8 Days ● 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Innsbruck, Choice on Tour, Seefeld, Carriage Ride, Salzburg, St. Peter's Restaurant, Oberammergau, Munich, Christmas Markets
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 6 Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Day 7 Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport, Munich
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Day 1: Sunday, December 12, 2021 Overnight Flight
You’re on your way to uncover the unique charms of Austria and Germany and the incredible Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market)!
Day 2: Monday, December 13, 2021 Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins
Welcome to the town of Innsbruck, capital of the Alps. Spend the next five nights nestled in the heart of the mountains. Tonight, accompany your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Austria. (D)
Day 3: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck
This morning, it’s your choice! Walk through the charming streets of Innsbruck on a locally guided tour and take in landmarks such as the Golden Roof -OR- visit the Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage, getting a glimpse into this historic region through traditional costumes and handicrafts. Next, journey by train 3,600 feet above sea level to the idyllic village of Seefeld, one of the world's great ski resorts thanks to miles of lakes and trails. Step off the train into the pure Alpine air to find an authentic horse-drawn carriage – and a traditional gift of schnapps – waiting for you. Belt out a carol or two as you are whisked across the snow and participate in an interactive demonstration of how to make (and eat!) traditional strudel. Glide your way back to Innsbruck. (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside resides the storybook Old Town of Salzburg. Head over to Mirabell Gardens and the iconic “Do-Re-Mi steps” from The Sound of Music. Then, journey through the baroque heart of the Old City and the famous thoroughfare of Mozart’s birthplace. Head out to enjoy a free afternoon with the locals, affectionately known as “Salzburgers.” Be sure to enjoy a traditional Mozart chocolate (or two) and do some treasure hunting at any of six Christmas markets. Your day concludes at St. Peter’s Skiftskeller, the oldest continuously-serving restaurant in Europe. Inside this centuries-old gem, indulge in a traditional dessert. (B, D)
Day 5: Thursday, December 16, 2021 Innsbruck
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Innsbruck. Go treasure hunting at the Christmas markets, brimming with the sights, smells, and sounds of the season. Be on the lookout for St. Nicholas and even Krampus as they march through the market stalls. Revel in good cheer while brass bands play from the towers and indulge in some gluhwein and stollen, while chestnuts roast on open fires. (B)
Day 6: Friday, December 17, 2021 Innsbruck-Neuschwanstein, Germany-Oberammergau-Innsbruck, Austria
View the magnificence of Neuschwanstein Castle as you enjoy a photo stop of the fairytale creation of Bavaria’s “Mad King.” Your journey continues to Oberammergau. Enjoy a lunch featuring regional cuisine before spending some time on your own getting to know this picture-perfect Bavarian village. (B, L)
Day 7: Saturday, December 18, 2021 Innsbruck - Munich, Germany
Wilkommen to Munich! Venture to Marienplatz and see the iconic Glockenspiel*, where life-size figurines spin and dance. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps grabbing a bier at the renowned Hofbrauhaus or doing some final holiday shopping at one of Europe’s largest Christmas markets. Join a local guide on a panoramic tour of Munich, passing by famous sights such as the Royal Square and Parliament Building. Close your day, toasting to the end of your seasonal sojourn at a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 8: Sunday, December 19, 2021 Munich - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
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