December 14 - 21, 2019
Magical Christmas Markets Of Austria & Germany
All non-members must add $60 to the above rate.
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 full-fare passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Philadelphia International Airport
- Roundtrip airfare - Philadelphia to Munich, Germany
- Roundtrip transfers - airport/hotel
- Six night hotel accommodations
- Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
- Services of Professional AAA Member Choice Vacations driver/guide
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 3 Dinners
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Seefeld, Austria
- Carriage Ride
- Salzburg, Austria
- St. Peter’s Restaurant
- Oberammergau, Germany
- Christmas Markets
- Munich, Germany
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – Overnight Flight to Munich, Germany
You’re on your way to uncover the unique charms of Austria and Germany, and the incredible “Christkindlesmarkt” (Christmas market)!
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - Travel from Munich to Innsbruck, Austria by Luxury Coach
Welcome to the town of Innsbruck, capital of the Alps. Spend the next five nights here, nestled in the heart of the mountains. Tonight, accompany your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival in Austria. Hotel: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Dinner)
Monday, December 16, 2019 - Innsbruck - Seefeld - Innsbruck
This morning, it’s your choice! Embark on an incredible walking tour, led by a local expert who highlights the landmarks to Innsbruck’s history and culture -OR- choose a tour to see the architectural structures, like its famous ski jump, that make the city so unique. Either way, you’re guaranteed to see Innsbruck’s magnificent Golden Roof. Next, journey by train 3,600 feet above sea level to the idyllic village of Seefeld, one of the world’s great ski resorts thanks to its miles of lakes and trails. Step off the train in to the pure Alpine air to find an authentic horse-drawn carriage - and a traditional gift of Schnapps - waiting for you. Don’t be shy to belt out a carol or two as you’re whisked across the snow to meet our good friend, Peter, who invites you to participate in an interactive demonstration of how to make (and eat!) traditional strudel. Say "Aufweidersehn, Peter!" and glide your way back to Innsbruck. Hotel: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Breakfast)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Salzburg, a storybook Old Town, waits for you over the mountains and through the woods of the Austrian countryside. Head over to Mirabell Gardens and the iconic "Do-Re-Mi steps” from The Sound of Music. Then, journey through the baroque heart of the Old City, and the famous thoroughfare where Mozart was born. Head off to enjoy a free afternoon with the locals, affectionately known as "Salzburgers.” Be sure to enjoy a traditional Mozart chocolate (or two) and do some treasure hunting at any of six Christmas markets. Your day concludes at St. Peter’s Skiftskeller, the oldest continuously-serving restaurant in Europe. Inside this centuries-old gem, indulge in a traditional dessert that’s described as "sweet as love and soft as a kiss.” Hotel: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Breakfast, Dinner) Salzburg, Austria
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - Innsbruck Day of Leisure
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Innsbruck. Go treasure hunting at the Christmas markets, brimming with the sights, smells, and sounds of the season. Be on the lookout for St. Nicholas and even Krampus as they march through the market stalls. Revel in good cheer while brass bands play from the towers, and indulge in some gluhwein and stollen, while chestnuts roast on open fires. Hotel: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Breakfast)
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Innsbruck - Neuschwanstein, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
View the magnificence of Neuschwanstein Castle as you enjoy a photo stop of the fairytale creation of Bavaria’s "Mad King.” Your journey continues to Oberammergau, where you’ll spend some time on your own getting to know this picture-perfect Bavarian village. Tonight, enjoy an unforgettable evening at a family-owned restaurant. Hotel: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Breakfast, Dinner)
Friday, December 20, 2019 - Munich
Wilkommen to Munich! Embark on a city tour of this Bavarian capital where Olympic Park and the famous Glockenspiel* are just some of the sights you’ll see along the way. Your tour comes to an end at the famous Hofbrauhaus, where you may wish to take a seat and enjoy a bier before heading to a jolly farewell lunch! The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Do some final holiday shopping at the largest Christmas market of the whole tour, and delight in the merriment of the season one last time. Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport, Munich (Breakfast, Lunch)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Depart for USA
Your tour comes to a close today. (Breakfast)
Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).
Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by October 1, 2019. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From June 14 - October 14, 2019 $500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From October 15- November 28, 2019 30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From November 29 - December 13, 2019 50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After December 13, 2019 NON REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain code share agreements.
Temperatures for Austria and Germany in December average in the 30s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best and comfortable walking shoes.
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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