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christmas markets of germany & austria

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8 Days | 7 Nights

Bring in the festive cheer this season and visit some of Europe’s most magical Christmas markets. Experience the charm of the world-famous Christmas markets of Munich, Salzburg & Vienna. Embark on a journey of a lifetime this winter filled with carols, snowflakes, winter wonderland, old world traditions, scents of cinnamon and mesmerizing city backdrops. 

7 nights hotel accommodation

City tour of Munich visiting New Residence, Palace Gardens, Munich Opera house, Odeons Square, Theatiner Church & Museum quarter

Visit the world famous Nymphenburg Palace that owes its foundation as a summer residence to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel

Walking tour of Salzburg visiting St Peter’s church, The Salzburg Cathedral, the Statue at Mozartplatz and Hohensalzburg Castle

Explore magnificent Vienna and stroll along the breathtaking Ring Boulevard, The Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater and the famous Belvedere Palaces

Experience the magic of Christmas visiting world-famous Christmas markets of Munich, Salzburg and Vienna

Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary 

Daily breakfast

Entrance fees to museums and sites as outlined in the program

 

Day 1 – Arrive in Munich

Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Sky Vacations ambassador who will transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to get a first impression of Munich and explore first Christmas market at Marienplatz. Take your chance and try some of the delicious German food and drinks.

Day 2 – Walking Tour Munich

After breakfast you will get picked up at the hotel and will start to get to know some of the main sights of Munich such as New Residence, Palace Gardens, Munich Opera house, Odeons Square with the Feldherrnhalle: a remembrance to the Bavarian Army and two of its Field Marshalls as well as the location of the “Beer Hall Putsch” by Hitler in 1923. Continue to the Theatiner Church, Museum quarter. Your personal guide will show you some more cultural and historic highlights of Munich such as the Frauenkirche (Munich’s Cathedral). The two towers of the church can be seen from afar as it is forbidden by law to build anything higher than the towers – which are around 100 meters high – within the city of Munich. You will proceed to see the Marienplatz (Mary’s Square) with the Mary’s column, the New Town Hall and the Old Town Hall. This square was the location of many historic events as the Reformation, Thirty Years War and the “Night of the Broken Glass”. Nearby you will Munich’s oldest church, St. Peter – its tower is also called “Old Peter”. You will also visit the Old Courtyard (Alter Hof) which was the original Royal residence of the Bavarian Dukes. The evening is free to explore Christmas Market Odeonsplatz Munich – this Christmas market very interesting and different from the others as it is a medieval Christmas market with knights, noble ladies, artisans and merchants. You will find a few merchants offering craft goods at the entrance and inside the market there will be offered fresh dishes and drinks.

Day 3: Munich

Visit the Nymphenburg Palace this morning. Nymphenburg Palace owes its foundation as a summer residence to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, who was born in 1662 to the Bavarian Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, after some ten years of marriage. A site on the edge of the court lands, to the west of the city and the Residenz, was chosen for the new building – a location which, at that time, was still some way out of Munich surrounded by open countryside. In 1664 construction began to the plans of the north Italian architect Agostino Barelli, who also designed Munich’s Theatine Church. The evening is free to explore Chinese Tower Christmas Market. The Chinesischer Turm Weihnachtsmarkt (Chinese Tower Christmas Market) is an unusual name for a German Christmas Market and it is so called because in the middle of the market grounds stands a giant Chinese pagoda. 

Day 4: Munich – Salzburg

This morning, transfer to Salzburg by rail. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint town that’s all about classic music, nature, history and of course The Sound of Music. This evening, explore one or more of the many Christmas markets in the villages surrounding Salzburg.

Day 5: Salzburg

The day starts with a walking tour of Salzburg. Salzburg is at the River Salzach is known worldwide as being the birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The historic city center with its numerous architectural jewels is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. You will not only see the house where Mozart himself was born on 27 January 1756 but you will also enjoy the sites, architecture and sounds of the town for the afternoon. Your guide will make certain to show you the breath-taking St Peter’s church, The Salzburg Cathedral, the Statue at Mozartplatz but also the Hohensalzburg Castle. While walking in the town, it is hard to miss this outstanding building. This evening explore Christmas Market Salzburg. The Salzburg Christkindlmarkt has deep historical roots and is one of the world’s oldest Advent markets. Its unique setting in the heart of Salzburg’s World Heritage-listed Old City, the traditional market stands and its long history make the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt a truly special occasion.

Day 6: Salzburg – Vienna

This morning, transfer to Vienna by rail. Upon arrival, the day is at leisure to explore and unwind. This evening, make your way over to the popular Christmas Village Belvedere Palace. Set against the glorious baroque backdrop of the world-famous residence, it’s one of Vienna‘s most beautiful and significant sights. 

Day 7: Vienna 

Today, explore the city with your guide and stroll along the magnificent Ring Boulevard or take a look at the heart of the former vast Habsburg Empire, the Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the luster and glory of the old empire by visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater, as well as the sarcophagi in the Imperial Vault. Afterwards sightseeing tour around the famous Belvedere Palaces. The Belvedere is a historic building complex consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its center. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. This evening, The Christmas Market Schloß Schönbrunn is yours to explore and offers an extraordinary Christmas experience. There is a lot to discover in the 80 lovingly decorated huts. Exhibitors from Austria and the neighboring countries create a unique atmosphere on the splendidly illuminated Parade court of Schönbrunn Palace.

