Christmas Markets of Germany (Winter 2019 2020)
from $2655
Duration: 8 Days
Warm your heart with the magic of Christmas, savour classic German treats and fill your suitcase with hand-crafted gifts on this enchanting winter journey.
Day 1
Arrive in Berlin.
Welcome to Germany. Airport transfers depart Berlin airport for your hotel at 10:30 and 12:00. Join your Travel Director at 17:45 for a Welcome Dinner and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other, over a delightful evening of good food and wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 2
The Spirit of Berlin.
Join your Local Expert to see the highlights of Berlin. Your exploration includes the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden and the restored Reichstag Building. Later on, feel free to soak up the Weihnachtszauber, or Christmas magic, at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin’s most magnificent square, framed by the Concert Hall and near identical French and German cathedrals.(Breakfast)
Day 3
Leipzig, then on to Dresden.
Journey south to Leipzig to visit Bach’s Thomaskirche and the medieval market square behind it. Renowned for its musical and culinary delights, the Leipzig Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful in Germany, with around 250 stalls located on the city’s historic market square. Enjoy its great traditions, which date back to the 15th century, before continuing to Dresden.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
Dresden Sightseeing.
Your guided tour with a Local Expert will continue past the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Gaze in awe at the Frauenkirche, risen once again from wartime ashes. At Germany’s oldest Christmas Market, meet a local market stallholder who will introduce you to a taste of delicious Glühwein and Christstollen, a Christmas cake recipe dating back to medieval times. Take some time to admire the record-breaking Christmas pyramid.(Breakfast)
Day 5
Ancient Nuremberg.
Journey on to Nuremberg, where the Christkindlmarkt stalls are donned in traditional red and white cloth. Surrounded by ancient ramparts and watchtowers, look out for the Nuremberg Plum People while you explore or shop for local treats such as Rostbratwürste, Lebkuchen or Glühwein.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6
Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Venture through the heart of Germany to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. Why not stroll through the cobbled streets to the year-round Christmas Shop? Here it is Christmas 365 days of the year! Later, follow parts of the meandering Romantic Road to the Bavarian capital.(Breakfast)
Day 7
Munich Sightseeing.
Enjoy an orientation tour which concludes in the Marienplatz beside the soaring Town Hall, famous for its Glockenspiel. Beneath the gigantic Christmas tree, Munich’s traditional Christmas Market is an entrancing festival of light and music. In the evening, join your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8
Depart Munich.
Auf Wiedersehen! After breakfast, your departure transfer arrives at Munich airport at 09:30.(Breakfast)
  • Dresden: At the Christmas Market, meet a stallholder and taste the local Christstollen with a glass of Glühwein.
  • Munich: Gather with your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine in the fun-loving Bavarian capital.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners (DW) all with tea or coffee.
  • Dresden: Your guided tour with a Local Expert shows you the Frauenkirche, the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. You'll also learn about the traditional German Christmas Pyramids.
  • Nuremberg: The Maritim Hotel Nürnberg awaits you in the immediate vicinity of the historic old city with its numerous monuments and buildings, including the Kaiserburg and a host of fascinating museums.
  • Christmas Markets: Experience the wonderment of the Christmas Markets of each city, some of the oldest in Europe. Shop for local delicacies and drink the heartwarming Glühwein. Keep an eye out for the Nuremberg Plum People and marvel at the Lepizig Christmas Pyramid.
  • Berlin: With a Local Expert, explore the highlights of the city. Drive down the Unter den Linden, see Brandenburg Gate, the State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz and the Reichstag Building.
  • Leipzig: Visit Thomaskirche where Bach worked as a Kapellmeister, a conductor, and his remains are now buried.
  • Nuremberg: See the distinguishing medieval architecture of the city walls and stone towers of the Alt Stadt, or Old Town.
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Fortified by ancient walls, picturesque and unspoiled, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a fairytale come true at any time of year. It dazzles in December, with its 500-year-old Reiterlesmarkt lending a festive air to the cobbled streets and medieval buildings.
  • Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see the Victory Arch, Town Hall and Glockenspiel in Marienplatz.
Start Date: 2019-11-26
End Date: 2019-12-03
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Start Date: 2019-12-01
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triple
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single
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Start Date: 2019-12-03
End Date: 2019-12-10
twin
Adult Price: $2695
Child Price: $2435
twinShare
Adult Price: $2695
triple
Adult Price: $2655
Child Price: $2395
single
Adult Price: $3465
Start Date: 2019-12-08
End Date: 2019-12-15
twin
Adult Price: $2695
Child Price: $2435
twinShare
Adult Price: $2695
triple
Adult Price: $2655
Child Price: $2395
single
Adult Price: $3465
Start Date: 2019-12-10
End Date: 2019-12-17
twin
Adult Price: $2695
Child Price: $2435
twinShare
Adult Price: $2695
triple
Adult Price: $2655
Child Price: $2395
single
Adult Price: $3465

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