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Bavarian Christmas Markets

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(Tour code: ROM20)

Visit three contrasting Christmas Markets

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas Markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

Highlights
  • Nuremberg and its Christkindlmarkt
  • Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Regensburg and its Christmas Markets
  • Guided walking tour of Nuremberg
  • Reiterlesmarkt
  • Stunning 4-Star Accommodation
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Bavarian Christmas Markets 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Nuremberg
Nuremberg

Nuremberg

Meet the rest of your group and Tour Manager in the medieval city of Nuremberg, where we spend the next four nights at the Hotel Maritim.

Day 2 Nuremberg Market
Nuremberg Market

Nuremberg Christmas Market

After an introductory guided walking tour of Nuremberg, you are free to visit the Christkindlmarkt, one of the most prestigious and atmospheric Christmas Markets in the world. Its brightly coloured stalls radiate from the Market Square in the Old Town with the unmistakable aromas of Advent in Germany, filling the city with an incredible festive atmosphere.

Also, be sure to admire the city's other attractions. These include the Kaiserburg Fortress, which is the centrepiece of Nuremberg's beautiful medieval architecture - encircled within the city walls of the Old Town - and the Handwerkerhof, or Craftsmen's Courtyard. Located in the middle of the city it is surrounded by the towers and walls of the medieval fortifications. A little town of its own, here you can discover workshops and shops from craftsmen such as pewter workers, glassmakers, engravers, potters, gold and silversmiths, and much more.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 3 Regensburg
Regensburg

Regensburg

Today we travel by rail to Regensburg. Situated at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, the town has one of the best-preserved medieval centres in Europe - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your time here is free to explore and St Peter's Church, Regensburg's landmark is truly unmissable. The church, with its impressive stained-glass windows from the Middle Ages, is the greatest Gothic cathedral in Bavaria and took over 600 years to build. At this time of year, Regensburg also boasts three Christmas Markets, which you are at leisure to explore.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Rothenburg
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Leaving Nuremberg by coach we head to the highlight of the 'Romantic Road' - Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Its Reiterlesmarkt is set within a magical townscape of quaint alleys, cobbled squares, half-timbered houses, city gates and medieval town walls. Marvel at Rothenburg's stunning architecture, take a walk along the complete town walls or visit the town's famous Christmas shop, which offers more than 30,000 traditional German Christmas decorations. We enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel tonight.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 5 Flight home
Flights

Journey home

After breakfast, you are free to make your way to the airport for your flight back home.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, Nuremberg (NUE), which is approximately 5 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Maritim Hotel in Nuremberg

Delicious meals included

  • 5 meals, including 4 breakfasts and 1 dinners

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Introductory walking tour of Nuremburg
  • Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, with time to explore the Christmas Market
  • Rail excursion to Regensburg, with time to explore the Christmas Market

Not included

  • Flights and Airport transfers
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