Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Alpine Christmas Markets (Winter 2020 2021)

The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • 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.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 21 Nov 20
      • 29 Nov 20
      • $2,795

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,516 for this departure

      • 22 Nov 20
      • 30 Nov 20
      • $2,825

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,543 for this departure

      • 23 Nov 20
      • 1 Dec 20
      • $2,825

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,543 for this departure

      • 25 Nov 20
      • 3 Dec 20
      • $2,825

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,543 for this departure

      • 29 Nov 20
      • 7 Dec 20
      • $2,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

      • 30 Nov 20
      • 8 Dec 20
      • $2,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

      • 2 Dec 20
      • 10 Dec 20
      • $2,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

      • 6 Dec 20
      • 14 Dec 20
      • $2,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

      • 8 Dec 20
      • 16 Dec 20
      • $3,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,786 for this departure

      • 9 Dec 20
      • 17 Dec 20
      • $2,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

      • 10 Dec 20
      • 18 Dec 20
      • $2,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Munich.

    Welcome to Germany. Transfers leave Munich airport for your hotel at 10:00 and 13:00. Meet your Travel Director at 15:00 for an orientation of the city that will show you all the city’s major sights, culminating in the Marienplatz, with its soaring Town Hall and Glockenspiel. Here, the Christkindlmarkt will be in full swing, an entrancing festival of light and music. Your Travel Director will introduce you to one of the market stallholders for a taste of traditional Bavarian Lebkuchen and a fragrant cup of Glühwein. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Free time in the Bavarian capital.

    Munich embraces the holiday season with a particular zeal, so the day is all yours to enjoy the vibrant festive markets that abound in this city. On crisp winter days, organ music and carols ring out from the ancient churches. If snow has fallen, the vast English Garden provides lovely winter vistas. Another option is to experience the romantic royal palaces of the Bavarian Alps.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - Lake Chiemsee, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

    Travel alongside the tranquil waters of Lake Chiemsee on your way to Salzburg in Austria, where the spires and domes of the Old Town are often draped in snow come December. A walk with your Local Expert will show you Mozart’s family home and the rosy hues of the 500-year-old Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. Head through the mountains to your Innsbruck hotel. Journey to the charming town of Hall in Tirol which boasts one of Austria's best-preserved historic centres. Soak up the unique atmosphere in a 700-year-old building and delight your palate with a medieval banquet and wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 4 - Innsbruck at Leisure and Carriage Ride.

    Enjoy a relaxed start and spend the morning at leisure. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the Old Town and Christmas Markets, set in front of the Golden Roof, graced by beautifully preserved medieval facades. Enjoy the delightful scenery and crisp, fresh air during your horse-drawn carriage ride, locally known as a Fiaker, through the countryside of Tyrol.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 5 - The Black Forest via Lindau.

    Travel through the Alberg tunnel, Austria’s longest road tunnel, as you return to Germany and pause in the tiny island-town of Lindau. Walk through the maze of ancient streets down to the harbour. Across the lake, often shrouded in mist, look for the rising silhouette of snow-capped peaks. After time to explore, continue along the shores of the Bodensee to your hotel in the Black Forest for three fabulous nights.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 6 - Freiburg Sightseeing.

    Visit Freiburg in the morning, a lively university city with a charming Christmas atmosphere. Walk from the medieval Münster through the heart of the historic old quarter, past colourful stalls offering a range of festive goodies from the Black Forest.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 7 - Strasbourg and Alsace experience.

    Cross the Rhine to the region of Alsace, wedged between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains. This area has changed nationality four times since 1870! Arrive in Strasbourg, the City at the Crossroads, where the Christmas Market is the oldest and one of the largest in France. Spend time in a cosy neighbourhood of timbered fairy-tale buildings, with Christmas shops and a gingerbread bakery, warm with fragrant promise. Return to Germany and venture to a local restaurant for a delightful dinner of local specialties, accompanied by wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 8 - The Swiss City of Zürich.

    Cross the Swiss border and head for Zürich where sightseeing includes the imposing Grossmünster, elegant Fraumünster, and winding alleys of the Old Town alongside the River Limmat. A highlight is Europe’s biggest indoor Christmas extravaganza held in the main railway station, with over 160 wooden chalets and a three-storey Christmas tree, draped with Swarovski crystals. Toast to the culmination of your Yuletide journey during a festive Celebration Dinner with wine at a local restaurant with its own microbrewery.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 9 - Depart Zürich.

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before checking out. Complimentary transfers to the airport, by hotel shuttle, depart every 15 minutes.(Breakfast)

     

    Alpine Christmas Markets (Winter 2020 2021)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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