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Frankfurt Break-A-Way Vacation
from $359*

Departures Any Day thru Dec 31, 2016

Savoy Frankfurt
Sep 19 thru 30, 2016 - from $399*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$49 pppn

Oct 1 thru 31, 2016 - from $389*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$47 pp
Supplement for Stays: Oct 4, 5, 11, 12, 25 & 26, 2016 - $5 pppn
Not Available: Oct 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2016

Nov 1 thru Dec 1, 2016 - from $369*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$41 pppn
Supplement for Stays: Nov 29, 30 & Dec 1, 2016 - $27 pppn

Dec 2 thru 31, 2016 - from $359*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$34 pppn
Supplement for Stays: Dec 5, 6 & 7, 2016 - $12 pppn

Frankfurt is an unexpectantly traditional and charming city. The city's rich culture and history, dining and amusement options may just surprise you. Frankfurt is a city of contrasts. The city has some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers of Europe next to well maintained old buildings. The city centre, especially Römer square, the cultural landscape and the museums at the River Main, draw millions of tourists every year. On the other hand, many off the beaten track neighbourhoods, such as Bockenheim, Bornheim, Nordend and Sachsenhausen, with their intact beautiful 19th century streets and parks are often overlooked by visitors.There's plenty to see and do in this 2000 year old German city.

FRANKFURT BREAK-A-WAY VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 5 days/3 nights hotel accommodations with private bath, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Supplements apply during higher seasons and holidays.Call Open Skies® for rates.

Munich Break-A-Way Vacation

Departures Any Day thru Dec 31, 2016

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Munich exudes Bavarian charm. Beer fanatics should head immediately to the Hofbräuhaus, a hops heaven that’s been churning out the good stuff since 1589. The drinking is downright legendary during Oktoberfest, a celebration of local beers and German specialty foods. The promenade of Marienplatz is perfect for people watching and gawking at the Glockenspiele of City Hall.

Munich’s walkable centre retains a small-town air but holds some world-class sights, especially art galleries and museums. Throw in royal Bavarian heritage, an entire suburb of Olympic legacy and a kitbag of dark tourism, and it's clear why southern Germany’s metropolis is such a favourite among those who seek out the past but like to hit the town once they’re done.

MUNICH BREAK-A-WAY VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 5 days/3 nights hotel accommodations with private bath, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details. Supplements apply during higher seasons and holidays.Call Open Skies® for rates.

Christmas Delight Tour for $999*

Select Departures Nov 28 & Dec 2, 2016 Only
6 Days/5 Nights

Experience Germany's traditional Christmas festivities on this holiday tour from Frankfurt to Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen. Visit Eisenach's Wartburg Castle and take Christmas market tours in Leipzig and Dresden, where you can buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from local vendors, admire the stunning Christmas lights, and enjoy traditional German snacks such as bratwursts and mulled wine. Tour a porcelain factory in Meissen, witness the age-old tradition of woodcarving in Seiffen, Schneeberg and Annaberg, and visit other ancient German towns including Old Town Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This German Christmas tour from Frankfurt lets you engage your senses while celebrating the many joys of this festive season!

This scenic tour from Frankfurt is a fun and relaxing way to experience some of Germany's most interesting sights, beautiful landscapes and traditional activities during the Christmas season. Your experienced driver and guide will ensure a comfortable, smooth and enjoyable experience while providing top-notch service.

Celebrate Christmas the German way by taking Christmas market tours and marveling at giant Christmas trees adorned in thousands of lights. Immerse yourself in age-old German traditions as you tour a porcelain factory, witness woodcarving in ancient miner-villages, and sample traditional German specialties such as bratwursts and mulled wine.

You'll be driven by climate-controlled coach or minivan, depending on the size of your group. Accommodation and some meals are included.

Day 1: Depart for your overnight flight to Frankfurt.

Day 2: Arrive Frankfurt and proceed on your own to your hotel, the Corner Hotel (or similar). Free day and evening to enjoy Frankfurt.

Day 3: Today, the tour travels east to Eisenach and the Wartburg, a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. Make a stop here to explore one of the most important buildings in German history. This is the site where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German during his exile. Continue to Weimar, where famous names like Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Strauss lived and worked.

