8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria

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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



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This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Munich
Arrive in Munich and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to discover Munich's Christmas Market. This evening at approximately 6pm, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Munich City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, tour Munich and view the major sights of the city, in particular, Nymphenburg Palace, former summer palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Continue via the Olympic Stadium to view many of the famous squares, including the delightful Marienplatz to see the Glockenspiel clock with its playful mechanical figures. Here, you can begin exploring the largest and most famous Christmas market of Munich. This afternoon is free to further discover the over 20 Christmas markets located throughout the city or, join the optional to Linderhof & Oberammergau. Admire the artistically decorated Linderhof castle, built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play
Optional: Linderhof & Oberammergau (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Nuremberg Christmas Market
This morning, travel to Nuremberg to visit Germany's most famous Christmas market. With nearly 180 wooden stalls richly decorated with traditional wares, the market has earned the colorful title “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”. Enjoy free time to perhaps sample a glass of mulled wine and the local roasted sausage
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Salzburg City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning head to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famous setting for the Sound of Music movie. Upon arrival, take a guided walking city tour of Salzburg where you will view such sights as the cathedral, Getreidegasse, St. Peter's monastery and views of the mighty 11th-century Hohensalzburg fortress. Enjoy free time to browse Salzburg's Christmas Market with a variety of stalls full of decorations, holiday gifts and gingerbread
Overnight: Salzburg or Linz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
Today, travel to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Begin along the famous Ringstrasse and view the State Opera House, Parliament and City Hall, the site of the lively Christmas Market. Tonight, attend the optional Mozart & Strauss Concert, featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Vienna's Christmas Markets or, join the optional tour to Bratislava. This morning, enjoy an excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. Tonight, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions at a unique Viennese Tavern
Optional: Half Day Bratislava (AM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Depart Austria
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Munich
Arrive in Munich and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to discover Munich's Christmas Market. This evening at approximately 6pm, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Munich City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, tour Munich and view the major sights of the city, in particular, Nymphenburg Palace, former summer palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Continue via the Olympic Stadium to view many of the famous squares, including the delightful Marienplatz to see the Glockenspiel clock with its playful mechanical figures. Here, you can begin exploring the largest and most famous Christmas market of Munich. This afternoon is free to further discover the over 20 Christmas markets located throughout the city or, join the optional to Linderhof & Oberammergau. Admire the artistically decorated Linderhof castle, built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play
Optional: Linderhof & Oberammergau (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Nuremberg Christmas Market
This morning, travel to Nuremberg to visit Germany's most famous Christmas market. With nearly 180 wooden stalls richly decorated with traditional wares, the market has earned the colorful title “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”. Enjoy free time to perhaps sample a glass of mulled wine and the local roasted sausage
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Salzburg City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning head to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famous setting for the Sound of Music movie. Upon arrival, take a guided walking city tour of Salzburg where you will view such sights as the cathedral, Getreidegasse, St. Peter's monastery and views of the mighty 11th-century Hohensalzburg fortress. Enjoy free time to browse Salzburg's Christmas Market with a variety of stalls full of decorations, holiday gifts and gingerbread
Overnight: Salzburg or Linz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
Today, travel to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Begin along the famous Ringstrasse and view the State Opera House, Parliament and City Hall, the site of the lively Christmas Market. Tonight, attend the optional Mozart & Strauss Concert, featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Vienna's Christmas Markets or, join the optional tour to Bratislava. This morning, enjoy an excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. Tonight, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions at a unique Viennese Tavern
Optional: Half Day Bratislava (AM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Austria
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Munich
Arrive in Munich and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to discover Munich's Christmas Market. This evening at approximately 6pm, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Munich City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, tour Munich and view the major sights of the city, in particular, Nymphenburg Palace, former summer palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Continue via the Olympic Stadium to view many of the famous squares, including the delightful Marienplatz to see the Glockenspiel clock with its playful mechanical figures. Here, you can begin exploring the largest and most famous Christmas market of Munich. This afternoon is free to further discover the over 20 Christmas markets located throughout the city or, join the optional to Linderhof & Oberammergau. Admire the artistically decorated Linderhof castle, built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play
Optional: Linderhof & Oberammergau (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Nuremberg Christmas Market
This morning, travel to Nuremberg to visit Germany's most famous Christmas market. With nearly 180 wooden stalls richly decorated with traditional wares, the market has earned the colorful title “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”. Enjoy free time to perhaps sample a glass of mulled wine and the local roasted sausage
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Salzburg City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning head to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famous setting for the Sound of Music movie. Upon arrival, take a guided walking city tour of Salzburg where you will view such sights as the cathedral, Getreidegasse, St. Peter's monastery and views of the mighty 11th-century Hohensalzburg fortress. Enjoy free time to browse Salzburg's Christmas Market with a variety of stalls full of decorations, holiday gifts and gingerbread
Overnight: Salzburg or Linz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
Today, travel to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Begin along the famous Ringstrasse and view the State Opera House, Parliament and City Hall, the site of the lively Christmas Market. Tonight, attend the optional Mozart & Strauss Concert, featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Vienna's Christmas Markets or, join the optional tour to Bratislava. This morning, enjoy an excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. Tonight, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions at a unique Viennese Tavern
Optional: Half Day Bratislava (AM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Austria
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Munich
Arrive in Munich and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to discover Munich's Christmas Market. This evening at approximately 6pm, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Munich City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, tour Munich and view the major sights of the city, in particular, Nymphenburg Palace, former summer palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Continue via the Olympic Stadium to view many of the famous squares, including the delightful Marienplatz to see the Glockenspiel clock with its playful mechanical figures. Here, you can begin exploring the largest and most famous Christmas market of Munich. This afternoon is free to further discover the over 20 Christmas markets located throughout the city or, join the optional to Linderhof & Oberammergau. Admire the artistically decorated Linderhof castle, built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play
Optional: Linderhof & Oberammergau (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Nuremberg Christmas Market
This morning, travel to Nuremberg to visit Germany's most famous Christmas market. With nearly 180 wooden stalls richly decorated with traditional wares, the market has earned the colorful title “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”. Enjoy free time to perhaps sample a glass of mulled wine and the local roasted sausage
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Salzburg City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning head to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famous setting for the Sound of Music movie. Upon arrival, take a guided walking city tour of Salzburg where you will view such sights as the cathedral, Getreidegasse, St. Peter's monastery and views of the mighty 11th-century Hohensalzburg fortress. Enjoy free time to browse Salzburg's Christmas Market with a variety of stalls full of decorations, holiday gifts and gingerbread
Overnight: Salzburg or Linz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
Today, travel to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Begin along the famous Ringstrasse and view the State Opera House, Parliament and City Hall, the site of the lively Christmas Market. Tonight, attend the optional Mozart & Strauss Concert, featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Vienna's Christmas Markets or, join the optional tour to Bratislava. This morning, enjoy an excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. Tonight, share a farewell dinner with your travel companions at a unique Viennese Tavern
Optional: Half Day Bratislava (AM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart Austria
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Two of the highlights of southern Bavaria are visited during this excursion to the high Alps. First, admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play, the woodcarvers and the richly painted houses (Lüftl-paintings).

