Pre-register today! • 18 Day European Wonderland • Solo Only Christmas Markets Tour

  • Pricing

    TBA – includes return economy class airfares from Brisbane – ask us about departing from other capital cities and business class upgrades


    Inclusions

    • Return Economy Class International Flights including taxes*
    • Private Single Room in Deluxe Accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary 14 Breakfast & 14 Dinners
    • Daily Sightseeing Tours and Transfers as per itinerary
    • Entrance Fees during sightseeing
    • Tour Escort – travels with group from/ to Brisbane
    • Local English Speaking Guides

    Exclusions

    Tipping & Gratuities – prepay option available $95 per person
    • Any meals, tours, flights, shore excursions or transfers other than mentioned above or in the itinerary
    • Items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, drinks, phone calls, internet, etc
    • Travel Insurance

    *Please note: Airport Transfers are only available with the group flights

  • Itinerary 

    PRAGUE 3 NIGHTS  |  NUREMBERG 4 NIGHTS    MUNICH 3 NIGHTS  |  VIENNA 4 NIGHTS

    Day 1 & 2: Brisbane – Prague, Czech Republic (via Dubai) (D)

    This evening we will meet our Tour Escort and fellow travellers at Brisbane International Airport for our overnight flights to Prague. On arrival into Prague International Airport, on Wednesday, we will be welcomed by a representative who will assist with our transfer to our accommodation into the metropole of Prague next to the river Moldau.

    In the afternoon our guide will meet us for a taste of the city. During the tour you will hear about the myths and legends of this amazing city. Prague was always a magnet for intellectual and spiritual people like Shakespeare, Mozart, Kafka and Einstein. Furthermore you get a first impression of the lovely decorated city and several Christmas markets. There you will enjoy your first mulled wine during your Christmas tour in Europe – but for sure not the last one.

    After the city tour there are lots of possibilities to enjoy the Golden city. We recommend a visit of “Kleinseite” of Prague with its many parks, pubs and restaurants in the narrow alleys. Here you can enjoy delicacies of bohemian and international cooking. And you have to try the different kinds of beer! Visit the “Vystaviste” which is an exhibition area with beer gardens, carousels and a ferris wheel. Of course you can also explore one of the Christmas markets.

    We will meet for dinner tonight is at the hotel. Hotel – NH Prague

    Day 3: Prague, Czech Republic (B,D)

    After breakfast a longer guided tour in Prague is on our program. We will visit the Castle of Prague, on top of the Hradschin. We cross the amazing gate and the different inner baileies, pass the chair of the president until we reach the gothical Veitsdom. Make sure you enjoy the fantastic view over the town.

    Furthermore we are able to try a Trdelnik today – a sweet rolled spit cake, which is a traditional speciality in Czech Rep., but is also prominent in Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Later on we savour a concert with Christmas music pieces before enjoying dinner at the hotel. Hotel – NH Prague

    Day 4: Prague, Czech Republic (B,D)

    After breakfast we go to beautiful Dresden (approx. 2hrs drive). Our guide will show us the most famous sights, such as Dresden Zwinger, reconstructed Dresden Frauenkirche /Church of our Lady, Royal Palace, Semper Opera and more.
    In addition, our guide will lead us to a bakery where the fabulous Dresden Christmas fruit cake, Stollen, is made. We will have the possibility to try this very tasty specialty.

    Afterwards we will visit the world famous Dresden Striezel Market (Christmas Market) were lots of regional handcrafts are presented: pottery, Erz Mountains wood craft, Plauen lace, Christmas decorations from Thuringia, Lausitz blue fabric and much more. After some leisure time, we will meet for dinner. Hotel – NH Prague

    Day 5: Nuremburg, Germany (B,D)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart to Pilsen with our guide. Pilsen and beer belong obligatory together. During a visit to a brewery we will explore all facets of the process of brewing from past to present. In the end we will have the opportunity to try one of the traditional house beers.

    After some leisure time in the city we will make our way to Nuremberg, home of the well-known Christkindel Market. We recommend you take in the special atmosphere on arrival. Over 150 stalls offer Christmas tree decorations, gifts, plays, ceramics, porcelain, Christmas sweets and much more. Almost every day there are Christmas concerts with choirs or small orchestras. Tonight we will join together for dinner. Hotel – Novotel Nuremburg

    Day 6: Nuremburg, Germany (B,D)

    Today after breakfast, a local guide will show us the Old Town, encircled by the historic town walls. Preserved guard towers and wide gates remind us of the life in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance age. Almost directly in the centre you can admire St. Lorenz church with a splendidly sculptured entrance.

    Do not miss the opportunity to taste culinary specialities like gingerbread and bratwurst (grilled sausage on a roll included). Tonight we will meet for dinner in the hotel. Hotel – Novotel Nuremburg

    Day 7: Nuremburg, Germany (B,D)

    Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel before having some time at leisure. It is recommended to spend some time at the Christkindl Market.

    Not far from our hotel, at the town hall, there is a medieval ‘Handwerkerhof/Artisan’s Yard’. Enter into a world which brings the past to life again. In the small half-timbered houses and narrow lanes, artisans present their wares for sale, cosy inns invite you to eat and drink, traditional craftsmanship is brought to life. In the afternoon we can enjoy a fire tongs punch from one of the biggest punch kettles.

