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Munichham, Bavaria Germany

Alpine Christmas Markets Tour

Munichham, BavariaGermany

9 Days / 8 Nights
for Member Pricing

Alpine Christmas Markets Tour

Standard DreamTrip
Experience the wonder and magic of the season when you visit traditional Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland, tour picturesque cities dressed up for the holidays, sample regional treats and so much more. Book by August 22. 

About Your Trip

Get into the holiday spirit with this special DreamTrip for guests ages 5 years and older, a festive 9-day guided tour across 4 countries! You’ll find there’s nothing quite like Christmastime among the Alps. Experience the magical Munich Christmas Market, stroll through the medieval cobbled streets of Freiburg and take in the fairy-tale surrounds of Strasbourg, where the sweet scent of cinnamon treats permeates the oldest Christmas market in France. In Salzburg, your local expert will bring Mozart’s history to life, while Zurich delights with Europe’s largest indoor Christmas extravaganza — complete with 3-story tree adorned with Swarovski crystals!

What we love:

  • The opportunity to experience traditional Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland — there’s even a daytrip to the oldest Christmas market in France! — with some sweet surprises along the way.
  • In Innsbruck, your culinary journey features a traditional dining experience, set against the backdrop of a local Tyrolean folk show.
  • Luxurious included services, such as a dedicated Travel Director, seamless baggage handling at the hotel, airport transfers and much more, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 9 days and 8 nights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as:

  • Sightseeing orientation tour of Munich; includes transportation and guide.
  • Salzburg city tour and Christmas market experience.
  • Musical demonstration at Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg; includes admission fee, transportation and guide.
  • Sightseeing orientation tour of Innsbruck; includes guide.
  • Your choice of activity in Innsbruck (see Day 4 in Itinerary section for more details).
  • Walking tour in Lindau; includes guide.
  • Walking tour in Freiburg; includes guide.
  • Strasbourg Christmas market experience.
  • Sightseeing and Christmas market experience in Zurich; includes transportation and guide.
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
  • Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Luxurious, air-conditioned coach transportation with complimentary Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Personal audio headsets for more flexible sightseeing.
  • Gratuities at the hotel and for all included meals.
  • Porterage service and guest-room taxes.
  • Shared round-trip airport transfers.
  • A host or Travel Director, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)
  • A convenient “Know Before You Go” guide, with details of your trip and other helpful travel information. (Please note: This guide will be emailed to you within a week of your travel start date.)

Please be aware that our supplier(s) require that all travelers are fully vaccinated:

  • Each traveler must be able to show documented proof of vaccination (CDC card, etc.).
  • Your final vaccine dose must have been administered a minimum of 15 days prior to the start date of the trip.
  • You will receive a Traveler Declaration form by email prior to travel. Please fill out and bring a signed copy with you to give to your Travel Director.



Transportation


Before purchasing airfare, please note that your trip will begin in Munich, Germany, and end in Zurich, Switzerland.

The closest commercial airport to the hotel for your arrival flight is Munich International Airport (MUC), approximately 19 miles (30.5 kilometers) away. The closest commercial airport to the hotel for your departure flight is Zurich Airport (ZRH), approximately 9 miles (14kilometers) away.

Round-trip airport transfers are included only for the following airport(s), dates and times:

  • Munich International Airport (MUC) to the hotel on November 28 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.*
  • The hotel to Zurich Airport (ZRH) on December 6, timing based on flight details provided, with the hotel shuttle departing every 15 minutes.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by August 22.

*We recommend that you plan to arrive at the airport prior to the last transfer time so that you don’t miss the orientation tour.

Please note:

  • Airfare is not included in the trip price.
  • Transfers are included for the above listed dates only.
  • Transfers may also be provided for additional dates if your DreamTrips booking reflects pre- or post-night stays, or if you booked and confirmed pre- or post-night stays through the DreamTrips Team Planner. (Subject to availability confirmed by the DreamTrips team.)
  • Transfers are not included for additional pre- or post-night stays booked separately from your original DreamTrips booking and/or via a third-party provider.

 
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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Germany! From the airport, you’ll be whisked away to your wonderful hotel (see Transportation section for details). After check-in, you can settle in or head out to explore on your own. At 3 p.m., join your Travel Director and fellow DreamTrippers for a special sightseeing tour — you’ll see major city sights, including Feldherrnhall in the Odeonsplatz, the Wittelsbach castle, English Garden, the Hofbrauhaus beer hall and St. Peter’s Church. Your tour winds up at Marienplatz pedestrian square, with its soaring town hall and famous Glockenspiel. Here, the christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) will be in full swing, an entrancing festival of light and music. In the evening, meet up with your Travel Director and fellow guests for a warm and friendly welcome dinner with wine.
Overnight at Munich Marriott® Hotel.
Meals included: Dinner with wine.

