Alpine Christmas Markets

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21100
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Munich, Germany
  • Ends Zurich, Switzerland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Embrace the magic of Christmas time in Europe. Select departures will allow you to have time to explore local markets.
  • Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Salzburg: With a Local Expert, see Mozart's family home and the 500yearold Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. You'll also view the Hohensalzburg fortress and see Residenz Fountain when you spend some time in the Old Town.
  • Innsbruck: Meet your coachman and enjoy a delightful horsedrawn carriage ride, surrounded by the mountains and valleys of Tyrol.
  • Lorrach: Explore the town located on the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland and see the ruins of Rotteln Castle.
  • Lindau: Your Travel Director takes you to the Harbour and Old City Hall. Walk the medieval streets of this islandtown and browse the shops on Maximillium Strasse.
  • Freiburg im Breisgau: Enjoy a romantic walk through the medieval cobbled streets of Freiburg and soak in the magic of its Christmas Markets. See the medieval Münster and spend time in the historic old quarter.
  • Strasbourg: Exploring the Christmas Markets is like stepping directly into a fairytale, where glittering lights and the scent of cinnamon enchant your senses. Here you visit France's oldest Christmas Markets, set in front of the Cathedral. Spend time in the atmospheric neighbourhood of La Petite France.
  • Zürich: Attend Europe's biggest indoor Christmas Market with its magnificent Swarovski crystaldecorated Christmas tree.
  • Zürich: During your orientation of the city, your Travel Director will show you the Grossmünster, Fraumünster and elegant Bahnhofstrasse.
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The "Alpine Christmas Markets" tour starts from Munich and ends in Zurich. The "Alpine Christmas Markets" tour is a festivals and events trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Germany, Austria and Switzerland and visit Innsbruck, Zurich and Lindau. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

There is nothing quite like Christmas among the Alps with the festive Munich Christmas Market, Salzburg’s snowcapped spires and an indulgent cup of Glühwein in Innsbruck. Your Local Expert brings Mozart’s history to life ahead of an indulgent Salzburg market tasting, with samples of traditional, hand baked gingerbread. After tasting these festive treats, the culinary delights continue with a traditional Innsbruck dining experience, set against the backdrop of a local Tyrolean folk show. If that is not enough to summon your holiday spirit, a stroll through the medieval cobbled streets of Freiburg will certainly do the trick, not to mention the fairytale surrounds of Strasbourg, where the sweet scent of cinnamon treats is carried on the breeze at the oldest Christmas market in France.
ITINERARY Expand All
Select Tour Version:
  • Day 1: Arrive in Munich
  • Day 2: Free Time in the Bavarian Capital Relaxed Start
  • Day 3: Lake Chiemsee, Salzburg and Innsbruck
  • Day 4: Innsbruck at Leisure Relaxed Start
  • Day 5: The Black Forest via Lindau
  • Day 6: Freiburg Sightseeing
  • Day 7: Strasbourg and Alsace Experience Relaxed Start
  • Day 8: The Swiss City of Zrich Relaxed Start
  • Day 9: Depart Zrich Relaxed Start
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Dinner with Wine (x5)
  • Breakfast (x8)
  • 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • Innsbruck: At a local restaurant, join your newfound friends for Highlight Dinner.
  • Black Forest: Indulge in a delightful dinner of local German specialties, accompanied by wine.
  • Zürich: The Swiss just love good food and wine, a decorative, well-laden table, and a touch of Grossmünster - all of which you will find at your warm Celebration Dinner.
Accommodation
  • Quality accommodation
  • Munich Marriott Hotel. hotel (x2)
  • AC Hotel Innsbruck. hotel (x2)
  • Hotel Stadt Lörrach, Loerrach. hotel (x3)
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
Transport
  • Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Airport. hotel
  • Travel by coach
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
Guide
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • "I decided to become a Travel Director because I love the joy of discovery. When people see a place they've dreamed about, tasted something they've only read about, and hear the music and stories of a place they're exploring, we all share a joyful creation of lifelong memories."
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
Others
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Munich: Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.
  • Salzburg: At the Christmas Market, meet a local stallholder and taste the delicious gingerbread with a fragrant cup of Glühwein.
  • Salzburg: Visit the house where Mozart was born in 1756. Enjoy a pianoforte demonstration and examine letters, memorabilia, and musical instruments of the great composer, plus a fascinating collection of portraits.
  • "Guests are always amazed and intrigued by the vast amount of beautifully decorated sweet treats on offer in Germany during the festive period."
  • "Munich is the capital of beer, so taking guests into the famous Hofbräuhaus, at any time of year, gives them a small idea of what it’s like to attend Oktoberfest."
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Munich and from Zurich are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Alpine Christmas Markets tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Alpine Christmas Markets tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 April 2023, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Alpine Christmas Markets tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Alpine Christmas Markets tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

    A stay in Germany for up to 90 days requires a Schengen short-stay visa, also known as a C-type visa. However, if you plan to stay in Germany for over 90 days, you will need a German long-stay visa (D-type visa). Entry requirements will vary depending on your country. We recommend you check with the German embassy or consulate in your country before making your travel plans.

  • What is the best time to visit Germany?

    The best season to visit Germany is between May and October when the weather is pleasant. This is an excellent time for wandering around beer gardens, skiing in the Alps, and exploring the cities of Germany. The weather can be unpredictable between January and March. That said, you can still visit Germany anytime, as the country hosts events all year.

  • What language is spoken in Germany?

    German is both the most widely spoken and the official language of Germany. While 95 percent of the population speaks German, English is a commonly practiced foreign language among the citizens, followed by French, Spanish and Russian. Since Germany has a large migrant population, it is only natural to come across people speak Turkish and Italian, among other foreign languages.

     

  • Are credit cards widely accepted in Germany?

    Cash accounts for more than 80 percent of all transactions in Germany. Even though Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted here, many companies only accept card payments for sales over a certain amount. Before using your card, check with your card issuer about foreign transactions and currency exchange fees, as they could be particularly high in Germany.

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