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A White Christmas in Europe (16 days)

Captain's Choice

Frankfurt, Germany To Prague, Czech Republic

Valid for Departures: 18 Dec 2019 - 02 Jan 2020

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
18 Dec 2019
Frankfurt, Germany
Villa Kennedy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A city carved in half by the Main River, we touch down

in Frankfurt. Making our way through the city's glowing

Christmas lights and ringing church bells, we settle

into the landmark Villa Kennedy for three nights.

This evening, we indulge in a special dinner at Gusto,

our hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2
19 Dec 2019
Frankfurt, Germany
Villa Kennedy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Synonymous with Europe during the festive season,

the Christmas markets are not far from our minds.

Following breakfast, we satisfy a cultural craving and

embark upon a walking tour of the city, culminating

with a visit to the dazzling local Christmas market:

Lunch is served at a restaurant on the Römerplatz

before a Your World experience awaits in the afternoon.

- Sample regional wines and enjoy the rare opportunity

to tour through the medieval abbey, Kloster Eberbach.

- During a journey to Wiesbaden, we take a moment

to wander the city at leisure, and pay a visit to the

Christmas market.

This evening a Welcome Dinner is served at the elegant

Main Tower Restaurant. With seating over 187 metres

above street level, we have the perfect placement

from which to observe striking lights that are on display.

Day 3
20 Dec 2019
Heidelberg, Germany
Villa Kennedy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

En route to Heidelberg, through quaint towns as flecks

of snow drift past our windows, it may feel as though

we are hurtling through the depths of a Christmas card.

We take a moment to visit Heidelberg Castle and the

Christmas market, held annually in the Old Town, with the

castle as its backdrop. After lunch at a traditional German

brewery, we are whisked back to Frankfurt.

Many of the taverns in Sachsenhausen, a district within

Frankfurt, have been run by different generations of the

same family for centuries. This evening we select just

one to dine at.

Day 4
21 Dec 2019
Würzburg, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Le Meridien Grand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Farewelling Frankfurt, we momentarily pause at Würzburg

for a visit to the cinnamon-scented Christmas market at

the city's heart. Afterwards, Le Meridien Grand Hotel

in Nuremberg is ready for our arrival. Once settled,

choosing just one of the city's many restaurants will

be our most strenuous activity for the evening.

Day 5
22 Dec 2019
Nuremberg, Germany
Le Meridien Grand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Among wooden stalls and the calls of local merchants,

we find ourselves perusing the wares at Nuremberg's

Christmas market. Having worked up an appetite, we

adjourn for lunch at a traditional bratwurst restaurant.

Spend the remainder of the afternoon on your own

schedule, or perhaps choose a Your World experience:

- Call in on the Toy Museum, as well as the house of

Albrecht Dürer who was known for his revolutionary

gothic printmaking.

- Visit the infamous Nazi Party Rally Grounds

and the Nuremberg Trials memorial.

Day 6
23 Dec 2019
Rothenberg, Germany
Le Meridien Grand Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Known as the Romantic Road, the walled towns of

Rothenburg and Dinkelsbühl fill us with ever-more

Christmas spirit. We take a private walking tour of

Rothenburg, taking in the Christmas market and the

Christmas Museum. Lunch at the Michelin-starred

Restaurant Eisenhut presents the finest German fare

before we walk it off during an exploration of Dinkelsbühl.

Returning to Nuremberg, we've handpicked three of

the city's most prestigious restaurants for you to choose

from. One is located at our hotel, the others in the town.

Day 7
24 Dec 2019
Munich, Germany
Hof Bei Salzburg, Austria
Schloss Fuschl Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arriving in Munich, we explore the city centre where the

most famous Christkindlmarket is in full swing. Paving

our way across the border to Austria, we anticipate a

warm welcome at Schloss Fuschl in Hof Bei Salzburg.

Overlooking one of Austria’s grandest lakes, this castle

presents a perfect location from which to spend

Christmas Eve.

A lavish dinner is served at one of the castle’s private

saloons – we’ve even lined up a special Christmas gift.

After all, as curious as it may seem at first, Christmas Eve

here is more important than Christmas Day.

Day 8
25 Dec 2019
Salzberg, Austria
Schloss Fuschl Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Given the date, we've set time aside to be enjoyed in

the most festive of destinations. We take a short trip to

Salzburg, and explore the glittering city in all of its cheer.

Our day culminates with a special Christmas Dinner as

we are serenaded by Mozart’s works at the Baroque Hall

in St Peter, an old quarter of Salzburg.

