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Itinerary

Paris

What better way to start your Christmas holiday than to find a good vantage point, perhaps on the top of Montmartre, and watch thousands of little lights cascading down the world's most famous monument, the Eiffel Tower.

During the days that follow visit other iconic landmarks: the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and of course the Eiffel Tower itself. Perhaps even treat yourself to a dinner at one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants. Stroll along the festively decorated Champs Elysees and charming little Christmas markets that line the squares and streets. Visit the enchanting outdoor ice rink at the light-festooned city hall. Or perhaps even take a look at the Christmas window displays at Dior and Vuiton.

Stuttgart

Explore Stuttgart's historic inner city and spectacular Christmas market on the palace square. Visit the old palace which has its origins as a water fortress build in the 10th Century.

Excursion to baroque Christmas market Ludwigsburg and/or visit to Mercedes Benz museum

A very special treat will be your excursion to the baroque Christmas market in Ludwigsburg. This Christmas market on the market square is laid out in the typical symmetry of baroque architecture, flanked by two festively illuminated baroque churches. The market square is surrounded by arcades and the thousands of tiny light globes decorating the arches and gates create a warm golden glow.

Make time to visit the Residential Palace in Ludwigsburg with its porcelain factory, the hunting lodge and the lakeside palace Monrepos.

And for motoring fans, and Mercedes lovers in particular, the excursion to the Mercedes-Benz museum will be a dream come true. You can choose from numerous themed tours and view 160 vehicles and another 1,500 exhibits.

Munich

The afternoon is yours to explore Munich. Visit the Christmas market in front of the neo-Gothic old town hall at the Marienplatz and sample some hot mulled wine. Or visit the less famous but very interesting medieval market at the Odeonsplatz. See the 14th Century residence of the Bavarian rulers and the church of St. Michael, Germany's grandest Renaissance church.

Excursion to Nürnberg Christmas market

180 wooden stalls, festooned with red-and-white cloth have given the Christmas Market in Nürnberg its name of 'Little Town from Wood and Cloth'. Stroll through this medieval city and enjoy one of Europe's best and most authentic Christmas markets.

The medieval fortifications, Gothic churches, colourful market places and the hilltop castle of the old imperial city of Nuernberg are as awe-inspiring today as ever.

Excursion to Castle Neuschwanstein

Hidden in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains, King Ludwig II built his fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein. During your all-day trip from Munich you will visit this extraordinary castle, the legacy of Bavaria's eccentric King.

No visit to Munich is complete without tasting one of Bavaria's famous beers at the Hofbräuhaus and listening to an oompah band.

Salzburg

Explore the small, car-free inner city. Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the majestic Cathedral and take the funicular railway up to the fortress overlooking Salzburg.

The 4-hour 'Sound of Music' tour takes you to the location where many of the scenes of the movie were filmed. The English speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the ‘Sound of Music’ but also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as a part of the picturesque lake district. Explore the beautiful village of Mondsee and taste the best ‘crisp apple strudel’ at Mrs. Brown’s café. Alternatively you can choose to undertake the 'Austrian Lakes and Mountains' tour.

Christmas in an Austrian Castle

You can choose to spend your Christmas days either in a medieval castle in the Austrian Alps near Salzburg or right in the city centre of Salzburg in the romantic Mönchstein Castle.

Castle Thannegg: Children as well as adults will enjoy a stay in the family rooms of medieval castle Thannegg, a short distance from Salzburg. While some of the Alps finest ski resorts are within easy reach there is also plenty to do and enjoy around the castle and in the nearby little village. Go sledging on a natural toboggan run (even by moonlight), feed the deer and other wild animals near the castle and enjoy a snowshoe hike and a romantic carriage ride. The castle provides a wonderful setting for the daily children's program that includes a Knights' Table and ghosts in the vaults.

Castle Mönchstein: Spend the Christmas days in atmospheric Salzburg. Take a half-day excursion into the snow-covered mountains surrounding Salzburg for a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride. In the afternoon of Christmas Eve enjoy an excursion to the Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf. Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at midnight mass in the cathedral.

You can find more details regarding the castle hotels and their location on our Christmas tours hotels page.

Add a few days in London prior to the commencement of your tour in Paris or a few days in Budapest or Vienna at the end your Christmas Castle Tour. Take a look at our 'Christmas and New Year's Tour' for further information.

Tour prices 2020

Tour prices depend on the length of your holiday and which castle that you choose to spend your Christmas days at.

The price below is for a 15 days / 14 nights tour staying at castle Thannegg and based on the listed inclusions below.

All prices are per person

Twin share:   AUD $ 4980
Triple share:  AUD $ 4860

Tour prices that include a stay at castle Mönchstein in Salzburg on application.

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 14 nights in first class, 4 and 5 star centrally located hotels

Travel

  • First class train rides between destinations with seat reservations where required and available
  • Transport by shared shuttle minivan to hotel in Paris
  • Transport to departure airport by rail anywhere in Austria or Germany

Meals

  • 14 breakfasts
  • One 2-course lunch with coffee in Stuttgart
  • Three 4-course dinners.
  • One 4-course special Christmas evening dinner with Christmas festivities

Sightseeing, activities and excursions

  • Christmas markets in Paris, Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Munich and Salzburg
  • Sightseeing tour in Paris
  • Priority admission ticket to the Eiffel Tower
  • Priority admission ticket to the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Versailles Palace.
  • Admission tickets to Ludwigsburg Palace and to the Mercedes Benz museum near Stuttgart.
  • Excursion to King Ludwig's fairytale castle Neuschwannstein
  • Full day excursion to medieval Nuernberg and its world famous Christmas market
  • 'Sound of Music tour' in Salzburg or 'Austrian Lakes and Mountains tour'
  • Admission to Salzburg fortress
  • Funicular ride in Salzburg
  • Admission to the catacombs in Salzburg
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride

 

We also cater for solo travellers,  families and groups. Prices by application.

For more information on pricing and touring options or if you would like us to phone you for a free, no obligation phone consultation please click here.

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These prices and tour information for any of our Christmas Tours in Europe are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

Triple share travellers please note that some changes to inclusions are necessary. Please contact us for details.

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