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A White Christmas in Europe

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Fares
  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Frankfurt
  • Heidelberg
  • Würzburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Rothenburg
  • Salzburg
  • Vienna
  • Prague

16 Days Explorations
  • Departing:
  • 18 Dec 2019

Rug up and revel in Europe’s festive spirit amid a flurry of fairylights, carol singers and lively winter markets.

A White Christmas In Europe 2019 map

Itinerary

The promise of a White Christmas lures us to wintry Europe. It begins in Frankfurt, with a special dinner at our hotel. Our discoveries, here and in the town of Wiesbaden, lead us to cobbled squares filled with festive markets and pine scented trees. A Your World experience takes us to the medieval abbey, Kloster Eberbach, while dinner at Main Tower Restaurant, set high above street level, reveals a sea of twinkling Christmas lights.

Fairytale towns streak past our frosted windows in a golden haze outside on the way to Heidelberg. We visit Heidelberg Castle and the Christmas market, and enjoy the jovial atmosphere during lunch at a German brewery. Back in Frankfurt as night falls, we seek a historic tavern in the Sachsenhausen district.

The scent of cinnamon lures us to Würzburg and its Christmas market. Afterwards, Le Meridien Grand Hotel in Nuremberg awaits our arrival. Among wooden stalls with treats and glittering trinkets, we peruse the wares at Nuremberg's Christmas market before a bratwurst lunch. Your World experiences touch on the Toy Museum and the house of Albrecht Dürer, or the infamous Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Nuremberg Trials memorial.

A journey along the Romantic Road leads to Rothenburg, where we explore the Christmas market and the Christmas Museum. A traditionally German lunch takes place at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Eisenhut before we walk it off during a stop in Dinkelsbühl. Back in Nuremberg, we've handpicked three of the city's most prestigious restaurants for you to choose from.

It’s Christmas Eve and as we expect, Munich’s famous Christkindlmarket is in full swing. Then across the border to Austria, we anticipate a warm welcome at Schloss Fuschl in Hof Bei Salzburg, with a lavish dinner set for us at one of the castle’s private saloons.

Bundled in winter woolies, we spend Christmas morning exploring the streets of Salzburg, much like a fairytale toy town dusted with snow. Our day culminates with a special Christmas Dinner as we are serenaded by Mozart’s works at the Baroque Hall in St Peter, an old quarter of Salzburg.

Cruise to Herrenchiemsee and explore the interior of the palace on the edge of Bavaria’s Lake Chiemsee. During lunch at Inselbräu Frauenchiemsee, take a moment to sample the brewery’s wines and ales, crafted from a 300-year-old recipe. This evening is enjoyed at our castle – a fine break from the season's excitement.

We venture to Vienna and the Grand Hotel Wien. Though Christmas Day has passed, a couple of markets linger. Wander among the snow-capped stalls as we explore landmarks like St Stephen’s Cathedral and Schönbrunn Palace. Your World experiences take us to the Vienna Woods, the Roman City of Baden and the Cistercian Abbey, or to Melk to visit its abbey on the Danube.

Glide through frozen forests to Prague and its red-roofed Old Town, where the Four Seasons Hotel awaits. Here, local fare is on offer for dinner. Perhaps indulge with bread dumplings and roast pork.

Spend the last day of the year immersed in the atmospheric streets of Prague. Venture to the castle, with lunch in the Old Town Square after. In the evening we make our way to Lobkowicz Palace, where we welcome the New Year in a room sectioned off for our own personal access. From the palace’s heated balcony, with cocktails in hand, we are the only people in the city with this view.

A Your World experiences may lead us to discover the historic delights of Ceský Krumlov before renowned Chef Leonardo di Clemente prepares a Farewell in a private room at our hotel over river views. It’s then time to bid new found friends a fond farewell as our journey comes to an end.

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