*Taxes and fuel surcharges subject to change prior to departure of tour. Any increases will be noted in the final payment invoice.
Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland
|$2799 Dec 2-10, 2017|
- Per person based on double/triple occupancy$2799
- Per person based on single occupancy$3299
- Roundtrip airfare from DFW/Vienna-Zurich/DFW
- Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel
- 7-night hotel accommodations
- Hotel service charges, and taxes
- 7 breakfasts, 1 Welcome Dinner, 2 hotel dinners. 1 Farewell dinner
- Porterage for one suitcase per person
- Services of a professional Trafalgar Tour Guide
- All personal expenses i.e. telephone, laundry, etc.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Optional excursions
- Gratuities to guide and drivers
- Meals other than specified, Airline Baggage fees
Your Included Sights
Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna , Salzburg , Munich , Innsbruck and Lucerne | City tour in Vienna and Salzburg | Orientation of Munich , Oberammergau , Innsbruck and Lucerne | Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein | View Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, the Marienplatz in Munich, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne | See stunning Alpine scenery
DAY 1 – Saturday, Dec 02, 2017 – Fly from DFW to Vienna
DAY 2 Sunday, Dec 03, 2017 – Arrive Vienna
Welcome to the magical Austrian capital, Vienna. After check-in this afternoon, relax and unwind after your journey. Later, meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Drink followed by an evening orientation drive.
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Vienna Danube Waterfront
DAY 3 Monday, Dec 04, 2017 Vienna Sightseeing and Christmas Markets
Explore the Ringstrasse during your festive sightseeing tour of Vienna. Your Local Specialist shows you the Hofburg Palace which was the former home of the Habsburgs. You will also see the Parliament, City Hall and the grand State Opera House. Visit the ‘Christkindlmarkt’ and buy handmade wooden toys, seasonal gifts, delicious gingerbread and warming Glühwein from traditional decorated wooden stalls.Meal(s): B Hotel: Hilton Hotel Vienna Danube Waterfront
DAY 4 Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017 Vienna – Salzburg – Munich
Drive along the scenic Danube Valley to the beautiful city of Salzburg and visit the enchanting Christmas market. See the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s birthplace and the Old City on your walking tour with a Local Specialist . Then cross fairy tale Alpine landscapes to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Dine this evening at your hotel. Meal(s): B, D
Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel Munich
DAY 5 Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017 Munich Orientation and Free Time
Discover Munich on an orientation with your Travel Director. Admire the Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the festive spirit at the Christmas market. Consider a visit to a famous beer hall and experience the warmth and hospitality for which this city is renowned. Meal(s): B Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel Munich
DAY 6 Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 Munich – Oberammergau – Innsbruck
Leave Munich behind and travel through the picturesque Bavarian countryside en route to Oberammergau, home of the Passion Play that takes place in the village every ten years. This village is also famous for a long tradition of woodcarving and has homes with elaborate frescoes depicting traditional Bavarian themes. Spend free time exploring the quaint streets before arriving in Innsbruck. Admire the 15 th century Golden Roof. Visit the Christmas market in the Old Town Square and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. Tonight dinner will be served at your hotel. Meal(s): B, D Hotel: Grauer Baer Hotel Innsbruck
DAY 7 Friday, Dec 08, 2017 Innsbruck – Vaduz – Lucerne
This morning see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck before visiting Vaduz, the capital city in the mountain principality of Liechtenstein. See the picturesque castle that sits above the city. Later arrive in Lucerne where you will visit the Lion Monument and view the famous wooden Chapel Bridge during an orientation tour. Meal(s): B Hotel: Astoria Hotel Lucerne
DAY 7 Saturday, Dec 09, 2017 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Visit the Christmas markets at Franziskanerplatz, located in the Old Town of Lucerne. Swiss delights are on offer at the wooden stalls, as well as a carousel which plays traditional music while children enjoy the ride. Later enjoy free time or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner.Meal(s): B, FD
Hotel: Astoria Hotel Lucerne
DAY 8 Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 – Lucerne – Depart Zurich
Say farewell to your traveling companions as you return home with magical Christmas memories. There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply. Please do not book flights which depart before 10am from Zurich airport.
FLIGHT SCHEDULE: TENTATIVE (subject to change before departure)
02Dec LH439 DFW FRA 4:10P – 8:50A 12/3 Lufthansa
03Dec OS122 FRA VIE 9:50A – 11:15A Austrian Air
10Dec UA135 ZRH EWR 10:20A – 1:50P United Air
10Dec UA1866 EWR DFW 3:25P – 6:16P United Air
Payments & Cancellations
PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS: An $800 deposit is due with booking. Final payment is due Aug 15, 2017. The advertised price represents a 5% discount for payments made by cash or check. The price is 5% higher for a credit card payment and requires an authorized signature. We accept AX, Visa, MC and DISCOVER. Legal first and last names must be given as stated on identification. (No nicknames). Name changes may be made up to 60 days prior to departure for $200 per name change.
CANCELLATIONS: If cancelled before Aug 15, 2017, a fee of $500 per person is assessed. If cancelled on or after Aug 15, trip is non refundable. Please understand that vendors are very strict with regard to cancellation. No exceptions can be made.
A valid passport is required for this tour. Passport must be valid 6 months after trip return. If you are not a US citizen it is your responsibility to check with your consulate to see if a visa is required. Failure to have proper documents could result in denied boarding by the airlines.
Legal full names must be given as stated on your passport (No nicknames). Please send SCT a copy of the info page of your passport.
Insurance: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Insurance information will be provided to you and must be booked within 15 days of your initial deposit in order to cover “pre-existing conditions”. If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately. Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier.
SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.
RESPONSIBILITY: SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes or any Act of god occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever. SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not responsible for ski conditions. The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour. Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.
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