Insight Vacations - Christmas Markets of Germany

Warm your heart with the magic of Christmas, savour classic German treats and fill your suitcase with hand-crafted gifts on this enchanting winter journey.


Experience the wonderment of the Christmas Markets, some of the oldest in Europe. Shop for local delicacies and drink the heart-warming Glühwein.
With a Local Expert, explore the highlights of the city.
At the Christmas Market, meet a stallholder and taste the local Christstollen with a glass of Glühwein.
Fortified by ancient walls, picturesque and unspoiled, Rothenburg is a fairy-tale come true at any time of year, but it dazzles in December






Day 1 - Arrive in Berlin.

Welcome to Germany. Airport transfers depart Berlin airport for your hotel at 10:30 and 12:00. Join your Travel Director at 17:45 for a Welcome Dinner and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other, over a delightful evening of good food and wine.

Hotel: Swissotel Berlin.  Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Relaxed Start - The Spirit of Berlin.

(Relaxed Start) Join your Local Expert to see the highlights of Berlin. Your exploration includes the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden and the restored Reichstag Building. Later on, feel free to soak up the Weihnachtszauber, or Christmas magic, at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin's most magnificent square, framed by the Concert Hall and near identical French and German cathedrals.

Hotel: Swissotel Berlin.  Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Leipzig, then on to Dresden.

Journey south to Leipzig to visit Bach's Thomaskirche and the medieval market square behind it. Renowned for its musical and culinary delights, the Leipzig Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful in Germany, with around 250 stalls located on the city's historic market square. Enjoy its great traditions, which date back to the 15th century, before continuing to Dresden.

Hotel: Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss.  Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Dresden Sightseeing.

(Relaxed Start) Gaze in awe at the Frauenkirche, risen once again from wartime ashes. Your guided tour with a Local Expert will continue past the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. At Germany's oldest Christmas Market, meet a local market stallholder who will introduce you to a taste of delicious Glühwein and Christstollen, a Christmas cake recipe dating back to medieval times. Take some time to admire the record-breaking Christmas pyramid.

Hotel: Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss.  Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - Ancient Nuremberg.

Journey on to Nuremberg, where the Christkindlmarkt stalls are donned in traditional red and white cloth. Surrounded by ancient ramparts and watchtowers, look out for the Nuremberg Plum People while you explore or shop for local treats such as Rostbratwürste, Lebkuchen or Glühwein.

Hotel: Maritim Hotel Nürnberg.  Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 - Relaxed Start - Rothenburg and Munich.

(Relaxed Start) Venture through the heart of Germany to Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. Why not stroll through the cobbled streets to the year-round Christmas Shop? Here it is Christmas 365 days of the year! Later, follow parts of the meandering Romantic Road to the Bavarian capital.

Hotel: Pullman Hotel Munich.  Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Munich Sightseeing.

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy an orientation tour which concludes in the Marienplatz beside the soaring Town Hall, famous for its Glockenspiel. Beneath the gigantic Christmas tree, Munich's traditional Christmas Market is an entrancing festival of light and music. In the evening, join your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Pullman Hotel Munich.  Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8 - Depart Munich.

Auf Wiedersehen! After breakfast, your departure transfer arrives at Munich airport at 09:30.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast




  • A Highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Insight carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Insight also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.




Special discounted price is only available if you book and pay in full by April 27, 2018.

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Departures: 25 Nov, 27 Nov, 02 Dec, 04 Dec, 09 Dec, 11 Dec 2018

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