Visiting Europe during the Christmas season is truly unforgettable:beautiful cobblestone streets covered in a light dusting of snow, amazing festivals, and magical holiday markets that enliven the centers of numerous cities and towns.
Europe’s Christmas markets are a cherished tradition full of storybook Yuletide delights: stalls teeming with sparkling baubles, twinkling Christmas trees, gingerbread castles, steaming Glühwein, and cheerful carol singers.
Insight Vacations, the leader in premium escorted journeys, invites travelers to explore the festive Christmas markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or Russia by taking a memorable guided vacation this holiday season. Visiting Europe at this time of year not only gives travelers the opportunity to explore the bustling markets, but the smaller crowds mean guests have more time to connect with locals and enjoy immersive Insight Experiences.
There is still space available on three of Insight’s dedicated Christmas Markets Journeys:
Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria: This bewitching nine-day itinerary weaves its way through the mountains, castles and cities of Austria and Germany, stopping at three holiday markets along the way. Guests take a private tour of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and see Mozart’s family home in Salzburg; enjoy a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride through Innsbruck; explore the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein; and admire the Marienplatz and its famous Glockenspiel in Munich. Priced from $1,825 pp.
Magical Switzerland: Experience Christmas like never before on this astounding eight-day journey around Switzerland, an enchanting winter wonderland of frozen waterfalls, peaceful cozy villages, snow-laden forests and imposing mountain ranges. Near Geneva, visit beautiful Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel set on the shores of the lake. Ride the cog-wheel train to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, and the world-famous Glacier Express for a spectacular journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Priced from $2,195 pp.
Easy-Pace Russia with Christmas Markets: Take part in the age-old festivities of the Russian Orthodox Christmas on this incredible nine-day journey to Russia where you’ll also discover rare, handcrafted treasures, visit the snow-draped palaces of the czars, and see some of the world’s greatest museums. In St. Petersburg, enjoy the annual International Winter Festival and learn the secrets of Russian history with a Local Expert at the imperial tombs. In Moscow, see how each district comes alive with street music, art and food, and walk inside the walls of the Kremlin. Priced from $2,025 pp.
Guests who book and pay in full before October 25, 2018 can save up to 5% with our Early Payment Discount*.
For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent,call Insight Vacations at 1-888-680-1241, or visit www.insightvacations.com
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