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Spend your holidays exploring the festive Christmas markets in the heart of Bavaria! Experience the spirit of Christmas on a guided tour of Munich’s traditional markets like Christkindlmarkt, Old Town and Christmas village, where you sample delicious cakes and goodies. Enjoy a romantic boat journey in the Bavarian countryside as you hop from one market to another at Lake Tegernsee. In Nuremberg, discover the historic old town with its age-old customs on a private tour, exploring castles and entertainment hubs. A highlight of your tour is visiting Nuremberg’s annual Christmas market with its handmade gifts and seasonal delicacies.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4MunichMarienplatz Square, Town hall & Viktualienmarkt, Bavarian food & Beer Gardens, Nymphenburg CastleArthotel Munich, Excelsior by Geisel
4 - 6NurembergOld Town, Nuremberg Castle, Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally GroundsSORAT Hotel Saxx Nuremberg, Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private Transfer from Munich Airport to your hotel


3 Nights

The mere mention of Munich and one conjures up images of annual Oktoberfest gatherings where lederhosen and dirndl-clad women serve beer in large tankards!

Included Activities

Munich’s Traditional Christmas Spirit
Step into a picture-perfect world of Christmas spirits at Munich’s traditional old Christkindlmarkt, reminiscent of centuries of festivities and good cheer. Meet your local guide at the Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), just across from platforms 32-34. Immerse yourself in the infectious holiday mood as you stop by the city’s central market at Marienplatz, which hosts one among many traditional Christmas markets ahead of the holidays. Savor the festive aroma of roasted nuts and hot mulled wine, as you make your way through a maze of colorful stalls laden with gifts and goodies. Enjoy walking over to other popular Christmas markets around Munich’s Old Town. Visit the “Christmas village” that comes up every year at the palace courtyard of the royal Residenz, before strolling over to the “crib market” and the popular Medieval Market near Odeonsplatz. Learn all about the history of these traditional Christkindlmarkt from your guide as you stroll by. Wind up your walk on a sweet note by sampling a delicious slice of a traditional Christmas delicacy: a Lebkuchen gingerbread cake. (Time: 1400 hrs; Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity in a Medium-sized Group; Dessert sampling included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes; Transfers are not included: Meet at Radius Tours Office, in Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), just across from platforms 32-34. Please arrive 15 min early).

Lake Tegernsee With Christmas Market Tour
Savor the full flavor of pre-Christmas festivities that takes you to as many as three Christmas markets over the course of a romantic boat journey on Lake Tegernsee. Leave your Munich hotel for the beautiful blue lake bordered by the Bavarian Alps in the distance, driven by your guide. Climb aboard the large comfortable boat to hop from one bustling Christmas market to another. Between stops, take in the marvelous natural scenery and inhale the pure air of the outdoors. At the markets, shop for Christmas trinkets, try your hand at games and keep warm by drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine. As the evening colors darken into the night sky, leave for Munich with memories of the natural and festive attractions of Lake Tegernsee. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy. Please note this is a seasonal activity)

Hotel Options
Arthotel Munich – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
RoomStandard Room
Day 4 - 6

You will be transferred from your hotel to Munich train station

Board your train from Munich to Nuremberg (1.5 hrs)

You will be transferred from the train station to your hotel


2 Nights

Nuremberg reminds you of a typical Bavarian village with its charming chalets and quaint canals. A city steeped in history, the formidable city walls and castle that have been restored after the Second World War stand testimony to its glorious past.

Included Activities

Around the Old Town in Nuremberg
Fall in love with this remarkable Bavarian city as you walk through the historic heart of Nuremberg’s old town. Meet your local guide at your hotel after breakfast, who will customize the walk according to your interests. Amble down the old town’s labyrinthine streets and picturesque bridges to discover the soul of a medieval Holy Roman Empire and the stronghold of Bavarian kings. Known for its historic castles, rich architecture and artistic traditions, discover that old town has also grown into a trendy entertainment hub of modern-day Nuremberg. (Morning Activity; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Moderate; Note: Wear comfortable walking shoes; Entrance tickets are not included and can be purchased at your own expense.).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
RoomPetite Double

Transferred from your hotel to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,490 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 2,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Bavaria’s Christmas Markets

6 days $ 2,490 / person