Classical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany
December 08 — December 14, 2018
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel, Munich
Day 4 Hotel Grauer Bar, Innsbruck
Day 5 Wyndham Grand Salzburg , Salzburg
Day 6 Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel, Munich
Day 1: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Overnight Flight
Discover the unique charm of Austria and Germany, alive with holiday cheer and adorned with bustling “Christkindlesmarkt” – festive Christmas markets – on this classical adventure!
Day 2: Sunday, December 9, 2018 Munich, Germany – Tour Begins
Begin your classical Christmas journey in Munich and discover why this is Germany’s most exciting city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3: Monday, December 10, 2018 Munich
Today you’ll be introduced to Munich and its history on a panoramic tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel* and Olympic Park. Then enjoy leisure time to independently explore Munich’s historic area and the Christmas market. Tonight, get in the Christmas spirit with a festive concert at Allerheiligen Hofkirche.
Day 4: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Munich – Innsbruck, Austria – Seefeld – Innsbruck
This morning you cross the border into Austria, while en route to the city of Innsbruck. Today, the choice is yours! Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck’s history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien-Strasse, the Hofburg and the “Golden Roof.” Or, embark on a tour focusing on the city’s unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump. This afternoon
we venture into the mountains to the breathtaking Alpine village of Seefeld. Enjoy stunning views as you travel by train 3,600 feet above sea level to this charming Tyrolean town. Known as one of the
world’s great ski resorts, Seefeld is home to miles of walking trails, lakes, fine shopping, dining possibilities and pure fresh Alpine air. Warm yourself, meet the locals with a glass of schnapps, and enjoy a traditional carriage ride before shopping in some of the quaint village shops.
Day 5: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Innsbruck – Salzburg
Journey through the Austrian countryside to Salzburg, a city filled with beautiful gardens and wondrous architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the Mirabell Gardens, a filming location for The Sound of Music, and Mozart’s birthplace – the quaint Getreidegasse. Enjoy a free afternoon to mingle with the locals as you explore Salzburg’s Christmas markets featuring local crafts and traditional food & drink. Tonight an elegant candlelit dinner and concert at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, located in the historic city center, awaits. Experience the skill and dedication of soloists and ensembles channeling the spirit and the Salzburg
music tradition of Mozart.
Day 6: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Salzburg – Neuschwanstein,
Germany – Oberammergau – Munich
Begin your day with a stop to view Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy-tale retreat of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Continue on your journey to Oberammergau, a picture perfect Bavarian Alpine village. Step back in time as you stroll the streets past old-world cottages and shops covered in colorful frescos.
Have some time to explore the village, perhaps shopping for the intricate woodcrafts the town is known for. Conclude your tour with a festive farewell dinner this evening.
Day 7: Friday, December 14, 2018 Munich, Germany – Tour Ends
Your tour concludes today as you embark home with classical Christmas memories to reflect upon.
Per Person Rates*:
Double $3,199; Single $3,499; Triple $3,169
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Portland Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers. Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person