This 7-day Germany vacation takes you to some of the most popular Christmas Markets in the country. It’s an ideal winter vacation for families and holidaymakers.
Your wintery German vacation begins in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub and home to the international airport that connects over 60 million passengers a year. Take the day to explore the city’s mixture of tradition and modernism, heading to the Altstadt to see half-timbered homes and classical centres like the Romsberg and Paulskirche, the seat of the first democratic parliament in Germany in 1848.
After getting a taste for Germany in Frankfurt, head to nearby Wurzburg to tour its 1,300-year-old streets. From Wurzburg, continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most beautiful city along the Romantic Route and the site of your first Christmas Market. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts, and admire the gorgeous decorations that transform the city’s medieval centre.
Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure.
Frankfurt – Wurzburg – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Travel from Frankfurt to Wurzburg and enjoy a sightseeing tour of a city with more than 1300 years of history. The old residence of Wurzburg is a UNESCO Heritage site. Continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most beautiful city along the famous Romantic route. Its small streets and historic buildings remind us of medieval times. Visit the city and tour the Christmas market.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg
Continue to Nuremberg. Explore the city with your guide.
The Christkindlesmarket, Nuremberg’s Christmas market, is one of the most famous markets in Germany. With almost 400 years of history, the market draws more than 2 million visitors a year.
Nuremberg – Dresden
In the morning we depart to Dresden. Dresden is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and a combination of tradition and modern times determine the cultural charm of this city. Visit the famous “Striezelmarkt” Christmas market which is first documented in 1434. Every year more than 2.5 million people visit Dresden’s Altmarkt square to soak up the bustling at mosphere of this charming market.
Dresden – Berlin
In the morning City Tour of Dresden. Visit the recently restored Frauenkirche church, the famous Dresden Opera House, the Imperial Zwinger palace and enjoy a stroll along the Elbe River. At noon, travel to Berlin. The German capital is one of the most important cities in Europe. Visit one of many Christmas markets in this impressive capital.
In the morning you will start the day with a visit to the TV tower for a spectacular view over the capital. Afterwards, you visit Berlin’s many well-known historic locations, like Under den Linden Avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. There will also be time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square.
The afternoon is free to explore the city at your leisure.
After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of services.
- Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
- English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
- Transfer out from your hotel in Berlin to Berlin airport (only day 7 of the tour)
- Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Visits and excursions as mentioned
- Admission to the TV tower
- Hotspiced wine tasting with gingerbread