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GermanyTour of Bavarian Christmas Markets

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Day 1: Arrival Munich

Your driver will pick you up at the airport with a name board at your gate of arrival. After checking in to your hotel in Munich you will have some time to relax.

Later in the day you will be picked up from your private guide to go on a 2-hour walking Highlights Tour in Munich with a 2-hour Viktualienmarkt Tasting Tour. During the walking Highlights Tour you will see Munich’s most famous sights and your guide will tell you everything about the history and culture of Munich.

Your guide will also introduce you to the Munich Christkindlmarkt christmas market! The most famous and most visited Christmas market in Munich is also the most central one. Directly in front of the New Town Hall there are numerous stands during Advent selling mulled wine, Christmas delicacies, toys, clothing and gifts.

​The historic Viktualienmarkt farmers’ market is a delight for all the senses. It is located in the heart of the old town and it is a premier place to shop for fresh produce, dairy, bread, Bavarian specialities and even Bavarian arts and crafts! The guide takes you for a stroll over the Viktualienmarkt and introduces you to the marketeers. The marketeers are happy to take time for you and tell you about their products, their history and true traditional Bavarian companies. While you listen


Day 2: Day at leisure in Munich

Day at leisure: stroll one more time over the Christmas Market, visit the Pinakothek art museums or BMW World and museum


Day 3: Nuremberg

Your rental car will be delivered to your hotel. Get behind the wheel and drive to Nuremberg (approx. 2 hrs). Enjoy your afternoon discovering one of the most world-renowned Christmas market. Until Christmas Eve, the "little town of wood and cloth" will shine in the heart of Nuremberg’s Old Town and turn it into “Christmas City”. More than 180 market stands – all decorated for Christmas with fresh greens and lights – invite you to enjoy traditional Christmas ornaments of all shapes and sizes, the local gold-foil angel, “Zwetschgenmännle” made of prunes, toys and games and delicious holiday treats to eat and drink.


Day 4: Nuremberg

Protected by the castle, arts and crafts once flourished, while a new spirit of freedom enlivened the city at a time when few other places could offer such a quality of life. And the same is still true today. Your guide takes you to the medieval city and tells you about how the main buildings in the city were bombed in WWII and then reconstructed by using the original stone. Your guide will also introduce you to the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus. The mighty half-timbered house was the home & workplace of Germany's most famous painter, Albrecht Dürer. Find out how he lived there and get to know some of his works of art!

​In the afternoon we recommend visiting the Nazi Party rally grounds on your own.


Day 5: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Continue your journey to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (approx. 1,5 hrs).

​In the evening accompany the Rothenburg Night Watchman on his entertaining and informative rounds through the darkness. Follow him through dark alleyways and across dimly lit squares and enjoy the special mood of the town at night. Listen to his stories and find out how the people lived in the Middle Ages – a wonderful finale for your evening in Rothenburg.

Rothenburg upon Tauber

Day 6: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Spend the day at leisure in Rothenburg ob der Tauber - visit the German Christmas museum, buy some Christmas decorations, stroll over the Christmas market and don’t miss to try Rothenburg ob der Tauber’s speciality: Schneeballen (a pastry).

Rothenburg upon Tauber

Day 7: Departure from Munich 

Drive to Munich airport. Return rental car at the airport.


MunichNurembergRothenburg upon Tauber

Price details

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
December $1,850

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to the trip itinerary
  • Airport transfers
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  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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