December 1 - 9, 2019

Celebrity Instructor:
Bonnie Hunter
Bonnie Hunter

Package Price:
$3,897.00 | Air from New York City

(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.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City.
  • Round-trip transfers in Germany.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in both a modern hotel and a charming family-owned Bavarian Hotel.
  • Private deluxe coach and driver the entire time.
  • Daily breakfast and some special dinners.
  • An optional "apple strudel" cooking class.
  • A professional tour guide and sightseeing in Salzburg & Munich.
  • A professional Craftours escort the entire time.
  • Extraordinary shopping in the historic & festive Christmas Markets of Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich and Nuremberg.
  • Shopping and sightseeing in the charming village of Oberammergau.
  • An optional tour to the magnificent Neuchwanstein Castle.
  • A visit to the marvelous Christmas Toy Museum in Salzburg.
  • A walking tour of Salzburg including movie locations from the movie, "The Sound of Music."
  • A special boat ride on Herrenchimsee Lake and guided tour of the palace.
  • A "glass blowing" workshop to make hand-made Christmas ornaments!
  • A trip to Oberndorf to see the original "Silent Night" chapel.
  • A walking tour of the charming Bavarian village of Ruhpolding.
  • Traveling and workshops with our special guest, Bonnie Hunter.
  • Craftours luggage tag, lanyard and special 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:

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.






BONNIE HUNTER

Bonnie K Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”. She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back. Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of ""Needle in a Haystack!", creating more than 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel.

Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into 7 languages and sold around the globe through fabric stores. But quilting has always been Bonnie’s first love. She has been machine quilting since 1989 and professionally long arm quilting for the public since 1995, retiring in 2009 when she no longer had the time due to her teaching, traveling and writing schedule. She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie received the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” award through a global internet poll hosted via Sew Cal Gal, and was completely flabbergasted, not to mention honored and humbled at the same time.

Dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting, Bonnie enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the world, challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of English paper piecing and hand quilting as much as machine work, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina, a suburb of Winston-Salem. She and her husband, Dave are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason, and Jeffrey. They round out their household with Sadie the dog and two cats –Emmy Lou, who loves life inside only, and Chloe who only loves life on the outside—keeping Bonnie company while she designs, quilts and plays happily with her fabric.

Bonnie also writes a regular column for Quiltmaker Magazine entitled "Addicted to Scraps" with the main intention to help you to put various aspects of your own Scrap Users System to good use!

Bonnie’s favorite motto? “The Best Things in Life are Quilted!!” of course!



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