Tour Overview

Experience the holiday spirit in Austria and Germany, where the tradition of the Christkindlesmarkt began over 600 years ago. Explore Christmas markets alive with festive cheer and cultural treasures. Uncover the history and tastes of these incredible regions spending five relaxing nights in Innsbruck, where the spirit of Christmas is undeniable. Venture to the Alpine village of Seefeld via train; partake in the traditional taste of schnapps before you’re whisked away on an actual horse-drawn Christmas sleigh. Head to Salzburg for an expert-guided walking tour and delight in dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter’s restaurant. Embark on the journey of a lifetime in this winter wonderland, where twinkling lights illuminate entire regions, and the spirit of Christmas is alive and well.

Highlights

  • iconVisit the picture-perfect Bavarian Alpine village of Oberammergau.
  • iconExperience the 600-year-old holiday tradition of the <i>Christkindlesmarkt</i>.
  • iconVenture by train to Seefeld for a horse-drawn carriage ride and a taste of schnapps.
  • iconDelight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, Austria's oldest.
  • iconUnwind and shop for handmade crafts in the heart of the Alps.
  • iconTour Munich to see the Glockenspiel* and Olympic Park.
  • iconExperience a strudel demonstration and learn the history behind the traditional dessert.
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Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel Innsbruck

You’re on your way to uncover the unique charms of Austria and Germany and the incredible Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market)!

icon Day 2 : Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel Innsbruck

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to the town of Innsbruck, capital of the Alps. Spend the next five nights nestled in the heart of the mountains. Tonight, accompany your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Austria.

icon Day 3 : Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, it’s your choice! Walk through the charming streets of Innsbruck on a locally guided tour and take in landmarks such as the Golden Roof -OR- visit the Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage, getting a glimpse into this historic region through traditional costumes and handicrafts. 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 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. Belt out a carol or two as you are whisked across the snow and participate in an interactive demonstration of how to make (and eat!) traditional strudel. Glide your way back to Innsbruck.

icon Day 4 : Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside resides the storybook Old Town of Salzburg. 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 of Mozart’s birthplace. Head out to enjoy a free afternoon with the locals, affectionately known as “Salzburgers.” 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.

icon Day 5 : Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast

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.

icon Day 6 : Innsbruck-Neuschwanstein, Germany-Oberammergau-Innsbruck, Austria

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Movenpick Munich Airport

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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. Enjoy a lunch featuring regional cuisine before spending some time on your own getting to know this picture-perfect Bavarian village.

icon Day 7 : Innsbruck - Munich, Germany

Location: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wilkommen to Munich! Venture to Marienplatz and see the iconic Glockenspiel*, where life-size figurines spin and dance. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps grabbing a bier at the renowned Hofbrauhaus or doing some final holiday shopping at one of Europe’s largest Christmas markets. Join a local guide on a panoramic tour of Munich, passing by famous sights such as the Royal Square and Parliament Building. Close your day, toasting to the end of your seasonal sojourn at a farewell dinner.

icon Day 8 : Munich - Tour Ends

Location: Munich

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour comes to a close today.

Experiences

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

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Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Friday Nov 25, 2022

Nights

8

Available

22

$1999.00

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Monday Dec 05, 2022

Nights

8

Available

5

$1999.00

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Saturday Dec 10, 2022

Nights

8

Available

18

$1999.00