Christmas Markets Of Europe
Featuring Germany & Austria

Germany, Austria

December 03 - 10, 2022
7 Nights,

Starting at $3,998 /person
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3 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
6
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
3 Home bases
4 Destinations
Group size : 6

Guests searching for a unique experience of the Christmas Markets of Europe are in for a delightful and visually enchanting treat.

Our small group, of not more than 6 guests, will allow for exciting last-minute holiday shopping - there is nothing wrong with that! Ambling through the markets while sipping a mug of piping-hot mulled wine are some of the greatest joys of the season. Typically, taking over the main squares in front of medieval cathedrals, these festive outdoor markets are complete with handmade ornaments, local crafts, marzipan and gingerbread. Experience the fairy-tale magic and traditions of the centuries-old towns of Germany and Austria. We take you on a charming discovery of the lesser-known European Christmas markets, as well as more iconic ones.

Guests searching for a unique experience of the Christmas Markets of Europe are in for a delightful and visually enchanting treat.

Our small group, of not more than 6 guests, will allow for exciting last-minute holiday shopping - there is nothing wrong with that! Ambling

What is Included

Nights
3 nights in Stuttgart

2 nights in Nuremberg

2 nights in Salzburg

Meals
7 traditional breakfasts

2 lunches

3 dinners (to include wine pairings)

Activities
Private guided tours
Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Salzburg

Visit of countless Christmas Markets

1 Spa & Massage experience

Tickets to all sites listed on the itinerary

And More
Private airport/train station transfers from Stuttgart/Munich and to Salzburg

Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides throughout

Luxury transportation throughout

All taxes

Ship-home assistance for purchases

Highlights

Best Time of the Year

The festive season in Europe is unrivaled! Envisage charming chalets in towns built in the 13th-century, snow-capped cathedrals and market stalls adorning medieval town squares. In addition, we have included several dinners and tours throughout the journey. Our host and shopping expert will gladly direct you to the hidden gems and advise you on finding the perfect gifts.

Culture and History

Christmas Markets are as much a part of Europe’s history as their monarchs and castles. Being privy to these sites in winter is an absolute delight, with the region's culture being showcased in the form of traditional displays, performances, and outfits. Join us in exploring a winter wonderland filled with magnetism, festivity, and exclusive shopping experiences.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Stuttgart

Day 1- Welcome to Stuttgart

Day 1 : Welcome to Stuttgart

After a private transfer from the airport, we invite you to unwind and settle into what will be your home for the next 3 nights. Following your decompression, join us for a private guided tour of the colorful Stuttgart city. We complete our first day, gently, by browsing through the Stuttgart's Christmas market. The market is one of Germany’s oldest, largest, and most impressive. With approximately 300 wooden huts decorated with opulent winter decorations and lights, your Christmas spirit will certainly be ignited! A traditional Bavarian welcome dinner will be served thereafter.

After a private transfer from the airport, we invite you to unwind and settle into what will be your home for the next 3 nights. Following your decompression, join us for a private guided tour of the colorful Stuttgart city.

Ludwigsburg Palaces and Market

Day 2- Ludwigsburg Palaces and Market

Day 2 : Ludwigsburg Palaces and Market

After breakfast, we spend some time discovering more of the cobblestoned streets and shops of Stuttgart, at our own pace. Afterwards, we depart for the town of Ludwigsburg, a short 30 minute trip away, where we have a leisurely lunch, before enjoying the rest of our eventful day. We then meet our local and knowledgeable guide, who leads us on a private tour of two of the most famous palaces in Ludwigsburg. As night falls, we discover the beautifully lit-up markets and medieval streets of the town. Shopping and dinner, at leisure, are on the agenda!