Day 9
26 Dec 2019
Hof Bei Salzburg, Austria
Schloss Fuschl Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journeys are best when completely immersive. We've

arranged for the day to illuminate cultural knowledge.

Travel further afield on a cruise bound for Herrenchiemsee

New Palace on Bavaria’s largest lake, Chiemsee. Highlights

of the palatial complex include the Great Hall of Mirrors

and King Ludwig II’s personal rooms, modelled in a

French rococo design.

We also enjoy lunch at Inselbräu Frauenchiemsee. Take

a moment to sample the brewery’s wines and ales, which

have been crafted using the same method for over 300

years. Of course, if you would prefer to take a moment

of relaxation and reflect upon our travels until this point,

that's always respected too.

This evening is enjoyed at our castle – a fine break from

the season's excitement.

Day 10
27 Dec 2019
Vienna, Austria
Grand Hotel Wien Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Roads blanketed in snow, we venture to Vienna and the

Grand Hotel Wien before an afternoon at leisure. As

Christmas Day has passed, few of the markets linger.

However, we have spotted a couple that remain open,

spreading the cheer a while longer. Wander among the

snow-capped stalls in search of something to satisfy your

appetite. Perhaps warm up with a mug of glühwein,

a type of mulled wine distinguished by the addition

of sugar, sweetly caramelised when rum is burned.

Day 11
28 Dec 2019
Vienna, Austria
Grand Hotel Wien Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rug up this morning as we walk through Vienna, falling

for the charms of St Stephen’s Cathedral among other

beautiful buildings. The rooftop, a mosaic of coloured

tiles, has become an icon of Vienna since it was first built.

Following lunch at a traditional cafe, the Schönbrunn

Palace calls us. The baroque building and grounds were

commissioned at the end of the 17th century as an

imperial summer residence.

Day 12
29 Dec 2019
Vienna, Austria
Grand Hotel Wien Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Two Your World experiences await, each of which offers

a unique insight into Vienna’s culture and history:

- A boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe,

Seegrotte, is on offer. We also unfold the treasures

of Vienna Woods, the Roman City of Baden and the

Cistercian Abbey.

- Head to the nearby city of Melk for a visit to the

grand abbey, which overlooks the Danube River.

Played by the Salonorchester Alt Wien at Vienna

Kursalon, the waltzes of Strauss and compositions

of Mozart accompany our dinner this evening.

Day 13
30 Dec 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Four Seasons Hotel Prague Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Just a scenic train ride away, we glide through snowfrosted

forests to Prague and its Old Town, where the

Four Seasons Hotel awaits. A short stroll from the

Charles Bridge, our residence for the final few evenings

could hardly be in a more elegant location.

We dine tonight at one of the Old Town’s many fine

restaurants, perhaps indulging in the hearty local fare

of bread dumplings and roast pork.

Day 14
31 Dec 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Four Seasons Hotel Prague Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It's the last day of 2019, and what better way to spend

it than wandering the streets of Prague. We venture to

the castle, with lunch in the Old Town Square following

suit. This evening we make our way to Lobkowicz Palace,

where we welcome the New Year in a fashion most

refined. With a private room sectioned off for our own

personal access only, cocktails are poured in anticipation

for the approaching midnight fireworks display. From the

palace’s heated balcony, we are the only people in the

city afforded this ambient position. Raise a glass as the

sky is alight with bright sparks.

Day 15
01 Jan 2020
Prague, Czech Republic
Four Seasons Hotel Prague Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a Your World excursion to kick off the New Year:

- With Gothic, Renaissance and baroque dispositions,

discover the historic delights of Ceský Krumlov.

Featuring a menu designed by renowned Chef Leonardo

di Clemente, a Farewell Dinner is served in a private room

at our hotel over river views.

Day 16
02 Jan 2020
Prague, Czech Republic
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bidding Europe a fond farewell, we are whisked to

the airport after a relaxed morning. Soaring above

clouds, take a moment to contemplate all that we

have discovered on this journey.

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Description

Markets sing of mulled wine and spiced gingerbread, and the sweet

spell of carollers hangs in the air. Snug in downy coats, we are bound for

childhood dreams of a wintry Christmas, and the countries of Europe

most renowned for their festive spirit. Across Germany, Austria and

the Czech Republic, we find chestnuts roasting on an open fire

and baroque buildings dusted in snow. We welcome you

to this journey created for 24 guests.

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