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WWII Tours by Alpventures - Your Guide for World War II Tours to Europe

Tour Overview

Tour Dates:
December 1 - 11, 2022

What's Included:

  • 9 Nights in 3- & 4-Star Hotels
  • 5 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
  • Transfers by deluxe Coach
  • Entrance Fees and local Taxes
  • Full-time Tour Director / Guide
  • Enjoy our Prague City Tour
  • Czech Folklore Live Show
  • Nuremberg and Rothenburg
  • King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle
  • Evening Sleigh Ride in Alps
  • Ride the German Alpine Road
  • Berchtesgaden Advent Market
  • Discover Christmas Traditions
  • Salzburg City Tour in Austria
  • Oberndorf Silent Night Chapel
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Chiemsee
  • Herrenchiemsee Palace Tour
  • Munich City Tour with Markets
  • Pre-Tour Packets and more!

How to Book:
It's easy to book and safely pay your refundable $400 Tour deposit with PayPal. You can book by phone with a credit card, or you can book by mail. By clicking the "Book Tour" button, you accept our Terms & Agreement

What to Know:
The Tour begins at 12 noon at Prague Airport on December 2, 2022. Return flights from Munich can be booked for any time after 9 AM departing on December 11, 2022.

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Alpventures® Christmas Holiday Tour

Enjoy the Season of Advent in Europe in early December 2022, and experience the wonderful Christmas Markets, Holiday Attractions, Concerts, and more from the Czech Republic to Austria and the Alps!

Alpventures® Christmas Holiday Tour offers you a chance to really get in the season and rejuvenate your holiday spirit right before Christmas on a magical journey to Old World Europe! We start our Christmas Holiday Tour in Prague, Czech Republic; where we will visit the amazing Prague Old Town and its' wonderful Christmas Market. You will have plenty of time to explore this wonderful city before we move on to our next stop, the famous city of Nuremberg. Once the venue of Imperial Diets during the Middle Ages, the Nuremberg Christmas Market is the "Father of German Christmas Markets" - one of the oldest and today one of the largest found in Germany. After enjoying plenty of time at the famous market, we leave the big city for the quiet town of Rothenburg o.d.Tauber. Rothenburg is well known as the best-preserved medieval city in Europe, still surrounded by its ancient walls. Highlights here include a walking tour and the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village Store, with over 70,000 different crafted ornaments to choose from. We then head south for the Bavarian Alps, where you will experience the Winter Wonderland of Garmisch and Partenkirchen villages, as well as Oberammergau and King Ludwig II's enchanting Linderhof Castle. Situated in a snow-blanketed forest at the foot of the Alps, the fairy-tale King actually resided at the castle for 14 years (unlike his other castles, which he rarely frequented and were still under construction). We will continue to the breathtaking village of Berchtesgaden, near the Austrian border by Salzburg. Here we will experience the traditional Christmas legend of the Krampus and Buttnmandl (folkloric creatures that accompany St. Nikolaus on his visits to the alpine village). The unique Berchtesgaden Advent Market, the Christmas Market in Salzburg, as well as the famous "Silent Night Chapel" in Oberndorf, Austria are also included. We will finish up our Holiday Tour in Munich, the vibrant Capital of Bavaria - and enjoy the Spirit of Christmas!

Christmas Holiday Tour Itinerary

Rejuvenate your Holiday Spirit and experience "Old World Christmas" on a magical journey to Prague, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Salzburg, Linderhof, Garmisch, and Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps...

The Christkindlmarkt (Christ-child market) scene is as old as the season itself: the smell of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and aromatic incense... The craftsmen, artists, and vendors huddled in their tiny wooden huts offering warm greetings. Enjoy the sounds of children discovering clever new toys, of carols in the distance. Join us in enjoying the spirit of Christmas on a journey to the Old World as you've never experienced!

December 1: IN FLIGHT - to Prague, Czech Republic

December 2: PRAGUE
Arrival this morning at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic, and meet your Tour Guide and Bus Driver. Continue into the city for hotel check-in and break for lunch. Afternoon Prague City Tour and free time at the wonderful Christmas Market in Prague's Old Town. Special Welcome Dinner and traditional Czech Folklore Show in town tonight. Overnight Prague. (D)

December 3: PRAGUE
Breakfast. Free time in Prague today for optional sightseeing and personal interests. Some of you may wish to visit Prague Castle, others may want more time in the Christmas Market for shopping, and others might want to visit one of the many impressive museums or take an alternative Guided Tour in Prague. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Prague. (B)

