Lifestyle Tours presents…
Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany
December 8 – 14, 2018
7 Days ● 8 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
Per Person Rates* :
Double $1,998; Single $2,198
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Lambert St Louis Intl, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change
Limited Availability. All space is on a first come first serve basis.
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'Single Hotel Stay': tours feature every night at the same hotel, so you only unpack once! Accommodations are carefully chosen, allowing you the flexibility to access and explore nearby cities and attractions.
- Experience the 600-year old holiday tradition of the “Christkindlesmarkt.”
- Venture by train to Seefeld for a carriage ride and schnapps tasting.
- Relax and shop for handmade crafts in the heart of the Alps.
- Tour Munich and see the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel* and Olympic Park.
- Delight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, Austria's oldest.
Highlights: Innsbruck, Choice on Tour, Seefeld, Carriage Ride,
Munich, Salzburg, St. Peter's Restaurant, Oberammergau, Christmas Markets.
Day 1: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Overnight Flight Discover the unique charm of Austria and Germany, alive with holiday cheer and adorned with bustling “Christkindlesmarkt” – festive Christmas markets.
Day 2: Sunday, December 9, 2018 Innsbruck, Austria - Tour Begins Arrive in the Tyrolean town of Innsbruck, nestled in the heart of the mountains — your home for the next five nights. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 3: Monday, December 10, 2018 Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck Today, the choice is yours! Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck’s history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien-Strasse, the Hofburg and the Golden Roof.” Or, embark on a tour focusing on the city’s unique architectural structures including a cable car ride to a spectacular viewpoint. This afternoon we venture into the mountains to the breathtaking Alpine village of Seefeld. Enjoy stunning views as you travel by train 3,600 feet above sea level to this charming Tyrolean town. Known as one of the world's great ski resorts, Seefeld is home to miles of walking trails, lakes, fine shopping, dining possibilities and pure fresh Alpine air. Warm yourself, meet the locals with a glass of schnapps, and enjoy a traditional carriage ride before shopping in some of the quaint village shops. (B)
Day 4: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Innsbruck - Munich, Germany - Innsbruck This morning you cross the border into Germany while en route to the exciting city of Munich. First, enjoy leisure time to independently explore Munich’s historic area and the Christmas market. Then you’ll be introduced to its history on a panoramic tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel* and Olympic Park. Later, return to Innsbruck where the remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)
Day 5: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck Journey through the Austrian countryside to Salzburg, a city filled with beautiful gardens and wondrous architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the Mirabell Gardens, a filming location for The Sound of Music, and Mozart’s birthplace – the quaint Getreidegasse. Enjoy a free afternoon to mingle with the locals as you explore Salzburg's Christmas markets featuring local crafts and traditional food & drink. Your day concludes with a delightful dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant, located in the historic city center. (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Innsbruck - Neuschwanstein, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck Begin your day with a stop to view Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy-tale retreat of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Continue on your journey to Oberammergau, a picture-perfect Bavarian Alpine village. Step back in time as you stroll the streets past old world cottages and shops covered in colorful frescos. Have some time to explore the village, perhaps shopping for the intricate woodcrafts the town is known for. Conclude your tour with a festive farewell dinner this evening. (B, D)
Day 7: Friday, December 14, 2018 Innsbruck - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 6 Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
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