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Christmas Markets of Austria Germany and Switzerland

8 Days 3 Countries 6 Cities

Discover the best of Europe's Christmas markets on this festive tour of Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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    • Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 24 December 2017. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and excursions in keeping with the events of the season.
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    Code: XXXXX

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      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 24 December 2017. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and excursions in keeping with the events of the season.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Candles and carols, snowflakes and stollen - wander through central Europe's cosy Christmas markets sipping toasty glühwein as you admire the handmade wooden toys, delectable Christmas fare and intricate decorations drawing crowds every year to enjoy its enchanting festive cheer.


      Trip type: Christmas Spectacular

      Trip code: WCMA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Vienna and Salzburg

        • Orientation of Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Lucerne

        • See stunning Alpine scenery

        • View Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

        • Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne

        • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Christmas Markets of Austria Germany and Switzerland

      Your Itinerary

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      Vienna, Austria

      Day 1

      Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 2

      Vienna Sightseeing and Christmas Markets

      Salzburg, Austria

      Day 3

      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich (2 Nights)

      Munich, Germany

      Day 4

      Munich Orientation

      Innsbruck, Austria

      Day 5

      Munich – Oberammergau – Innsbruck

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 6

      Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 7

      Lucerne Orientation

      Zurich, Switzerland

      Day 8

      Lucerne – Depart Zurich

      Day 1

      Arrive Vienna (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

      Welcome to the magical Austrian capital, Vienna. After check-in this afternoon, relax and unwind after your journey. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive.

      Hotel

      Hilton Danube Waterfront

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Hilton Danube Waterfront

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Vienna Sightseeing and Christmas Markets Day 2 - Vienna Sightseeing and Christmas Markets

      Explore the Ringstrasse during your festive sightseeing tour of Vienna. Your Local Specialist shows you the Hofburg Palace which was the former home of the Habsburgs. You will also see the Parliament, City Hall and the grand State Opera House. Visit the 'Christkindlmarkt' and buy handmade wooden toys, seasonal gifts, delicious gingerbread and warming Glühwein from traditional decorated wooden stalls.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich (2 Nights) Day 3 - Vienna – Salzburg – Munich (2 Nights)

      Drive along the scenic Danube Valley to the beautiful city of Salzburg and visit the enchanting Christmas market. See the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens, Mozart's birthplace and the Old City on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Then cross fairy tale Alpine landscapes to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Dine this evening at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Munich Orientation Day 4 - Munich Orientation

      Discover Munich on an orientation with your Travel Director. Admire the Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the festive spirit at the Christmas market. Consider a visit to a famous beer hall and experience the warmth and hospitality for which this city is renowned.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Munich – Oberammergau – Innsbruck Day 5 - Munich – Oberammergau – Innsbruck

      Leave Munich behind and travel through the picturesque Bavarian countryside en route to Oberammergau, home of the Passion Play that takes place in the village every ten years. This village is also famous for a long tradition of woodcarving and has homes with elaborate frescoes depicting traditional Bavarian themes. Spend free time exploring the quaint streets before arriving in Innsbruck. Admire the 15th century Golden Roof. Visit the Christmas market in the Old Town Square and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. Tonight dinner will be served at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Grauer Bär

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Grauer Bär

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 6 - Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      This morning see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck before visiting Vaduz, the capital city in the mountain principality of Liechtenstein. See the picturesque castle that sits above the city. Later arrive in Lucerne where you will view the Lion Monument and the famous wooden Chapel Bridge during an orientation tour.

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Lucerne Orientation Day 7 - Lucerne Orientation

      Visit the Christmas markets at Franziskanerplatz, located in the Old Town of Lucerne. Swiss delights are on offer at the wooden stalls, as well as a carousel which plays traditional music while children enjoy the ride. Later enjoy free time or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Lucerne – Depart Zurich Day 8 - Lucerne – Depart Zurich

      Say farewell to your travelling companions as you return home with magical Christmas memories. There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply. Please do not book flights which depart before 10am from Zurich airport.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Vienna and Salzburg

        • Orientation of Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Lucerne

        • See stunning Alpine scenery

        • View Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

        • Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne

        • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 75 Reviews

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        Service rating : Le choix des sites visités.Product : Bien planifié et près des hôtels respectifs.

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        Service rating : The service and attention to detail was good.Product : Happy with all the places included on the trip and a good amount of time in each city.

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        Service rating : Interesting and well organisedProduct : Saw a lot more than I expected

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        Thoroughly enjoyed our tour guide and driver.

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        Service rating : places seen terrificProduct : not many markets in Lucerne but great place

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