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Christmas Markets of Austria Germany Switzerland

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • Austria
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  • Germany
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  • Liechtenstein
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  • Switzerland
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Fill your festive cheer with candles, carols, snowflakes and stollen as you wander past heaving market stalls and pay tribute to old-world traditions, local craftsmanship and mesmerising city backdrops.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)
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 a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive.
Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront
Meal: Welcome Reception

DAY 2

Vienna Sightseeing and 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.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3

Vienna – Salzburg – Munich (2 Nights)
Venture along the scenic Danube Valley to Mozart’s beloved Salzburg, where we’ll join a Local Specialist on a walking tour to see the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens and the Old City before crossing Alpine landscapes to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
Hotel: Sheraton Westpark
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 4

Munich Orientation and Free Time
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 a famous beer hall.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 5

Munich – Oberammergau – 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 and Glühwein at the bustling Christmas market before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Hotel: Grauer Bär
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 6

Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne (2 Nights)
A winter wonderland beckons as we see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck and continue to Vaduz to view its turreted castle, perched perfectly above the Liechtenstein capital. Our final stop today is in Lucerne, where we’ll spend the next two nights. Our orientation tour of the city takes us past the sad Lion of Lucerne and famous wooden Chapel Bridge.
Hotel: Astoria
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 7

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
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 with the joyful sounds of happy children. The rest of the day is yours at leisure, or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight, we celebrate our magical journey together during a Farewell Dinner filled with Christmas cheer and all the trimmings.
Meal: Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

DAY 8

Lucerne – Depart Zurich
We bid a festive farewell to our travel companions, returning home with magical Christmas memories. There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply.

Note: Please do not book flights which depart before 11am.
Meal: Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Vienna and Salzburg
  • ORIENTATION of Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Lucerne
  • VISIT the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne. Discover Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein
  • VIEW Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • SEE stunning Alpine scenery

Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
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Christmas Markets of Austria Germany Switzerland

Fill your festive cheer with candles, carols, snowflakes and stollen as you wander past heaving market stalls and pay tribute to old-world traditions, local craftsmanship and mesmerising city backdrops.