Join The Cooking Mom on a European Christmas Market Tour!
Have you always wanted to visit the Christmas markets in Europe? I'm so excited to announce this Cooking Mom Vacation! The holiday season can be so crazy busy and stressful. This year let's savor every moment of the season.
We'll visit Nuremberg, Germany to experience one of the most famous and most authentic Christmas markets in Europe. In all we'll visit at least 7 different Christmas markets in Germany and in the beautiful city of Prague too! We'll shop for handmade Christmas ornaments and unique beautiful holiday gifts you won't be able to find anywhere else.
We'll enjoy lots of live holiday music. Then there's the food! The food at the European Christmas markets will be AMAZING! Bring on freshly grilled sausages, salmon grilled over an open fire, German breads and giant pretzels, and loads of homemade Christmas cookies, candies, and sweet treats! Don't forget the warm mulled German wine called Gluhwein. It's so delicious and will keep you nice and toasty while exploring the Christkindlmarket. It's so fun to collect the different authentic wine mugs from each market. I want to bring home all 7 of them!
I've timed this trip so we'll be back in plenty of time before the holiday season gets into full swing back at home. We'll fly out Wednesday November 29th, 2023, the week after Thanksgiving. We'll spend 8 fun filled nights in Europe getting home December 8th.
I've worked hard to make this trip a super good value! This can normally be a very expensive trip. Not mine! I've worked really hard to negotiate a great deal.
On this trip you'll see lots more Christmas markets than most tours. We'll stay in the best hotels, eat amazing food, and we'll do some extra special things on this trip! Breakfast every morning at our hotel, 3 delicious multi course lunches, and 2 VERY special holiday dinners, a 4-hour river cruise and more will be included on this trip!
We'll start out our trip by flying into one of my favorite cities, Munich, Germany. It's so beautiful! During the holidays even more so! I was just there in Munich last summer. I'm dreaming of the giant freshly baked pretzels and homemade Obatzda - beer cheese spread! I'm pretty excited about all the German food we'll get to eat like pork roast dumplings, schnitzel and spaetzle!
We're staying at a 4.5 star hotel in Munich in a great location, within walking distance to all places we'll want to visit. I've arranged for some serious fun in Munich. Upon arrival, we'll have a big Bavarian welcome lunch at a local Brauhaus with your choice of German beer or wine. That afternoon, we'll head to our first Christmas market of the trip. We'll get a private guided tour of Munich's biggest Christmas market at the historic Marienplatz near our hotel. Then we can shop and eat at the market all night long!
Our next day in Munich, we can sleep in a bit and have a big breakfast at our hotel. Then I have arranged a very special treat! We're going on a pub crawl with a local. He knows his Munich history and he knows THE BEST Munich Pubs. We'll walk with him around the Marienplatz to learn all about the churches, the outdoor markets, and wonderful German Pubs. We'll make some fun, delicious stops for German food along the way! That evening we'll get to visit 2 more different Munich area Christmas markets, each very unique and special!
On our 3rd full day in Germany, we're in for another treat! After breakfast we'll board our private motor coach to tour one of the most beautiful castles in the world. The fairytale like Neuschwanstein Castle is the inspiration for the famous Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles of Disney. We'll get to visit and tour this magical castle which is especially beautiful during winter and the holidays when the towers and mountains are often dusted with snow! I can't wait!
After our tour of the castle we'll head to the charming town of Regensburg, Germany. We'll be able to check into our hotel and then stroll around Regensburg's romantic Christmas market. Then it's time for some more Christmas magic!
Regenburg is on the beautiful Danube River. Tonight, we're going to take a holiday dinner cruise on the Danube. We'll start our cruise with a mulled wine reception on the beautiful and festively decorated Chrystal Queen river cruise boat. We'll enjoy a 4-course holiday dinner. There will be live Christmas music and we'll get to see all the beautiful sparkling holiday lights of the city from our boat ride on the Danube. It's going to be a magical night!
After our fun night in Regensburg, the next morning after breakfast, we'll board our motor coach and head to Nuremberg, Germany for two nights. Tonight, we'll get to explore and eat our way around one of the oldest, most authentic and biggest Christmas markets in Europe! Bring it on!
On our 2nd day in Nuremberg, we're going to hit the town. We'll get a private tour of this historic city stopping to sample the famous Nurnberger bratwurst. We'll get to taste other treats too like homemade gingerbread. That night we get to explore even more of the Nuremberg Christmas markets.
After Nuremberg, we'll make our way to Dresden, Germany. Along the way we'll stop in the cute town of Bayreuth. We'll stop at the famous German Mail's Brauerei & Museum for a brewery tour and beer tasting. Then we'll stop at a local restaurant for a 3 -course lunch with wine or beer.
Tonight, we'll get a guided tour of the Dresden Christmas market. It's one of the oldest and most beautiful Christmas markets in the world!
From Germany, we'll head to Prague for 2 nights. This is one of the most gorgeous and photogenic cities in the world! I've never been, and I can't wait to see it! We'll see all the sights with a full city tour of Prague. We'll also have plenty of time to explore the wonderful Christmas markets in Prague. On our last night in Prague, we'll be treated to a special farewell holiday dinner with delicious Czech food and a fun traditional Folklore show with authentic music and dancing.
Exploring the Christmas markets of Europe has always been on my bucket list. I've worked really hard to make this trip THE BEST! We'll see lots more Christmas markets than the rest. They are all unique and have their own charm.
We'll do special things not offered on other tours, like my authentic Munich pub crawl with a local, the winter Neuschwanstein castle visit, a holiday dinner river cruise on the Danube to see the Christmas lights, and the magic of Prague with a festive farewell dinner and show! My trips are different and special from the rest!
This vacation truly will be the trip of a lifetime! We'll meet new friends, eat amazing food, and soak in the real beauty of Christmas. We'll be able to buy beautiful Christmas gifts that you can't find anywhere else! This trip is such a great deal because so much is included!
I can only take a limited number. This trip will sell out. Hurry to reserve your spot! Airfare is not included. No need to worry about that now. We'll be booking our flights in a couple months. You can book flights on your own or when it's time we are happy to help!
I hope you'll join me on this magical trip! Come with your friends, come with your husband or special someone, or come alone. You'll NEVER feel alone on my trips! I hope you'll join me for some Christmas magic!
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