Germany Christmas Markets Tour

EARLY BIRD
Price
$1399 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
Germany

INCLUDES 4-STAR HOTELS 8-Day Tour of Germany's Christmas Markets

Explore Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rottenburg ob der Tauber and Munich at the most festive time of the year. You'll be looked after all the way by expert tour manager and extra trimmings include luxe hotels that have been carefully chosen for their comfort and location.
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Have the merriest lead up to Christmas with all the traditional trimmings on this special tour of Germany. Everything you need is included, with carefully chosen hotels, daily breakfast, three dinners and the services of an expert tour manager. Enjoy discovering the delights of Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rottenburg ob der Tauber and Munich at the most festive time of the year!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Berlin, Germany
Return Location
Munich, Germany
Additional Information
Booking Code: GXTG8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: A single supplement is applicable for a private room. Optional Tours: Let us know if you'd like to pre-book additional sightseeing. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

Germany Christmas Markets Tour Overview

Start off in Berlin and get acquainted with a European winter (fingers crossed for snow to complete the traditional scene). Travel to Dresden, where you’ll find Germany’s oldest Christmas market and the famous 48-foot high Christmas pyramid, a historic Ferris wheel with candy-striped gondolas, and more than 200 stalls selling everything from intricate glass ornaments and wooden toys, to traditional cakes and decorative wreaths.

Next stops are Bavaria’s historic cities of Nuremberg and Munich. There’s much to be enjoy as you tour the Old Towns, enjoy the aroma of hot chestnuts and gingerbread wafting from the markets and maybe join a fun optional evening tour to a Bavarian beer hall.

Celebrate an unforgettable lead up to Christmas and embrace the festive atmosphere Germany. There’s no doubt about it – Christmas in Europe is a bucket-list-worthy experience!

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Early Bird Tour Deal

Book quickly to save up to $600 per person.

  • Lowest price departures on 23 November, 25 November, 9 December & 16 December, 2023

Note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin share. Contact us for single supplement rates for a private room. All prices are subject to confirmation and currency fluctuations or change at time of booking. Contact us for current rates and tours that operate at other times of the year.

Inclusions at a glance

  • 7 nights First Class hotels
    • 2 nights Berlin
    • 1 night Dresden
    • 2 nights Nuremberg
    • 2 nights Munich
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

 

Tour special features

  • Experience the dazzling Christmas Markets in Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg & Munich
  • Cross the former Iron Curtain to the landmarks of Berlin including “Checkpoint Charlie”
  • Discover Dresden, an astonishing city that emerged from destruction to splendour
  • In Nuremberg, view the historic Palace of Justice where the Nuremberg Trials were held
  • Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the fairytale town in the Franconian heartland
  • At Marienplatz Square in Munich, watch the famous glockenspiel clock

Do you have another trip to Europe in mind? We can help find you the perfect travel package. Call 1300 168 910 or email [email protected] for a personal travel quote!

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
DAY 1

Arrive Berlin

Arrive in Germany's magnificent capital city of Berlin - vibrant and glistening over the joyful holiday season. After arranging your own transport to the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the dynamic spirit of the city. The tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive by 4 PM
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Berlin City Tour & Christmas Market

The major sights of Berlin are revealed as you cross the former Iron Curtain to the landmarks of the city including the glass dome Reichstag building, triumphal Brandenburg Gate and "Checkpoint Charlie." View the State Opera House, Cathedral, bustling Unter den Linden Street and Kurfurstendamm, magnificently decorated with unending rows of sparkling Christmas trees. Time on your own this afternoon to visit Berlin's lively Christmas Market. Sip on mulled wine and munch on Lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like cookie, as you browse stalls with handcrafted gifts beneath canopies of colourful lights. Or, join the optional Berlin's Hidden Past tour and delve beneath the surface to learn more about the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, and the destruction and division of Germany's capital. In the evening, perhaps walk along the stunning illuminated squares and landmarks of the city to one of the city's premier restaurants
Optional: Berlin's Hidden Past
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3

