Nov. 30 - Dec. 8, 2019


Package Price:
$1,997.00 | Air from New York City

Early booking discount, price goes up $500 after December 31, 2018!

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

Enjoy the Austria Germany Christmas Episode of Destination Craft with Jim West:

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Germany.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
  • Professional Craftours tour escort the entire time.
  • First-class hotel accommodations. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily.
  • Special welcome dinner.
  • A walking tour of the charming Bavarian village of Ruhpolding.
  • Arts & Crafts workshops with master instructors. (supplies provided)
  • An optional special workshop and demonstration crafting glass-blown Christmas ornaments
  • Festival Christmas shopping in the historic Salzburg Christmas market.
  • An optional authentic "Apple Strudel" making workshop.
  • Visit places with exceptional photo opportunities on the way to the Bavarian countryside to the town of Oberammergau.
  • A tour of the Christmas Museum in Salzburg.
  • A walking tour of Salzburg including some movie locations from The Sound of Music.
  • Shopping in the world-famous Christmas market of Nuremberg.
  • Shopping in the village of Rattenberg.
  • Explore the Christmas market in Innsbruck.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance highly recommended.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative gift.


BAVARIA & AUSTRIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Ruhpolding RUHPOLDING play movie
Ruhpolding is a municipality of the Traunstein district in southeastern Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the south of the Chiemgau region in the Alps. Ruhpolding has a population of approximately 6,400.
SALZBURG play movie
Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Host to three universities and a large population of students. Salzburg is noted for its attractive setting and scenic Alpine backdrop.

Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid 20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
CHRISTMAS MARKET SALZBURG play movie
The tradition and ambiance of Salzburg's Christmas market make an ideal setting to start off the Christmas season. Every year visitors are enchanted by the charm of Cathedral Square, the traditional booths, the strings of light and the quality of the diversified items on sale. Come and enjoy some of the magic this year: from traditional handicrafts, fine baked goods, aromatic tree ornaments and various objet d'art for the Christmas season.
OBERAMMERGAU Play Movie
Oberammergau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. The town is famous for its production of a Passion Play, its woodcarvers, and the NATO School. The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague then sweeping the region they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, as well as in 1934 which was the 300th anniversary and 1984 which was the 350th anniversary. It involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village.
NUREMBERG CHRISTMAS MARKETS play movie
The enticing smells of mulled wine and rum punch, roasted almonds, Nuremberg bratwurst and gingerbread fill the air. And it's not only tiny tots who will have their eyes all a-glow as the Nuremberg Christkind appears on the balcony of the Church of Our Lady to open the holiday season. During this season, the "little town of wood and cloth" will shine in the heart of Nuremberg's Old Town and turn it into Christmas City. More than 180 market stands - all decorated for Christmas with fresh greens and lights, the local gold-foil angel, Zwetschgenmännle made of prunes, toys and games and delicious holiday treats to eat and drink. This is a one-of-a-kind atmosphere where you can enjoy the magic of the Nuremberg Christmas Market!


OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS:

Glass Ornament Workshop
The quaint village of Rattenberg is the smallest town in Austria, but home to some of the most amazing glass artisans. This is where we will participate in a glass ornament making workshop. This glass art is used producing Tyrolean glass making techniques that were practiced centuries ago. You will learn from these master artisans what goes into creating this perfect craft and have the opportunity to create your own crafted memory.
Cost of this optional workshop is $55 per person.


Apple Strudel Workshop
The apple strudel is originally an Austrial dish that has gained popularity throughout the world. Strudel a layered pastry with a filling inside that can be sweet or savory. In this workshop we will be making the most popular type, Apple Strudel. We will participate and learn how to prepare this traditional dish in the Austrian fashion. From marinating the apples to stretching out the pastry dough, the entire experience will be fun & delicious!
Cost of this optional workshop is $76 per person.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST GERMANY & AUSTRIA TOURS: