Europe Christmas Markets Tour

INCLUDES FLIGHTS
Price
$7999 per person
Duration
14 days
Destination
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INCLUDES 4-STAR HOTELS Tour of Europe's Christmas Markets with Flights

Experience the charming cities of Romania, Germany and Austria at the most festive time of the year. You'll be looked after all the way by experienced local guides who will help you appreciate the rich cultural heritage and timeless traditions of a European Christmas.
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If you're dreaming of a white Christmas and love the idea of experiencing the festive season in Europe with all the traditional trimmings, then this 2-week tour is ideal. Travel from Bucharest in Romania, through Germany and Austria. Stop at stunning Christmas markets, remarkable historic sites, charming villages and explore culture-rich cities. Get in early to book your place, as space is limited on the special pre-Christmas departure!

What's included

Destination
Austria , Germany , Romania Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly to Bucharest, Romania from Australia
Return Location
Fly from Vienna, Australia to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
December 5, 2024 12:00 am
Additional Information
Booking Code: EXMT14M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Daily breakfast
  • Expert local guides
  • Internal flights
  • International flights from Australia
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Can opt to share or pay a single supplement for private rooms. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

European Christmas Markets Tour Overview

Experience a magical lead up to Christmas as you journey through Romania, Germany and Austria’s most charming cities.

Delve into the festive atmosphere of Bucharest and explore the ancient Cozia Monastery. Discover the enchanting beauty of Salzburg, where the Christmas market comes alive with local crafts and traditional delicacies. Explore Munich and wander through the picturesque city of Vienna.

Throughout the two-week tour, you’ll be immersed in the rich cultural heritage and timeless traditions of a European Christmas.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy airfare from Australia, fly to Bucharest & from Vienna
    • One-way economy airfare from Bucharest to Munich
  • Accommodation – 12 nights in 4-star hotels, or similar, based on twin share
    • 3 nights Bucharest
    • 2 nights Sibiu
    • 2 nights Brasov
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 2 nights Salzburg
    • 1 night Vienna
  • Escorted Tour – Complimentary WiFi access at hotels (where available)
    • 12 breakfasts
    • Transportation in air-conditioned coach or mini-bus
    • Services of experienced local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
    • Airport arrival transfers from Bucharest Airport to the hotel on day 1 in Europe

 

Tour special features

  • Enjoy travelling through Europe at the most festive time of the year
  • Licenced local guides will share the wonders of the regions with you
  • Group size of 12-42 people, with all travellers being 18+ years
  • Visit Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna & more
  • Appreciate the comforts of 4-star hotels and convenience of included daily breakfast
  • Have the merriest festive season with all the traditional trimmings!

Do you have another trip to Europe in mind or do you want to travel at another time of the year? We can help find you the perfect travel package. Call 1300 168 910 or email hello@mytravelxp.com for a personal travel quote!

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  • DAY 14
DAY 1

Fly to Romania

It's finally time to board your flights from Australia to Europe!

DAY 2

Arrive Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest! At the airport, keep an eye out for the local representative sign for your transfer to the hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the city at your leisure. In the evening, attend a welcome meeting with your fellow travellers to get to know each other and go over the itinerary for the next few days.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel Mercure Unirii – 4 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
DAY 3

Bucharest City Tour

After breakfast, take a guided tour of Bucharest to see the city’s main sights, such as the Palace of the Parliament and the National Village Museum. In the afternoon, visit Bucharest’s Christmas markets, such as the one in the Old Town, to sample local food and drink and pick up some souvenirs.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel Mercure Unirii – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Bucharest City Tour
DAY 4

Cozia Monastery, Sibiu Old Town & Christmas Market

Travel to Cozia Monastery in the morning, an ancient and beautiful Orthodox monastery. After a tour, continue to Sibiu and explore the charming Old Town with a guide, including the famous Christmas market. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and taste local food and drinks.

  • Accommodation
    Mercure Airport Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Visit to Cozia Monastery
    Sibiu Sightseeing
DAY 5

Rasinari Tram, Sibiu

Ride the Rasinari Tram to the village of Rasinari, where you can visit a local museum and learn about traditional life in the area. Return to Sibiu for more time in the Christmas market or to explore other parts of the city.

  • Accommodation
    Mercure Airport Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Rasinari Sightseeing
DAY 6

Sighisoara, Brasov City Tour & Christmas Market

Visit the medieval city of Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (also known as Dracula). Take a walking tour of the town, including the Clock Tower Museum, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, travel to Brasov for a city tour and visit the Christmas market in the evening.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel Cubix – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Visit to Brasov
    Sighisoara Sightseeing
DAY 7

Bran Castle, Brasov

Visit the famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, and learn about the history and legends associated with it. Return to Brasov for some free time in the afternoon to explore the city or do some Christmas shopping.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel Cubix – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Visit to Bran Castle
DAY 8

Sinaia, Peles Castle, Bucharest

Travel to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle, a beautiful Neo-Renaissance palace built in the late 1800s. After the tour, return to Bucharest for some final Christmas market shopping and sightseeing.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel Mercure Unirii – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Visit to Peles Castle
DAY 9

Bucharest, Munich (By Flight)

Are you ready to say goodbye to Romania and fly to Munich, Germany’s third-largest city? Munich is known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and world-famous Oktoberfest. Upon arrival enjoy some free time to explore the city’s famous landmarks, including Marienplatz, the Viktualienmarkt, and the Englischer Garten.

  • Accommodation
    Holiday Inn Munchen Sud or Tulip Inn Munchecn Messe – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
DAY 10

Munich

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.

  • Accommodation
    Holiday Inn Munchen Sud or Tulip Inn Munchecn Messe – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Munich City Tour
DAY 11

Munich, Salzburg

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.

  • Accommodation
    Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg or similar – 4 star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Salzburg City Tour
    Hohensalzburg Fortress Sightseeing
DAY 12

Salzburg

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.

  • Accommodation
    Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg or similar – 4 star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
DAY 13

Salzburg, Vienna

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.

  • Accommodation
    Eventhotel Pyramide or Austria Trend Hotel Ananas – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Vienna City Tour
DAY 14

Depart Vienna, Fly to Australia

Check out of your accommodation this morning and say goodbye to your fellow travellers. When it’s time to depart, your tour leader will be on hand to offer any assistance with transport arrangements to the airport to catch your return flights to Australia.

  • Meals Included
    Breakfast

More about Austria

Officially known as the Republic of Austria, there's a lot more to discover about this landlocked European country than schnitzel, strudel and the Sound of Music, but that's still part of the fun. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can understand why Austria is so culturally rich. There are a couple of things you might not know about Austrians, like they are the top recyclers in the world, they love their coffee and enjoy a rich coffee house culture, plus, much like Mexico, they celebrate death and there's even a funeral museum in Vienna. From fine arts to classical music and historic monuments, there's much to experience in Austria!

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Romania

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas and love the idea of experiencing the festive season in Europe with all the traditional trimmings, then this 2-week tour is ideal. Travel from Bucharest in Romania, through Germany and Austria. Stop at stunning Christmas markets, remarkable historic sites, charming villages and explore culture-rich cities. Get in early to book your place, as space is limited on the special pre-Christmas departure!

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Tour departures

This tour departs on select dates in November and December.

Contact us for travel at other times of the year. Please let us know your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current costs.

Tour start time

The tour starts in Bucharest and it's recommend that you arrive no later than 4pm. Let us know if you'd like to arrive the day before and book an additional night at the hotel.

When you book international flights, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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      Europe Christmas Markets Tour

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      $7999 per person
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      14 days
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