Day 8: Depart Vienna

It’s time to say goodbye. Your private transfer takes you to the airport for your onward journey.  

 

LOCATION NUMBER OF NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
Munich 3 Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Salzburg 2 Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Vienna 2 Hotel Sacher Wien

Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply. For our complete terms and conditions, click here.

7 nights hotel accommodation

City tour of Munich visiting New Residence, Palace Gardens, Munich Opera house, Odeons Square, Theatiner Church & Museum quarter

Visit the world famous Nymphenburg Palace that owes its foundation as a summer residence to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel

Walking tour of Salzburg visiting St Peter’s church, The Salzburg Cathedral, the Statue at Mozartplatz and Hohensalzburg Castle

Explore magnificent Vienna and stroll along the breathtaking Ring Boulevard, The Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater and the famous Belvedere Palaces. 

Experience the magic of Christmas visiting world-famous Christmas markets of Munich, Salzburg and Vienna

Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary 

Daily breakfast

Entrance fees to museums and sites as outlined in the program

Day 1 – Arrive in Munich

Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Sky Vacations ambassador who will transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to get a first impression of Munich and explore first Christmas market at Marienplatz. Take your chance and try some of the delicious German food and drinks.

Day 2 – Walking Tour Munich

After breakfast you will get picked up at the hotel and will start to get to know some of the main sights of Munich such as New Residence, Palace Gardens, Munich Opera house, Odeons Square with the Feldherrnhalle: a remembrance to the Bavarian Army and two of its Field Marshalls as well as the location of the “Beer Hall Putsch” by Hitler in 1923. Continue to the Theatiner Church, Museum quarter. Your personal guide will show you some more cultural and historic highlights of Munich such as the Frauenkirche (Munich’s Cathedral). The two towers of the church can be seen from afar as it is forbidden by law to build anything higher than the towers – which are around 100 meters high – within the city of Munich. You will proceed to see the Marienplatz (Mary’s Square) with the Mary’s column, the New Town Hall and the Old Town Hall. This square was the location of many historic events as the Reformation, Thirty Years War and the “Night of the Broken Glass”. Nearby you will Munich’s oldest church, St. Peter – its tower is also called “Old Peter”. You will also visit the Old Courtyard (Alter Hof) which was the original Royal residence of the Bavarian Dukes. The evening is free to explore Christmas Market Odeonsplatz Munich – this Christmas market very interesting and different from the others as it is a medieval Christmas market with knights, noble ladies, artisans and merchants. You will find a few merchants offering craft goods at the entrance and inside the market there will be offered fresh dishes and drinks.

Day 3: Munich

Visit the Nymphenburg Palace this morning. Nymphenburg Palace owes its foundation as a summer residence to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, who was born in 1662 to the Bavarian Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, after some ten years of marriage. A site on the edge of the court lands, to the west of the city and the Residenz, was chosen for the new building – a location which, at that time, was still some way out of Munich surrounded by open countryside. In 1664 construction began to the plans of the north Italian architect Agostino Barelli, who also designed Munich’s Theatine Church. The evening is free to explore Chinese Tower Christmas Market. The Chinesischer Turm Weihnachtsmarkt (Chinese Tower Christmas Market) is an unusual name for a German Christmas Market and it is so called because in the middle of the market grounds stands a giant Chinese pagoda. 

Day 4: Munich – Salzburg

This morning, transfer to Salzburg by rail. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint town that’s all about classic music, nature, history and of course The Sound of Music. This evening, explore one or more of the many Christmas markets in the villages surrounding Salzburg.

Day 5: Salzburg

The day starts with a walking tour of Salzburg. Salzburg is at the River Salzach is known worldwide as being the birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The historic city center with its numerous architectural jewels is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. You will not only see the house where Mozart himself was born on 27 January 1756 but you will also enjoy the sites, architecture and sounds of the town for the afternoon. Your guide will make certain to show you the breath-taking St Peter’s church, The Salzburg Cathedral, the Statue at Mozartplatz but also the Hohensalzburg Castle. While walking in the town, it is hard to miss this outstanding building. This evening explore Christmas Market Salzburg. The Salzburg Christkindlmarkt has deep historical roots and is one of the world’s oldest Advent markets. Its unique setting in the heart of Salzburg’s World Heritage-listed Old City, the traditional market stands and its long history make the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt a truly special occasion.

Day 6: Salzburg – Vienna

This morning, transfer to Vienna by rail. Upon arrival, the day is at leisure to explore and unwind. This evening, make your way over to the popular Christmas Village Belvedere Palace. Set against the glorious baroque backdrop of the world-famous residence, it’s one of Vienna‘s most beautiful and significant sights. 

Day 7: Vienna 

Today, explore the city with your guide and stroll along the magnificent Ring Boulevard or take a look at the heart of the former vast Habsburg Empire, the Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the luster and glory of the old empire by visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater, as well as the sarcophagi in the Imperial Vault. Afterwards sightseeing tour around the famous Belvedere Palaces. The Belvedere is a historic building complex consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its center. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. This evening, The Christmas Market Schloß Schönbrunn is yours to explore and offers an extraordinary Christmas experience. There is a lot to discover in the 80 lovingly decorated huts. Exhibitors from Austria and the neighboring countries create a unique atmosphere on the splendidly illuminated Parade court of Schönbrunn Palace.

Day 8: Depart Vienna

It’s time to say goodbye. Your private transfer takes you to the airport for your onward journey. 

Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply. For our complete terms and conditions, click here.

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