After breakfast, we spend some time discovering more of the cobblestoned streets and shops of Stuttgart, at our own pace. Afterwards, we depart for the town of Ludwigsburg, a short 30 minute trip away, where we have a leisurely lunch,

Baden Baden and Esslingen

Day 3- Baden Baden and Esslingen

Day 3 : Baden Baden and Esslingen

We begin our day with an early departure for Baden Baden. On arrival, we indulge in a hot beverage, before setting off to discover the beautiful town. Following our adventures, we are treated to a luxury spa experience and superb lunch. Re-energized, we then make our way to Esslingen. The symphony of medieval music in St. Paul's Cathedral and the atmospheric backdrop of timbered houses and romantic alleyways are what make Esslingen's Christmas and Medieval Market an unforgettable experience! Dinner will be at leisure in town before a short drive home.

We begin our day with an early departure for Baden Baden. On arrival, we indulge in a hot beverage, before setting off to discover the beautiful town. Following our adventures, we are treated to a luxury spa experience and superb

Rothenburg and Nuremberg

Day 4- Rothenburg and Nuremberg

Day 4 : Rothenburg and Nuremberg

With our luggage packed and breakfast savored, we depart for Rothenburg. Known as the country's most spectacular medieval town, it has achieved popularity without losing its charm. There are thousands of years of history amid its cobbles. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon of shopping. We get to Nuremberg later that afternoon, where we check into our new property and have dinner at one of our favorite eateries near the castle.

With our luggage packed and breakfast savored, we depart for Rothenburg. Known as the country's most spectacular medieval town, it has achieved popularity without losing its charm. There are thousands of years of history amid its cobbles. After lunch, enjoy

Nuremberg Christmas Market Town

Day 5- Nuremberg Christmas Market Town

Day 5 : Nuremberg Christmas Market Town

After a traditional breakfast, a private guide awaits for a 2-hour tour of Nuremberg. For centuries, Nuremberg was the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of plenty of German kings. Brimming with rich architectural wonders, it was also a magnet for renowned artists, the most famous being Albrecht Dürer, who was born here. The town also holds what is constantly rated as the best Christmas Market Town in Europe, which you can explore this afternoon and evening, followed by a leisurely dinner.

After a traditional breakfast, a private guide awaits for a 2-hour tour of Nuremberg. For centuries, Nuremberg was the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of plenty of German kings. Brimming with rich architectural wonders,

To Austria We Go

Day 6- To Austria We Go

Day 6 : To Austria We Go

This morning, we make our way to the beautiful city of Salzburg, across the Austrian border. We drive through the breathtaking Bavarian countryside, peppered with famous castles. En route, we stop for lunch on the riverbanks of Lake Chiemsee. In Salzburg, we will likely experience snow on the ground, which gives the city its incredible holiday atmosphere. After settling in at our property, we depart for the center of the old town to revel in the traditional Christmas markets. Dinner is at leisure with our recommendations.
Upgrade option available at Hotel Sacher

This morning, we make our way to the beautiful city of Salzburg, across the Austrian border. We drive through the breathtaking Bavarian countryside, peppered with famous castles. En route, we stop for lunch on the riverbanks of Lake Chiemsee. In

Salzburg

Day 7- Salzburg

Day 7 : Salzburg

We begin today, with a tour of Salzburg city led by our private guide, taking us from its fortress to its sites, that are reminiscent of the "Sound of Music." We also enjoy Dom Quartier, Salzburg, Residenz, the North Oratory, the Cathedral Museum, the Long Gallery, St Peter´s Museum and Mozart's birthplace. We spend the rest of the day at leisure. Allow us to assist in booking exclusive tours and experiences, or simply stroll the streets of Salzburg brimming with Christmas market stalls. Tonight, we hold our farewell dinner in a unique location, accompanied by divine wines.

We begin today, with a tour of Salzburg city led by our private guide, taking us from its fortress to its sites, that are reminiscent of the "Sound of Music." We also enjoy Dom Quartier, Salzburg, Residenz, the North Oratory,

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Day 8- Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Day 8 : Take the opportunity to extend your stay

This morning, our hosts and local partners will assist in a transfer to Salzburg airport or train station (additional airports and options are available for a small supplement). Why not extend your journey for a few more days? With our assistance, the possibilities are abundant. Wherever your journey takes you next, the AIV team wishes you a happy holiday!

