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Christmas Markets of Germany

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$1,938

$2,095

8 days

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Overview

Warm your heart with the magic of Christmas, savour classic German treats and fill your suitcase with hand-crafted gifts on this enchanting winter journey.

Locations Visited

Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich

Countries Visited

Germany

Travel Style

Regional Journey

Accommodations

7 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive in Berlin.

Welcome to Germany. Airport transfers depart Berlin airport for your hotel at 10:30 and 12:00. Join your Travel Director at 17:45 for a Welcome Dinner and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other, over a delightful evening of good food and wine.(Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Bristol Berlin.

  • Meals

    Dinner with Wine

Day 2

The Spirit of Berlin.

Join your Local Expert to see the highlights of Berlin. Your exploration includes the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden and the restored Reichstag Building. Later on, feel free to soak up the Weihnachtszauber, or Christmas magic, at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin’s most magnificent square, framed by the Concert Hall and near identical French and German cathedrals.(Breakfast)

  • Accommodation

    Bristol Berlin.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Leipzig and on to Dresden.

Journey south to Leipzig to visit Bach’s Thomaskirche and the medieval market square behind it. Renowned for its musical and culinary delights, the Leipzig Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful in Germany, with around 250 stalls located on the city’s historic market square. Enjoy its great traditions, which date back to the 15th century, before continuing to Dresden.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Vienna House QF Dresden.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4

Dresden Sightseeing.

Your guided tour with a Local Expert will continue past the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Gaze in awe at the Frauenkirche, risen once again from wartime ashes. At Germany’s oldest Christmas Market, meet a local market stallholder who will introduce you to a taste of delicious Glühwein and Christstollen, a Christmas cake recipe dating back to medieval times. Take some time to admire the record-breaking Christmas pyramid.(Breakfast)

  • Accommodation

    Vienna House QF Dresden.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 5

Continue to Nuremberg.

Journey on to Nuremberg, where the Christkindlmarkt stalls are donned in traditional red and white cloth. Surrounded by ancient ramparts and watchtowers, look out for the Nuremberg Plum People while you explore or shop for local treats such as Rostbratwürste, Lebkuchen or Glühwein.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Maritim Hotel Nürnberg, Nuremberg.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6

Rothenburg ob-der-Tauber

Venture through the heart of Germany to Rothenburg ob-der-Tauber, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. Why not stroll through the cobbled streets to the year-round Christmas Shop? Here it is Christmas 365 days of the year! Later, follow parts of the meandering Romantic Road to the Bavarian capital.(Breakfast)

  • Accommodation

    Munich Marriott Hotel.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 7

Munich Sightseeing.

Enjoy an orientation tour which concludes in the Marienplatz beside the soaring Town Hall, famous for its Glockenspiel. Beneath the gigantic Christmas tree, Munich’s traditional Christmas Market is an entrancing festival of light and music. In the evening, join your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local gasthof.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Munich Marriott Hotel.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8

Depart Munich.

Auf Wiedersehen! After breakfast, your departure transfer arrives at Munich airport at 07:00 and 09:00.(Breakfast)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Authentic Dining
  • Dresden: At the Christmas Market, meet a stallholder and taste the local Christstollen with a glass of Glühwein.

  • Munich: Gather with your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine in the fun-loving Bavarian capital.

  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners (DW) all with tea or coffee.

  • Insight Experiences
  • Dresden: Your guided tour with a Local Expert shows you the Frauenkirche, the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. You'll also learn about the traditional German Christmas Pyramids.

  • Top Rated Highlights
  • Christmas Markets: Experience the wonderment of the Christmas Markets of each city, some of the oldest in Europe. Shop for local delicacies and drink the heart-warming Glühwein. Keep an eye out for the Nuremberg Plum People and marvel at the Lepizig Christmas Pyramid.

  • Berlin: With a Local Expert, explore the highlights of the city. Drive down the Unter den Linden, see Brandenburg Gate, the State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz and the Reichstag Building.

  • Leipzig: Visit Thomaskirche where Bach worked as a Kapellmeister, a conductor, and his remains are now buried.

  • Nuremberg: See the distinguishing medieval architecture of the city walls and stone towers of the Alt Stadt, or Old Town.

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Fortified by ancient walls, picturesque and unspoiled, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a fairy-tale come true at any time of year. It dazzles in December, with its 500-year-old Reiterlesmarkt lending a festive air to the cobbled streets and medieval buildings.

  • Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see the Victory Arch, Town Hall and Glockenspiel in Marienplatz.

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What's Included

  • Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.

  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • International Air: Please note that airfares are not included. We will quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day you book.
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of the itinerary.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • Prices listed are per person, land only and based on double occupancy (twin room). Single room supplements are available.
    • 'Price with Current Deals' reflects current applicable 'Early Payment Discounts' or 'Last Minute Deals.' Early Payment Discounts (land only) savings vary by itinerary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates and are subject to availability; not valid with all other promotional offers. Last Minute Deals are available on select departures only and only available to travelers departing from the United States; not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or any other promotional offers; full payment due at time of booking. All discounts are for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Call or request a quote for complete details.
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    • For full details, please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.
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