“One travels not to get there, but to travel.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
“One travels not to get there, but to travel.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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It’s Christmas Time in Germany. Enjoy 8 wonderful days touring the world-renowned, festive German Christmas Markets in many historic cities and various regions that most other tour company never visit.
Beginning in late November and early December the town’s all over Germany are transformed into storybook settings of holiday sights and sounds. Explore the beautiful city’s with its small, colorful wooden stalls from which merchants sell their wares look like little condos for elves. Decorations lean toward the tastefully traditional and subtle wreaths, strings of white lights, huge evergreen trees adorned with ribbons.
The journey starts in Amsterdam. Than on to the beautiful old town Münster with its green landscape. Next we will visit Cologne, the cute town Hamlin, Hanover and further to Germans capital, Berlin. The journey end’s with the visiting of the castle Sanssousi of Potsdam.
The Tour director awaits you at the Amsterdam Airport. Our modern motor coach will bring us to the city of Amsterdam. A special treat at the very start of your journey. You will have a sightseeing tour of Amsterdam which includes a canal cruise in the city of 1,000 bridges. View the harbor, tall gabled mansions and the “Skinny Bridge”. Continue with a lunch break in the city. We will cross the boarder to Germany and arrive in a lovely town Billerbeck in the landscape of Münsterland. (3 overnights at Hotel Weißenburg)
After a lovely breakfast buffet we journey toward Muenster. You will visit the wonderful capital of the archbishopric Muenster with its typical local houses and couple of churches. The Christmas market fills the streets of the Prinzipalmarkt, a shopping area known as Münster’s “living room.” Nearby are the gothic spires of St. Lambert’s Church, the Cathedral of St. Paul, and the Hall of Peace, where in 1648 the end of the Thirty Years War was negotiated. You can have a look for handcrafted toys and decorations and enjoy tasty treats and wine. After the lunch break we will travel to Nordkirchen and visit the so called castle little Versailles. A tour through the landscape of Münsterland will permit you to know the little villages of the region. The dinner will be placed in a German style
“Brauhaus”. (Brauhaus Klute > Westfälisches Buffet)
This morning we will have a full day tour to the Rhineland’s capital Cologne. An orientation city tour with a stop near the Rhine river quays at its almost 800 years old gigantic Gothic cathedral of Cologne.
See its beautiful stained glass windows, the 10th century cross Gerokreuz, magnificent shrine masterpiece of the 12th century, high up 14 impressive statues of Apostles and much more. Nearby, spend some free time in the pedestrian zone with numerous shops, boutiques, department stores and outside-cafes.
With its impressive backdrop, the Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO heritage) is the city’s most picturesque Christmas market. A Christmas tree in the centre casts a glow over the assembled stalls with their little red roofs. You can watch marzipan and “tree cakes” being made or watch craftsmen at work.
There’s a wide choice of exquisite and novelty items, incl. spekulatius (thin spiced biscuits), candles and soaps shaped like Cologne Cathedral. The hot punch will warm you up nicely.Lunch break and time at leisure.
Continue you will visit the Chocolate Museum, you take a journey through the 3,000 year cultural history of chocolate. One of the main attractions is found at the peak of the museum: the production facility. Guests are also allowed to get a small taste from a fabulous chocolate fountain!
At the late afternoon we return to the Hotel. (Evening with live music and dance)
The morning we will depart Billerbeck. On the German motorway we go east to Hamlin, built on the bank of the Weser River. Known as the city of Robert Browning’s the Pied Piper of Hamelin, where in the 13th century someone promised to free the town of rats.
The picturesque old quarter – with its timber-framed houses and grand Weser Renaissance buildings – is the setting for Hamlyn’s wonderfully evocative Christmas market. It has 70 festively decorated wooden huts clustered round the Wedding House and the Market Church. Don’t miss the Nativity scene, which has real animals to stroke, and the 11-metre Christmas pyramid. Time for a lunch break.
On secondary roads through timeless small towns and villages we will arrive to the city of Hildesheim, famous for its medieval church and the cathedral with its legendary 1000 year old rose bush. The Christmas Market is located next to the finely painted half timbered “Rathaus”. After a short visit we will drive north to our next stop; Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony and place of the annual International Fair. (1 overnight at Maritim Hotel Hanover)
A Morning sightseeing tour through the capital of Lower Saxony. Hanover formerly is the residence of a king and today the city of trade fairs, was the site of the first World Exposition in Germany in the year 2000. The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, interesting and historic sights, as well as unique events, make Hanover the destination of tourists from all over the world. It has no fewer than three Christmas markets to get you in the Christmas spirit.
The traditional Christmas market and historical Christmas village are set in the old quarter and around the Market Church. Down craftsman’s alley you will step back into the medieval world of glassblowers, potters, candlemakers, blacksmiths and felters. There are also puppeteers and storytellers to keep everyone entertained. Don’t miss the Finnish Christmas village on Ballhofplatz, which has Finnish specialities, reindeer furs and jewellery made from natural materialsTime for lunch break. In the afternoon we will leave Hanover and travel eastward towards Germany’s capital city Berlin.
Enjoy a orientation tour through the city before we check-in at your hotel. (3 overnights at Park-Inn/ NH Berlin-Mitte)
After a lovely breakfast start your grand city tour through Berlin. You will drive on the sweeping avenue “Unter den Linden”, passing the Brandenburg Gate, along the German Parliament (“Reichstag”) to the Checkpoint Charlie, up to 1989 the crossing point between East and West.
Continue with the Berlin wall, the “Potsdamer Platz” and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechniskirche, kept as a reminder of Word War II destruction. Than you arrive at Kurfuerstendamm to browse around on this prestigious street with miles of cafes, art galleries, boutiques, night clubs and much more. There are over 10 Christmas markets in Berlin and perhaps the most important is the one on the “Kurfürstenallee” just beside the “Gedaechnis Kirche.”.
Not far from there is the KADEWE, Europe largest shopping mall with over 1500 stores.
Time for a lunch break. We continue the tour with the Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz and Hackesche Höfe. The rest of the afternoon at leisure.
This morning we travel to Potsdam. The famos historic sites of Potsdam are the castles and gardens. The worldwide famous castle is Sanssouci Palace, built 1745 during the period of Friedrich the Great.
The inside of this former summer residence displays a splendid collection of art treasures. In the city centre of Potsdam is very beautiful. The magnificant houses, churches and the couple of streets with restaurants and cafes offers an impresive ambiance.
The traditional Old Potsdam Christmas market is situated in Brandenburger Strasse in the old quarter or the historical Christmas market at Bornstedt crown estate (UNESCO world heritage).Time for lunch break. Nearby you will also visit the attractive park of Cecilienhof, where the Potsdam Agreement was signed 1945.
During the afternoon return to your Hotel in Berlin.
In the morning transfer to Berlin’s Airport for your return flight home. Sadly we say “Auf Wiedersehen”- good bye to the beautiful German Christmas towns and country side we must leave behind.
We are sure the memories will last forever!
All rates net in Euro and not commissionable.
For each 30 paying persons, 1 person free of charge on land.