German Christmas Markets

8 Day Winter Tour from Frankfurt to Berlin with Trafalgar

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 8 Day German Christmas Markets. Travel to the enchanting land of Germany's Christmas markets, sharing the festive season spirit and Gemütlichkeit of the locals, amidst magical fairy lights, rousing oompah music more

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1 Arrive Frankfurt
Tame your festive wanderlust with the smells of Glühwein and Stollen on this magical journey that begins in Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon, join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (WR) Stay: Sheraton Offenbach
2 Frankfurt – Rothenburg – Nuremberg
Stunning Bavarian landscapes line your journey to the medieval walled town of Rothenburg where you'll enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel Director past picture-perfect half-timbered houses and the old Town Hall. Savour a mouthful or two of Schneeballen or shop for gifts at the Reiterlesmarkt before continuing to Nuremberg with its mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Church. Our next stop is the famous Christkindlesmarkt where sweet gingerbread hearts hang from the stalls and the famous Zwetschgenmännle prune men pose in all their Christmas splendour. (B/D) Stay: Novotel Messezentrum
3 Nuremberg – Eisenach (Wartburg Castle) – Erfurt – Weimar
Embrace hundreds of years of festive spirit at the Eisenach Christmas market held in the UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle. Ramble past sizzling Bratwurst and steaming vats of Glühwein as you soak up the magical atmosphere. Next on our Christmas wish list is Erfurt's medieval market - its Weinachtspyramiden is the gateway to delicious aromas of schnitzel, gingerbread and egg punch, enjoyed against the backdrop of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church. See the market ferris wheel and Merchants' Bridge, the largest inhabited bridge in Europe. Our final stop on our festive foray today is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Weimar, where we dine at our hotel. (B/D) Stay: Leonardo
4 Weimar – Dresden
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Weimar before travelling to Dresden, the'Florence on the Elbe'. Spend the day admiring the magnificent restoration of a city that was all but destroyed during World War II. Consider indulging in traditional German cuisine this evening at a local restaurant. (B) Stay Two Nights: Pullman Newa
5 Full Day at Dresden Christmas Market
Germany's Christmas traditions take centre stage today as we'Dive Into Culture' and wander through Dresden's Striezelmarkt, Germany's oldest Christmas market. Admire the dazzling display of twinkling lights, handcrafted decorations and Christmas carols. If you're lucky enough to visit on the second weekend in advent, pay homage to the original Dresdner Christstollen. (B)
6 Dresden – Leipzig – Berlin
Immerse yourself in centuries of Yuletide traditions at Leipzig Christmas market as you wander past more than 250 decorated stalls in the Marktplatz. Take a trip back in time as you savour the scents of Glögi wine and admire the traditional crafts in'Ancient Leipzig'. We leave vibrant Leipzig for Berlin where we'll spend the next two nights. (B) Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Grand Esplanade
7 Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time
You won't need Santa's reindeer to ascend hundreds of metres into the air as you admire 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Your Local Specialist will share insights into old East and West Berlin during a sightseeing tour past the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Reichstag building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own or consider joining Berlin's Secret Past Optional Experience. Our memorable Christmas journey almost at its end, we'll spend the evening with our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious Farewell Dinner with wine. (B/FD)
8 Depart Berlin
For now, it's time to bid a festive farewell to our travel companions as we return home filled with magical memories. Morning transfers are available to Berlin Tegel Airport. Conditions apply. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Berlin
  • ORIENATATION of Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig
  • VISIT the Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin. Ascend the Berlin TV Tower
  • VIEW the Opera House and Zwinger Palace in Dresden, the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building in Berlin
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (2)

8 Day German Christmas Markets reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“All in all a wonderful trip”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Booking with Yvonne from Global Journeys was so easy. All I had to do was ask for a quote, then pay a deposit and Yvonne handled the rest. We travelled with Trafalgar last year and were very pleased with the price, optional tours, accommodation, the tour guide and driver, so we decided on a similar tour this year with them. Everything on the tour was organised for us by Ulf, our tour guide, who was terrific. He had a thorough knowledge of Germany and was very interesting to listen to. The more

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“We had an amazing time!”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2014

We had an amazing time! The tour operator was awesome! We liked the whole atmosphere and pace of the tour (even with 2 kids)! The inclusions were very good, but the time spend at some markets was not enough. One or two hours in a Christmas market is extremely small. Also, the local tour guide that we had in Berlin, even though she had the knowledge, it was very difficult to understand. The disappointment was with the optional tour of Potsdam, where we thought that we are going to see 'the palace', more

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