European Christmas Markets 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

European Christmas Markets

Visit Christmas Markets Hand-Picked by BB Founder, Debra Shutt in Germany, Austria and Slovakia

Experience a magical Christmas exploring the cities of Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Bratislava filled with delicious food, holiday spirit and historic beauty
December 6-14, 2024
9 days / 8 nights

European Christmas market

Trip Status:  OPEN

Single Occupancy – $7,990
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Double Occupancy – $7,290
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Dates: December 6-14, 2024 – 9 Days/8 Nights

Location: Germany, Austria and Slovakia Christmas Markets

Airport: Flying in and out of different airports Fly into Munich (MUC) and out of Vienna (VIE) *call Lindsay if you need help booking flights.  

 

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 Experience the European Christmas Markets with New Friends!

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Day One: December 6, 2024 – Welcome to Munich! 

Fly into Munich International Airport – Arrive a day early let us know and we will help you make a hotel reservation.

Upon arrival, your hosts and our driver will be waiting to meet you, pick up your luggage and escort you through the beautifully historic city, to our hotel where we will stay for 2 nights!

On our first afternoon in Munich, together we will enjoy a sight-filled walk along the bustling streets of downtown Munich and end at the most famous Tavern in the world! Hofbrähaus! Enjoying classic German food and drink as well as the lively pub atmosphere!

Day Two: December 7, 2024  – Munich Walking Tour and the first Christmas Market!

We will start our morning off with a delicious, freshly made breakfast at the hotel to fuel up before our busy first full day in the beautiful city of Munich!

After breakfast, we will head out to meet our private guide for a fascinating and in-depth 4-hour tour of Munich’s historic beauty built 850 years ago! Meeted with an exuberant atmosphere and bustling culture you will experience, in depth, one of Europe’s great cultural centers! Along the tour we see some of the most famous landmarks including the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches  Muesum, The Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House all located on the elegant Maximilian Street!

Maximilian Street – we will venture with our private guide to the ancient part of the town and be greeted by the medieval town gates, housing the colorful open-air market Christmas market Viktualienmarkt! We will also pass the Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals,  the historic House of Arts and the Angel of Peace!

Finally, the most special part of our day is in the heart of the city! Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square)! One of the most famous traditional Christmas Markets resides here and it is believed to have started in the 14th century! 

This Munich, St. Marys Square Christmas market is one of the most famous in the world and we will be experiencing every aspect of it! From the locally handmade souvenirs, delightful snacks, and all the classic attributes of a Christmas Market!

 

Day Three: December 8, 2024 – “Off-the-Beaten-Path” Munich Tour and departure to Salzburg!

Following another delicious breakfast at our hotel, we depart for our “off-the-beaten-path tour” of Munich!

Our tour starts at Odeonsplatz, a large breathtaking square that is a local treasure.   This area is rich in history and architecture including the Theatine Church and Feldherrnhalle. Here will have some time to explore the square and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere!

Then, we will venture on to the Asam Church, an architectural gem. This historic church is small in size but contains a breathtakingly intricate interior.

Finally, we will finish our tour at Viktuaienmarkt, Munich’s famous Outdoor Market! In the winter the market is in full Christmas spirit! Enjoy a stroll through the market stopping for a warm drink or snack along the way.

After the tour, we will have some free time at the beautiful market for shopping, exploring or photos before we head on to the next part of our adventure… Salzburg!

Once arriving in Salzburg, we will check into our beautiful and luxurious hotel where we will be staying 2 nights.

    Day Four and Five: December 9 & 10, 2024 – Christmas Tour and History in Salzburg!

    Good Morning in Salzburg! Once heading downstairs for a yummy breakfast we will be introduced to our private tour guide who will be taking us on an in-depth and exciting tour of Christmas in Salzburg private tour!

    We will discover the historic centre of the City of Salzburg including in-depth tours of the Medieval Fortress, Baroque Palaces, and Historic Churches. We will also see Mozart’s birthplace, and pass through the festival houses where the Salzburg Festival is held every year. This tour will let us experience the historic flair of this old city from a local point of view!

    We will venture to the very heart of the old town of Salzburg to enter the extremely famous Salzburg Christmas Market! Here we will be able to explore and experience the Christmas Market in depth, while also learning about the history. Stopping along the stalls for warm drinks, classic snacks or memorable trinkets.

