Christmas Market - Munich

Cologne Christmas Market
Munich Christmas Market - © S. Borisov, shutterstock
Munich Marienplatz Christmas Market
Zugspitze Rack Railway - © Tobias Arhelger, shutterstock

Holiday Highlights

  • Unlimited mainline rail travel within Europe for duration of stay
  • Enjoy the Christmas Markets in Munich, Salzburg and Cologne
  • Zugspitz rack railway (at an additional cost)
  • A chance to visit Bayerisch Eisenstein and its Railway Museum
  • Free travel from your home station to London before/after tour
  • 8 Days from £1,455pp
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Tour Dates:
Thursday 28 November to Thursday 5 December 2019

Our regular Christmas Market tour this year ventures east to the state capital of Bavaria. The Christmas Markets in Munich have been held in the Marienplatz since the 14th Century and visitors can expect unique Bavarian gifts in addition to the traditional favourites Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) and Gluhwein (Mulled wine). Includes optional excursions to Salzburg and the Zugspitz.


Day 1 – Aachen

We take a lunchtime Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Brussels where we connect to a high speed train to Aachen. Our hotel is a short walk away and dinner here is included.

Day 2 – Bavaria and Munich

Arrive Munich late afternoon. Our hotel is within the station building with tram and underground stops conveniently outside the front door.

Day 3 – Bayerisch Eisenstein

Optional excursion to Bayerisch Eisenstein. This village straddles the German/Czech Republic border and the railway station is actually located in both countries, being split down the centre by the border! A short walk from the station is a railway museum located in a 7 track roundhouse dating from 1877.

Day 4 – Christmas Markets

Free day to explore Munich and its Christmas Markets. The main market is located in the city centre’s Marienplatz.

Day 5 – Garmisch and the Zugspitz

Optional excursion to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From Garmisch we take the rack railway up Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitz.

Day 6 – Salzburg

Our InterRail Pass will allow us to visit Salzburg in Austria. The Christmas Market here traces its roots back to the 15th Century and is one of Austria’s largest.

Day 7 – Cologne

To Cologne, our final overnight stop. Our hotel is ideally located in the station building and Cologne boasts no fewer than 7 markets.

Day 8 – Homeward Bound

A morning departure by high speed train from Cologne to Brussels for Eurostar service to London.

Tour Route

Tour route map

Selected Hotels

Hotel Ibis Aachen am Marschiertor, Aachen

InterCityHotel, Munich

Hotel Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Standard class rail travel throughout
  • Global InterRail Pass 
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis plus one evening meal
  • Travel from your home station to London pre/post tour (UK residents only)
  • Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour

Price per person

Escorted holiday: £1,455
Single room supplement: £455
Deposit for this holiday: £100

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