FROM $2,975

Christmas Markets of Austria & Bavaria 7-night Escorted Coach Tour

Immerse yourself in festive traditions and holiday cheer as you explore the magical Christmas markets in Austria and Germany. Discover the charming city of Vienna, and visit Salzburg, Innsbruck and the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein as you travel to the vibrant city of Munich, Germany. This immersive tour provides you with the opportunity to explore some of the most magical Christmas markets in Europe, and witness firsthand the true spirit of the holiday season.

Christmas Markets of Austria & Bavaria 7-night Escorted Coach Tour

DEPARTURE DATE: December 9, 2023
Countries Visited: Austria, Germany


Journey through the snowcapped peaks of the Austrian Alps on this grand tour of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, Salzburg’s 500-year-old Christmas Market and Munich’s six-story tall Christmas tree. Warm up with a mug or two of Glühwein at the Innsbruck Christmas Market before indulging in an exclusive Insight Choice, taking a horse and carriage ride through the romantic streets of the Old Town or a tour of the world of Swarovski Crystal. At the Salzburg Market Tasting experience, meet with a local market stallholder for an exclusive sampling of gingerbread, washed down with a glass of mulled wine. In Neuschwanstein, follow in Walt Disney’s footsteps on a tour of the fairytale-like castle that reputedly inspired him, complete with extravagant decorations and breathtaking views.

Travel Dates & Pricing

December 9, 2023from $2,975 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night escorted coach tour from Vienna Austria to Munich Germany
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
  • Included sightseeing
  • Highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • All taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • Taxes


1Sat Dec 9Vienna, Austria
2Sun Dec 10Vienna, Austria
3Mon Dec 11Salzburg, Austria
4Tue Dec 12Salzburg, Austria
5Wed Dec 13Innsbruck, Austria
6Thu Dec 14Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau
7Fri Dec 15Munich
8Sat Dec 16Munich

Day 1 – Welcome to Vienna

At Vienna airport, transfers for your hotel leave at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:30. Meet your Travel Director at 18:00 and travel to a local restaurant for your Welcome Dinner. Enjoy the opportunity to mingle with fellow guests over a delightful meal and wine.

Day 2 – Vienna sightseeing

At this time of year, the Austrian capital is a place of nostalgia and romance, with concerts, nativity displays and many official Advent Markets selling a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats. Tour Schönbrunn Palace and marvel at its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded ornaments. Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard is built along the lines of the old city walls and showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Residence. You also see the City Hall and its surrounding parklands, festively decorated in a sea of lights – the perfect setting for the Viennese Christmas Market.

Day 3 – To Enchanting Salzburg

Journey through the rich farmlands of eastern Austria towards the lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut and the enchanting city of Salzburg.

Day 4- The City of Mozart

Come December, the spires and domes of Salzburg’s old town are often draped in snow. Walk with your Local Expert to see Mozart’s family home on the Getreidegasse, beautifully decorated at this time of year. Visit Mozart’s birthplace to learn more about his life, and sit down to a musical demonstration on his original pianoforte. Then head on to the rosy hues of the 500-year-old Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. Culinary delicacies, candied fruits, hot mulled wine and the lovingly decorated stalls invite visitors to stop and browse. Here your Travel Director will introduce you to a market stallholder to enjoy sampling a Viennese winter dessert, complemented perfectly with a traditional fragrant glass of Glühwein.

Day 5 – Innsbruck

A Scenic Drive to Innsbruck

A lovely drive brings you to the Inn Valley and the mountain-ringed Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. Enjoy a horse & carriage ride followed by a visit to the magical world of Swarovski Crystal. In the evening, enjoy a highlight dinner.

Day 6 – Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau

Travel to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, perched on a spectacular Alpine mountainside. With a Local Expert, visit the exuberantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room, before continuing into the beautiful scenery of the German Alps to visit Oberammergau, home of the Passion Play since 1634. See the immense theatre and admire the colourful painted chalets before driving on to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Please note: Neuschwanstein Castle visits require a good level of mobility due to the number of stairs in the building and uphill, on-foot access to the castle during winter.

Day 7 – Munich

Join a Local Expert for a unique guided journey through Munich’s Advent traditions, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Explore the quieter streets besides the Christmas Markets to learn about well-known Christmas customs and uncover traditions that have largely been forgotten today. In Marienplatz beside the soaring Town Hall, see the famous Glockenspiel. Beneath the gigantic Christmas tree, Munich’s traditional Christmas Market is an entrancing festival of light and music. In the evening, join your travelling companions at a local restaurant for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer!

Day 8 – Auf Wiedersehen Munich!

Your departure transfer arrives at Munich Airport at 07:00 and 09:00.

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