German Christmas Markets

Experience the magic of Christmas in Germany
  • Nov 28th – Dec 5th, 2020

Join Target Tours as we travel to Germany to take in some of the most spectacular Christmas Markets in Europe. Flights included from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

One of the most magical things you can do in Europe over the holidays is visit the famous Christmas Markets of Germany! This tour is chalked full of opportunities to shop, enjoy the festivities, and discover Germany at your pace. With lots of free time and a few tours and group meals included you can soak up the holiday spirit as you wish. With three two-night stays you are able to settle into each area before embarking on to the next. Stops include Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Stutgart, Ausburg, and Munich.

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Full Package (with flights) Price:

$3699 per person 2 per room
$4389 per person 1 per room

Land Only Price:

$2179 per person 2 per room
$2869 per person 1 per room

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Saturday, November 28th

Flight to Munich

Depart from select Maritime airports (Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton or Halifax) on your overnight flight to Munich. Try and get some sleep before your morning arrival in Munich. A light meal and breakfast will be served on board the flight.

Sunday, November 29th

Munich – Regensburg – Nuremburg

Arrive at Munich International Airport and gather our luggage. Meet our local Tour Director and Driver and depart for Regensburg. Once we arrive, we will have time for lunch (not included) and to visit the Christmas Markets. Regensburg, nestled in the heart of Bavaria, is no stranger to great fests and markets. Throughout the whole year, you can find traditional German festivals calling crowds from all over. However, it’s the city’s Christmas Markets that make it truly a must-visit.

Instead of one, large market, Regensburg has upwards of 6 markets throughout it’s picturesque, easy-to-walk streets. The city is extremely easy to get around; you can get from one market to the next in just a matter of minutes.

Later this afternoon we depart for Nuremburg for our overnight stay. Once we check in, we will have a group dinner and then free time to explore or catch up on some sleep.

Overnight: Best Western Nuremburg City West (or similar)
Monday, November 30th

Nuremburg

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we have a guided tour of Nuremburg as we explore the medieval city center with a tour that showcases the Imperial Castle and the famous town wall, as well as Albrecht Dürer’s home and Market Square with its legendary fountain. We will also discover the city’s WWII history, including a visit to the infamous Zeppelin Field, a museum built on the site of former Nazi rallies.

This afternoon you will have free time to visit the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt which is arguably Germany’s most famous Christmas market. The Christmas market on Nuremberg’s Main Market Square can be traced back to documents first mentioning it in the year 1628, but Nurembergers believe it dates back even further. Keeping the tradition is important, and the majority of stalls selling their wares sell things that are all made regionally. Even the wooden stalls themselves are made of regionally sourced spruce, and at least 30 of the wooden huts themselves were originally constructed in 1890.

This evening is free to have dinner (not included) and explore the city on your own.

Overnight: Best Western Nuremberg City West (or similar)
Tuesday, December 1st

Nuremburg – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Stuttgart

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director.  This morning we check out and travel to Rothenburg on der Tauber. Known for its medieval setting, Rothenburg is a walled city that has been left largely untouched for hundreds of years. Visiting is like stepping into a time warp. The town boasts some of the most impressive medieval architecture in Europe. Its medieval stage is home to the annual “Reiterlesmarkt,” the Rothenburg Christmas Market named after a local Teutonic legend, which began during pre-Christian times as the story of a horrid rider who carried the souls of the dead. As Christianity swept through Europe, the figure developed from a wild man into a loving, gentle man who gave gifts to all people on earth.

Later this afternoon we travel to Stuttgart and check in at our host hotel for the next two nights. This evening we will have a group dinner followed by an evening visit to the Stuttgart Christmas Market. Evening is the best time to visit, when the air is crisp and the market is aglow. Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt dates back to the 1600s and is famous for being one of the oldest, not only in Germany, but in all of Europe! You’ll find hundreds of beautifully decorated stalls filled with traditional handmade toys, German food, and holiday sweets. Most importantly, you’ll find an abundance of Germany’s signature holiday beverage: Glühwein.

Overnight: Jaz Stuttgart (or similar)
Wednesday, December 2nd

Stuttgart – Ludwigsburg – Stuttgart

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we have a morning tour of Stuttgart.

After lunch (not included) we travel to Ludwigsburg and visit The Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market, surrounded by arcades with its festively decorated stands is a winter dream come true. Arches and gates made of thousands of tiny light bulbs welcome the visitors to the over 170 Christmas booths and majestic angels spread their glittering wings to bless the scene. The two baroque churches are festively illuminated. The typical symmetry of a baroque city and garden architecture was the model for the layout of the Ludwigsburg Christmas market. Breathe in the scents of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and gingerbread, take in festive concerts, marvel at the uniquely decorated market stalls and the adorned stalls offering traditional arts and crafts that make perfect presents.

Later this afternoon we return to Stuttgart for a free night to have dinner (not included) and explore the city.

Overnight: Jaz Stuttgart (or similar)
Thursday, December 3rd

Stuttgart – Augsburg – Munich

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director.  This morning we check out and depart for Munich, stopping in Augsburg along the way to visit the Augsburg Christkindlesmarkt. Approximately one million visitors from Germany and abroad enjoy the dreamlike atmosphere each year. On a stroll through the streets of booths festively decorated with lights you will find a wide and special selection of holiday articles. Later we continue our journey to Munich where we will check in to our host hotel for the next two nights.

Tonight enjoy an included group dinner and, you guessed it, another market! The main Christmas market is in Marienplatz, the main town square, beautifully laid out below the towering glockenspiel and town Christmas tree. Stalls line all sides of the square and vendors offer every German craft, food and drink imaginable.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre (or similar)
Friday, December 4th

Munich

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we have a morning tour of Munich.  The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city and the many Christmas Markets.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre (or similar)
Saturday, December 5th

Return Home

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director.  This morning we check out and transfer to the airport for our flight home. Say goodbye to your Tour Director from Target Tours and your newfound friends from your German Christmas Markets Tour.

  • Flights from Maritime cities (PEI, NS, or NB) to Munich
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • 6 nights of hotel accommodations
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Local German Tour Director
  • Guided tours of Nuremburg, Stuttgart, and Munich
  • Visits to Regensburg Christmas Market, Nuremburg Christkindlesmarket, Reiterlesmarkt in Rothenburg. Stuttgart Christmas Market, Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market, Augsburg Christmas Market, and Munich Christmas Market in Marienplatz
  • Free time in Nuremburg, Stuttgart, and Munich
  • Luggage handling
  • All taxes and fees
  • Services of a professional Target Tours Tour Director

This tour is available from the following locations:

Departures from PEI

You can meet this tour in:

  • Charlottetown Airport
Departures from Nova Scotia

You can meet this tour in:

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Departures from New Brunswick

You can meet this tour in:

  • Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport
  • Fredericton International Airport
Departure from other Canadian Provinces
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