Wed, Dec 11|
Newark Liberty International Airport
Magical Bavarian Christmas Markets 4 nights: Munich, Füssen & Neuschwanstein Castle
Visit 5 distinctive traditional European Christmas Markets!
Time & Location
Dec 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – Dec 16, 2019, 7:00 PM
Newark Liberty International Airport, 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, USA
About The Event
Frohe Weihnachten! Visit 5 Christmas Markets plus ride the Famous Christmas Tram (optional/own expense)! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGVFcwE7C0#action=share)
Day 1: arrive at Munich at noon, private luxurious bus bus pickup, Munich City Tour including: Marienplatz (1st X'mas Market Stop / lunch time)
The grandaddy of all Christmas markets in Munich, the Marienplatz market is right in the centre of town. The enormous Christmas tree festooned with lights makes it hard to miss. In addition to all the usual Christmas market accoutrements, there is live music every evening at 5.30pm on the balcony of the town hall.
Check in at Hotel, walking tour to (#2 X'mas Market) Wintertollwood
For most Germans, Christmas markets are social events. People meet colleagues after work for a Glühwein or two or use the market as a way to catch up with friends they don’t see so often. The Wintertollwood market on the Theresienwise is a market where people go to party, eat food from other countries, buy crafts and take in some live music.
Day 2: Bavarian Castles and giant Christmas Tree at Füssen (X'mas Market #3) plus visit charming Oberammergau
Explore the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and the enchanting old-world town of Oberammergau, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. If we are lucky, we can see the castle covered in snow, which is said to be even more romantic and magical than its normal state.
Day 3: Christindlesmarkt, Nuremberg (#4 market)
When people think of German Christmas markets, the one that stands for most of the lore and tradition is the one that goes down each year in Nuremberg. It’s one of the oldest and most famous markets in the country. Though its direct origins are murky, historians believe it began during the early 17th century. A key custom that marks its commencement is the parading of the holy cherub Christkind — played by a child in the city — through Nuremberg’s central square, the Hauptmarkt.
Day 4: (X'mas Market #5) Marchenbazaar, Munich, then free (shopping!) time afterward
Circus tents set up between the walls of an old slaughterhouse give the Märchenbazaar (‘fairy tale bazaar’) a special vibe. There are lots of food options here: you can get burritos alongside the traditional raclette and Reibkuchen. For presents, look for handmade leather goods, ponchos, elegant jewellery and wood carvings.
Day 5: catch 1 pm flight, arrive Newark on Sunday 6:30 pm.
Cost: $1198 PP based on double occupancy, EXCLUDING AIRFARE.
What's included: 4 nights hotel, guided tours in luxurious private bus, castle entry fee, daily breakfast at the hotel, RT airport transfer.
Airefare to be purchased separately - travelers are welcome to purchase their own airfare. Travelers who opt to purchase their own airfares are responsible for their own airport transfers.
4 nights Hotel and Tours
EXCLUDING AIRFARE. Non-refundable.
Single Room Supplement
Optional. If you do not wish to have your own room, you'll be pair up with another same gender traveler.
Airfare Icelandair EWR <->MUC
Travelers are welcome to purchase their own airfare - please arrive Munich Airport at noon on Thursday, December 12, 2019 OR meet the group at the hotel (contact tour manager for details)