Christmas Markets getaway

Vienna ~ Salzburg ~ Munich ~ Lucerne  








Day 1 - Depart USA

Depart on your overnight transatlantic flight to Vienna, Austria. (Meals on flight).


Day 2 - Vienna

Upon arrival in Vienna, meet your Parallel Tours representative who will be with you throughout the trip. Transfer to the city center with a panoramic city tour en route. Check in at hotel followed by free time to explore the city on your own. Welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant followed by overnight at hotel. (D)


Day 3 -  Vienna

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Austrian capital, Vienna. Start at the Parliament and City Hall then on to the grand State Opera House followed by the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful royal houses of Europe. Feed your Christmas spirit with a visit to the enchanting Christkindlmarkt this afternoon to feast on delicious gingerbread and Glühwein as you wander past wooden stalls piled high with handcrafted toys, seasonal gifts and tasty festive fare. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore before dinner and overnight at hotel. (B,D)

Day 4 - Vienna/Salzburg/Munich

After breakfast, depart along the scenic Danube Valley on to Mozart's beloved Salzburg, where, on arrival, you will enjoy a walking tour to see the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens and the Old City. Enjoy lunch on your own this afternoon in beautiful Salzburg before crossing Alpine landscapes to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


Day 5 - Munich

This morning enjoy an orientation tour of one of Germany's liveliest cities as you embrace the festive cheer in Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. After lunch on your own, savor the sights, sounds and smells of Munich's Christmas market, a dazzling display of twinkling lights, carols and a magnificent Christmas tree. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 - Munich/Oberammergau/Innsbruck

Depart Munich this morning after breakfast and travel through the world-renowned and picturesque Bavarian countryside as we make our way into Oberammergau. Oberammergau has hosted its poignant Passion Play every ten years since the Middle Ages. Admire the village's intricate woodcarvings and elaborate frescoes depicting Bavarian themes before continuing on to Innsbruck. Check in at hotel followed by time at leisure to explore the Christmas market. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


Day 7 - Innsbruck/Vaduz/Lucerne

After breakfast we drive through the fairy-tale winter wonderland that beckons as we see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck. We continue to Vaduz to view its turreted castle, perched perfectly above the Liechtenstein capital. The final destination of our tour is Lucerne. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the city that takes us past the sad Lion of Lucerne and the famous wooden Chapel Bridge. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant followed by overnight at hotel.


Day 8 - Lucerne/Zurich/USA

Transfer this morning after breakfast to Zurich airport as we begin our journey back home. (B, meals on flight)




•6 nights accommodations in 4 star hotels

•Luxury motor coach transportation throughout itinerary

•English speaking tour manager throughout land portion

•English speaking local guides (Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Lucerne)

•Daily buffet breakfast (B) and dinner (D)

•Hotel porterage of one piece of luggage per person

•City tax


•Airfare.*  See fine print on airfare below.

•Passport/visa fees (if applicable)

•Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, beverages with meals, etc.)

•Meals, entrances, etc. not specifically listed

•Optional trip cancellation insurance

•Transportation to/from airport in the US

•Tips for tour escort, driver, hotel chambermaids, etc.



Price is based on current tariffs, taxes, and exchange levels.  Rates are subject to adjustments in the event of sharp fluctuations in exchange rates, increases and/or additional fuel or security surcharges.  Price is based on a minimum group size of  20.

If a roommate is not available, you will be billed the $600 single supplement cost. (Singles are on request basis only.) 


Airfare can be offered at a later date if enough passengers sign up from the same gateway city.  PLEASE, BE ADVISED: DO NOT PURCHASE your airline tickets until your Parallel Tours and Travel Team has informed you that the  minimum group size has been reached.  We will give you prompt notification at that time.


It is required that your passport be valid for at least six months from the date of your departure. A visa may be required for non-USA citizens.  You are responsible to have all documents in order.


Full refund minus a $100.00 fee will be made for cancellations received in writing up to 9/1.  After that date, additional cancellation fees are as follows:

                                   Cancellation Fees as % of

                                                    Total Tour Price

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1                                30%

Oct. 2 - Oct 31                                60%

Nov. 1 - Dec. 1                               100%

Any unused tour portions are non-refundable.



Returned checks will incur a $32 service fee.



Parallel Tours & Travel LLC is not responsible for any personal injury, damage, loss, accident, or delay due to any act, negligence or default of Parallel Tours & Travel LLC or any company or person engaged in transporting the passengers, rendering of any service, or carrying out the arrangements for any tour, or their agents, servants, employees or representatives. Your tour reservation indicates your acceptance to hold harmless Parallel Tours & Travel LLC and all suppliers and representatives, third party or otherwise, against any and all liability for injuries and damages incident to or resulting from any and all operations performed by Parallel Tours & Travel LLC or its suppliers, employees, or representatives.


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