- Round-trip air to Frankfurt (supplement may apply based on
U.S. departure city and availability)
- Deluxe, private motorcoach
- English-speaking tour escort throughout
- 7 nights accommodation in Superior Tourist and First Class hotels
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Christmas markets in:
- Additional sightseeing in the:
* Black Forest
* Lake Constance
* Bavarian countryside regions
- Entrance fees to:
* Neuschwanstein castle
* Kaiserburg castle
* St. Jacob’s Church in Rothenburg
* The Residence Würzburg
- Taxes and service charges
- Baggage handling (one piece per person)
- Comprehensive information kit.
Day 1: USA - Frankfurt. Depart on a regular scheduled flight to Frankfurt.
Day 2: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest. Depart from Frankfurt in the morning and drive to Heidelberg for a walking tour of the old university town. Your next stop is at Baden-Baden, one of the most beautiful and prestigious spa resorts in Germany. In the afternoon continue to the Black Forest, a region known for delicious cake, wooden cuckoo clocks, and spectacular landscapes. Welcome dinner this evening at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hofgut Sternen or similar. Includes: (D).
Day 3: Triberg/Black Forest - Lake Constance - Hohenschwangau - Fuessen. In the early morning, head to the Allgau region, passing wonderful Lake Constance and stopping at the Basilica of Birnau, a real architectural treasure. See the fantastic Bavarian Alps before arriving in Hohenschwangau and visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy tale castle of King Ludwig II. Overnight stay at Hotel Luitpoldpark or similar. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Fuessen - Oberammergau - Ettal - Munich. This morning you drive to Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play, performed once every 10 years. Stop at the glorious Rococo church in Wies and the Benedictine abbey of Ettal. Then it is on to Munich to enjoy an extensive city tour ending at the romantic Christmas market, where you can stroll about and shop. Overnight stay at Hotel Kings or similar. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Munich - Salzburg - Munich. Today enjoy a full day excursion to the city where the famous composer Mozart was born – Salzburg. Begin with a walking tour through the old town, taking in all the important sights - Mozarthouse, the Cathedral, the Getreidegasse and more. You will have free time to go exploring on your own, visiting the lovely Christmas market and sampling Mozartkugeln, the most famous sweet made in Salzburg. Return to Munich in the late afternoon. Overnight stay at Hotel Kings or similar. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Nuremberg. After breakfast drive along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg with some stops along the way. During a city walk, you will learn much about this charming, small medieval town. See the famous Jakobskirche with its spectacular altar by the woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider. You will have some free time to enjoy the Christmas market and local shops, including its renowned Christmas Store. In the afternoon, continue on to Nuremberg Franconia’s largest city. Overnight at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson or similar. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Nuremberg. Today see the "Christkindlesmarkt," arguably the most famous Christmas market in the world. On a walking tour, you will see the main sights of Nuremberg, including the former home of the artist Albrecht Dürer. Visit the medieval Kaiserburg Castle before you have the rest of the day free for the Christmas market and for shopping. This evening, you will be treated to a traditional Advent dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson or similar. Includes: (B,D).
Day 8: Nuremberg - Wuerzburg - Frankfurt. In the morning, we leave for Wuerzburg. Enjoy a tour of the magnificent Residence, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, and the final organized visit to a German Christmas market. Arrive in Frankfurt during the late afternoon. Overnight stay in a Frankfurt hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Frankfurt – USA. Following breakfast and hotel check-out, transfer on your own to the airport for a regular scheduled flight back to the United States. Note: Optional airport transfers available at an additional cost. Includes: (B).
- Prices are subject to change, based on the currency exchange rate and dates of travel
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