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tour overview

Christmas Holiday Tour:
December 1 - 11, 2022

Tour Rates:
USD 4,290.00 pp in Double Room
USD 4,590.00 pp in Single Room

What's Included:

  • 9 Nights in 3- & 4-Star Hotels
  • 5 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
  • Transfers by deluxe Bus
  • Entrance Fees and local Taxes
  • Full-time Tour Director / Guide
  • Enjoy our Prague City Tour
  • Czech Folklore Live Show
  • Nuremberg and Rothenburg
  • King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle
  • Evening Alpine Sleigh Ride
  • Scenic German Alpine Road
  • Berchtesgaden Advent Market
  • Discover Christmas Traditions
  • Salzburg City Tour in Austria
  • Oberndorf Silent Night Chapel
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Chiemsee
  • Tour of Herrenchiemsee Palace
  • Munich City Tour with Markets
  • Pre-Tour Packets and more!

christmas holiday tour

Enjoy the Season of Advent in early December 2022, and experience the wonderful Christmas Markets, Holiday Attractions, Concerts, and more in Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany!

Alpventures® Christmas Holiday Tour offers you a chance to really get in the season and rejuvenate your holiday spirit right before Christmas on a magical journey to Old World Europe! The Christkindlmarkt (Christ-child market) scene is as old as the season itself: the smell of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and aromatic incense... The craftsmen, artists, and vendors huddled in their tiny wooden huts offering warm greetings. Enjoy the sounds of children discovering clever new toys, of carols in the distance. Join us to enjoy the spirit of Christmas on a journey to the Old World as you've never experienced!

We start our Christmas Holiday Tour in Prague, Czech Republic; where we will visit the amazing Prague Old Town and its' wonderful Christmas Market. You will have plenty of time to explore this wonderful city before we move on to our next stop, the famous city of Nuremberg. Once the venue of Imperial Diets during the Middle Ages, the Nuremberg Christmas Market is the "Father of German Christmas Markets" - one of the oldest and today one of the largest found in Germany. After enjoying plenty of time at the famous market, we leave the big city for the quiet town of Rothenburg o.d.Tauber. Rothenburg is well known as the best-preserved medieval city in Europe, still surrounded by its ancient walls. Highlights here include a walking tour and the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village Store, with over 70,000 different crafted ornaments to choose from.

We then head south for the Bavarian Alps, where you will experience the Winter Wonderland of Garmisch and Partenkirchen villages, as well as Oberammergau and King Ludwig II's enchanting Linderhof Castle. Situated in a snow-blanketed forest at the foot of the Alps, the fairy-tale King actually resided at the castle for 14 years (unlike his other castles, which he rarely frequented and were still under construction). We will continue to the breathtaking village of Berchtesgaden, near the Austrian border by Salzburg. Here we will experience the traditional Christmas legend of the Krampus and Buttnmandl (folkloric creatures that accompany St. Nikolaus on his visits to the alpine village). The unique Berchtesgaden Advent Market, the Christmas Market in Salzburg, as well as the famous "Silent Night Chapel" in Oberndorf, Austria are also included. We will finish up our Christmas Holiday Tour in Munich, the vibrant Capital of Bavaria - and enjoy the Spirit of Christmas, Bavarian Style!

What to Know:
Alpventures Christmas Holiday Tour begins at 12:00 noon at Prague Airport on December 2, 2022. Return flights from Munich can be booked for any time after 9:00 AM departing on December. 11, 2022.

christmas holiday tour itinerary

Rejuvenate your Holiday Spirit and experience "Old World Christmas" on a magical journey to Prague, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Salzburg, Linderhof, Garmisch, and Berchtesgaden in the Alps...

