Private luxury tours in Austria

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Luxury Austria Tours

Highlights of Austria
(6 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg

Best of Vienna
(6 Days)

Journey Through Austria
(11 Days)
Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Food & Wine of Austria
(8 Days)
Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria

Multi-country Tours

Family Tour of Austria & Germany
(9 Days)
Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden

Budapest, Vienna, Prague
(10 Days)

Best of Vienna & Prague
(7 Days)

Budapest & Vienna
(7 Days)

Christmas Markets of Europe Tour
(9 Days)
Munich, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna

Journey Through Central Europe
(15 Days)
Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Art Tour of Berlin, Prague & Vienna
(9 Days)
Berlin, Prague, Vienna

Exclusive Austria, Germany & Switzerland
(15 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden, Zurich, Lausanne

Christmas Markets of Europe Tour

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Munich & Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna

From late November through December, Europe turns into a magical world of lights, handcrafts, gingerbread, mulled wine and falling snow. On this private luxury tour, we make it easy for you to immerse yourself in the most atmospheric Christmas and Advent markets of Munich, Salzburg and Vienna with a private vehicle to chauffeur you among the many different markets in each city.

At these beautiful, festive markets, you'll find hand-made ornaments, nutcrackers, Advent calendars, traditional wooden toys, decorations, and other crafts from around the country. Enjoy outdoor concerts and sample seasonal treats such as mulled wine made from forest berries, cheese spatzle and candied fruit, and see festive decorations adorning restaurants, cafes, palaces and streets. Perhaps catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas, but watch out for Krampus!

In each location, you'll also enjoy private touring of the most interesting neighborhoods and attractions, reservations at the best cafes and restaurants, and accommodation in our favorite rooms in some of the finest hotels in Europe.

Begin in Munich, the dynamic capital of Bavaria. Explore the Old Town during a flexible walking tour with your private guide. See the famed Glockenspiel and watch its life-size mechanical figures dance and joust. Stroll interesting shopping streets and squares, and browse the Viktualienmarkt outdoor food market. Along the way, see several neighborhood Christmas markets around the city—including Christkindlmarkt, the city’s oldest and largest Christmas market, the Kripperlmarkt, and others—to browse for handicrafts, admire traditional nativity scenes, and sample holiday treats. Children will enjoy dressing up and painting ornaments at the Himmelswerkstatt. Other touring options include the Residenz (the former royal palace), which also hosts a Christmas village, or the Alte Pinakothek art museum. One day, take a private excursion to Nuremburg to visit the city's world-famous Christmas Market.

Continue by private car to Salzburg. Visit Christmas markets in snow-dusted squares throughout the town, and enjoy private touring of cultural highlights, such as the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and Mirabell Palace. Walk down Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s most famous shopping street, and visit select boutiques specializing in local products such as trachten fabric, loden coats, Christmas decorations, pewterware, gilded glass (verre eglomise), and of course Mozartkugel chocolate pralines. Visit the beautiful Christmas market at Schloss Hellbrunn, where you can even enjoy a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride! Other touring options include an excursion to the Salzkammergut, a magnificent region of mountains and lakes in the Austrian Alps to visit film sites from The Sound of Music; visiting the Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf bei Salzburg; or exploring one of Salzburg’s salt mines.

Finally, transfer by private car to Vienna. During private touring, your expert local guide will take you to the city's many Christmas markets, such as the market in front of Schönbrunn Palace, the market in the narrow streets of Spittelberg, and the Town Hall market, famous for its colorful evening lights. Your guide will also introduce interesting neighborhoods, upscale shops and food markets, and help you navigate the overwhelming wealth of spectacular art, architecture and history in this former imperial capital. Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Stallions and take a behind-the-scenes tour of their stables. See the highlights of world-renowned palaces and museums such as the MuseumsQuartier, Kunsthistorisches, Albertina and Freud Museum. Tour architectural monuments that exemplify the best in Vienna’s Gothic, Baroque and Secessionist styles. Visit our favorite shops selling exquisite linens, crystal, chocolates, gourmet foods and antiques. Visit up-and-coming neighborhoods known for their designers and chefs. Taste local culinary specialties at our favorite stalls in the enormous Naschmarkt food market. We’ll also ensure you have daily opportunities to visit Vienna’s leading coffee houses.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Munich, Germany
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Munich
Half-day private city tour
Day 3 Munich
Full-day private excursion to Nuremberg
Day 4 Munich – Salzburg, Austria
Private transfer to Salzburg for 2 nights
Day 5 Salzburg & environs
Full-day private tour
Day 6 Salzburg – Vienna
Private transfer to Vienna for 3 nights
Day 7 Vienna
Full-day private city tour
Day 8 Vienna
Half-day private city tour, including Christmas markets
Day 9 Depart Vienna
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Munich:

Mandarin Oriental, Munich

Salzburg: Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Vienna: Hotel Sacher Wien

Cost
$12,575 Per person (double occupancy)