DAY 1: SATURDAY. MUNICH
Individual arrival at Munich Airport
where our driver will welcome you and take
you in a private car to the hotel for overnight. The rest of the day
is free for own activities. Overnight at Park Inn München East.
Munich (B/ D)
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m.
and embark on an extensive city tour of Munich – the
capital of the state of Bavaria. We will stop at the Nymphenburg Palace.
In former times, this baroque palace was seat of the Bavarian monarchs.
Afterwards, you will see the Residence palace, the splendid Maximilian- and Leopoldstreet, the opera
house, the Olympic Grounds, Marienplatz with City Hall
and its famous ‘Glockenspiel’ (carillon), St. Peter’s Church, the
Viktualien-Market and much more. And, of course, you will have the
afternoon to stroll around the romantic Munich Christmas market. In the
evening, our welcome dinner will take place in a typical restaurant.
DAY 3: MONDAY
Munich – Oberammergau – Hohenschwangau – Munich (B/
After the breakfast we start heading south, towards Oberammergau.
The village is internationally famous for its Passion Play – generally
performed every ten years – and for its numerous buildings with tromp
l'oeil (Lueftlmalerei) painted façades. Our next stop is the glorious
rococo church in Wies. Continue to Hohenschwangau near the King Ludwig
castles where we will have a
light lunch at Schlosshotel Lisl or Villa Jaegerhaus. Afterwards, you will
visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the breathtaking fairytale castle of King
Ludwig II. It was ranked No. 8 when millions of people decided on the ‘new
seven world wonders’ and was model for Walt Disney’s Cinderella castle. In
the late afternoon we return to our hotel in Munich.
DAY 4: TUESDAY
Munich – Nuremberg – Regensburg – Munich (B)
In the morning we
leave Munich to go north, to the city of Nuremberg. This Franconian
metropolis has a very special flair which you will experience during an
orientation city tour. You will see the former ‘Reichsparteitagsgelaende’
(Party Rallye Grounds), Court Room 600 where the famous Nuremberg trials
were held, the beautiful Old Town with preserved city wall and gates, the
Hauptmarkt, the Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg) and much more. Nuremberg and
the Franconian region are also famous for its special grilled sausages, so
called ‘Nuernberger Rostbratwuerste’, which you have to try before you
have time on your own to visit the ‘Christkindlesmarkt’ – probably the
most famous Christmas market of the world. On the way back to Munich we
will make a short stop in the city of Regensburg where at the castle of
the aristocratic family of Thurn and Taxis (who invented the modern post
delivery system) a unique, little Christmas market awaits you. Return to
Munich in the evening. Overnight.
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY
Munich – Salzburg –
After breakfast we depart to the charming Austrian town of
music Salzburg, leaving Germany to the native city of the world
famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We will walk through the romantic Old Town
so you could see its highlights such as Mozart’s
birthplace, Getreidegasse and the cathedral. Should the weather be nice,
you will enjoy a ride with a cog railway up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg
overlooking the city.
From this spot you will have a beautiful view over Salzburg and the
surrounding mountain scenery. If the weather conditions should not allow
this activity, we will visit the inside of the Mozarthaus. You will have
enough time to spend on your own, just strolling around, visiting the
lovely Christmas market and, of course, you should not miss the
opportunity to taste the famous marzipan-chocolate delights made in Salzburg, Mozartkugeln. In
the late afternoon we return to Munich for overnigth.
DAY 6: THURSDAY
Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Augsburg – Munich (B/ D)
After breakfast we
will take you to another highlight of this tour, Rothenburg ob der Tauber,
Germany’s well-preserved ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’. During a city walk,
including a visit of St. Jacob’s Church with the Holy Blood Altar by
Tilman Riemenschneider, you will experience the special flair of this
unique town. Afterwards, enjoy the charming Christmas market! Going back
to Munich we will do a stop in Augsburg where your guide will give you an
impression of the town which in former times was dominated by the Fugger
trader dynasty. In the evening our farewell dinner will be served at the
Ratskeller, a typical restaurant located in the basement of Munich City
Hall. Overnight in Munich.
DAY 7: FRIDAY
Our exciting journey ends with
breakfast at the hotel.
7 days/ 6 nights
departing on Saturdays:
overnight stays at specially selected first class hotel including tax.
All rooms with private bathroom.
• Transportation by modern
air-conditioned coach with toilet. If less than 1 people traveling, mini
coaches are used.
• Professional English/ Spanish
speaking guide throughout the tour
• All excursions and city tours not
marked as optionals
• Six breakfast buffets
dinner with complimentary drink (1 glass of beer, wine or soft drink)
Lunch at Schlosshotel Lisl or Villa Jaegerhaus or similar Restaurant
Farewell dinner with complimentary drink (1 glass of beer, wine or
ADMISSIONS/ TICKETS ETC.:
• Private transfer from
Munich Airport to your hotel in Munich
• Nymphenburg Palace, Munich
• Neuschwanstein Castle with transfer one way, Hohenschwangau
and Taxis Christmas Market, Regensburg
• Cable car ride to Fortress
Hohensalzburg (or Mozarthouse), Salzburg
• St. Jacob’s Church,
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
• Fuggerei, Augsburg
Check out guaranteed
Christmas Markets tour or
Christmas markets cruises
Combination or add-ons:
• Pre/ Post tour hotels in Frankfurt, City Breaks