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Christmas Markets of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Budapest (14 Days)

Uncover the seasonal traditions of three alpine countries as you visit the idyllic villages of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. These seasonal holiday markets offer visitors a taste of Old World traditions, celebrated for centuries in the countries where St. Nicholas first delivered his toys. These markets feature stalls of hand-made crafts and holiday decorations, delicious sweets, traditional foods, and classic beverages that brighten the spirit and warm the soul. This tantalizing Edventure has something for everyone.

Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of additional gateways)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 8 three-course dinners with wine or beer
  • 14 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
  • Visit to Justizzentrum Leoben or Stadelheim Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Heidelberg Bridge and Castle

Munich Christmas Market

Neuschwanstein Castle

Innsbruck Christmas Market

Salzburg in Winter


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Price: $4,738.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $409.00 premium trip insurance*

Next Departure Dates:

December 2019 (GSAX1219)
December 2020 (GSAX1220)
December 2021 (GSAX1221)
December 2022 (GSAX1222)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~ A guided tour of the baroque city of Heidelberg, including a funicular ride to Heidelberg Castle, a visit to the grounds of Germany's oldest university, and a walk through Market Square in Old Town

~ A journey to the Black Forest and its thundering Rhine Falls, the setting for many of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales

~ A stroll through the cobblestone streets of the beautiful alpine city of Lucerne, with a visit to it famous Lion Monument

~ Mt. Pilatus, where a cable car gondola ascends 7,000 feet to the top of the mountain, for lunch and views of up to 200 miles on a clear day

~ Lichtenstein, the smallest principality in Europe, to get passports stamped in the capital city of Vaduz

~ A tour of Innsbruck, home of two Olympic games, including the Golden Roof and City Tower in Innsbruck's Old Town, the Imperial Palace, the Baroque Cathedral of St. James

~ The the wooden stalls of the Innsbruck Christmas market, one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe, for ornaments, decorations, toys and food

~ The fairy-tale retreat of "Mad" Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle

~ Munich, and a guided tour of the Nymphenburg Palace, Englischer Garten, the Schwabing District, and the Marionplatz with its famous Glockenspiel

~ A short journey to Ausburg, Germany's second oldest city, for their world-famous Christkindl, with its "heavenly" post office, City Hall and its decor and murals, and a tasting of mulled wine and seasonal pastries, before visiting craftsmen creating handmade toys by centuries-old, traditional German methods

~ A visit to the University of Salzburg, the 17th-century Salzburg cathedral, the Kapitelplatz, Residenzplatz and the Alter Markt before boarding a funicular to the Hohensalzburg Fortress, one of Europe's oldest medieval castles, and the stalls of Salzburg's traditional Christkindlmarkt

~ An optional evening of dinner and music inside the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Stiftskeller for a sample traditional delicacies while enjoying a concert of some of Mozart's over 600 masterpieces where he once performed them ($115/pp)

~ Justizztrum Leoban and/or Stadlheim Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

~ The beautiful Baroque Melk Abbey, where Benedictine Monks have lived and worked for the last 900 years, for a tasting of their wines and liqueurs

A guided sightseeing tour of Vienna, including such sites as Schonbrunn Palace, Ringstra├če, and the Hofburg, before visiting its beautifully decorated and festive Christmas markets

~ A traditional, Old-World Viennese evening of music, food and entertainment, featuring Austrian Heurigens, or wine taverns, in the picturesque village of Grinzing, with a stop at the Prater Ferris Wheel

~  The cobblestone streets of Bratslavia, and Bratislavsky Hrad, the 18th-century castle overlooking Old Town in the Slovakian capital of Bratslavia, and a tour of its Hall of Mirrors inside the famed pink Primates' Palace

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (some uneven terrain, including paved roads, snowy and/or icy conditions, and cobblestone streets, some snowy or icy conditions, some hills and stairs)

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