Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland

2N Vienna , 2N Munich , 1N Oberammergau and 2N Lucerne
8 days

From

US$ 2,784

per person

Operated by Trafalgar

About the tour

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront with Breakfast All hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Optional Experiences and free timeHoliday Inn Munich - Westpark, an IHG Hotel with Breakfast and DinnerHotel-Restaurant Rumer Hof with Breakfast and DinnerAstoria with Breakfast

Highlights

  • Explore Vienna and Salzburg with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Lucerne
  • Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Lucerne and Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein
  • View Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • See stunning alpine scenery
  • Connect With Locals Join a local family for an exclusive Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner in their home.
  • Dive into Culture Waltz through Salzburg with your Local Specialist seeing some of the sights that featured in the filming of the 'Sound of Music'.

Meals

1 Be My Guest, 1 Welcome Reception, 2 Dinners, 7 Breakfasts

Accommodation

Hilton Vienna Waterfront

2 night(s) in Vienna

Room Type: Standard/base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Holiday Inn Munich- Westpark, an IHG Hotel

2 night(s) in Munich

Room Type: Standard/base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Hotel-Restaurant Rumer Hof

1 night(s) in Oberammergau

Room Type: Standard/base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Astoria Lucerne

2 night(s) in Lucerne

Room Type: Standard/base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Vienna

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Vienna

Write your very own Christmas story on a festive foray to some of Europe’s most magical Christmas markets. Our journey begins in Vienna, which you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation drive followed by a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Day 2: Discover Vienna's Spectacular Christmas Markets

Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Austrian capital, from its Parliament and City Hall to the grand State Opera House and Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful royal houses of Europe. We feed our Christmas spirit with a visit to the enchanting Christkindlmarkt this afternoon and feast on delicious gingerbread and Glühwein, wandering past wooden stalls piled high with handcrafted toys, seasonal gifts and tasty festive fare.

Day 3: Journey To Munich

Venture along the scenic Danube Valley to Mozart's beloved Salzburg, where we'll Dive Into Culture with a Local Specialist on a walking tour to see the Mirabell Gardens and other sights that featured in the filming of the 'Sound of Music'. Later, travel past beautiful alpine landscapes to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Day 4: Enjoy Bavarian Munich's Magical Christmas Markets

Bundle up warmly and join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of one of Germany’s liveliest cities. Embrace the festive cheer in Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Then, spend the rest of your day savouring the sights, sounds and smells of Munich’s Christmas market – a dazzling display of twinkling lights, carols and a magnificent Christmas tree. Continue your feast and indulge in Munich’s unrivalled hospitality with an optional visit to enjoy the Gemütlichkeit atmosphere at one of Munich's most traditional restaurants.

Day 5: Off To Innsbruck

We leave Munich behind and travel through the romantic Bavarian countryside en route to Oberammergau, which hosts the poignant Passion Play every ten years. Admire the village’s intricate woodcarvings and elaborate frescoes depicting Bavarian themes before continuing to Innsbruck. Indulge in delicious Kiachl doughnuts at the bustling Christmas market before returning to your hotel for dinner.

Day 6: Venture To Lucerne

A winter wonderland beckons as we see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck before continuing to Vaduz to view its turreted castle, perched perfectly above the Liechtenstein capital. Our final stop today is Lucerne, where we’ll spend the next two nights. Our orientation tour of the city takes us past the sad Lion of Lucerne and the famous wooden Chapel Bridge.

Day 7: Explore Lucerne's Festive Glittering Lights

Embrace the Yuletide cheer in true Swiss-style during a visit to Lucerne’s Christmas market at Franziskanerplatz, in the heart of the city’s Old Town. Ramble past traditional wooden stalls, a warm mug of Glühwein in hand, and admire the swirling Christmas carousel, filled with the joyful sounds of happy children. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure or to join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight, we celebrate our magical journey together during an exclusive Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner filled with Christmas cheer as you Connect With Locals in their home.

Day 8: Journey Home

We bid a festive farewell to our travel companions, returning home with magical Christmas memories. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

Starting from

US$ 2,784

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