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Magical Christmas Markets

Magical Christmas Markets

Experience the Birthplace of the Christkindlmarket and These Centuries-Old Holiday Traditions in Innsbruck, Munich, Salzburg, Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau

This Truly Extrordinary Destination will be the Highlight of Your Holiday Season!

 

  • The first "Christmas Market" was held in 1384!

  • Dec 8-14, 7 Days, 8 Meals

DAY 1

Take an overnight flight to discover the unique charm of Austria and Germany, alive with holiday cheer and birthplace of the bustling "Chriskindlmarkt" -- festive Christmas Markets featuring traditional crafts, exquisite delicacies and magnificent, snow-covered views.

DAY 2

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA: Arrive in the fabled mountain town of Innsbruck, home for the next five nights. Join fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

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DAY 3

INNSBRUCK - SEEFELD - INNSBRUCK: The choice is yours today! Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck's history, culture and popular attrractions including Maria Theresien-Strasse, the Hofburg and the "Golden Roof," or embark on a tour focusing on the city's unique architectural structures, including its famous ski jump.

This afternoon, venture to the Alpine village of Seefeld with stunning views as you travel by train 3,600 feet above sea level to this charming Tyrolean town. Meet locals with a glass of schnaaps and enjoy shopping in quaint village shops.

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DAY 4

INNSBRUCK - MUNICH, GERMAN - INNSBRUCK: Cross the border into Germany en route to the exciting city of Munich. See the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park. Take advantage of a bit of leisure time to enjoy and independently explore the historic area and its Christmas Market.

B

DAY 5

INNSBRUCK - SALZBURG - INNSBRUCK: Journey through the Austrian countryside to Salzburg. Enjoy a walking tour featuring the Mirabell Gardens, a filming location for The Sound of Music, and Mozart's birthplace, the quaint Getreidegasse. Explore Salburg's Christmas Markets and enjoy dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant in the city center.

B, D

DAY 6

INNSBRUCK - NEUSCHWANSTEIN, GERMANY - OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY - INNSBRUCK: View Neuschwanstein Castle (the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle!) and continue the journey to Oberammergau, a picture-perfect Bavarian Alpine village. Step back in time and stroll the streets, explore the village and visit shops for the intricate woodcrafts the town is known for. A festive farewell dinner concludes the evening.

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DAY 7

The time has come to say, "Auf Wiedersehen!" to this storybook Christmas experience and the stories you're bringing home will be the best gift of the season!

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $500 per person deposit at time of reservation; final payment is due Oct. 1, 2018. Once final payments have been received, stringent cancellation penalties apply. This tour is operated by Collette.

 

SAVE: Book by dec. 31, 2017 and save $200 per person. For bookings after June 9, 2018, call for rates. All rates are based on availability. Early bookings are recommended.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Single Hotel Stay Collette tour features every night at the same h otel, so you only unpack once! You will stay at the Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. (Alternate hotel may be used.)

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Collette tour director, roundtrip motorcoach/airport/resort transfers, roundtrip airfare, accommodations, luggage handling at hotels, admissions/attractions, 8 meals including 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners.

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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