    Regularly at 3pm, 4pm & 5pm church masses start or you may like to experience a Christmas Vesper, with nativity play partially in the local German language. Tonight we will enjoy a Christmas Eve Dinner together at the hotel. Hotel – Novotel Nuremburg

    Day 8: Nuremburg, Germany (B,L,D)

    Merry Christmas!!

    After our Christmas morning breakfast we will enjoy a full day tour to the Romantic Road where we will explore a real jewel of the Middle Ages, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

    This former free Imperial City has brilliantly retained its medieval surface and attracts over a million tourists each year. Our guide will show us all of the places of interest, especially the Town Hall and St. Jacob Church with the Holy Blood Altar, a work of the famous woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider.

    Tonight we will celebrate with a German Christmas Dinner. After dinner we have the opportunity to continue the festivities at the hotel bar. Hotel – Novotel Nuremberg

    Day 9: Munich, Germany (B,D)

    This morning after breakfast we travel on to the Bavarian state capital Munich.

    Explore the Bavarian metropolis with its tempting flair which fascinates people from all over the world. Around the Mariensäule, crowds are waiting for the carillon of the city hall tower. Munich is also well known for its magnificent architecture and the unique mixture of tradition and progress.

    Frauenkirche, Karl-Valentin Museum, Nymphenburg Palace, English Garden, Allianz Arena and last but not least the numerous beer gardens form the townscape and represent the Bavarian culture and way of life.

    Dinner tonight is at the hotel, after our introduction to Munich. Hotel – Holiday Inn Munich

    Day 10: Munich, Germany (B,D)

    After breakfast at the hotel our guide will pick us up to start our Munich with Nymphenburg Palace and Shopping Tour.

    Baroque Nymphenburg Palace was built as summer residence of the Electors of Bavaria. The palace, with its artful interior, belongs to one of the most visited sights of Munich and shows several important collections.

    Munich is also well known as a shopping city with lots of outstanding designer shops. As shopping can make us hungry we recommend a visit of the Victuals Market afterwards.

    The Victuals Market is a popular daily open air market and regarded as a legend of the city. There, one can find the freshest local and international fruit and vegetable in Munich, herbs and cheese from all over Europe and many other specialities.

    Tonight we will have dinner at the hotel. Hotel – Holiday Inn Munich

    Day 11: Munich, Germany (B,D)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will be collected and we will depart on the Bavaria and Neuschwanstein Tour.

    Our first stop today is Linderhof Castle and Ettal Monastery which is one of the most impressive monasteries in Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle was opened to the public seven weeks after King Ludwig’s 2nd death. The unsociable king built the castle as a safe haven and nowadays it is one of most famous sights and tourist magnets in Germany and Europe.

    We will continue to Oberammergau – well known for its Passion Play that takes place every 10 years. After a full day exploring Bavaria we will have dinner at the hotel. Hotel – Holiday Inn Munich

    Day 12: Vienna, Austria (B,D)

    Enjoy breakfast this morning before we depart from Munich to Salzburg to Vienna. On our way to Vienna, we will firstly visit the Silent Night Chapel where the famous Christmas song was presented for the very first time. Nearby there is the Silent Night Museum where we are shown the history of the song and it’s writers.

    Later on we arrive in Salzburg, dominated by Fortress Hohensalzburg. On a city tour we discover the Old Town with Salzburg Cathedral, famous Getreidegasse – the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – and Mirabell Palace. We continue on the journey to Vienna. Upon arrival we have time to freshen up before meeting in the hotel for dinner. Hotel – Hotel Regina

    Day 13: Vienna, Austria (B,D)

    After breakfast we will explore the capital of Austria which is rich in excellent architecture and elegant buildings dating back to the 700-year reign of the Habsburg family. Medieval streets and squares are mixed with wide boulevards and beautiful parks. The Old Town is surrounded by the Ring. 

    We see Hofburg Palace, Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, State Opera, famous museums and Belvedere Palace during our guided tour. Additionally we will enjoy a Fiaker ride in this impressive city. We have some time at leisure this afternoon so how about a visit of Vienna Prater and a ferris wheel ride? There is a winter market at Vienna Prater with live music.

    This evening we will enjoy dinner at the hotel together. Hotel – Hotel Regina

    Day 14: Vienna, Austria (B,D)

    We depart on our tour to visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, after breakfast. Worldwide it is the only institution where classical riding arts in Renaissance tradition has been lived and cultivated for over 430 years.

    During the day we are invited into a café to try the world famous, and absolutely tasty, Sacher cake with a choice of a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. After some time for shopping or discovering Vienna we enjoy a 7- course Gala Dinner with classical ambient music at your hotel.

    Afterwards we recommend joining the public in the streets where there is live music playing and the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Austria. At midnight there is a traditional Vienna Waltz next to St.Stephen’s Cathedral. Happy New Year! Hotel – Hotel Regina

    Day 15: Vienna, Austria (B,D)

    After breakfast we will be met by our guide and taken to Schoenbrunn Palace.

    Schoenbrunn Palace is the most popular sight in Vienna and one of the most important cultural properties in Austria. For over 10 years it has been a Unesco World Heritage Site. During a guided tour we will see the private rooms of the young regents and the Emperor family.

    Tonight we will meet together as a group at the hotel for our Farewell Dinner. Hotel – Hotel Regina

    Day 16, 17 & 18: Vienna – Brisbane via Dubai & Singapore (B)

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel today. The morning is free for some last minute shopping or simply enjoying the hotel facilities. We will then be transferred to the Vienna International airport for our journey home.

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