Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland
Vienna – St. Wolfgang – Salzburg – Fuessen – Lucerne
Join us on our 31st annual Christmas trip as we return to many of our favorite markets. The German Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) dates back hundreds of years and today the markets still work their magic, turning town squares and narrow lanes into a wonderland for all. Brightening the short winter days, the markets are a magical blend of the edible and decorative symbols of the season. Join the carolers at the giant lighted tree in front of the town hall. Savor traditional delicacies of gingerbread and fruitcake, roasted almonds, and grilled sausage. Visit the many special Christmas exhibitions and nativity scenes in the museums, galleries, and shops. Take home gifts of beautifully hand-crafted ornaments, wooden nutcrackers, tinsel angels, and brightly painted boxes.
Our hotels have been chosen for their individual character, central location, ambiance, hospitality, service, and value. We know that the ideal hotel can make you feel comfortable and at home. All hotels will be within short walking distance of the Christmas Markets, shops, museums, and other local attractions. Dinners are assured to be fresh and savory, reflective of the region, and served in a comfortable setting that allows you to share the day's events with your fellow travelers.
I will share with you the places I have been to many times and have grown to love -- quaint villages, ancient castles and fortresses, beautiful countryside, and interesting museums. We'll forget the hurried, worried world and set our own comfortable pace as we learn the culture and meet the people. The tour's focus will be on quality and service and I will be there to take care of every detail.
DAILY ITINERARY – November 25th to December 5th, 2018
The detailed itinerary will be available in mid February.
View the Tourist Office Web sites for some of the destinations we visit. https://www.christmastrips.com/pages/travelresources.php