December 4: NUREMBERG
After breakfast this morning, we check out of our hotel and continue to Germany. Our first stop is the famous city of Nuremberg, once the venue of Imperial Diets during the Middle Ages. The Nuremberg Christmas Market is the "Father of German Christmas Markets," one of the oldest and largest in Germany. After plenty of time at the famous market, check in at our hotel. Dinner. Overnight Nuremberg. (B, D)

December 5: ROTHENBURG
Breakfast and hotel check-out. Rothenburg is well known as the best-preserved medieval city in Europe, still surrounded by its ancient wall. Highlights today include a walking tour of the historic city and a visit to the Käthe Wohlfahrt “Christmas Village” Store, with over 70,000 different crafted ornaments to choose from. Lunch. Afternoon transfer south to the Bavarian Alps. Arrival and check-in at our hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Garmisch. (B)

December 6: LINDERHOF
Breakfast. This morning, we will have a leisurely drive to the country to visit the little village of Oberammergau, site of the famous Passion Play once every 10 years from May through September. Situated nearby in a snow-blanketed forest at the foot of the Alps, the fairy-tale King Ludwig II resided at the castle for 14 years (unlike his other castles, which he rarely frequented and were still under construction). After touring the castle and having a lunch break, we will continue along the German Alpine Road to the resort village of Berchtesgaden. Hotel check-in and dinner. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B, D)

Breakfast. This morning we have a walking orientation of Berchtesgaden town center and either (an optional) visit to the famous Salt Mines or a cruise across the enchanting Lake Königssee. Free time at the Berchtesgaden Advent Market this afternoon before dinner. Special evening festivities in the town center as we experience the traditional Christmas legend of the Krampusse and Buttnmandl (folkloric creatures that accompany Saint Nikolaus on his visit to this alpine village). Dinner on your own. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B)

December 8: SALZBURG
Breakfast. This morning we will visit the original "Silent Night, Holy Night" Chapel in Oberndorf, Austria; and enjoy a Guided Tour of Salzburg Old Town, before free time at the beautiful Salzburg Christmas Market. See the birthplace and home of famous Composer, W.A. Mozart on the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. Lunch in Salzburg before returning to Berchtesgaden later this afternoon. The remainder of the day is free in Berchtesgaden before dinner. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B, D)

Breakfast and check-out. This morning we transfer north to Lake Chiemsee, the largest lake in Bavaria. Arrive in Prien and board a boat for our lake cruise for the island of Herreninsel. Take the horse-drawn carriage or walk (20 min.) to Herrenchiemsee Castle, King Ludiwg II's imitation of the Palace of Versailles. Guided Tour of Herrenchiemsee Castle and lunch. Return to the island dock and boat ride back to Prien. This afternoon, we continue to Munich, the Capital of Bavaria. Check-in at hotel and dinner on your own. Overnight Munich. (B)

December 10: MUNICH
Breakfast. Today we discover this wonderful city on our Munich City Tour, including both a little bit of driving and finishing with a Walking Tour of the Altstadt (Old Town). Lunch. Free time this afternoon in Munich for shopping at the Munich Christmas Market, sightseeing in the city, or personal interests. Special Farewell Dinner tonight at the famous Hofbräuhaus beer-hall. Overnight Munich. (B, D)

December 11: IN FLIGHT - from Munich, Germany

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Tour Rates:
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USD $3,990.00 in Single Room

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Reservation Policy:
A completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $400 deposit (per person) are required to book our Tours. To book online: scroll to the top of this page and click the "Book Tour" button. You can adjust the quantity of people on our secure payment pages with PayPal. Payments are made to: ALPVENTURES. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to Tour departure, and must be paid in US Dollars by check. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit only; and is not accepted for final payment.

Cancellation Policy:
Although Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. A cancellation fee of 20% of the Tour price will be charged for cancellations between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds will be honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.

Tour Guide

Join us for 10 Days of Christmas Fun in the Czech Republic, Austria, and the beautiful Bavarian Alps in Germany! Whether at the Christmas Markets, or inside the medieval Salzburg Fortress enjoying a Mozart Concert; you won't miss a thing as we give exciting, detailed accounts and informative history presentations throughout the Tour. From Prague to Berchtesgaden - our top priorities are your safety, comfort and enjoyment on Tour. Our Tours are the result of over 20 years of historical research and first-hand, local guiding experience, making them especially unique. Our accommodations are all amazing three- and four-star hotels; some of which are even medieval castles and listed historical monuments. Join our small group on the Christmas Holiday Tour and experience a Winter Wonderland Adventure to Old World Europe!  Contact Us

Alpventures Tours
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