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #3 03 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $64.00
Linderhof & Oberammergau Tour Thumbnail

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $71.00
Mozart & Strauss Concert Thumbnail

This morning enjoy a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. Then, with time at leisure, stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2019 - 03 Apr 2020 $68.00
Half Day Bratislava Thumbnail

Two of the highlights of southern Bavaria are visited during this excursion to the high Alps. First, admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play, the woodcarvers and the richly painted houses (Lüftl-paintings).

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #3 03 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $64.00
Linderhof & Oberammergau Tour Thumbnail

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $71.00
Mozart & Strauss Concert Thumbnail

This morning enjoy a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. Then, with time at leisure, stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2019 - 03 Apr 2020 $68.00
Half Day Bratislava Thumbnail

Two of the highlights of southern Bavaria are visited during this excursion to the high Alps. First, admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play, the woodcarvers and the richly painted houses (Lüftl-paintings).

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #3 03 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $64.00
Linderhof & Oberammergau Tour Thumbnail

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $71.00
Mozart & Strauss Concert Thumbnail

This morning enjoy a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. Then, with time at leisure, stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2019 - 03 Apr 2020 $68.00
Half Day Bratislava Thumbnail

Two of the highlights of southern Bavaria are visited during this excursion to the high Alps. First, admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play, the woodcarvers and the richly painted houses (Lüftl-paintings).

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #3 03 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $64.00
Linderhof & Oberammergau Tour Thumbnail

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $71.00
Mozart & Strauss Concert Thumbnail

This morning enjoy a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. Then, with time at leisure, stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2019 - 03 Apr 2020 $68.00
Half Day Bratislava Thumbnail