Upon arrival in Leipzig, check in to the Seaside Park Hotel (or similar), then visit one of Germany’s largest Christmas markets, the aptly named Leipzig Christmas Market. Take in the sights and sounds of the season, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and enjoy a typical German snack, like a bratwurst with some gluehwein (hot spiced wine). Overnight in Leipzig.

Day 4: Early morning breakfast and then we head to the town of Meissen for a tour of one of Germany’s oldest porcelain factories. Take in a demonstration workshop where the painting and glazing process happens. Then continue to Dresden for a city tour. See some of Dresden’s main attractions, like the Semperoper, the opera house of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden and the concert hall of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; the Baroque-era Zwinger (palace) and the restored Dresden Frauenkirche (Lutheran church).

Later, check in to your hotel, the Park Inn by Radisson (or similar), before heading to the next Christmas market: Striezelmarkt, one of Germany’s oldest documented Christmas markets. Check out the giant Christmas pyramid and stroll through the market to sample a wide variety of local delicacies (own expense). Overnight in Dresden.

Day 5: Early morning breakfast and then we visit the towns of Seiffen, a center of the wooden toy industry, and two old miner-villages, Schneeberg and Annaberg. These towns (and others) are home to the German tradition of woodcarving and Christmas pyramids. Visit the Annaberg-Buchholz Christmas Market, which dates back to 1510, and see St. Wolfgang’s Church in Schneeberg, one of the largest hall churches in Germany.

Continue to Plauen to check in to the DORMERO Hotel Plauen (or similar) for a farewell dinner with the rest of the tour group. Overnight Plauen.

Day 6: Early morning breakfast and then travel through the Franconian Forest in Northern Bavaria to the town of Bamberg. Stop to complete any last-minute Christmas shopping and see some of the local attractions, like the Bamberg Cathedral, one of the most famous cathedrals in all of Germany. The tour ends with a return trip to Frankfurt in the late afternoon. Upon arrival in Frankfurt, proceed on your own to your hotel, the Corner Hotel (or similar) for overnight. Free evening.

Day 7: Proceed on your own to Frankfurt Airport for your return flight.

Inclusions:
Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Professional guide
All tours as per itinerary
Welcome snack in Leipzig (bratwurst and mulled wine)
Entrance fee to Meissen porcelain factory
Entrance fee to Wartburg Castle

CHRISTMAS DELIGHT TOUR INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 5 nights hotel accommodations, 2 in Frankfurt and 1 night each in Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details.

Trafalgar Tours German Christmas Markets Tour from $1940*

Select Departures Nov 30, Dec 7 & Dec 13, 2016 Only
9 Days/7 Nights

Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
$1940 per person from New York (JFK)
$1970 per person from Chicago (ORD) or Miami (MIA)

A journey to the home of Christmas markets, this festive foray takes you to Germany's finest cities and towns, from classics like Dresden and Nuremberg to offbeat places like Eisenach. You'll enjoy Insider moments like… experiencing the build up to Christmas just as the Germans do, visiting their famous wintery markets. The scent of 'Stollen' cake and 'Glühwein' swirls around you as you stroll among the rustic chalets.

DAY 1
DEPARTURE
Depart via Iberia Airlines overnight flight to Madrid connecting with your flight to Frankfurt.

DAY 2
ARRIVE FRANKFURT
Arrive Madrid. After going through customs, connect to your Iberia Airlines flight to Frankfurt. Upon arrival in Frankfurt, proceed on your own to your hotel.

Welcome to Germany and the start of your magical trip to experience the festive markets. Each year in November and December the atmosphere builds through Germany with the start of Christmas celebrations. Towns and villages are decorated, Christmas markets open and the wonderful aroma of 'Stollen' and 'Glühwein' is to be experienced around every corner. After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director will take you on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Later, meet with your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

HOTEL: Sheraton Offenbach
MEALS: Welcome Reception

DAY 3
FRANKFURT – ROTHENBURG – NUREMBERG
Travel to Bavaria and arrive in the medieval walled town of Rothenburg. Enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel Director where you will see half-timbered houses and the old Town Hall. Try traditional cuisine or shop for gifts during your free time at the Reiterlesmarkt. This afternoon continue to Nuremberg and admire the mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Church before visiting Germany's most famous Christmas market in the main square. The market sells arts and crafts as well as 'Zwetschgenmännle' - decorative figurines made out of prunes.