    After our stomachs are full of delicious foods, and our spirits are full of Christmas joy from the Christmas Market, we will head back to the hotel to relax and rest before our next busy day as we head to Vienna.

     

     

     

     

    Day Six: December 11, 2024 – Sightseeing, Christmas Markets and History Tour in Vienna  

    Good Morning and welcome to Vienna! We begin our day with a delicious, and locally sourced breakfast at our waterfront hotel to fuel up before our adventurous day ahead! After breakfast we will meet our private local guide to depart for an in-depth tour through downtown Vienna. 

    We will tour the famous State Opera House and St. Stephens Cathedral as we stroll through the charming streets of Kärntnerstrasse.  

    Next on our list is Ring Avenue with it’s array of magnificent buildings, including the Museums of Fine Art and National History, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burg Theater, Neuer Market and the Capuchin Monastery.

    The highlight of your tour will be a visit to Vienna’s famed Christmas markets. These festive markets, known for their vibrant atmosphere, traditional crafts and delicious treats, offer a truly magical holiday experience. Enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the season as you explore the stalls filled with handcrafted gifts, decorations and culinary delights.

    After soaking in all the holiday spirit at the beautiful Vienna Christmas Market, we will return to the hotel to grab dinner and have the rest of the night to relax or have free time to continue exploring the city of Vienna.

    Day Seven: December 12, 2024 – Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration

    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will return to the Christmas Markets for more shopping or pictures that were missed yesterday! 

    In the afternoon, we will embark on a private tour of the most significant sites around Vienna!

    We will explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You will enjoy a stunning view over the city and the Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city. These famous landscapes are perfect photo opportunities!

    We will drive to the wine area at the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing to learn why Vienna is called the ‘Wine-Growing Capital of the World’ as we explore some of the world’s largest grape fields.

    Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. We will take a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

    Day Eight: December 13, 2024 – Christmas in Slovakia

    After breakfast, we will gather to head out to Bratislava, Slovakia, about one hour away. Once you have arrived, you will meet your guide and embark on a 4-hour comprehensive city tour around the most significant landmarks of Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, beautifully enhanced with the festive charm of Christmas Markets. 

    Your tour begins with a walk in the Old Town, where you see the Opera House and the charming Main Square, adorned with Bratislava’s oldest fountain and brimming with the holiday spirit. The square and surrounding streets are likely to be decked out with Christmas decorations, adding a magical touch to your tour. 

    Together with your guide, you will visit the largest Bratislava Palace – Primate’s Palace, the former winter residence of Hungarian archbishops, to see 17th-century royal English tapestries. Then, you will pass through the St. Michael’s Gate and walk by the musician’s quarter, where famous composers of the past lived and gave concerts. 

    A special addition to your tour will be a visit to one of Bratislava’s Christmas Markets. These markets are known for their vibrant atmosphere, where you can experience local holiday traditions, taste seasonal treats like honey wine and traditional gingerbread and browse through stalls selling handcrafted gifts and festive decorations. 

    An early dinner will be enjoyed by all in the market area and then we will depart for the Vienna airport hotel to settle in for the night.  

       

      Day Nine: December 14, 2024 – Departure Day

      You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel before making your way by shuttle to the Vienna airport to take off to return to the USA.    Last group photos will be taken and you will say goodbye to new friends.

         

        Pricing

        Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

        At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

        Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
        • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
        • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
        • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
        • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
        • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
        • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
        • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
        • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

        With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

        Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

        How it Works:

        Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
        Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
        Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
        Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
        Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

        Activity Level – moderate

        Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

        Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

        Flight Details

        Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

        Arrival Airport:  Munich International Airport (MIC)
        Arrival Date: December 6, 2024
        Pick Up Times: Before 2:30 PM or come in a day early!

        Departure Airport: Vienna International Airport (VIE) 
        Departure Date:  December 14, 2024
        Drop off Times:  anytime after 10AM

        Important information

        As a solo traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

        • Please note, this trip involves walking and standing tours on uneven surfaces.
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        • You must be able to manage your luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
        • This is not a handicap-accessible trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
        • This trip will have a maximum of 12 women
        • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
        • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
        • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.