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Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Insight Vacations, the leader in premium escorted journeys, is delivering travelers to Europe’s finest Christmas Markets with their 2016-17 Fall Winter, Spring collection and Signature Hallmarks. This festive collection includes four dedicated Christmas Markets Regional Journeys and eight additional tours that visit multiple markets along the way. Guests will have ample opportunities to eat, drink and be merry.
“We are delighted to offer travellers such a wide choice of Christmas Markets journeys this year, complete with our unforgettable Signature Experiences,” said Evon Ler, President (Asia), Insight Vacations. “Many families are now choosing to travel abroad during the holidays, investing in unforgettable memories instead of stressing about gifts and cooking for large parties. These Regional Journeys are quintessential guest favorites, combining the world’s most legendary Christmas Markets with cooler, comfortable temperatures, fewer crowds, and incredible value – all completely hassle-free, as always.”
“Christmas Markets of Austria & Bavaria”
This nine-day Regional Journey weaves through Austria and Germany, taking guests first to visit Vienna’s Habsburg empire with a private tour of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace. The Christmas Markets experience also kicks off here, as guests meet with a stallholder and enjoy an authentic Viennese winter dessert paired with a fragrant glass of traditional glϋhwein. In Salzburg, free time to explore the elegant town square is followed by the spectacular 500-year-old Christmas Market at the Salzburg Cathedral. In Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital, guests enjoy a Signature Experience on a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride through the city before venturing to Oberammergau and the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein. In Munich, travelers admire the Marienplatz and its famous Glockenspiel, watching as the traditional Christmas Market comes alive with light and music.
“Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany”
Krawków showcases its magnificent Cloth Hall in true old-world Polish charm. Travelers on this nine-day journey through Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany begin by visiting this bustling shopping center and browsing the stalls of the festive Christmas Market, indulging in roasted chestnuts, traditional oscypek cheese with cranberries, handmade trinkets, and carol singers. Touring with a Local Expert, the picturesque views from Prague Castle give way to the decorated Old Town Square with its giant Christmas tree draped in twinkling lights and surrounded by decorative wooden stalls. In Germany, perhaps the ultimate European destination for Christmas Markets, guests discover delicious christollen and shop for a traditional Christmas pyramid in Dresden before visiting the magnificent Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, especially breathtaking during the holiday season.