CHRISTMAS GETAWAYS

Travel period: Nov 27, 2021 – Dec 22, 2021

Departure dates: daily

  • The most romantic and beautiful Christmas markets 
  • A feast for all senses 
  • The best Christmas destinations

Package 1: Black Forest and Strasbourg

Day 1: Basel – Freiburg : Arrival at Basel airport and train trip to Freiburg (approx. 1h). 

Day 2: Freiburg: Today you have all day to know the city of Freiburg with its cathedral and the „Most beautiful tower of Christianity“. Frei­burg, the capital of the Black Forest is a university city with a lot of ambiance. In December its streets shine with a large num­ber of stands of what is to be the largest Christmas market in the South of the Black Forest. Highlights the number of bands playing Christmas carols in the streets creating an authentic Christmas atmosphere. 

Day 3: Freiburg – Strasbourg – Freiburg: In the morning travel by train to Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace Region in France. With its extraordinary cathe­dral, carved like a work of lace, Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its Christmas market is the oldest in France, which since 1570 is held in the Cathedral square. Hundreds of merchants offer visitors original gifts and objects to decorate their Christmas tree and nativity scene, as well as different culinary specialties such as typical sweets, mulled wine, cakes and many more. Return by train to Freiburg. 

Day 4: Freiburg – Basel: Travel by train to Basel airport.

Package 2: Zurich, Lucerne and Lake Constance

Day 1: Zurich: Upon arrival in Zurich optional private transfer to your hotel. 

Day 2: Zurich – Lucerne – Zurich: Each year, around 150 market houses invite you to enjoy the beautiful pre-Christmas period in one of the largest covered Christmas markets in Europe. In the heart of Zurich, with direct access to trains, buses and trams, and in the immediate vicinity of the famous Bahnhofstrasse, lies the Christkindlimarkt of Zu­rich. Then travel by train to Lucerne. Set against the backdrop of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus, Lucerne is one of the most popu­lar tourist destinations in Switzerland. The old city features some of the oldest covered bridges in Europe, charming cobblestone streets, baroque churches and historic buildings decorated with lovely frescoes. In the heart of the medieval old town, around the Franciscan church, there is a contemplative atmosphere of Advent. In the afternoon, return to Zurich by train. 

Day 3: Zurich – Constance – Zurich: In the morning travel by train to Constance in Germa­ny. The city is located on the shores of Lake Constance, the largest lake in Germany. The Christmas Market of Constance extends from the historic center of the city to the port. At the same time, this is the most popular Christmas market on Lake Constance, which attracts more than 450,000 visitors each year. The special here is the „Christmas Boat“, which can be found on the pier. In the afternoon return to Zurich by train. 

Day 4: Zurich: Optional private transfer to the airport. 

This package includes:

  • Accommodation at 4* hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Train tickets with reserved seating in 2nd class for all listed connections

Please note:

Private sightseeing tours or city tours with local English-speaking guides available upon request.