Christmas In Fairytale Bavaria
5 nights. December 2018. From £929.00.
Spend an unforgettable few days in an alpine paradise, where your hosts will exude Bavarian Gemutlichkeit - warmth and good cheer. In addition to a festive stay close to celebrated Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you'll enjoy some wonderful sights, including the famous 'Passion Play' village, Oberammergau, and 'Mad' Ludwig's extraordinary Neuschwanstein castle.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsIndulge yourself at Munich's traditional Christmas Market
Marvel at the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle, home of 'Mad' King Ludwig
Explore 'Passion Play' village, Oberammergau
Enjoy a special Christmas Day lunch at your hotel
Five nights' dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Forstaus, Oberau
Return flights to Munich
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly to Munich, meet your Tour Manager and drive south towards the mountains and your Christmas hotel, close to the famous resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Settle into your surroundings and enjoy a first evening of Bavarian hospitality.
Day TwoToday brings opportunities to rest and relax at the delightful hotel, perhaps to take a stroll around the village or a bus into Garmisch, or to join the optional excursion to Munich, with its Gothic Town Hall and its excellent Viktualienmarkt food market. Discover the city's festive atmosphere on a guided tour, then wander the stalls of Marienplatz's colourful Christmas market and perhaps visit the world-renowned Hofbrauhaus for Bavarian beer and sausage. Return to the hotel for the evening.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)Today's optional excursion brings the chance to cross into Austria to visit Innsbruck, where a guided tour will bring to life the charming Tyrolean capital. Wander its elegant Maria-Thresien-Strasse main street and explore its historic Altstadt (old town) of shops and warming coffee houses.
Later, return to Oberau to begin your Christmas celebrations.
Day Four (Christmas Day)Enjoy an included visit to Oberammergau, the setting for the world-renowned 'Passion Play', performed every ten years by townsfolk to audiences from across the globe. Wander through the pretty town, and enjoy a ride to the heights above on the historic Laber Bergbahn cable car, before returning to the hotel for a special Christmas meal.
Day Five (Boxing Day)Perhaps saving the best until last, today's included excursion reveals the extraordinary sight of the turrets and towers of 'Mad' King Ludwig's famous castle at Neuschwanstein, built high on a rocky crag. Don't miss the chance to stroll across the Marienbrűcke for the classic view of this majestic castle, which is just as fantastical inside as out, with Gothic bedrooms and decorations inspired by Wagnerian opera (castle entrance payable locally).
Day SixBid farewell to your Bavarian hosts, and transfer back to the airport for your return flight. Back to top
European closing timesShops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is 75 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Luggage AllowancePlease note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of GBP40 per bag.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. **Low deposit of Â£79pp applies to new bookings only made before 31st August 2018. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top