2019 German Christmas Market Holiday with Michael Phillips

Dates November 28-December 5, 2019
Destination Frankfurt Wurzburg, Germany; Miltenberg, Germany; Rothenburg, Germany Bamberg, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
Price From 1,599
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This tour is the perfect winter getaway and the ultimate way to usher in the Christmas season.

Join tour director Michael Phillips and enjoy the magical atmosphere of medieval German towns lightly dusted with snow, adorned with decorations and lights, while sampling the local delicacies.

Browsing the German Christmas markets you will discover contemporary and traditional toys, Christmas decorations, sweets, foods and presents. Everything for the perfect Christmas trip.

This will be a relaxing trip—at only one hotel! We will make day trips and take a leisurely pace. Each night we will return to our hotel in Rothenburg so there will be no packing and unpacking---just the chance to savor the season and usher in the Christmas spirit.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Karen Gerlach, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6152
Email Karen

Day 1 and 2: Thur & Fri, Nov 28-29, 2019

Arrive in Frankfurt

We will fly into Frankfurt and board our coach for the drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber--a beautiful small town with medieval buildings and cobbled streets. After checking into our hotel, you will have time at leisure to explore the town, take a horse and carriage ride or enjoy a local pastry.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019

Wurzburg Christmas Market

In the morning, we will travel to Wurzburg and tour the stunning Residenz with its Tiepolo frescoes. After a brief walking tour of the city there will be free time for lunch and shopping at the Wurzburg Christmas Market--one of the most atmospheric in Germany held against the historical backdrop of the Gothic St. Mary’s Chapel and the Falkenhaus Rococo mansion. A delightful selection of Christmas goods is available here at the beautifully decorated wooden booths. The town hall’s historical courtyard also hosts an artists’ Christmas market.  We will return to Rothenburg in the afternoon.

Meals : Dinner, In-flight
Day 4: Sunday, Dec 1, 2019

Wertheim/Miltenburg/Amorbach

Today we will travel to Wertheim to visit the glass museum and watch demonstrations of the production and design from the traditional to the modern. From there we will continue to Miltenburg, with its half-timbered houses, where we will stop for lunch and exploring the atmosphere of this historic town and its spectacular architecture. Then we will continue on to Amorbach for a tour of the Abbey and an evening choral concert in its Benedictine chapel, accompanied by its famous baroque organ. Afterwards we will return to Rothenburg.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Monday, Dec 2, 2019

Rothenburg

Today we will have the chance to really explore the town that has been our home. We will start the day with a walking tour, including the medieval wall.  We will then visit Käthe Wohlfahrt's world famous Christmas museum and village shop.  It is a true cavern of delight, full of decorations. In the afternoon and evening we will watch the Christmas decoration lights come on, the market stalls come to life and take time to browse the market and take in the sights and aromas. In the evening, we will visit a local restaurant for a traditional Bavarian Christmas dinner. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

Bamberg

This morning we will have free time to explore and shop, or just relax and take in the atmosphere. In the afternoon, we will travel to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including visits to the town hall and cathedral.  Then there will be free time to experience Bamberg’s charming Christmas Market—steeped in tradition. Explore the nativity scenes and over 50 market stalls offering Christmas decorations, ornaments and sweet delicacies from around the region. Return in the early evening to Rothenburg.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

Rothenburg

Today we will travel to Nuremberg and take a city tour starting with the Toy Museum, which has displays covering toys from antiquity to the present day. Then a more traditional visit to the Church of St Sebald, which has been on the site since 1070 and a place of pilgrimage for many to the grave of the holy Sebaldus. Then down to some serious shopping with a visit to Nuremberg’s main market square the location of Nuremberg’s ‘Christkindlesmarkt’, the most famous Christmas market in the world. Every year over two million visitors soak up the medieval atmosphere and romance of this miniature town of Christmas stalls.  Delight in the delicious aromas of gingerbread, cinnamon, bratwurst, and roasted almonds. Enjoy the ‘Kinderweihnacht’ where a magnificent, traditional carousel comes complete with an upper tier, reindeer figures and Santa’s sleigh. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner of famous Nuremburger sausages at Zum Gulden Stern, a restaurant that dates from 1419. In the evening we will return in the evening happy, full and contented to Rothenburg for our final night in Germany.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

Rothenburg

This morning there will be time for some last minute shopping and the final chance to savor a sweet pastry snowball before heading back to the Frankfurt airport for return flights home.

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Licensed Local guides
  • Experienced Tour Directors
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodations in 4 Star deluxe-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily 
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to Germany
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (plans start at $35)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room $
  • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit at time of booking
  • Final Payment due
  • This tour is based on a minimum/max of 25
  • Terms & Conditions