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Bavarian Christmas Wonderland

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Rail holiday based in a 5-star hotel in Garmisch

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2020 Tour code: BAX21

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Days 1-3 - London, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck

We meet our Tour Manager at our Departure Office in London St Pancras. From here, we board the Eurostar to Brussels, transferring to Bonn for the night. On Day 2, a rail journey takes us through the Rhine Gorge to Munich before we change trains for Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Standard Class), our base for the next 5 nights. We travel south by rail to Innsbruck (Standard Class), the capital of the Tyrol, on Day 3, where you have free time to explore.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast
Day 4 - The Zugspitze Railway

Our journey on the Zugspitze Railway today takes us from Garmisch- Partenkirchen's railway station to Zugspitzplatt. From here our journey continues by cable car (subject to weather conditions) high above the forests to the summit of Zugspitze. At 9,718 feet, it is the highest point in Germany, and from here we can admire the stunning panoramic views over Bavaria, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. This evening, we enjoy a Christmas Eve gala dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Zugspitze Railway
Day 5 - Horse-drawn carriage ride on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, we take a horse-drawn carriage ride through wintry Garmisch, followed by a cup of warming mulled wine and delicious Bavarian pastries. We end our celebrations with a traditional Bavarian Christmas dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride
Christmas Baulbles
Days 6-8 - Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein and London

Today's excursion takes us close to the Austrian border, as we travel by coach to Hohenschwangau Castle, the childhood home of King Ludwig. We learn about its history on a guided tour, before continuing to spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. On Day 7, we depart Garmisch by rail to Munich (Standard Class), and continue to Cologne. On Day 8, we leave Cologne by First Class rail to Brussels, where we join the Eurostar back to London. 

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Eurostar meal
Hohenschwangau Castle