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Trafalgar - German Christmas Markets (WMARN17)

8 Days From Frankfurt to Berlin
Tour Style: Christmas Spectacular
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $1,732.00
Brochures: Europe Summer 2021 V2, AWS Europe and Britain 22 23, Europe Summer 2021 V2, AWS Europe and Britain 2
Visits: Germany

Travel to the enchanting land of Germany's Christmas markets, sharing the festive season spirit and Gemütlichkeit of the locals, amidst magical fairy lights, rousing oompah music and the spicy scents of Glühwein.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Berlin with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig
  • Visit the Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle in Eisenach (Sat/Sun only), Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden, Leipzig and ascend the Berlin TV Tower
  • View the Opera House and Zwinger Palace in Dresden and the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building in Berlin
  • Connect With Locals Join the locals for an exclusive Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner at Wiesenstein Victoria Luise, filled with Swabian and south German flavours.
  • Dive Into Culture Experience the delights of Germany's oldest and most traditional Christmas market - Dresden's Striezelmarkt. The blaze of lights, the scent of mulled wine and Christmas music make this once-in-a-lifetime visit a pleasure for all the senses.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Frankfurt
Tame your festive wanderlust with the smells of Glühwein and Stollen on this magical journey that begins in Frankfurt. After checking in this afternoon, join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Visits: Offenbach, Frankfurt
Meals: Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Sheraton Offenbach
Day 2Venture to Nuremberg
Stunning Bavarian landscapes line your journey to the medieval walled town of Rothenburg where you’ll enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel Director past picture-perfect half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Savour a mouthful or two of Schneeballen or shop for gifts at the Reiterlesmarkt before continuing to Nuremberg with its mighty ramparts and St. Sebald’s Church. Our next stop is the famous Christkindlesmarkt where sweet gingerbread hearts hang from the stalls and the famous Zwetschgenmännle prune men pose in all their Christmas splendour.
Visits: Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Congress Mercure
Day 3Off to Weimar
Embrace hundreds of years of festive spirit at the Eisenach Christmas market* held in the UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle. Ramble past sizzling Bratwurst and steaming vats of Glühwein as you soak up the magical atmosphere. Next on our Christmas wish list is Erfurt’s medieval market – its Weinachtspyramiden is the gateway to delicious aromas of schnitzel, gingerbread and egg punch, enjoyed against the backdrop of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church. See the market Ferris wheel and Merchants’ Bridge, the longest inhabited bridge in Europe. Our final stop on our festive foray today is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Weimar, where we dine at our hotel. (*Sat/Sun only)
Visits: Eisenach, Weimar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Leonardo
Day 4Journey to Dresden
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Weimar before travelling to Dresden, the 'Florence on the Elbe'. Spend the day admiring the magnificent restoration of a city that was all but destroyed during World War II. Consider indulging in traditional German cuisine this evening at a local restaurant.
Visits: Dresden
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pullman Newa
Day 5Discover the Festive Atmosphere at Dresden Christmas Markets
Germany’s Christmas traditions take centre stage today as we Dive Into Culture and wander through Dresden’s Striezelmarkt, Germany’s oldest Christmas market. Admire the dazzling display of twinkling lights, handcrafted decorations and Christmas carols. If you’re lucky enough to visit on the second weekend in advent, pay homage to the original Dresdner Christstollen.
Visits: Dresden
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6Admire Magical Leipzig and on to Berlin
Immerse yourself in centuries of Yuletide traditions at Leipzig's Christmas market as you wander past more than 250 decorated stalls in the Marktplatz. Take a trip back in time as you savour the scents of Glögi wine and admire the traditional crafts in ‘Ancient Leipzig’. We leave vibrant Leipzig for Berlin where we’ll spend the next two nights.
Visits: Berlin, Leipzig
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Esplanade
Day 7Explore Berlin
You won't need Santa's reindeer to ascend hundreds of metres into the air as you admire 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Your Local Specialist will share insights into old East and West Berlin during a sightseeing tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag building, the Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience delving into 'Berlin's Secret Past'. Our memorable Christmas journey almost at its end, you’ll spend the evening at an exclusive Be My Guest experience and Farewell Dinner as you Connect With Locals in their home.
Visits: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Day 8Farewell to Germany
For now, it’s time to bid a festive farewell to our travel companions as we return home filled with magical memories. Morning transfers are available to Berlin Tegel Airport.
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin, Twinshare
Child: ages 5 to 17

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Sat 12/03/22 $1,975.00
Mon 12/05/22 $1,975.00
Fri 12/09/22 $1,975.00
Sun 12/11/22 $1,975.00
Tue 12/13/22 $1,975.00
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