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Alpine Christmas Magic

Innsbruck, Salzburg & Swarovski Crystal World

Jumpstart you holiday season with a weekend winter escape to Austria! Beautiful alpine scenery, snow covered mountaintops combined with an ocean of glowing Christmas lights will make our Christmas heart beat just a little bit faster this weekend when we visit two of the most famous Christmas markets in this alpine region.

As we head south, our first stop will be the famous Swarovski Crystal World exhibition and factory outlet where you can view and buy famous crystal jewelry, figurines and more.  Admire the “world’s biggest crystal” (137 pounds) as well as the “crystal scope”, an enormous kaleidoscope made of Swarovski crystal.

We continue our journey to the heart of Tyrol into the city of Innsbruck, where we will spend the night in a 4-star downtown Hotel. Innsbruck hosts several Christmas markets over the course of the season, all offering a slightly different experience. Traditional, romantic and festive, the crisp alpine air paired with the stunning mountain scenery creates a delightful ambiance to set you in sync with the holiday spirit. Beautifully decorated Christmas stalls are nestled between attractive medieval buildings filled with treasures of Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts and wooden goods. Wrap your hands around a hot mug of Glühwein (mulled wine) and take in the scent of spices and sweet seasonal snacks, while you stroll along and admire the sparkling 14-meter-high Swarovski Chrystal Tree in the center of the market. During your free time here, perhaps take a scenic journey on the hybrid funicular up to Hungerburg and enjoy the panoramic winter view over this jewel of a city.

After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, our magical journey continues through the alpine winter wonderland to our next highlight, the Palace of Hellbrunn, famous as a location showcased in the film, The of Sound of Music. This time of the year, the courtyard provides a romantic setting for one of the most beautiful Advent markets just outside of town. The Palace surroundings are decorated with no less than 400 beautiful Christmas trees, most of them entwined in glittering fairy lights. Here there will be free time for you to explore the Christmas Market  properly with a mug of heartwarming Glühwein and a thorough stroll along the beautifully decorated stalls filled with locally made holiday handicrafts.

Our last stop will be the city of Salzburg and the amazing Christkindl Market there, which is one of the oldest advent markets in Europe. Salzburg combines all the quintessential ingredients of European charm and Christmas magic into a dream destination for sightseeing, shopping and a massive dose of holiday spirit. The city, set against the stunning backdrop of castles, monasteries and Austria’s regal, natural beauty, creating a special atmosphere at Christmas time. Here, you will find music, art, architecture, culinary delights coupled with a Christmas Market that offers an amazingly wide variety of traditional specialties. There is plenty of free time to shop for Christmas gifts and take in the sites and enjoy the lights as dusk falls over the city before we begin our return trip to Ramstein.

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Booking Details


  • €249 per Adult sharing double/twin room

  • €309 per Adult single room

 Departures Dates

  • 20-21 November Sold Out

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs 0400
  • Returns Midnight
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.


  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • 1 Overnight in a 4 Star hotel (local standard)
  • Breakfast at Hotel (Day 2)
  • Admission to Swarovski Crystal Exhibition
  • Free time at Christmas Market Innsbruck
  • Free time at the Christmas market in Salzburg
  • Admission to Castle Hellbrunn
  • 1 mug of hot mulled wine at Castle Hellbrunn
  • Free time at Christmas market at Palace Hellbrunn
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German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.
  • Alpine Country Austria
  • Cenetar Crystall Wall Swarovski Kristallwelten
  • swarovski crystal world outlet shop
  • Innsbruck at night
  • Salzburg Winter Scene
  • Innsbruck
  • swarovski crystal world
  • Salzburg Winter City at night
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