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  • Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland
    8 Days | 4 Countries | 7 Cities | 11 Meals

    Discover the best of Europe's Christmas markets on this festive tour of 
    Austria, Germany and Switzerland

    Candles and carols, snowflakes and stollen - wander through central Europe's cozy Christmas markets sipping toasty Glühwein as you admire the handmade wooden toys, delectable Christmas fare and intricate decorations drawing crowds every year to enjoy its enchanting festive cheer.

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    Sightseeing Highlights:
    • City tour in Vienna and Salzburg
    • Orientation of Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Lucerne
    • See stunning Alpine scenery
    • View Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
    • Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne
    • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein
    What's Included
    • 7 hot breakfasts, 4 dinners
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • VIP entry to many sights

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 ARRIVE VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)
    Write your very own Christmas story on a festive foray to some of Europe's most magical Christmas Markets. Our journey begins in Vienna, which you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive.

    HOTEL Hilton Danube Waterfront
    Welcome Reception

    DAY 2 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS
    Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Austrian capital, from its Parliament and City Hall to the grand State Opera House and Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful royal houses of Europe. We feed our Christmas spirit with a visit to the enchanting Christkindlmarkt this afternoon and feast on delicious gingerbread and Glühwein, wandering past wooden stalls piled high with handcrafted toys, seasonal gifts and tasty festive fare.

    MEALS Buffet Breakfast

    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Dinner And Viennese Concert
    A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.
    Adult Price: €103.00 

    Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens
    The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.
    Adult Price: €42.00

    DAY 3 VIENNA – SALZBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS)
    Venture along the scenic Danube Valley to Mozart's beloved Salzburg, where we'll join a Local Specialist on a walking tour to see the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens and the Old City before crossing Alpine landscapes to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

    HOTEL Sheraton Westpark
    MEALS Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 4 MUNICH ORIENTATION
    Bundle up warmly and join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of one of Germany's liveliest cities. Embrace the festive cheer in Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Then, spend the rest of your day savouring the sights, sounds and smells of Munich's Christmas market - a dazzling display of twinkling lights, carols and a magnificent Christmas tree. Continue your feast and indulge in Munich's unrivalled hospitality with an optional visit to a famous beer hall.

    MEALS Buffet Breakfast

    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Seasonal Bavarian Dinner
    A short drive leads to your regional Bavarian restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner of seasonal dishes with drinks included.
    Adult Price: €59.00 

    The Dachau Memorial Site
    Germany’s first concentration camp was opened immediately after Hitler’s rise to power, just outside Dachau, near Munich. Maintained as a memorial, this visit will provide an insight into this tragic period in history.
    Adult Price: €31.00

    DAY 5 MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU – INNSBRUCK
    We leave Munich behind and travel through the romantic Bavarian countryside en route to Oberammergau, which hosts the poignant Passion Play every ten years. Admire the village's intricate woodcarvings and elaborate frescoes depicting Bavarian themes before continuing to Innsbruck. Indulge in delicious Kiachl doughnuts and Glühwein at the bustling Christmas market before returning to your hotel for dinner.

    HOTEL Grauer Bär
    MEALS Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 6 INNSBRUCK – VADUZ – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)
    A fairy-tale winter wonderland beckons as we see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck and continue to Vaduz to view its turreted castle, perched perfectly above the Liechtenstein capital. Our final stop today is in Lucerne, where we'll spend the next two nights. Our orientation tour of the city takes us past the sad Lion of Lucerne and famous wooden Chapel Bridge.

    HOTEL Astoria
    MEALS Buffet Breakfast

    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Lake Lucerne Cruise With Drinks
    Considered to be the loveliest of the mountain lakes, much of the shoreline of Lake Lucerne can only be fully appreciated from the water. As we cruise gently by, you’ll admire the spectacular homes of the fortunate few privileged to live on its scenic shores. Two drinks are also included.
    Adult Price: FR.49.00 

    DAY 7 LUCERNE ORIENTATION
    Embrace the Yuletide cheer in true Swiss-style during a visit to Lucerne's Christmas market at Franziskanerplatz, in the heart of the city's Old Town. Ramble past traditional wooden stalls, a warm mug of Glühwein in hand, and admire the swirling Christmas carousel with the joyful sounds of happy children. The rest of the day is yours to explore this charming Swiss city, or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight, we celebrate our magical journey together during a Farewell Dinner filled with Christmas cheer and all the trimmings.

    MEALS Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Mount Pilatus
    The opportunity to discover one of the best known mountains of Lucerne. A short drive takes us to the foot of Mount Pilatus, located in the heart of the Central Alps. Here, via a series of cable cars, we begin our ascent of this majestic mountain. We sail over farms, pastures and forests, and on arrival at the top you will have the time to take a stroll, write a postcard, or just marvel at the experience.
    Adult Price: FR.85.00 

    Swiss Countryside & Carriages
    A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.
    Adult Price: FR.67.00

    DAY 8 LUCERNE – DEPART ZURICH
    We bid a festive farewell to our travel companions, returning home with magical Christmas memories. There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply. Please Note: Please do not book flights which depart before 10am from Zurich airport

    MEALS Buffet Breakfast

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  • GENERAL CONDITIONS:
    Conditions apply. Valid on travel booked through UNIGLOBE Travel. All advertised prices include or disclose taxes & fees. Prices and offers are valid for new bookings only. Air only prices are per person for return travel in economy class unless otherwise stated. Package, cruise, tour, rail, hotel and car rental prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated, and are applicable for the departure date listed at the advertising deadline. Pricing that includes airfare is valid only for the departure gateway listed. Airport transfers to/from the hotel may not be included and are supplier and destination specific. Some packaged travel products for certain destinations may include flight connections at an additional cost ($). Taxes & fees due during travel or in destination are additional and may include, but not limited to, local car rental charges & taxes, one-way car rental drop fees which are to be paid upon arrival, resort fees & charges, tour ‘kitty’ or local payment, airline baggage fees, departure taxes, and cruise gratuities. Prices are for select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change without notice by the supplier. Advertising deadline: August 31, 2018. For full terms & conditions please speak with a UNIGLOBE Travel consultant.

    SUPPLIER TERMS & CONDITIONS:
    Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 24 December 2018. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and excursions in keeping with the events of the season. Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking. Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips. Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN). For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. For full terms and conditions, please refer to Trafalgar's website terms of use page or contact your UNIGLOBE travel consultant.

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