Christmas Markets in Europe

Visit the most beautiful and traditional christmas markets in europe| Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Dresden, Prague, Vienna

Winter in Europe is wonderful time to visit especially during the Christmas Markets period. The tradition of christmas markets in Europe goes back a few centuries,but the magical spirit is kept until today. Every market is unique and little different,but they all have tasty traditional food like sausages, chestnuts, ginger bread, local cakes accompanied with traditional drinks like mulled wine, hot rum punch,hot chocolate and more…Stalls are filled with fine handicrafts, delightful decorations, handmade ornaments, glass products and tasty delicacies. The atmosphere is filled with joy and music of christmas carols. The magic gets even better at the dusk with the illumination of the christmas trees,half timbered houses, cathedrals, churches and pedestrian streets.

Best Christmas Vacations start with the Best Christmas Markets!

On this amazing tour you will not only enjoy the christmas markets in every place we’ll visit,but you’ll also get our  standard tour experience including great city tours with local guides, discovery of local culture and taste of local cuisine in every country.

SIZE OF EVERY GROUP IS LIMITED.  TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BOOK YOUR TOUR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS 24 TRAVELERS IN A GROUP!

 

Christmas Markets in Europe

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Tour Director Leader

Christmas Markets in Europe

Michal Ondrus

Welcome to Frankfurt!

After your arrival to the airport you’ll meet our Representative who will arrange your transportation to hotel where our Tour Director will be waiting for you. Relax in your room,join one of the orientation walks and let the german christmas spirit get in to you. Meet for a drink and a welcome briefing in the early evening and get to know your fellow travelers. Enjoy your included Welcome dinner!

Included meals – Dinner

Discover the Former Coronation City of German Kings

It is time for your first guided tour and as always you’ll be guided by local professional. Begin discovering the sights of this former Coronation city of German Kings. You’ll experience a fabulous contrast between two parts of the city divided by the river Main. The modern part of the city with glass skyscrapers, shopping malls, Bank towers that form the Skyline of Frankfurt and the historical part of the city with the famous Romer area and Christmas Market on the other side of the river. Enjoy your included lunch after great city tour and follow your Tour Director to the Christmas market where you can enjoy your leisure time.

 

  • City tour-coach and light walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Christmas in Medieval Town!

Today we’ll leave Frankfurt in the morning and drive to magical place called Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It is well preserved medieval town surrounded by town wall with long history to tell. The atmosphere is always special and you feel like going back in time. Even film makers of Harry Potter decided to film 2 episodes in this lovely town. You can admire the architecture of half-timbered buildings, St.Jakob’s Church, interesting museums and unique local shops. There are so many possibilities for presents and souvenir shopping.One of the most visited shop is Kathe Wohlfarst’s Chistmas Shop. Arrival to Nuremberg is in the early evening.

  • Coach ride – Frankfurt to Rothenburg – 2 hours | Rothenburg to Nuremberg – 1 hours 15 min.

  • Guided tour of Rothenburg – moderate walking tour

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

A Little Town from Wood and Cloth

This morning we’ll set off for a guided tour of Nuremberg. You’ll learn about the interesting history of the city’s gothic churches,half-timbered houses and imperial castle but as well about the Nuremberg trials,toys production,Nuremberg’s ginger bread and sausages. We’ll visit the famous Christmas market which is called Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. There are some 180 wooden market stalls, all decorated with red and white cloth.  This has earned Nuremberg’s Christmas Market the nickname “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”

  • City tour – coach and light walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Meissen Porcelain Workshop

Today we’ll be leaving Nuremberg and heading to Dresden. Before we reach our final destination for today we’ll make one stop. We’ll visit the one and only Meissen Porcelain factory and enjoy the workshop to learn about the history and production of hard paste porcelain. We’ll have included lunch and continue on to Dresden. We’ll check in to our hotel and make our way to see the Oldest Christmas Market in Germany at night.

  • Coach ride – Nuremberg to Meissen – 3 hours | Meissen to Dresden – 45 min

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Re-born city with the oldest Christmas market in Germany

This morning we’ll start with guided tour of Dresden.We’ll admire the baroque architecture of this beautiful city called the Jewel Box or the Florence on the Elbe with it’s famous Hofkirche, Zwinger Palace, Castle Residence or Semper Opera House. We’ll hear about „Augustus the Strong“, the Elector of Saxony, controversial bombing and reconstruction of the city. And of course we’ll hear about the history of the oldest christmas market in Germany called Striezelmarkt dating back to 1434. Its name derives from Hefestriezel, a sweet delicasy which centuries later has become know as “Dresden Christstollen” or just Stollen(German fruit cake). Time to try one!

