G Adventures has unveiled its first range of Christmas market tours in Europe, with four departures running from late November to the end of December.
The week-long tours will take travellers from Berlin to Vienna, or vice versa, stopping in Salzburg, Munich and Nuremberg along the way.
Brian Young, managing director at G Adventures, said: “Christmas 2020 was incredibly tough, with Covid restrictions meaning many families and friends were unable to spend the holiday season together.
“We’re incredibly excited to be launching these new festive tours, which will help travellers recapture the magic of Christmas, and celebrate with loved ones and new friends.
“We know that many British travellers are opting for short-haul trips and, with Germany and Austria both on the UK’s green list, it’s easier than ever for them to hop over and enjoy the festive magic in some of Europe’s most beautiful and famous Christmas markets.”
‘Christmas in Central Europe – Berlin to Vienna’ will begin in Berlin, with visits to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island and the Christmas markets in Gendarmenmarkt square.
The seven-day trip starts from £1,099 and can also be taken in reverse with the ‘Christmas in Central Europe – Vienna to Berlin’ tour for £1,149. Prices do not include flights from the UK.
The itinerary includes famous festive fairs, such as the Hellbrunner Christmas market in Salzburg (pictured), home to more than 700 Christmas trees, and Nuremberg market, one of the oldest markets in the world.
Both tours are part of G Adventures’ new Travel-Ready programme, which requires all travellers to be either fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before day one of their tour.
Photograph © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH