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Christmas Markets of Europe

18 Days  |  Departing Monday 14th December 2020 and returning Thursday 31st December 2020

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Progress Payment: $ 4700 5500 by 16 Aug 2020
Final Payment: $ 5579 6179 by 15 Sep 2020
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A magical way to spend your Christmas!

Wow Moment

There is nothing in the world quite like the holiday season in Europe, and as we are visiting during the festive Christmas period it will be easy to see why: There are wooden chalets in 13th-century towns, snow-capped cathedrals, seasonal cookies and cakes in display windows (better still: in your mouth), and of course, all the hot mulled wine you can drink. Put all of it together, and the towns practically twinkle with fairy-tale festiveness.

Highlights

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Prague
Visit the Bohemian Village of Karlovy Vary
Visit Prague Castle with a Prague River Cruise
Free time to explore the impressive Christmas Markets in each city
2-night stay in the UNESCO World Heritage Village of Cesky Krumlov
Visit historic Cesky Krumlov Castle
Visit Melk Abbey on the beautiful Danube River
Guided Tour of the stunning Hofburg Palace
City Tour of Vienna including impressive Schonbrunn Palace
Visit Vienna Woods and the Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Dinner at the restaurant Pieristen Kelle with the Emperor Franz Joseph Hat Museum
Visit the historic town of Christkindl
Guided Tour of Salzburg
Visit to the Silent Night Memorial Chapel on Christmas Eve
Christmas Day Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride (weather permitting)
Visit Tyrol's capital of Innsbruck
2-night stay in Oberammergau – Home of the Passion Play
Guided Visit to Neuschwanstein Castle
Guided Tour of Ettal Abbey
Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour of Munich
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Inclusions

Fully Escorted by an Experienced Sisterhood Hostess who is on hand to assist with making your tour a memorable one
Return Economy Airfares from Melbourne to Europe including taxes (other departure cities and classes of travel available upon request)
Transportation as per detailed itinerary
All Sightseeing as per detailed itinerary
Meals as specified in itinerary - B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Quality Accommodation with Private Facilities
Services of Specialist Guides for Sightseeing
Willing to Share Option 
Meet and Greet Document Distribution Day (subject to minimum numbers attending)

** Local tipping is customary in Europe. Sisterhood Womens Travel's tipping system on this particular tour involves passengers contributing to a kitty which is paid to the tour hostess at the beginning of the tour and who then distributes it to service providers on your behalf. This avoids the need for you to consider individual tipping situations daily throughout your trip. The estimated amount of tips for your tour is EUR140 (Approx AUD220). This will be confirmed in your final documentation. 

** Please bring along a small gift to exchange with a fellow traveller on Christmas Day

Notice

A stunning time of the year to visit Europe!  

Itinerary

Day 1- Monday 14 December 2020

Melbourne - Prague (Meals Inflight)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel.  Meet your Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at Melbourne Airport for our flight to Prague.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the airline in-flight entertainment as we head towards Magical Europe.

Day 2 - Tuesday 15 December 2020

Prague (L)

Upon arrival into Prague Airport we'll be met by our Tour Manager and transferred to the hotel. We begin our exploration with a guided Walking Tour of Prague. During the tour we'll wander through the old town and see the famous Astronomical Clock tower and the town hall. Then we'll walk through the old Jewish Quarter and over the famous Charles Bridge towards the Castle area. Dinner at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza (or similar)

Day 3 - Wednesday 16 December 2020

Prague - Karlovy Vary (B,L,D)

After breakfast we'll enjoy an excursion to the spa town of Karlovy Vary, where we'll have free time to explore the city on our own with the opportunity to visit the famous thermal baths (additional expense – eg. CZK 1147 for 2hr entrance to Castle spa “Wellness Programme”). 

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza (or similar)

Day 4 - Thursday 17 December 2020

Prague (B)

Today we'll enjoy a guided tour of Prague Castle followed by a relaxing scenic river cruise. In the afternoon we'll have free time to explore the beautiful Prague Christmas Markets on the medieval city square overlooked by the famous Astronimical Clock.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza (or similar)
 

Day 5 - Friday 18 December 2020

Prague - Cesky Krumlov (B,D)

Today we farewell Prague and travel to Cesky Krumlov with free time to settle in and explore this beautiful UNESCO world heritage town.

Dinner at the hotel or local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Zlanty Andel (or similar)

Day 6 - Saturday 19 December 2020

Cesky Krumlov (B)

Today we'll enjoy a guided tour of Cesky Krumlov visiting Cesky Krumlov Castle Museum and the Church of St. Vitus. In the afternoon we'll have free time to discover the beautiful Christmas Markets which make this village so pretty at this time of year!

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Zlanty Andel (or similar)

Day 7 - Sunday 20 December 2020

Cesky Krumlov - Vienna (B,L)

After breakfast we leave the Czech Republic behind and travel into Austria. Our first stop will be in Melk, where we'll have a guided tour of the impressive Melk Abbey. After lunch at a local restaurant, we'll continue our journey and travel onto Vienna. On arrival we'll stop to visit the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburg rulers including Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) who we'll hear so much about. There's even a 'Sisi' Museum in Vienna which you can visit during your spare time.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Stefanie (or similar)

Day 8 - Monday 21 December 2020

Vienna (B,D)

After a leisurely breakfast we'll enjoy a full day guided tour of Vienna. We'll see the main sights and visit the State Opera House, the Natural History Museum, City Hall and Parliament. We'll also visit the exquisite Schonbrunn Palace, the main residence of the Habsburg family who will become familiar to us during our stay in Austria.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Stefanie (or similar)

Day 9 - Tuesday 22 December 2020

Vienna (B,L,D)

Today we visit the Vienna Woods and the Cistercian Abbey Stift Heiligenkreuz. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant in Baden with our afternoon free to explore the many stunning Christmas Markets which make Vienna so famous. If you are an art lover, why not visit the famous Belvedere Museum to admire Gustav Klimt's famous 'The Kiss' work of art.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Stefanie (or similar)

Day 10 - Wednesday 23 December 2020

Vienna - Salzburg (B,D)

Today we'll travel onto Salzburg stopping en-route in Steyr where we'll visit the famous Christkindl Post Office. On arrival in Salzburg we'll enjoy a guided tour of the city including the main sights such as the Mirabell Palace, Residenzplatz and the Salzburg Cathedral.

Dinner at our hotel or local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Elefant (or similar)

Day 11 - Thursday 24 December 2020

Salzburg (B,D)

A relaxing day today. We can soak up our surrounds and enjoy the festive Christmas Eve atmosphere and wander through the beautiful Salzburg Christmas Markets. In the evening we'll visit the Silent Night Memorial Chapel in Oberndorf for a special Christmas Eve service.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Elefant (or similar)

Day 12 - Friday 25 December 2020

Salzburg (B,L)

Merry Christmas! This morning we'll enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride (in case there is not enough snow it'll be a horse-drawn carriage ride). Lunch is included and afterwards the remainder of our day will be free to celebrate Christmas Day with new friends.  

** Please bring a small gift to exchange Christmas Morning

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Elefant (or similar)

Day 13 - Saturday 26 December 20220

Salzburg - Oberammergau (B,D)

Farwell Salzburg and travel to Innsbruck! Here we'll have free time to explore before heading to Oberammergau.

Dinner tonight at the hotel or local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Arnika (or similar)

Day 14 - Sunday 27 December 2020

Exploring Bavaria (B,D)

Today we'll enjoy a full day excursion to visit Neuschwanstein Castle and the Ettal Abbey. Neuschwanstein Castle is like no other castle you've ever seen. Its intriguing decor will be sure to interest you as will the story of how King Ludwig II built the castle only to never live in it due to his untimely death.

Dinner at our hotel or local restaurant

Overnight - Hotel Arnika (or similar)

Day 15 - Monday 28 December 2020

Munich (B)

Today we'll continue onto Munich. Upon arrival there is time to settle in with the remainder of the day free to explore.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight - Eurostars Book Hotel (or similar)

Day 16 - Tuesday 29 December 2020

Munich (B,D)

An easy day. We'll have the use of the Hop On - Hop Off bus to explore the city of Munich. This Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket allows you to enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace. With our 24-hour pass we'll gain unlimited access to dozens of neighbourhoods and top landmarks along two convenient routes. On-board commentary provides background about the city’s history and culture. A perfect introduction to the edgy, arty city of Munich.

Tonight we'll regroup and enjoy a Farewell Dinner to celebrate great times spent with new friends.

Overnight - Eurostars Bookhotel (or similar)

Day 17 - Wednesday 30 December 2020

Munich - Home (B)

Today we begin our journey home. Transfer to the airport for our flight back to Melbourne. Sit back, relax and enjoy the in-flight entertainment as we reflect on the fabulous adventure we've just enjoyed.

Day 18 - Thursday 31 December 2020

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home - just in time to ring in the New Year!  Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure!

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