December 1: IN FLIGHT - to Prague, Czech Republic

December 2: PRAGUE
Arrival this morning at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic, and meet your Tour Guide and Bus Driver. Continue into the city for hotel check-in and break for lunch. Afternoon Prague City Tour and free time at the wonderful Christmas Market in Prague's Old Town. Enjoy our special Welcome Dinner and traditional Czech Folklore Show in town tonight. Return to our hotel. Overnight Prague. (D)

December 3: PRAGUE
Breakfast. Free time in Prague today for optional sightseeing and personal interests. Some of you may wish to visit Prague Castle, others may want more time in the Christmas Market for shopping, and others might want to visit one of the many impressive museums, or take an alternative Guided Tour in Prague. Dinner on your own tonight in Prague. Overnight Prague. (B)

December 4: NUREMBERG
After breakfast this morning, we check out of our hotel and continue to Germany. Our first stop is the famous city of Nuremberg, once the venue of Imperial Diets during the Middle Ages. The Nuremberg Christmas Market is the "Father of German Christmas Markets," one of the oldest and largest in Germany. After enjoying plenty of time at the famous market, check in at our Nuremberg hotel. Dinner. Overnight Nuremberg. (B, D)

December 5: ROTHENBURG
Breakfast and hotel check-out. Rothenburg is well known as the best-preserved medieval city in Europe, still surrounded by its ancient wall. Highlights today include a walking tour of the historic city and a visit to the Käthe Wohlfahrt “Christmas Village” Store, with over 70,000 different crafted ornaments to choose from. Lunch. Afternoon transfer south to the Bavarian Alps. Arrival and check-in at our hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Garmisch. (B)

December 6: LINDERHOF
Breakfast. This morning, we will have a leisurely drive to the country to visit the little village of Oberammergau, site of the famous Passion Play once every 10 years from May through September. Situated nearby in a snow-blanketed forest at the foot of the Alps, the fairy-tale King Ludwig II resided at the castle for 14 years (unlike his other castles, which he rarely frequented and were still under construction). After touring the castle and having a lunch break, we will continue along the German Alpine Road to the resort village of Berchtesgaden. Hotel check-in and dinner as a group tonight. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B, D)

Breakfast. This morning we have a walking orientation of Berchtesgaden town center and either (an optional) visit to the famous Salt Mines or a cruise across the enchanting Lake Königssee. Free time at the Berchtesgaden Advent Market this afternoon before dinner. Special evening festivities in the town center as we experience the traditional Christmas legend of the Krampusse and Buttnmandl (folkloric creatures). Dinner on your own. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B)

December 8: SALZBURG
Breakfast. This morning we will visit the original "Silent Night, Holy Night" Chapel in Oberndorf, Austria; and enjoy a Guided Tour of Salzburg Old Town, before free time at the beautiful Salzburg Christmas Market. See the birthplace and home of famous Composer, W.A. Mozart on the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. Lunch in Salzburg before returning to Berchtesgaden later this afternoon for free time. Dinner. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B, D)

Breakfast and check-out. This morning we transfer north to Lake Chiemsee, the largest lake in Bavaria. Arrive in Prien and board a boat for our lake cruise for the island of Herreninsel. Take the horse-drawn carriage or walk (20 min.) to Herrenchiemsee Castle, King Ludiwg II's imitation of the Palace of Versailles. Guided Tour of Herrenchiemsee Castle and lunch. Return to the island dock and boat ride back to Prien. This afternoon, we continue to Munich, the Capital of Bavaria. Check-in at hotel and dinner on your own. Overnight Munich. (B)

December 10: MUNICH
Breakfast. Today we discover this wonderful city on our Munich City Tour, including both a little bit of driving and finishing with a Walking Tour of the Altstadt (Old Town). Lunch. Free time this afternoon in Munich for shopping at the Munich Christmas Market, sightseeing, or personal interests. Farewell Dinner. Overnight Munich. (B, D)

December 11: IN FLIGHT - from Munich, Germany

the fine print

Reservation PolicyA completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $400 deposit (per person) are required to book our Tours. To book online: scroll to the top of this page and click the "Book Tour" button. You can adjust the quantity of people on our secure payment pages with PayPal. Payments are made to: ALPVENTURES. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to Tour departure, and must be paid in US Dollars by check, credit card, or by bank transfer.

Cancellation PolicyAlthough Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. Read our full Booking Terms