hour walking tour through the breathtaking old town of Salzburg, city of Mozart, and the wonderful Christmas market. You will also visit the Fortress Hohensalzburg and learn more about the history of Salzburg.

With its traditional flair and ambiance the Salzburg Christmas Market is the perfect setting to get in the mood for Christmas. Beautiful Cathedral Square, the traditional stalls, the stars overhead and the quality of the products sold charm visitors year after year. You will be enchanted too: by traditional craftsmanship, delicious Christmas cookies, aromatic tree ornaments and many arts and crafts of the season. The Salzburg Christmas Market is an experience for all of the senses: the delicate scent of mulled wine envelops the stalls, which offer fine and fanciful, old and new items. Performances by traditional Salzburg choirs and children’s groups from Salzburg schools are a magnet for visitors year after year. “Turmblasen”, the unparalleled Advent brass concerts, can be heard on Residence Square every Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Day 6 – Nuremberg

Morning at leisure to relax or explore the city on your own.

In the afternoon, your private driver will pick you up at your hotel for your transfer to the train station.

1st class train tickets to Nuremberg incl. seat reservation (1 change in Munich)

On your arrival, your private driver will pick you up at the train station to transfer you to your hotel. You will have to time to enjoy the Christmas market.

When you smell anis, cinnamon and cloves are you reminded of the Christmases of your childhood? Does the glow of candlelight warm your heart? We promise you that a visit to Nuremberg at Christmastime will awake your fondest memories and create new ones for years to come. Nuremberg in Advent is a place to share with friends and family and anticipate the joy that Christmas brings … because Nuremberg is Germany’s Christmas City!

Accommodation on board

Day 7 – Nuremberg

This morning, discover Nuremberg with your private guide for a 3 hour walking tour.

This pleasant walking tour through the Old Town offers information and insights on the castle, the fountains, wells, the cities churches and art treasures as well as a flavor about the cities colorful past and cosmopolitan present.

Afternoon and rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 – Munich

Early morning, your private driver will pick you up at your hotel for your transfer to the train station.

1st class train to Munich incl. seat reservation

On your arrival, your private driver/guide will pick you up at the train station to enjoy a private 7 hours Neuschwanstein Tour.

Today visit Neuschwanstein with your private guide, Germany’s most famous castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “mad king“, known for his striking personality and eccentricities. The Bavarian King commissioned the castle between 1869 and 1886, resembling the medieval castles of German knights, in a Romanesque revival style. This castle served as an inspiration to Walt Disney when he built the castle of Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland. You will return to the hotel around 5:00 pm to enjoy the Christmas market in the evening.

Munich Christmas Market – the “Original” – is the oldest Christmas market in the city. The origins of the Christmas Market are reported to date back to the so-called “Nicholaus Markets” of the 14th century. Town records first mention a “Nikolaidult” that took place near the Beautiful Tower in Kaufingerstrasse in 1642.

Day 9 – Departure

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by your private driver for your flight home.

Price/Hotels
DatePrice Per Person Based on Double Occupancy
Departs Daily$5,400

Hotel Experience

BEST WESTERN PREMIER KAISERHOF: VIENNA

The Best Western Premier Kaiserhof offers rich tradition, but also a quiet and central location close to the imperial heart of Vienna. The top quality service and loving attention to details lend the hotel a uniquely comfortable and relaxing ambience.

The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Kaiserhof Wien offers 74 warmly decorated rooms and suites represent a stylish blend of turn-of-the-century architecture and modern amenities.

Greet the day in fine imperial dining tradition in Vienna – by toasting with a glass of sparkling wine. The excellent imperial breakfast buffet at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Kaiserhof Wien is known throughout Vienna for its rich variety and outstanding quality. A typical Viennese breakfast, a business breakfast with partners or an extended breakfast with family and friends on the weekend, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Kaiserhof Wien breakfast buffet offers a great range of regional products.

The quiet and elegant KAISERHOF Bar invites you for recreation and for conversations in a sophisticated atmosphere after a long day of sightseeing or successful business meetings. Enjoy an afternoon tea, a light snack or a glass of fine beer in the hotel’s beautiful wintergarten.

Experience wellness in its original sense of the word in the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Kaiserhof Wien private spa. Take a soothing steam bath or bask in the sauna or sanarium (bio sauna) – in the latter, with the added benefit of colored light therapy! Shower facilities, comfortable reclining chairs and a beverage bar are also provided at the hotel Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Wien.

HOTEL & VILLA AUERSPERG SALZBURG: SALZBURG

A hideway in the middle of the city. The noticeable attention to detail and personal service are the charm of the private boutique hotel. The rooms are not only timeless, tasteful and stylish but also so wonderfully pleasant and comfortable: books, music, tea- and coffee making facilities.

The beautiful garden is a fantastic getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, where you can also take the delicious organic breakfast in the summer and enjoy a mild evening. On the roof is a small City SPA with sauna, steam room and a sun terrace. Yoga classes and massages are offered too.

HOTEL VICTORIA NUREMBERG: NUREMBERG

The Hotel Victoria in Nuremberg was built in 1896, it is listed as a historical building under monumental protection. Guests can enjoy the ideal location, right in the middle of Nuremberg’s Old Town, with all the important sights within easy walking distance. The hotel offers a combination of a historical surrounding, modern interior and warm hospitality. The hotel’s modern and fully furnished guest rooms are suitable for both business and holiday travelers.

KING’S HOTEL FIRST CLASS: MUNICH

King’s Hotel First Class combines the charm of Bavarian royal tradition with the luxury of modern facilities. The privately owned and operated boutique hotel in the center of Munich features a stylish lobby with historic wood paneling, ornate framed paintings and magnificent chandeliers. Hotel facilities and services include beautifully furnished guest rooms and suites, a cozy fireplace lounge with internet corner, as well as the inviting restaurant and bar.

Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person.

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