German Christmas Markets

Tour Type: Christmas Spectacular
Brochure Type: TT Europe Winter 24 25

Travel to the enchanting land of Germany's Christmas markets, sharing the festive season spirit and Gemutlichkeit of the locals amidst rousing oompah music and the spicy scents of Gluhwein.

Dining Summary
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
Be My Guest
  • Berlin: Join the locals for an exclusive Be My Guest experience and a dinner filled with Swabian and south German flavors.
Dive Into Culture
  • Dresden: Experience the delights of Germany's oldest and most traditional Christmas market - Dresden's Striezelmarkt. The blaze of lights, the scent of mulled wine and Christmas music make this once-in-a-lifetime visit a pleasure for all the senses.
Iconic Experience
  • Eisenach: During your visit to Eisenach, see the imposing Wartburg Castle.
  • Erfurt: Take in the dazzling decorations of Erfurt's Christmas Market, set against a backdrop of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church.
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Visit the medieval center of Rothenburg.
  • Frankfurt: Spend the day exploring the sights of Frankfurt.
  • Berlin: Take in panoramic views of the city from the observation platform of the Berlin TV Tower.
  • Berlin: During a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist, admire Berlin landmarks like the Tiergarten and the neo- Renaissance Reichstag.
  • Leipzig: Renowned for its musical and culinary delights, the Leipzig Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful in Germany, with around 250 stalls located on the city's historic market square. Enjoy its great traditions, which date back to the 15th century, on your orientation with your Travel Director.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Berlin with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Weimar, Dresden, Erfurt and Leipzig
  • : Visit the Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle in Eisenach (Sat/Sun only), Weimar, Dresden, Erfurt, Leipzig and ascend the Berlin TV Tower
  • : View the Opera House and Zwinger Palace in Dresden and the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building in Berlin
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (209) 521-0800 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18076291

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1FrankfurtWelcome to Frankfurt: Tame your festive wanderlust with the smells of Gluhwein and Stollen on this magical journey that begins in Frankfurt. After checking in this afternoon, join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial center and medieval Romerplatz. Later, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Sheraton Offenbach
Day 2NurembergVenture to Nuremberg: Stunning Bavarian landscapes line your journey to the medieval walled town of Rothenburg where you'll enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel Director past picture-perfect half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Savor a mouthful or two of Schneeballen or shop for gifts at the Reiterlesmarkt before continuing to Nuremberg with its mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Church. Our next stop is the famous Christkindlesmarkt where sweet gingerbread hearts hang from the stalls and the famous Zwetschgenmannle prune men pose in all their Christmas splendor.
Seminaris
Day 3WeimarOff to Weimar: Embrace hundreds of years of festive spirit at the Eisenach Christmas market* held in the UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle. Ramble past sizzling Bratwurst and steaming vats of Gluhwein as you soak up the magical atmosphere. Next on our Christmas wish list is Erfurt's medieval market - its Weinachtspyramiden is the gateway to delicious aromas of schnitzel, gingerbread and egg punch, enjoyed against the backdrop of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church. See the market Ferris wheel and Merchants' Bridge, the longest inhabited bridge in Europe. Our final stop on our festive foray today is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Weimar, where we dine at our hotel. (*Sat/Sun only)
Leonardo
Day 4DresdenJourney to Dresden: Enjoy a leisurely morning in Weimar before traveling to Dresden, the 'Florence on the Elbe'. Spend the day admiring the magnificent restoration of a city that was all but destroyed during World War II. Consider indulging in traditional German cuisine this evening at a local restaurant.
Radisson Blu Park Hotel
Day 5DresdenDiscover the Festive Atmosphere at Dresden Christmas Markets Dive Into Culture: Germany's Christmas traditions take center stage today as we Dive Into Culture and wander through Dresden's Striezelmarkt, Germany's oldest Christmas market. Admire the dazzling display of twinkling lights, handcrafted decorations and Christmas carols. If you're lucky enough to visit on the second weekend in advent, pay homage to the original Dresdner Christstollen.
Pullman Newa
Day 6BerlinAdmire Magical Leipzig and on to Berlin: Immerse yourself in centuries of Yuletide traditions at Leipzig's Christmas market as you wander past more than 250 decorated stalls in the Marktplatz. Take a trip back in time as you savor the scents of Glogi wine and admire the traditional crafts in 'Ancient Leipzig'. We leave vibrant Leipzig for Berlin where we'll spend the next two nights.
Sheraton Grand Esplanade
Day 7BerlinExplore Berlin Connect with Locals: You won't need Santa's reindeer to ascend hundreds of meters into the air as you admire 360 views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Your Local Specialist will share insights into old East and West Berlin during a sightseeing tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag building, the Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfurstendamm. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience delving into 'Berlin's Secret Past'. Our memorable Christmas journey almost at its end, you'll spend the evening at an exclusive Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner as you Connect With Locals in their home.
Sheraton Grand Esplanade
Day 8GermanyFarewell to Germany: For now, it's time to bid a festive farewell to our travel companions as we return home filled with magical memories. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
Dates/Pricing

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11/29/2024$2,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/03/2024$2,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
12/05/2024$2,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
12/09/2024$2,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/11/2024$2,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
12/13/2024$2,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
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