About the tour: Bavarian & Baden-Württemberg Christmas Markets

Explore the markets of this beautiful and enchanting part of Germany, steeped in tradition and festive delight. From the magical markets of Stuttgart and Munich, to the picturesque stalls of Ulm & Augsburg, enjoy delicious local delicacies alongside unique and quirky gift offerings, and treat your loved ones something special this year. This exciting new Christmas markets tour is perfect for those looking for an authentic Christkindlesmarkt experience!

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

6 days from $1523 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 020 171 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    Today we head across Germany to Stuttgart, where we have time to visit the beautiful Christmas market, one of the oldest and indeed largest in Europe.

    There's no shortage of culinary delights, as you explore the market stalls with roasted chestnuts, gingerbread, candied almonds, Swabian specialities, fried sausages and mulled wine.

    After time in Stuttgart, we continue to Gunzburg and to our hotel for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Stuttgart Christmas Market
    Stuttgart Christmas Market

    Included Highlights

    • Stuttgart Christmas Market

    Optional excursion to Munich and its traditional Christmas market.

    Dating back to the 14th century, the markets take place on Marienplatz. Traditional Bavarian Christmas gifts, including wood carvings from Oberammergau, Lebkuchen, crib figurines, bee-wax candles, chimney sweeps made of plums and almonds are just some of the many traditional items on display.

    Visit the Kripperlmarkt, which specialises in cribs and nativity scenes, it is only a short walk away. There are many festive stalls scattered around the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Munich
    Munich Christmas Market

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Munich Christmas Market
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Today, we visit two of the regions Christmas Markets. Starting in Ulm, we see the Munsterplatz, with its stunning backdrop of Ulm Minster, which boast the tallest church tower in the world.

    At this time of year, the town is swathed in festive colour and the aroma of roasted almonds, the lovingly decorated stalls creating a charming atmosphere.

    We later continue to Augsburg, whose Christkindlesmarkt boasts a history of more than 500 years. The Renaissance City Hall becomes a huge advent calendar-like scene.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Augsburg Christmas Markets
    Augsburg Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Augsburg Christmas Markets
    • Ulm Christmas Market

    We leave our hotel and head to Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the Romantic Road.

    Known for its medieval setting, Rothenburg is a walled city that has been left largely untouched for hundreds of years. It is also home to one of Germany’s romantic Christmas Markets.

    Try the local specialty "Schneeball" or snow ball, made from strips of sweet dough fried and covered with powdered sugar or chocolate.

    We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Rothenburg
    Rothenburg

    Included Highlights

    • Rothenburg

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Bavarian & Baden-Württemberg Christmas Markets 6 days from $1,523pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 020 171

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the Vienna Easy Hotel in Gunzburg. Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

    Vienna House Easy Gunzburg

    Am Hofgarten , 89312 Günzburg,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for $35pp (up to 6 days' duration), $55pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and $60pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for $18pp (up to 6 days duration), $35pp (7 & 8 days duration) and $42pp (9, 10 and days duration) $50pp (12 days and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately $1.80 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171 two weeks before you are due to travel. With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. If joining in the UK, you may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, McLachlan European Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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