  • City tour – coach and moderate walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Prague Castle

This morning we’ll leave Germany and enter the Czech Republic. The capital city Prague called the City if hundred spires will be our destination for 2 days. Our first stop will be the Prague’s Castle area called „Hradcany“. We’ll have a guided tour of the courtyards of the castle with the most recognizable landmark St.Vitus Catheadral.Enjoy the view of the city and make your first pictures in Prague.

  • Coach ride – Dresden to Prague – 2 hours

  • Prague Castle area tour – light walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

The City of Hunderd Spires

After delicious breakfast we’ll be ready to discover the city of Prague in all it’s beauty. We’ll visit lesser town lying under the Castle are,we’ll walk through the charles bridge and we’ll get to the old town square with it’s famous astronomical clock. Our knowleadgeable local guide will tell us not only about the history of the city but as well about the current economical and polictical situation of the country. You can decide where to spend your free afternoon – visit the Jewish quarter, walk to the wenceslaus square,go to one of the museums or just enjoy your stay in the Christmas market.

  • City tour – coach and moderate walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

The Finest Baroque Landmark – Belvedere

Our last transfer by private motor coach will get us from the capital city of Czech Republic to the capital city of Austria – the Imperial Vienna. After our included lunch and check in to our hotel we’ll be ready a visit of one of the world’s finest Baroque landmarks-the Belvedere. The complex consist of an Orangery,Palace Stables and 2 palaces,upper Belvedere and lower Belvedere build for an important general Prince Eugene of Savoy in the 18th century. Even though parts of the complex were destroyed during WWII,the reconstruction was done and today we can again admire the Marble Hall with spectacular ceiling painting,the Golden Room or the Hall of Grotesques.

  • Coach ride – Prague to Vienna – 4 hours

  • Belvedere tour – light walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Lunch

The Imperial City

Today is time for our last guided city tour on this trip.We’ll be driving along the famous Ringstrasse-2,5miles long Grand Boulevard circling the city centre, build on the order of emperor Franz Joseph 150 years ago , and walking with our local guide admiring the famous Landmarks of the city – St.Stephens Cathedral, The Hofburg Imperial Palace, The Opera house, the City Hall, the Austrian Parliament Building, Maria Hilfe Strasse,Museums and more. Your afternoon is at your leisure,so you decide whethet to spend it on the biggest Christmas market in Vienna,visit some of the museums,visit some of the palaces or just wonder on the imperial streets of the city. All of us will meet in the evening for our Farewell Dinner.

  • City tour – coach and light walking

Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Today our tour ends. Your tour director will arrange transportation to the airport.

Included meals – Breakfast

 

Highlights of this Trip

6 Traditional Christmas Markets

  • Frankfurt
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Christkindlemarkt in Nuremberg
  • Striezelmarkt in Dresden
  • Vanocni Trh in Prague
  • Vienna

Great City tours with local guides

  • Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Dresden, Prague, Vienna

Meissen Porcelain Workshop

Carefully selected Hotels in a very convenient location with Certificates of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

Most of the companies offer itineraries where you have to buy optional tours and spend an extra few hundreds of dollars. We do not sell any optional tours! Every tour on our itinerary is included in the price of the trip. No extra cost!

We want you to enjoy the privilege of being in a small friendly  group of people where you don’t feel overcrowded, but where you can make some new friends and can get to know everyone if you like. This allows us as well to keep our services on a personal basis.

We’ll give you taste of every local cuisine plus complimentary breakfast every morning.

All tips for local guides, drivers and tour director are included in the price of your trip. No extra cost!

Most of the companies charge 100 us dollars per one transfer. Traveling with Europe Land Travel both of your airport transfers are free of charge. No extra cost!

Knowledgeable local professionals on every city tour.

All transfers in private coach along the trip.

Porter  service in every hotel, one piece of baggage per person.

The price of the trip you chose is the final price you’ll pay.

We’ll be using  high quality receivers to enhance your experience during sightseeing. You’ll get a complimentary set of headsets at the beginning of your trip.

Your tour director will always have some useful information, interesting facts and maps on every place you’ll be visiting.

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