German Christmas Markets Winter 2017/18

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Travel to the fairy-tale land of Germany's Christmas markets, sharing the festive season spirit and gemütlichkeit of the locals amidst magical fairy lights, rousing oompah music and the spicy scents of glühwein, steamy bratwurst and gingerbread hearts to beat the winter chill.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • City tour in Berlin
    • Orientation of Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig
    • View the Opera House and Zwinger Palace in Dresden, the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building in Berlin
    • Visit the Berlin TV Tower
    • Visit the Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin

What's this trip about?

    Travel to the fairy-tale land of Germany's Christmas markets, sharing the festive season spirit and gemütlichkeit of the locals amidst magical fairy lights, rousing oompah music and the spicy scents of glühwein, steamy bratwurst and gingerbread hearts to beat the winter chill.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityFrankfurt
End CityBerlin

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Festivals & Special Events

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Germany

Attractions

  • Berlin
  • Dresden
  • Leipzig
  • Nuremberg

Activities

  • Culture
  • Festivals & Special Events

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt

Welcome to Germany and the start of your magical trip to experience the festive markets. Each year in November and December the atmosphere builds through Germany with the start of Christmas celebrations. Towns and villages are decorated, Christmas markets open and the...

Day 2: Frankfurt – Rothenburg – Nuremberg

Travel to Bavaria and arrive in the medieval walled town of Rothenburg. Enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel Director where you will see traditional half-timbered houses and the old Town Hall. Try traditional cuisine or shop for gifts during your free time at th...

Day 3: Nuremberg – Eisenach (Wartburg Castle) – Erfurt – Weimar

A very atmospheric Christmas market is held in the courtyard of the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle in Eisenach. Enjoy typical German food, beverages, crafts, music and entertainment. Later travel to see the largest Christmas market in the province of...

Day 4: Weimar – Dresden (2 Nights)

After a leisurely morning in Weimar, travel to Dresden − known as 'Florence on the Elbe'. Spend time seeing the highlights of this astonishing city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Tonight you may want to sample some traditional German food at a local restaurant. Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Full Day at Dresden Christmas Market

A blaze of lights, the aroma of mulled wine and Christmas songs. This is the magic of Dresden's Striezelmarkt which is Germany's oldest Christmas market. On the second weekend in advent the locals pay homage to the Christmas pastry which originated in their city, the ...

Day 6: Dresden – Leipzig – Berlin (2 Nights)

Just as it was 500 years ago, the Leipzig Christmas market blends into the historic backdrop of Leipzig city centre. With more than 250 decorated stalls, it lives up to its reputation as one of the biggest and most interesting Christmas markets in Germany. After time to explore you will later make your way to Berlin - a vibrant and fascinating city. Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Berlin Sightseeing

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter d...

Day 8: Depart Berlin

Say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your travelling companions as you return home full of festive spirit. Morning transfers are available to Berlin Tegel Airport. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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ArrayTrafalgar's Airport Transfers 2017-18 At Trafalgar, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Trafalgar.With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Trafalgar hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Trafalgar. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Trafalgar. Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. C$73 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com.,

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Meals Included
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
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  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
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