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Alpine Christmas Markets

 
 

Summary:

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.

Duration
9 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
20-Nov-2021
Starting at
USD 2,375.00
USD 2,138.00
Price per day
USD 238.00

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Alpine Christmas Markets


Summary

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.

Day 1.
Arrive In Munich
Day 2.
Free Time In The Bavarian Capital
Day 3.
Lake Chiemsee, Salzburg And Innsbruck
Day 4.
Innsbruck At Leisure And Carriage Ride
Day 5.
The Black Forest Via Lindau
Day 6.
Freiburg Sightseeing
Day 7.
Strasbourg And Alsace Experience
Day 8.
The Swiss City Of Zürich
Day 9.
Depart Zürich

Visited Countries (4): Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland

Visited cities (9): Chiemsee, Freiburg, Innsbruck, Lindau, Munich, Münster, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Zurich

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Munich: What better way to start your journey than a Welcome Dinner at a typical German local restaurant, Donisl restaurant.
  • Salzburg: At the Christmas Market, meet a local stallholder and taste the delicious Lebkuchen with a fragrant cup of Glühwein.
  • Innsbruck: Savour a traditional meal accompanied by local Tyrolean music and entertainment.
  • Black Forest: Indulge in a delightful dinner of local German specialties, accompanied by wine.
  • Zurich: The Swiss just love good food and wine, a decorative, well-laden table, and a touch of Grossm�nster - all of which you will find at your warm Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Insight Choice

  • Innsbruck: Choose between a horse and carriage ride or alternatively, visit the magical world of Swarovski Crystal.

Insight Experiences

  • Salzburg: With a Local Expert, see Mozart's family home and the 500-year-old Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. You'll also view the Hohensalzburg fortress and see Residenz Fountain when you spend some time in the Old Town.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Christmas Markets: All departures will experience the wonderment of the Christmas Markets of each city, some of the oldest in Europe.
  • Scenic Drives: Throughout your travels, enjoy beautiful views of the Austrian Alps and Lake Bodensee.
  • Munich: See Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Innsbruck: Enjoy an orientation with your Travel Director as you walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof.
  • Salzburg: With a Local Expert, see Mozart's family home and the 500-year-old Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. You'll also view the Hohensalzburg fortress and see Residenz Fountain when you spend some time in the Old Town.
  • Lorrach: Explore the town located on the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland and see the ruins of Rotteln Castle.
  • Lindau: Your Travel Director takes you to the Harbour and Old City Hall. Walk the medieval streets of this island-town and browse the shops on Maximillium Strasse.
  • Frieburg: Enjoy a romantic walk through the medieval cobbled streets of Freiburg and soak in the magic of its Christmas Markets. See the medieval Münster and spend time in the historic old quarter.
  • Strasbourg: Exploring the Christmas Markets is like stepping directly into a fairytale, where glittering lights and the scent of cinnamon enchant your senses. Here you visit France's oldest Christmas Markets, set in front of the Cathedral. Spend time in the atmospheric neighbourhood of La Petite France.
  • Zurich: During your orientation of the city, your Travel Director will show you the Grossmünster, Fraumünster and elegant Bahnhofstrasse.

Included in Price

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

Travel Package

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This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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