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Christmas Classics

7 days/6 nights

December 4 – 11, 2015

Included Features:
  • Round-trip air to Munich (supplement may apply, based on departure city)
  • Private Arrival transfer
  • Deluxe, private motorcoach
  • English speaking tour escort throughout
  • 6 nights accommodation in Superior Tourist Class hotel
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Welcome and farewell dinners each with one complimentary drink
  • One Lunch
  • Christmas markets in Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Salzburg, Rothenburg and Augsburg
  • Additional sightseeing in Munich, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Rothenburg, and Augsburg
  • Entrance to Nymphenburg Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle, Jakobskirche, the Documentation Center in Nuremberg and either the Fortress Hohensalzburg or the Mozart Geburtshaus, based on weather conditions
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Baggage handling (one piece p.p.)
  • Comprehensive information kit

2015 Tour Prices:
$ 2,658* per person, double occupancy
$ 2,995* per person, single occupancy

Please note:Base airfare is included in the tour price. Air taxes, fuel surcharge and any other charges and taxes related to the airline ticket are NOT included and will be charged at the time of ticketing. Tour price without airfare is available upon request.

Prices are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate.

We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance which is available upon request.

Detailed Itinerary
 
Friday, Dec 4 USA - Munich
Depart on a regular scheduled flight to Munich.
 
Saturday, Dec 5 Munich
Land in Munich and meet your driver in the arrival hall for the transfer to the hotel where you will stay for the next six nights. The remainder of your arrival day is at your leisure - so you can choose to recuperate from your transatlantic flight or explore this lively city at your own pace. Overnight stay at the Park Inn or similar.

Sunday, Dec 6 Munich
At 9:30 am meet meet your guide in the hotel lobby for an extensive city tour of Munich. First, visit Nymphenburg Castle, a Baroque palace that was the former residence of Bavarian monarchs. Afterwards, the tour will take you to the Residence, the Opera, the Olympic Grounds, the Marienplatz and City Hall, the Church of St. Peter and more. This afternoon, you may want to stroll around the Munich Christmas market. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in an authentic German restaurant in Munich.
(B,D)


Monday, Dec 7 Oberammergau - Hoheuschwangau
After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby for an excursion to southern Bavaria. The first stop is the town of Oberammergau, which hosts the Passion play once every decade. Next, you will stop at the Church of the “Flagellated Saviour in the Meadow” in Wies. This is one of the most beautiful Rococo churches in Germany. Enjoy a light lunch in Hohenschwangau before you visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II. Return to Munich in the late afternoon.
(B,L)


Tuesday, Dec 8 Nuremberg - Regensburg
This morning the tour heads north to the city of Nuremberg. A city tour will be provided upon your arrival, which will include a brief stop at the famous courtroom of the Nuremberg Trials, the beautiful Old Town still surrounded by a stone wall and gates, the Hauptmarkt, the Kaiserburg and more. While visiting “Christkindlesmarkt,” arguably the most famous Christmas market in the world, you must sample Nuremberg Rostbratwuerste – grilled sausages available only in Nuremberg and Franconia. Before returning to Munich, you will visit Regensburg’s quaint, unique Christmas market.
(B)


Wednesday, Dec 9 Salzburg
Enjoy a full day excursion to the city where the famous composer Mozart was born – Salzburg, Austria. Begin with a walking tour through the Old Town, taking in all the important sights – the Festival House, Mozart’s Birthplace, the Cathedral, and more. Depending on weather conditions, either a trip up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg or a tour of the Mozart Gerburtshaus will be provided today. You will have free time to stroll around on your own, visiting the beautiful Christmas market and sampling the most famous candy of Salzburg, the Mozartkugeln. Return to Munich later this afternoon.
(B)


Thursday, Dec 10 Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Augsburg
After breakfast, travel to Rothenburg, the ancient jewel of Germany. During a city walk, you will learn much about this charming, medieval town. See the renowned Jakobskirche, with its spectacular altar by the woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider. You will have some free time to enjoy the Christmas market and local stores, including the world-famous Christmas Shop. Before returning to Munich, stop in Augsburg for a brief orientation tour and Christmas market visit. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the impressive Ratskeller, located in the basement of city hall.
(B,D)


Friday, Dec 11 Munich - USA
Following breakfast and hotel check-out, transfer on your own* to the airport for a regular scheduled flight back to the United States. (*Optional airport transfers available at an additional cost.)
(B)


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