Dresden City Tour

This morning, travel to the splendid baroque art city of Dresden, on the banks of the Elbe River. Discover this astonishing Renaissance city distinguished by its celebrated art museums and classic architecture that emerged from wartime destruction to luxurious splendour. Stop at the Versaille-inspired Zwinger Palace, once setting for court festivities and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the baroque Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its magnificent baroque dome. A highlight of the day is an intriguing visit to the celebrated Green Vault to admire the jewels and treasures of Saxon kings. The rest of the evening is yours to discover Dresden's Christmas Market traditionally called Striezelmarkt, named after the world's most famous Stollen Christmas cake! This traditional market with its romantic and festive charm is a treasure trove for traditional handmade crafts
Overnight: Dresden
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4

Nuremberg City Tour & Old Town Christmas Market

Today, you head to Nuremberg, Bavaria's energetic city with its history of almost one thousand years. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946, known as the Nuremberg Trials, and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. After destruction in WWII, the city has been painstakingly reconstructed, returning to some of its former glory. Since the Middle Ages, Nuremberg has been well-known for its craftsmen and artists who settled the city. Some of this delicate craftsmanship can be found at its renowned spectacular Christmas market in the Old Town which brings visitors from all over the world. The air is scented with a Christmas aroma of roasted almonds, gingerbread and hot chestnuts. Look up and see the golden angel with her white dress and jewelled crown, symbol of this magical market. Tonight, a festive dinner together at a popular local restaurant
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Excursion

A delightful excursion today to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the picturesque walled town in the Franconian heartland where time has stood still. Untouched by the ravages of war, you'll be enchanted by this fairytale gem with its medieval cobble streets, ramparts, and century's old mansions. On the walking tour, stop at the Town Hall square with its unusual clock that displays a mechanical drinking scene with moving figures. At St. Jacob's Church, view the treasured 500-year-old altarpiece, considered one of Germany's greatest pieces of woodcarving. Linger at one of the cute ornament shops, visit the Christmas Museum with its old time gifts, or just sit at a café and enjoy the ambiance before returning to Nuremberg for leisure time
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6

City Tour of Munich

Travel to Munich, the pride of Bavaria with its fun loving spirit. At Marienplatz Square, cultural centre of the city, join the crowds watching the famous glockenspiel clock dating back to 1908 with its colourful mechanical figures dancing at the top of the hour. Continue to the Olympic Stadium in the heart of Olympia Park, main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Driving through the city, view the Nymphenburg Palace with its gorgeous baroque facade, once summer residence of Bavarian rulers and historic monuments including the Koenigsplatz. Tonight, don't miss the optional Bavarian Evening that includes a tour of night lit and holiday decorated Munich combined with dinner at a Bavarian beer hall. Drinking beer in Germany is a serious pastime and there's no better place to indulge than here in Munich!
Optional: Bavarian Evening with Dinner
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7

Munich

At leisure to independently enjoy the delights of the city and its dazzling Christmas Market. The 100-foot glittering Christmas tree welcomes you! Delight in the multi-coloured twinkling lights, shop for unique Bavarian gifts, and nibble on warm spiced cake as you make your way to some of the more than 20 magical markets. Alternatively, join the optional excursion to fairytale Linderhof Palace, built by "mad" King Ludwig II and Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play - two of the highlights of Southern Bavaria in the high Alps. Tonight during dinner, share wonderful memories of your journey and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Linderhof and Oberammergau
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8

Depart Germany

Make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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.
Have the merriest lead up to Christmas with all the traditional trimmings on this special tour of Germany. Everything you need is included, with carefully chosen hotels, daily breakfast, three dinners and the services of an expert tour manager. Enjoy discovering the delights of Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rottenburg ob der Tauber and Munich at the most festive time of the year!

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Tour departures

This tour departs Berlin on select dates in November and December 2023.

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 on Day 1 in Berlin 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.

If 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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      Germany Christmas Markets Tour

      Price
      $1399 per person
      Duration
      8 days
      Destination
      Germany

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