Guided Coach Tour:

Germany and Austria  

BAVARIAN CHRISTMAS FANTASY 2016

 

- Guaranteed departures

- More comfort: one Hotel throughout the whole Tour,

no need to check in/out every day

- Large variety: direct possibility to compare Germany’s and Austria’s

Christmas Markets

 

 

Day 01: Saturday

Munich

Please advise your arrival details (Flight-/Train-details) and our driver will pick you up to bring you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

06 x Overnight at hotel Park Inn Munich East or similar.

Day 02: Sunday

Munich

At 09:30 am our guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel to take you on an extensive city tour of Munich – the capital of the state of Bavaria. Our first stop is at Nymphenburg palace. The baroque palace was in former times residence of the monarchs of Bavaria. Next will be the Residence, Maximilian- & Leopoldstreet, the Opera, the Olympic Grounds, the Marienplatz with the City Hall and the famous carillon, church St. Peter, the Viktualien-Market and many more. Of course you will also have time in the afternoon to stroll around the Munich Christmas Markets.

In the evening the welcome dinner will take place in a typical regional restaurant of Munich.

Day 03: Monday

Munich – Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein Castle – Munich

After breakfast we will start heading south. Our first stop is the town of Oberammergau, where every 10 years the famous Passion play is taking place. Next stop is the Wies church (Church of the “Flagellated Saviour in the Meadow”) one of the most beautiful rococo churches in Germany. On we go to Hohenschwangau where we will have a light lunch at the hotel Lisl/Jägerhaus or similar before you will visit Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig II. This castle ranked no. eight when millions of people decided on the “new seven world wonders” and was model for the Cinderella castle by Walt Disney. In the late afternoon we will return to Munich.

Day 04: Tuesday

Munich – Nuremberg – Regensburg – Munich

In the morning we will leave Munich to go north to the city of Nuremberg. This Franconian metropolis has a very special flair, which you will experience on your orientative city tour. You will see the Reichsparteitagsgelände (Party Rallye Grounds), courtroom 600 where the famous Nuremberg trials were held, the beautiful old town with still preserved city wall and gates, the Hauptmarkt, the imperial castle “Kaiserburg” and a lot more. Nuremberg and the Franconian region is also famous for the special grilled sausages the so called “Nuernberger Rostbratwuerste”. You have to try one before you have time on your own to visit the world´s largest and most famous Christmas Markets of the world. On the way home we will make a short stop at the city of Regensburg where we will visit the Christmas Market at the castle of the family Thurn & Taxis (who invented the modern post delivery system). It’s a unique, little Christmas market with special flair. We will return to Munich in the evening.

 

 

 

Day 05: Wednesday

Munich – Salzburg - Munich

We will leave Germany and go to Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Besides the well known sites like Getreidegasse, the cathedral, the festival house, we will also see Mozart´s birthplace. If the weather is well and having good visibility you will enjoy a ride with a cable car up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg. From this spot you will have a beautiful view over Salzburg and the surrounding mountain scenery. If the weather does not allow this activity, we will have an inside visit of the Mozarthaus. Once in Salzburg, it is a must to try the local speciality - the famous sweets called „Mozartkugeln“. In the afternoon, of course you will also have some time on your own for strolling around on the Christmas market before we are going back to Munich.

Day 06: Thursday

Munich – Rothenburg o.d. Tauber – Augsburg – Munich

After breakfast we will be heading for another highlight of this tour: Rothenburg o.d. Tauber – the medieval jewel of Germany. This ancient city has a well preserved city wall (parts of it can be climbed and walked around), gorgeous half-timbered houses, a beautiful market square with the city hall, the St.  Jacob´s Church with a wood carved altar by Tilman Riemenschneider and much more. Of course the Christmas market is unique. On the way back to Munich we will have a short stop at the city of Augsburg, where our guide will give an impression of the town that in former times was dominated by the Fugger trader dynasty.

In the evening you will enjoy your farewell dinner at the Ratskeller, a typical regional restaurant located in the basement of the Munich City Hall.

Day 07: Friday

Munich / Tour ends with breakfast.

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