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Magical Christmas Markets - 2017

Delight in a single hotel stay in the charming town of Innsbruck, alive with holiday cheer. Travel through Austria and Germany to explore the history and tastes of this region and to spend time browsing its famous Christmas markets. Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck you choose either historic or architectural perspectives. Be introduced to the exciting city of Munich on a panoramic tour. Venture by train into the mountains to the charming village of Seefeld to warm yourself with a glass of schnapps and enjoy a traditional carriage ride. Journey to Salzburg for a walking tour with a local expert and a delightful dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant. Relish the holiday season that adorns the region in lights, energizes it with activity, and decorates it with market stands filled with handmade crafts.

Inclusions

5 breakfasts
5 dinners
Experience the 600-year-old holiday tradition of the "Christkindlesmarkt."
Venture by train to Seefeld for a carriage ride and schnapps tasting.
Relax and shop for handmade crafts in the heart of the Alps.
Pause at Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairy-tale Bavarian castle.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $1,579
Start Location
Innsbruck, Austria
End Location
Innsbruck, Austria
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 24
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Nov 201702 Dec 2017GuaranteedAUD $1,579
03 Dec 201709 Dec 2017GuaranteedAUD $1,879
10 Dec 201716 Dec 2017GuaranteedAUD $1,879
ItineraryExpand
Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins
Arrive in the Tyrolean town of Innsbruck, nestled in the heart of the mountains your home for the next five nights. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
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Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck
Today you have a choice of city tours. You may choose to join a local guide to discover Innsbruck's history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien-Strasse, the Hofburg and the "Golden Roof." Or, perhaps you would prefer to embark on a tour focusing on the city's unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump. This afternoon, venture into the mountains to the breathtaking Alpine village of Seefeld. Enjoy stunning views as you travel by train 3,600 feet above sea level to this charming Tyrolean town. Known as one of the world's great ski resorts, Seefeld is home to miles of walking trails, lakes, fine shopping, dining possibilities and pure fresh Alpine air. Warm yourself, meet the locals with a glass of schnapps, and enjoy a traditional carriage ride before shopping in some of the quaint village shops.
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Innsbruck - Munich, Germany - Innsbruck
This morning you cross the border into Germany while en route to the exciting city of Munich. First, enjoy leisure time to independently explore Munich's historic area and the Christmas market. Then you'll be introduced to its history on a panoramic tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel* and Olympic Park. Later, return to Innsbruck where the remainder of your day is at leisure.
Breakfast Included
Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Journey through the Austrian countryside to Salzburg, a city filled with beautiful gardens and wondrous architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the Mirabell Gardens, a filming location for The Sound of Music, and Mozart's birthplace the quaint Getreidegasse. Enjoy a free afternoon to mingle with the locals as you explore Salzburg's Christmas markets featuring local crafts and traditional food and drink. Your day concludes with a delightful dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant, located in the historic city center.
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Dinner Included
Innsbruck - Neuschwanstein, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
Begin your day with a stop to view Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy-tale retreat of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Continue on your journey to Oberammergau, a picture-perfect Bavarian Alpine village. Step back in time as you stroll the streets past old-world cottages and shops covered in colorful frescos. Have some time to explore the village, perhaps shopping for the intricate woodcrafts the town is known for. Conclude your tour with a festive farewell dinner this evening.
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Innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today.
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