Highlights of Christmas Markets: Munich to Vienna

Highlights of Christmas Markets: Munich to Vienna

6 Days



Highlights of Christmas Markets: Munich to Vienna

6 Days Starting in Munich, Germany and ending in Vienna, Austria

Visiting: Munich, Salzburg, Vienna

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

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Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 42

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:


Special diets catered:


Tour operated in:

Shopping, Sightseeing

$1176 (USD) Operator discount: -$989 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$33 -47%
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Tour Overview

Welcome to the ultimate German and Austrian Christmas Markets tour! Start your adventure in Germany and soak up the festive spirit at its famous markets in Munich, Nuremberg, and Dresden. Explore the charming streets adorned with twinkling lights and the sweet scent of mulled wine and gingerbread cookies. From there, head to Austria and discover the magical Christmas markets of Salzburg, Vienna. Shop for unique handcrafted gifts, savor traditional cuisine, and marvel at the enchanting atmosphere of the holiday season. This tour offers the perfect blend of history, culture, and holiday cheer in two of Europe’s most stunning countries. Book your trip today and create unforgettable memories!


  • Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as you explore some of the best Christmas markets in Germany and Austria. From Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt to Vienna’s famous Rathausplatz, you’ll experience the festive atmosphere that these markets are known for.

  • Discover the unique history and culture of Germany and Austria as you travel from one city to another. See the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, stroll through the streets of Salzburg, and explore the charming city of Innsbruck.

  • Indulge in traditional holiday treats like gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, and mulled wine. You’ll also get to try some of the best local cuisine in each city, including schnitzel, bratwurst, and strudel.

  • Take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage in Salzburg, visit a historic brewery in Munich, and attend a classical concert in Vienna. This tour is packed with unforgettable experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Our knowledgeable guides will show you the best of each city and provide insight into the local history and culture. They’ll also be on hand to answer any questions and help you make the most of your trip.

  • Stay in comfortable hotels in each city, with all the amenities you need to relax after a day of exploring. You’ll be well-rested and ready to take on the next adventure.


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Day 1: Munich
Location: Munich
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Munchen Sud or Tulip Inn Munchecn Messe - 4 Star
Meals Included: No Meals

Arrive in Munich and check into your hotel.

Enjoy some free time to explore the city's famous landmarks, including Marienplatz, the Viktualienmarkt, and the Englischer Garten.

In the evening, meet with your guide and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Included Activities

Welcome Meeting

Optional Activities

Group Dinner

Day 2: Munich
Location: Munich
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Munchen Sud or Tulip Inn Munchecn Messe – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Start your day with a visit to the Frauenkirche, Munich's iconic cathedral, to kick off your orientation walk of this famed town.

Explore the city's famous Christmas markets including the Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz and the medieval market at Wittelsbacher Platz.

Enjoy a traditional Bavarian lunch and explore the markets at your own apce.

In the evening, take a walk through the Schwabing neighborhood and enjoy some local food and drinks.

Included Activities

Munich City Tour

Day 3: Munich-Salzburg
Location: Munich, Salzburg
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg Messe or B&B Hotel Salzburg Nord - 3 star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel southeast into Austria to Salzburg today.

On arrival, check in to your hotel and then head out into the city for an orientation walk with your leader.

The city will captivate with its history, cobblestone lanes, bubbling river and charmingly kitsch atmosphere.

In the late afternoon, visit the atmospheric Christmas market in Cathedral Square, where the smells of gluehwein, roasted chestnuts, toasted almonds and cinnamon brushed baked apples waft through the marketplace and traditional Salzburg choirs fill the air.

Later on, jump in to a cable car and reach the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the city's most visible landmark.

This fully preserved castle hosts a small, intimate Christmas market and if you're lucky, Christmas themed live music.

Included Activities

Salzburg City Tour

Hohensalzburg Fortress Sightseeing

Day 4: Salzburg
Location: Salzburg
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg – 4 star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is a day for you to freely explore Salzburg and its nearby regions.

You may consider taking a trip to the salt mine located in Berchtesgaden, which can be found in the German Alps.

Alternatively, you can immerse yourself in the world of the von Trapp family from the classic film "The Sound of Music" by visiting the famous filming locations such as Mirabell Gardens, Pegasus Fountain, Leopoldskron Palace, and Hellbrunn Palace.

In the evening, you could return to the bustling Christmas markets to revel in the festive ambiance a bit longer.

Day 5: Salzburg-Vienna
Location: Salzburg, Vienna
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Eventhotel Pyramide or Austria Trend Hotel Ananas – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Once you arrive in Vienna today, take part in a guided walking tour led by your guide.

During the tour, you will get to see magnificent buildings, parks, and monuments that pay homage to celebrated composers and notable historical figures.

During your leisure time, consider visiting the stunning Hofburg Palace or the Leopold Museum, or you can take in stunning city views from the top of the Prater Ferris Wheel.

Later in the day, make your way to the Christmas markets located in front of the City Hall.

There, you can peruse the various stalls, indulge in some delicious freshly baked cinnamon biscuits, and enjoy a warm cup of Christmas punch.

Included Activities

Vienna City Tour

Day 6: Vienna
Location: Vienna
Meals Included: Breakfast

Check out of your accommodation and say goodbye to your fellow travelers.

If you have some extra time, you may want to visit some of Vienna's other attractions, such as the Schoenbrunn Palace.

Alternatively, you could head back to the Christmas markets to pick up any last-minute souvenirs or indulge in some more traditional Austrian food and drink.

When it's time to depart, your tour leader will be on hand to offer any assistance with transport arrangements or recommendations for further travel in the region.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 Star Hotels

  • Meals

    5 breakfasts

  • Transportation

    Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Wifi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

  • Highlights

    Christmas Markets

What's Not Included

  • Any flights not mentioned above

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not stated above

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Tips and gestures

  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Optional activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

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  • What is the maximum group size?

    Average group size is around 12-42 people

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No passenger under the age of 18

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    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement, however, this excludes all of our North American tours where the sharing option for a solo traveller is not available, and the single supplement must be applied if you are travelling alone. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

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    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

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    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

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Dec 13, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
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