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We meet at the airport at 7.25am for our Air Malta flight to Munich Airport departing at 9.25am. On arrival at 11.45am our coach will take us to visit Bavaria’s capital Munich. We will have time for lunch (extra) and to visit the citys’ pedestrian centre with its majestic Town Hall, towering the Christmas Market set in Marienplatz Square and the surrounded pedestrian streets. We later proceed to our 4 star Unterberghof Hotel in Flachau for check-in.
We start off our day by enjoying the atmosphere in Flachau. Later in the morning, we go for an optional half day excursion to Zell am See with its snow-covered mountains, crystal clear water and sparkling stars in the sky. In the picturesque alleys you will find artistic decorations, lovingly adorned stalls serving tasty tidbits and traditional craftsmanship which will warm your heart. Gorgeous woodwork and toys, deliciously spiced mulled wine, freshly baked Christmas cookies, roasted almonds and home-knitted products are all awaiting you!
Today’s optional full day excursion will take us to the region of region of Carinthia towards the southern part of Austria. We start off by visiting Lake Millstatt for some lovely views before making our way towards Velden, the famous and vibrant village on the shores of Lake Worthersee. A cosy atmosphere filled with a delicious scent of vanilla and cinnamon and the wonderful sounds of Christmas carols in the air, will awake the joyful anticipation of Christmas in you.
Our optional full day excursion will take us first to visit the Hallein Salt Mines (extra). Together with the local guide we will follow the miners’ footsteps by first board an electric train for this fun-filled tour through this brilliant 7,000 years old underground salt mine. After this 400 metre ride we straddle two wooden rails and slide down to the lower level of the mine (one can opt to use the steps). We will see an interesting multi-vision show and board a raft and cross the fascinating subterranean lake before exiting the mine. We will later proceed to Berchtesgaden. This festive season in Berchtesgaden is characterized by rich traditions and customs that have been passed on for many generations. At the Christmas Market stalls, you can find original Berchtesgaden Christmas tree decorations that have been crafted according to the folk art traditions that have existed in the region for centuries. A live nativity scene, horse-drawn carriage rides, local wood crafts and Christmas carol singers create an atmosphere that will fill you with joy and peace.
Today our full day optional excursion takes us into the region of Carinthia where we will first visit Klagenfurt. This town was awarded the prestigious Europa Nostra Diploma for its beautifully restored Renaissance courtyards. Klagenfurt’s Neuer Platz is dominated by the Lindwurm, a winged dragon statue which is the emblem of the city. It was modelled on the legendary dragon, said to have resided in a swamp here long ago. Here, we will also find the Christmas market, set up nicely in the square with some lovely enticing scents to tingle your senses. We later make our way back to Flachau, making a short stop in Villach, which is a lovely town in the Carinthia region boasting some beautifully adorned Christmas markets in the town centre.
Our optional full day excursion today will take us to Salzkammergut – the Lake District. Our first stop will be in Mondsee, a typical quaint Austrian Village on the bank of Lake Mondsee. The Cathedral square famously also hosts a Christmas Market. We later proceed to St Wolfgang where we have time to visit the Gothic Winged Alter and White Horse Inn. We can also enjoy the picturesque village set up for Christmas, together with the Christmas Market offering a rich selection of exquisite arts and crafts, regional specialties and wonderful Christmas tree decorations too.
Our last optional full day excursion takes us to Salzburg, the heart in the heart of Europe. The Christmas Market in Salzburg, also known as Nikolaimarkt (St Nicholas Market) go all the way back to the 15th century. Here we will experience local Christmas folk customs, traditional decorations, gifts, incense to help conjure up a festive atmosphere and all Austrian specialities like mulled wine, hot punch gingerbread biscuits and more. During our stay in Salzburg we will walk through and see Mirabel Gardens, St Peter’s Abbey, Mozart’s birth house and the cemetery which made part of the setting of the film “The Sound of Music”. One can also take the funicular up to Hohensalzburg, the majestic fortress overlooking the city. No doubt that the visit to Salzburg will be a perfect and a memorable ending.
After breakfast, we check out of our rooms and make our way towards Munich Airport for our flight departing at 4.35pm and arriving in Malta at 6.50pm.
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Price per person
* Special Price
€729 €629* Adult in Quad
€759 €659* Adult in Triple
€799 €699* Adult in Twin
€879 €779* Adult in Single
€499 €399* Child sharing with 2 adults
€109 Half Board (7 meals)
* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken
Air Malta return flights to Munich Airport
7 nights in 4 Star Hotel Unterberghof in Flachau or similar
Rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe & TV
Daily buffet breakfast
Free visit to Munich’s Olympic Park
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
Children under 12 pay half
€38 Zell am See
€45 Hallein Salt Mines / Berchtesgaden
not included in price
City tax of €2.00 per person per night (from 15 years upwards) is to be paid directly at hotel
Hallein Salt Mines entrance, Adults €21 / Children €11.50
* All above prices are subject to change