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Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany

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Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany

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Highlights...  

Innsbruck ● Choice on Tour ● Seefeld ● Carriage Ride ● Salzburg ● St. Peter's Restaurant ● Oberammergau ● Christmas Markets ● Munich


From $1849 per person

8 Days ● 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts ● 1 Lunch ● 3 Dinners 

COLLETTE EXPERIENCES 
★Experience the 600-year-old holiday tradition of the “Christkindlesmarkt.”  
★Venture by train to Seefeld for a horse-drawn carriage ride and taste of schnapps. 
★Unwind and shop for handmade crafts in the heart of the Alps. 

MUST-SEE INCLUSIONS 
★Tour Munich to see the Glockenspiel* and Olympic Park. 
★Visit the picture-perfect Bavarian Alpine village of Oberammergau. 

CULINARY INCLUSIONS 
★Delight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, Austria's oldest. 
★Experience a strudel demonstration and learn the history behind the traditional dessert. 


Itinerary


Day 1: Overnight Flight
You’re on your way to uncover the unique charms of Austria and Germany, and the incredible “Christkindlesmarkt” (Christmas market)!

Day 2: Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins
Welcome to the town of Innsbruck, capital of the Alps. Spend the next five nights here, nestled in the heart of the mountains. Tonight, accompany your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Austria. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck
This morning, it’s your choice! Embark on an incredible walking tour, led by a local expert who highlights the landmarks to Innsbruck’s history and culture -OR- choose a tour to see the architectural structures, like its famous ski jump, that make the city so unique. Either way, you’re guaranteed to see Innsbruck’s magnificent Golden Roof. Next, journey by train 3,600 feet above sea level to the idyllic village of Seefeld, one of the world's great ski resorts thanks to its miles of lakes and trails. Step off the train into the pure Alpine air to find an authentic horse-drawn carriage – and a traditional gift of Schnapps – waiting for you. Don’t be shy to belt out a carol or two as you’re whisked across the snow to meet our good friend, Peter, who invites you to participate in an interactive demonstration of how to make (and eat!) traditional strudel. Say “Aufweidersehn, Peter!” and glide your way back to Innsbruck. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Salzburg, a storybook Old Town, waits for you over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside. Head over to Mirabell Gardens and the iconic “Do-Re-Mi steps” from The Sound of Music. Then, journey through the baroque heart of the Old City, and the famous thoroughfare where Mozart was born. Head off to enjoy a free afternoon with the locals, affectionately known as “Salzburgers.” Be sure to enjoy a traditional Mozart chocolate (or two) and do some treasure hunting at any of six Christmas markets. Your day concludes at St. Peter’s Skiftskeller, the oldest continuously-serving restaurant in Europe. Inside this centuries-old gem, indulge in a traditional dessert that’s described as “sweet as love and soft as a kiss.” Today breakfast and dinner will be included.


Day 5: Innsbruck
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Innsbruck. Go treasure hunting at the Christmas markets, brimming with the sights, smells, and sounds of the season. Be on the lookout for St. Nicholas and even Krampus as they march through the market stalls. Revel in good cheer while brass bands play from the towers, and indulge in some gluhwein and stollen, while chestnuts roast on open fires. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Innsbruck - Neuschwanstein, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
View the magnificence of Neuschwanstein Castle as you enjoy a photo stop of the fairytale creation of Bavaria’s “Mad King.” Your journey continues to Oberammergau, where you’ll spend some time on your own getting to know this picture-perfect Bavarian village. Tonight, enjoy an unforgettable evening at a family-owned restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Munich
Willkommen to Munich! Embark on a city tour of this Bavarian capital where Olympic Park and the famous Glockenspiel* are just some of the sights you’ll see along the way. Your tour comes to an end at the famous Hofbrauhaus, where you may wish to take a seat and enjoy a bier before heading to a jolly farewell lunch! The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Do some final holiday shopping at the largest Christmas market of the whole tour, and delight in the merriment of the season one last time. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 8: Munich - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.


Experience It! ___________________________________ Seefeld 
Perched on a plateau high in the Alps is the charming Tyrolean town of Seefeld. Reminiscent of a fairy-tale Christmas village, this magical place offers a quintessential Austrian wintertime experience in one of the world's greatest ski resorts. The perfect location for snow sports, it has proudly hosted several Olympic and World Ski Championship competitions. Seefeld is particularly festive during the holiday season and is an ideal time to take in crisp mountain air, epic views of villages covered in a white blanket of snow, and the spectacular mountain scenery. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in this Alpine setting with miles of walking trails, lakes, fine shopping, dining and pure, fresh Alpine air.
 
 
YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 6 Hotel Innsbruck or Hotel Grauer Bar
Day 7 Movenpick Munich Airport
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.

Departure date: November 30th 2019
Please contact us for more departure dates in 2019/2020
 

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