Bavarian Christmas Markets
Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas markets by train.
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Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.
Highlights and Inclusions
- The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
- Standard Class rail travel as described in the itinerary
- 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day
- 2 dinners
- Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, with time to explore the Christmas Market
- Rail excursion to Regensburg with time to explore the Christmas Market
Day 1 - London to Nuremberg
We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels, before we continue into Germany and the medieval city of Nuremberg. We stay for four nights at the Hotel Maritim. (D)
Day 2 - Nuremberg Christmas Market
Today 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. (B)
Day 3 - Regensburg
Today we travel by rail to Regensburg. Situated at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, Regensburg has one of the best-preserved medieval town centres in Europe - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your time here is free to explore. St Peter's Church, Regensburg's landmark should really not be missed. 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. (B)
Day 4 - Rothenburg
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. (B, D)
Day 5 - Nuremberg to London via Cologne
Heading westwards across Germany, we change in Cologne for Brussels. In Brussels we connect with the Eurostar service to St Pancras International. (B)
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Train and Hotel Accommodations
Maritim Hotel, Nuremberg
In close proximity to the picturesque old town, we enjoy elegant surroundings at the 4-Star Maritim Hotel in Nuremberg, close to the railway station and only a short walk to the National Museum. The hotel boasts health and fitness facilities, swimming pool, restaurant and piano bar. Guest rooms include a minibar, television, telephone, air conditioning, hairdryer and safe.
Dates & Prices
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: Departs 1st December 2017 (£725), 8th December 2017 (£725)
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