Christmas Markets of Europe
There's nothing in the world quite like Christmas in Europe - Wooden chalets in historic towns dating to the 13th century, snow-covered cathedrals, and all the hot mulled wine you can drink and incredible food throughout. Join us, will you?
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From USD 3,199 per person
**BOOK BY JULY 31, 2019 and receive $250/person OFF**
Guests looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when joining us on this December.
This year, our pre-Christmas shopping spree takes us to Germany and Austria. We take you on the discovery of lesser known German Christmas markets as well as more famous ones. In Bavaria, we “camp” in the beautiful city of Stuttgart while taking day trips to quaint and history little towns around such as Ludwigsburg (and its baroque market) and Esslingen. We then continue on to Nuremberg where we spend 2 nights, and cover the beautiful medieval town of Rothenburg before completing our tour in Salzburg, Austria.
Along the way, your host (and true “shopping under the tents expert” Karen Brown) makes sure you are well pampered while helping you uncover the best deals and gems.
Land dates, room options and rates
- Deluxe rooms throughout $3199Only 2 rooms left
- With hotel Sacher in Salzburg $3399Only 1 room left!
Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $999.
Best Time of The Year
Wander the streets of famed towns of Germany and Austria at Christmas time, sipping on mulled wine and getting into the feel-good spirit of the holidays.
Culture & History
Christmas Markets are as much part of Europe’s history as their royals or castles. Come & find out why it is, and bring home unique gifts for your loved ones.
The Little Plus!
In addition to having several dinners & tours included throughout the journey, our host & shopping expert will assist in getting you the best finds.
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Welcome to Stuttgart
Day 2: Ludwigsburg
Day 3: Baden Baden & Esslingen
Day 4: Rothenburg and Nuremberg
Day 5: Nuremberg
Day 6: Salzburg
Day 7: Salzburg
Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay
OUR HOME BASES
This Salzburg cultural site has been very specially renovated in such a way that it has managed to retain its absolute exclusivity and luxury standard while at the same time has lost none of the flair that makes this historic place so unique. The foundation stone of the present Hotel Bristol was laid by Archbishop Paris Lodron in 1619. In the following centuries, the building served as the seat of various noble families. It has been repeatedly extended and remodeled before being given its present form in the late 19th century.In 1892, the city of Salzburg, into whose possession the property was passed in the meantime, opened the first hotel to be equipped with electricity within the city of Mozart, the so-called “Electric Hotel”, whereby the electrical system of the hotel also supplied a large part of the right-hand center of the old quarter.
With its combination of traditional charm and modern comforts, stylish elegance and first-class service, staff and management endeavor to create an atmosphere where you can feel completely at ease, making your stay become something really special.
This modern five-star hotel is a welcoming and luxurious place to stay, with a refreshingly informal vibe and a peaceful spot overlooking the Stuttgart’s main park. This city center location makes it convenient for all the major sights. Inside the 10-story tower, the foyer’s soft browns and golds provide a soothing backdrop to the bustle of guests coming and going.
The 106 bedrooms fall into six categories, from Executive through to several suites. Attention to detail is evident: bathrobes and slippers; a bottle opener and glass for the free bedside bottle of water; proper padded, skirt and trouser hangers; safes; windows that open. The smart, clean bathrooms are well-lit, with adjustable mirrors and space for wash kits.
The hotel’s best known restaurant is the Michelin-starred Zirbelstube, whose honey-colored pine paneling is covered in modern art. Chef Denis Feix creates simple-sounding dishes with complex flavors. Farmers duck, Pumpkin, Verjus, for instance, translates into roasted duck breast, ravioli filled with confit leg and Japanese spicing.
The Leysieffer Café offers light meals, coffee and cake – and, in fine weather, tables on the terrace overlooking the park. The Weinwirtschaft Weingut Franz Keller focuses on wines and regional dishes, while the spacious John Cranko Lounge (a tribute to the Stuttgart Ballet’s legendary choreographer) serves drinks, small plates and English-style afternoon tea.
Overlooking the magical scenery of Salzburg’s old town and the Fortress Hohensalzburg, the Hotel Sacher Salzburg is the only grand hotel in Mozart’s hometown. The privately-owned hotel has awaited its guests with living traditions, charming local flavors, and stunning views since 1866. Gently renovated in recent years and inspired by local aristocratic country residences, the rooms and suites offer unique ambience with all the modern technical amenities.
The property boasts two restaurants, both ran by award-winning chef Manfred Stüfler who offers authentic Austrian cuisine. Each of the hotel’s restaurants has a terrace located on the wonderful Salzach promenade, immersing diners in the splendor of the city.
The lustrous flair of a classic grand hotel, enhanced with state-of-the-art technology and all of the convenient features you expect from a hotel of this standard – all this and more is offered at Le Méridien Grand Hotel, against the stunning backdrop of Nuremberg’s ancient city. Just a short stroll away, visitors will find museums, shops, the city’s famous market and the Imperial Castle.
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
7 nights at three 4 and 5-star properties, in deluxe rooms (upgrades available)
7 traditional breakfasts 3 dinners at local gourmet restaurants (to include beverages) 2 lunches (Baden Baden and Rothenburg)
private guided tours of Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Nuremberg and Salzburg 1 Spa & Massage experience in Baden Baden Tickets to all sites visited with a private guide
As well as...
Private airport/train station transfers from Stuttgart and to Salzburg Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides throughout All taxes
GOOD TO KNOW
Airport transfers are included from Stuttgart and to Munich. For all other airports, please consult us for possible supplements. All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight to and from Germany/Austria may be arranged through us. Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ) Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement. Space is limited to 6 with a maximum capacity of 8 guests
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey. Discover Paris, Berlin or pay a visit to Vienna. Just let us know when you secure your journey or fill the inquiry form.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $750 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $150 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $999.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $150 per person administrative fee.