Alpine Christmas Markets (Winter 2013/2014)

10 day tour

Tour Type: Discovery Tour

Brochure Type: Europe Winter 2013/14

Tour Pace - Moderate: A great mix of 2 and 3 nights stays with plenty to keep you occupied and loads of free time built in for Christmas shopping or just browsing through the brightly lit stalls.

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Highlights

PREMIUM EXPERIENCES AND DINING

  • Hot Glühwein in hand, inhale the sweetness of cloves, cinnamon and citrus during an exhilarating horse and carriage ride through Germany’s Black Forest.
  • Enjoy a highlight dinner where old-fashioned Tyrolean hospitality is blended with wine and good cheer for a special evening.
  • The Swiss just love good food and wine, a decorative, well-laden table, and a touch of Gemütlichkeit - all of which you can expect to find at your Celebration Dinner.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Munich: See the Town Hall in the Marienplatz, and spend time at the Christkindlmarkt.
  • Salzburg: View the Hohensalzburg fortress. See Mozart’s birthplace. Spend some time in the Old Town with its Cathedral and Residenz Fountain and Christmas Markets.
  • Innsbruck: See the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace in the Old Town. Enjoy free time in the Christmas Markets.
  • Lindau: Free time to walk through the medieval streets of this island-town.
  • Black Forest: See Freiburg’s medieval Münster and spend time in the festive markets of the historic old quarter.
  • Strasbourg: Visit France’s oldest Christmas market in front of the Cathedral and spend time in the atmospheric neighbourhood of La Petite France.
  • Zürich: See the Grossmünster, Fraumünster and elegant Bahnhofstrasse. Attend Europe’s biggest indoor Christmas market with it’s Swarovski crystal Christmas tree.
  • Scenic drives: Austrian Alps, Lake Constance.

Highlights

PREMIUM HOTElS AND LOCATIONS

  • The Hilton Munich Park combines a tranquil location on the edge of the famous Englischer Garten, with professional, welcoming service and luxurious modern comfort.
  • The city center Hilton Innsbruck boasts magnificent mountain views of the Tryolean Alps plus spacious, comfortable guest rooms with a range of thoughtful amenities.
  • Located directly on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Titisee, the 4-star Maritim Titisee Hotel offers a restaurant with lake views and comfortable guest rooms with balconies.
  • For your final night on tour, your chic, modern hotel is conveniently located near Zurich Airport, offering spacious, comfortable and elegantly styled rooms.

INCLUDED QUALITY DINING

  • A Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal (WR)
  • 8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD) 1 Celebration Dinner with wine (CD) and 2 three-course table d’hôte dinners, or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D)

Highlights

INCLUDED FIRST CLASS SERVICES

  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • Headsets for all guided visits and walking tours
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom.
  • Insight Hotels include all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Airport arrival transfers at scheduled times on Day 2. Departure transfers by complimentary hotel shuttle. (Should your flights not coincide with these transfers, please make yourown way to/from the airport or purchase a transfer)

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