Alpine Christmas: Explore traditional European Christmas markets throughout the Alpine Region
Explore traditional European Christmas markets throughout the Alpine Region. Six nights in one hotel in Innsbruck allows you more time to shop and explore. Shop for the famous woodcarvings of Oberammergau, home to the original Passion Play. Explore picturesque Salzburg on a leisurely walking tour. The city of Innsbruck lies at the very heart of the Austrian Alps and is the only major city in the Alps. Innsbruck celebrates with more than a month of activities centered around the Old Town's Christmas Market. The market offers all manner of events including daily woodwind concerts and a live action nativity scene. Children will enjoy craft activities, puppet shows and many other activities. Most events are free.
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Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck, Salzburg
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Overnight flight. Welcome as you join us in exploring the traditional Christmas markets of Austria and Southern Bavaria. Your journey begins with an overnight flight to Germany.
Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, located in the state of Tyrol. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
A local guide leads a panoramic Innsbruck city tour of the hightlights of the town: Maria Theresienstrasse, the Hofburg, and the "Golden Roof," all set against the backdrop of the lovely Austrian Alps. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful city, its wonderful Christmas Market, and the many unique specialty shops.
Innsbruck's rich history owes much to the Habsburgs, whose wealth and sense of beauty and history left their mark: 800-year-old Innsbruck, even though it predates the Austrian empire, established its reputation as a cultural center, and as a city of numerous art treasures and many historic structures during their 640-year long reign of Austria, whose wealth and sense of beauty and history left their mark.
Innsbruck - Munich - Innsbruck
This morning you return to Munich. Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park. The remainder of your day is at your leisure to explore Munich's lovely historic area. Tonight's dinner is at a popular local restaurant.
Innsbruck - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
A delightful day of sightseeing awaits you. You begin with a scenic picture stop of the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle - its turrets and pinnacles create a dream-like atmosphere.
Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzurg, a city filled with beautiful gardens and wondrous architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely-paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (seen in the Sound of Music), the quant Getreidegasse (site of Mozart's birthplace), and many other highlights of this beautiful city. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore and enjoy Salzburg's fabulous Christmas market. Your day concludes with a delightful dinner at the centuries old St. Peter's Restaurant, located in the historic city center.
As the backdrop in the famous movie, "The Sound of Music," the hills of Salzburg during Christmas is just as beautiful today, if not livelier. Salzburg is the perfect destination and has much to offer visitors from all walks of life. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salzburg has preserved its cultural and architectural history and signifies the European ecclesiastical city- state. For visitors hoping to see more designs of historic architectural influence, the Old City is home to buildings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Classical music enthusiasts will be able to take a glimpse into the life of Mozart and walk around Mozart Square. And for those seeking a gastronomic adventure, head to one of Salzburg's many markets where you can join in on the festivities and feast on roasted chestnuts and local delicacies, such as ""Bauernkrapfen,"" ""Buchteln," ""gebackene Mäuse,"" or Pofese. What are you waiting for? Come and experience the "Rome of the North!"
Your day is at your leicure to relax, explore Innsbruck's hidden treasures, or return to the Christmas markets for some last-minute shopping.
You will find the Advent atmosphere, booths that offer the most beautiful Christmas gifts as well as hot tea, mulled claret and punch - certainly also without alcohol -, sausages, Kiachln and many other typical things to see and taste. Daily program is offered especially for children starting at 3 p.m. with Punch and Judi Show, magician, fairy-tale telling, and many surprises.
This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner, celebrating the end of a wonderful trip.
Innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Innsbruck this morning.