Day 2

After you savor your included breakfast, the rest of the day is all yours to experience your surroundings at your own pace. Why not head out to enjoy the vibrant festive markets that dot this city? On crisp winter days, organ music and carols ring out from the ancient churches, an inspiring aural backdrop for exploring. If snow has fallen, you’ll find that the vast English Garden provides lovely winter vistas. Another option is to get out and explore the romantic royal palaces of the Bavarian Alps.
Overnight at Munich Marriott Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 3

Today you’ll travel alongside the tranquil waters of Lake Chiemsee on your way to Salzburg in Austria. With a local expert, you’ll see important city sights, including the Hohensalzburg fortress, Residence Fountain, Old Town and more. You’ll also visit Mozart's birthplace to learn more about his life and sit down to a musical demonstration on his original pianoforte (piano). At the city’s 500-year-old Christmas market, your Travel Director will introduce you to one of the stallholders for a taste of traditional Bavarian lebkuchen (a cookie akin to gingerbread) and a fragrant cup of gluhwein (hot spiced wine). After your wonderful tour, head through the mountains to your Innsbruck hotel. This evening, enjoy a traditional Austrian meal accompanied by local Tyrolean entertainment.
Overnight at AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck.
Meals included: Breakfast; dinner with wine.

Day 4

Enjoy a relaxed start and spend the morning at your leisure. Later, led by your Travel Director, you’ll immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Innbruck’s historic Old Town district, with its striking Baroque and Gothic architecture. Here, you’ll find a Christmas market set up in front of the Golden Roof, the most famous landmark in the city. Explore Innsbruck further with your choice of activity. Will you opt for a horse-and-carriage ride or a visit to the magical Swarovski Crystal Worlds?
Overnight at AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 5

Travel through the Alberg tunnel, Austria’s longest road tunnel, as you return to Germany and pause in the tiny island-town of Lindau. Walk through the maze of ancient streets down to the harbor. Across the lake, often shrouded in mist, look for the rising silhouette of snow-capped peaks. After time to explore, continue along the shores of the Bodensee (Lake Constance) to your hotel in the Black Forest for three fabulous nights.
Overnight at Hotel Stadt Lorrach.
Meals included: Breakfast; dinner with wine.

Day 6

In the morning, you’ll visit Freiburg, a lively university city with a charming Christmas atmosphere. Stroll the medieval cobbled streets, walking from the cathedral through the heart of the historic old quarter, past colorful Christmas market stalls offering a range of festive goodies from the Black Forest.
Overnight at Hotel Stadt Lorrach.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 7

Cross the Rhine to the region of Alsace, wedged between the Black Forest and the Vosges mountain range. This area has changed nationality four times since 1870! In Strasbourg, visiting the Christmas markets is like stepping into a fairy tale, where glittering lights and the scent of cinnamon enchant your senses. You’ll visit the oldest Christmas market in France, set in front of the cathedral, and spend some time in the quaint Petite France neighborhood before returning to Germany. In the evening, venture to a local restaurant for a delightful dinner of local specialties, accompanied by wine.
Overnight at Hotel Stadt Lorrach.
Meals included: Breakfast; dinner with wine.

Day 8

Today, you’ll cross the Swiss border and head for Zurich, where sightseeing includes the Grossmunster and Fraumunster churches, Bahnhofstrasse — an exclusive shopping avenue — and Old Town. A highlight is Europe’s biggest indoor Christmas extravaganza held in the main railway station, with its 3-story Christmas tree adorned with Swarovski crystals. Toast the culmination of your Yuletide journey during a festive celebration dinner with wine at a local restaurant
with its own microbrewery.
Overnight at Movenpick Hotel Zurich Airport
Meals included: Breakfast; dinner with wine.

Day 9

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel before checking out of the hotel. Transfer to the airport via hotel shuttle — they run every 15 minutes — as your journey comes to an end.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Please note: Our supplier(s) have reviewed the dates of above-listed Christmas markets to ensure they line up with our travel dates; in instances where advance dates are not available, however, we reserve the right to substitute Christmas market inclusions if needed.

Itinerary and listed hotels are also subject to change.
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Hotel Details

You’ll experience a real sense of place as you journey through cities and towns in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, surrounded by a picture-perfect backdrop — the Alps! — along the way. At each of these hand-selected properties, you’ll have some of the best experiences, and most importantly, get a welcome respite after long days filled with adventures.

Please note: The specific lodgings will be announced and will be confirmed no later than 30 days prior to departure.

  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 1 adult and 1 child age 5 years or older.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18.



Pricing for children for these hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements:

  • By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
  • I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

  • Please be aware that travel insurance will be your only option for any waived penalties, or a refund, if your DreamTrip is cancelled due to restrictions in your starting location (not in your travel destination) and you are inside the cancellation window (see Terms and Conditions). Rovia will cover only those cancellations that result from restrictions in your DreamTrip destination.

Please note:

  • The minimum age to attend this DreamTrip is 5 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.
  • At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
  • While hotel and restaurant gratuities are included in this package, you may choose to provide additional gratuities (in local currency) at your own discretion.
  • Gratuities for your Travel Concierge, coach driver and local experts are not included. We suggest providing gratuities (in local currency) at your own discretion.
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Terms and Conditions

Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.

Cancellation Policy*:
If you cancel 76 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 75 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.

Name Change Policies: 
Name changes are not permitted for the DreamTrips Member(s) who booked this trip and are only allowed for people who are traveling with said booking member.  Name changes must be done no later than August 22 and are subject to a fee up to US$50. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Transfer of Booking Policies: 
Booking transfers from one member to another member are not allowed on this trip.

Please note:
  • The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
  • Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.
  • Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. 
  • Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
  • In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
  • Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up to date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
  • Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
  • Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
  • Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.

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