This morning, our hosts and local partners will assist in a transfer to Salzburg airport or train station (additional airports and options are available for a small supplement). Why not extend your journey for a few more days? With our

Accommodations

Meridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg

Meridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany

The lustrous flair of a classic grand hotel, enhanced with state-of-the-art technology and all of the convenient features you expect from a hotel of this standard – all this and more is offered at Le Méridien Grand Hotel, against the stunning backdrop of Nuremberg's ancient city.

Just a short stroll away, visitors will find museums, shops, the city's famous market and the Imperial Castle.

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Hotel Bristol Salzburg

Hotel Bristol Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

This Salzburg cultural site has been very specially renovated in such a way that it has managed to retain its absolute exclusivity and luxury standard while at the same time has lost none of the flair that makes this historic place so unique. The foundation stone of the present Hotel Bristol was laid by Archbishop Paris Lodron in 1619. In the following centuries, the building served as the seat of various noble families. It has been repeatedly extended and remodeled before being given its present form in the late 19th century.In 1892, the city of Salzburg, into whose possession the property...

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This Salzburg cultural site has been very specially renovated in such a way that it has managed to retain its absolute exclusivity and luxury standard while at the same time...Read more

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

Overlooking the magical scenery of Salzburg’s old town and the Fortress Hohensalzburg, the Hotel Sacher Salzburg is the only grand hotel in Mozart’s hometown. The privately-owned hotel has awaited its guests with living traditions, charming local flavors, and stunning views since 1866. Gently renovated in recent years and inspired by local aristocratic country residences, the rooms and suites offer unique ambiance with all the modern technical amenities.

The property boasts two restaurants, both ran by award-winning chef Manfred Stüfler who offers authentic Austrian cuisine. Each of the hotel’s restaurants has a terrace located on the wonderful Salzach promenade, immersing diners in...

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Le Meridien Stuttgart

Le Meridien Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany

Renowned for its German wineries, medieval castles and baroque palaces, Stuttgart is a long-time royal residence. The city is also home of Mercedes and Porsche, whose museums are fascinating landmarks. In between those cultural hotspots, Le Méridien Stuttgart is located near the city center, the Old Castle and the New Castle. Beyond the hotel's 293 spacious and elegant guest rooms and 13 comfortable suites, the hotel boasts Le SPA, a spacious wellness area featuring an immersive pool, sauna area and a fully equipped gym. The green parklands of the Schlossgarten opposite the hotel are the perfect place to go for...

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Renowned for its German wineries, medieval castles and baroque palaces, Stuttgart is a long-time royal residence. The city is also home of Mercedes and Porsche, whose museums are fascinating landmarks....Read more

Your Host

Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert
Founder & CEO
Creative Director

On Offer

Stuttgart | Executive Room
Stuttgart | Executive Room
Salzburg | Superior room
Salzburg | Superior room

Deluxe Package

$3,998 /person
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Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,199
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Salzburg | Deluxe Room Sacher
Salzburg | Deluxe Room Sacher
Salzburg | Deluxe Room
Salzburg | Deluxe Room

With Upgrade To Hotel Sacher (salzburg)

$4,472 /person
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Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,199
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Nights
3 nights in Stuttgart

2 nights in Nuremberg

2 nights in Salzburg

Meals
7 traditional breakfasts

2 lunches

3 dinners (to include wine pairings)

Activities
Private guided tours
Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Salzburg

Visit of countless Christmas Markets

1 Spa & Massage experience

Tickets to all sites listed on the itinerary

And More
Private airport/train station transfers from Stuttgart/Munich and to Salzburg

Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides throughout

Luxury transportation throughout

All taxes

Ship-home assistance for purchases

Add-Ons and Extension

VIP meet and greet in connecting airports

$319 /person
Personalized Meet and Greet services at connecting airports for a seamless experience.

Important Information

Good to know
Airport transfers are included from Stuttgart and to Munich. For all other airports, please consult with us.

All listed activities are optional in attendance.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from Germany/Austria may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Seven Corners).
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
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