HOTEL: Novotel Messezentrum
MEALS: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4
NUREMBERG – EISENACH (WARTBURG CASTLE) – ERFURT – WEIMAR
A very special Christmas market is held in the courtyard of the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle in Eisenach. Enjoy typical German food, beverages, crafts, music and entertainment. Later travel to see the largest Christmas market in the province of Thuringia. This medieval market takes place on Cathedral Square in Erfurt with the impressive background of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church. These form the perfect backdrop for more than 200 stalls and a big Ferris wheel. See the 120m long Merchants' Bridge (Krämerbrücke) which has 32 houses along its length – the longest inhabited bridge in Europe. This evening in Weimar enjoy the taste and smells throughout the historic market square of this UNESCO World Heritage town. Dine tonight at your hotel.

HOTEL: Leonardo
MEALS: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5
WEIMAR – DRESDEN
After a leisurely morning in Weimar, travel to Dresden - known as ‘Florence on the Elbe'. Spend time seeing the highlights of this astonishing city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Tonight you may want to sample some traditional German food at a local restaurant.

HOTEL: Pullman Newa
MEALS: Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
The Buchenwald Memorial Site
Outside the town of Weimar, we'll visit the memorial and museum of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Constructed in 1937, it wasn't long before Buchenwald became synonymous for the entire Nazi concentration camp system and, by the end of the war, was the largest camp in the German Reich.
Adult Price: €25.00

DAY 6
FULL DAY AT DRESDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET
A blaze of lights, the aroma of mulled wine and Christmas songs. This is the magic of Dresden's Striezelmarkt which is Germany's oldest Christmas market. On the second weekend in advent the locals pay homage to the Christmas pastry which originated in their city, the original Dresdner Christstollen. Taste typical Saxon delicacies and buy traditional handicrafts in the market found in the heart of this Baroque city. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere.

HOTEL: Pullman Newa
MEALS: Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Meissen Experience
We'll drive along the river Elbe to the old town of Meissen, where porcelain was first developed in Europe. After a fascinating visit to the world-famous factory, we'll have time for a stroll through this medieval town to the Meissen Christmas Market.
Adult Price: €39.00

DAY 7
DRESDEN – LEIPZIG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS)
Just as it was 500 years ago, the Leipzig Christmas market blends into the historic backdrop of Leipzig city centre. With more than 250 originally decorated stalls, it lives up to its reputation as one of the biggest and most interesting Christmas markets in Germany. After time to explore you will later make your way to Berlin - a vibrant and fascinating city.

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza City Center
MEALS: Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Dinner And Berlin By Night
Tonight join us as we enjoy hearty German food, wine, beer and traditional music, before discovering the illuminated landmarks of the German capital.
Adult Price: €59.00

DAY 8
BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Reichstag building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs or perhaps join the Berlin's Secret Past Optional Experience. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a delicious festive Farewell Dinner with wine.

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza City Center
MEALS: Buffet Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Berlin's Secret Past Revealed
Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.
Adult Price:

DAY 9
DEPART BERLIN
Say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your travelling companions as you return home full of the joys of Christmas. Proceed to the airport for your early morning flight to Madrid via Iberia Airlines connect with your return flight to New York, Boston or Miami.

MEALS: Buffet Breakfast

Inclusions:
7 hot buffet breakfasts.
4 dinners.

Touring as Indicated:
Visit the Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin
City tour in Berlin
Orientation of Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig
Visit the Berlin TV Tower
View the Opera House and Zwinger Palace in Dresden and the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building in Berlin

TRAFALGAR TOURS GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS TOUR INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Iberia Airlines, 7 nights hotel accommodations as indicated, sightseein as indicated, meals as indicated, hotel taxes and service charges. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details.

**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the "from" (shortest non-stop route) to the "To" (furthest point in the US or Canada with one connection each direction) to the final destination. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.


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