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Magical Christmas Markets

7 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Innsbruck, Austria.

Day 2 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 Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck
Today you have a choice of city tours. You may choose to join a local guide to discover Innsbruck’s history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien-Strasse, the Hofburg and the “Golden Roof.” Or, perhaps you would prefer to embark on a tour focusing on the city’s unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump. This afternoon, 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 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 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 and 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 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 Innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
Map
All This Included
Delight in a single hotel stay in the charming town of Innsbruck, alive with holiday cheer. Travel through Austria and Germany to explore the history and tastes of this region and to spend time browsing its famous Christmas markets. Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck – you choose either historic or architectural perspectives. Be introduced to the exciting city of Munich on a panoramic tour. Venture by train into the mountains to the charming village of Seefeld to warm yourself with a glass of schnapps and enjoy a traditional carriage ride. Journey to Salzburg for a walking tour with a local expert and a delightful dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant. Relish the holiday season that adorns the region in lights, energizes it with activity, and decorates it with market stands filled with handmade crafts.
  • 8 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • 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.
  • Pause at Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairy-tale Bavarian castle.
Accommodations
Innsbruck: Hotel Innsbruck
Notes
  • Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.
  • Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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