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Christmas Markets of Historic Germany (12 Days)

Celebrate the Christmas season in Old World style with a visit to the popular and traditional German Christmas markets, filled with handmade crafts, winter warmers and fresh-baked gingerbread. Begin your Edventure in cosmopolitan Berlin, Germany’s cultural capital, then continue to dramatic Dresden, home of Germany’s oldest Christmas market. Step back in time to medieval Bamberg, look for the "Christkind" angel at the Nuremberg market, then end your Edventure in festive Munich, and whether you know him as Father Christmas, Pere Noel, Kris Kringle or Santa Claus, raise your stein to old St Nick.

Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of additional gateways)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 Lunch
  • 4 three-course meals with wine or beer
  • 10 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Penitentiary Heidering or Stadelheim Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Dresden Christmas Market

Rothenburg Christmas Market

Neuschwanstein Castle in Winter

Hand-Made Christmas Ornaments

Rothenburg Market Stalls

Munich Christmas Market

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Price: $4,148 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $364.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

December 2018 (GERX1218)
November 2019 (GERX1119)
December 2020 (GERX1220)
November 2021 (GERX1121)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:


~ Welcome Dinner


~  A sightseeing tour of Berlin by a local tour guide that includes the Brandenburg Gate and the historic Checkpoint Charlie


~ An optional excursion for a World War II Walking Tour of Berlin, featuring a detail look at the rise and fall of Hitler and the Third Reich, with visits to key monuments and locations of the period ($59/pp)


~ The seasonally-festive and historic Christmas Markets of Berlin


~ Potsdam, the location where the postwar administration divided up Germany in 1945, with a visit to Cecilienhof Palace


~ Penetentiary Heidering (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

~ Dresden, once considered to be the most beautiful city in the world, and a guided tour of the city, including the Semper Opera House, the statue of Martin Luther, Zwinger Palace gardens, and the New Green Vault, one of Europe’s most impressive treasure museums

~ A visit to Dresden's Striezelmarkt, the oldest Christmas market in Germany, where holiday fare and goodies spruce up the Dresden city center during this time of year

~ Exploration of Görlitz and its sister city of Zgorzelec on the German-Polish border, where, until 1945, these two towns were a single entity, on a guided tour, including a visit to St. Peters Church, a walk over the Neisse River, and the Holy Sepulchre Church

~ Weimar, home of of Goethe, Nietzsche and Schiller, and location of the beginnings of the Bauhaus architectural movement

~ A tour through the plains, islands and seven hills of Bamberg, called "Little Venice" for it's canals, and including the historic Old Town of Bamburg, named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Bamberg Cathedral, as well as its Christmas Market

~ A tour of Germany’s medieval town of Rothenburg and its well-preserved walled city center, recognized for its year-round Christmas shops, including its Town Hall, Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum, and  the 500-year-old, hand-carved wooden altarpiece of St. Jakob's Church

~ Nuremburg, famous for its trials of WWII German War Criminals, and the Nuremberg Christmas Market to shop for traditional wares like spicy gingerbread, fruit loaves, Christmas tree angels, tree ornaments and candles, toys and crafts

~ An expert-guided tour of the Bavarian capital of Munich to see the Olympic Stadium, the fashionable Schwabing district and the Residenz, the Nymphenburg Palace, and the Marienplatz, with its famed Glockenspiel

~ Dachau, the memorial to millions of Jews held in concentration camps during Nazi occupation in WWII

~ A visit to the grounds of Germany's celebrated Oktoberfest to sample Bavarian delicacies and down steins of Germany's domestic beers in one of Munich's famous beer gardens

~ An excursion into the mountains of Bavaria, to Neuschwanstein, the storybook castle retreat of "Mad" King Ludwig, and its magical look during the snowy season

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 1 Hours
Average Activity Level:  Easy to Moderate (mostly even terrain, including paved roads, cobblestone streets, and some hills)

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