Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany - Classic Group, Winter 2022 2023

Berlin
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Departure dates

From 20/11/2022 to 11/12/2022

What's included

Highlights.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesPrague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
: Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards.
Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
: Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.
All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
: Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
: We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
: Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Kraków: Take in the ambience with a walk around the magnificent Cloth Hall in the Market Square to see the Christmas Market.
Kraków: The medieval heart of Krakow is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot.
Join your Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of this historic Holy Grail.
Cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Podgórze and see the Ghetto Square.
Kraków: Visit the cathedral atop Wawel Hill, see the castle and look for the iconic dragon, accompanied by your Local Expert.
Wrocław: Rated as one of the finest in Europe, Wrocław’s Christmas Market offers a delightful, fairy-tale charm.
Enjoy an orientation of the market, located in Rynek, the historic main square which is surrounded by Baroque splendour and adorned with thousands of twinkling lights.
Spend time exploring the vast array of stalls bursting with local crafts and tasty treats.
Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
Dresden: Your guided tour with a Local Expert shows you the Frauenkirche, the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace.
You'll also learn about the traditional German Christmas Pyramids.
Berlin: You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city.
Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten to the Reichstag building.
See the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and visit Alexanderplatz.
Kraków: Enjoy getting to know your fellow guests over a fabulous Welcome Dinner.
Prague: At the Christmas Market, meet a local stallholder and savour a steaming mug of Svařák, traditional mulled wine, along with the local Trdelník pastry.
Dining Summary: 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 7 Breakfast (B)Wrocław: Try your hand at traditional Polish pierneki during a gingerbread workshop at a small family business, followed by a tasting.
Berlin: Savour the warm atmosphere of your delicious Celebration Dinner at Kreuzberger Himmel.
This popular local restaurant actively supports refugees’ integration into German society, including providing apprenticeships.
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Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times.
If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - Transfers for your hotel depart Krak?w airport at 12:30 and 15:00. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 17:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant. Afterwards, get your first taste of Polish old-world charm with a walk around the magnificent Cloth Hall in the Market Square. Wrapped in romantic gabled townhouses and Gothic spires, the festive Christmas Market stalls are a Disneyesque dream, offering all sorts of delicacies and delights - from Highland woollen slippers to amber jewellery from the Baltic. Maybe try the traditional oscypek cheese with cranberries, a delicacy from the Tatra mountains?
  • Day 2 - Ascend Wawel Hill with your Local Expert to see the Renaissance castle and visit the cathedral - the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Then cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Old Podg?rze, the Old Town, to see Ghetto Square and remains of the Ghetto Wall. The rest of the day is at leisure or perhaps choose to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine? There is time to explore the traditional Christmas Market located in the Old Town's historic district. You'll find yourself immersed in festive spirit as you shop for authentic Christmas decorations, gifts, toys and tasty treats.
  • Day 3 - Perhaps spend some reflective moments and visit Auschwitz concentration camp? Later, continue to the city of Wroc?aw, known as the Venice of Poland, made up of five rivers, 12 islands and over 150 bridges. Try your hand at traditional Polish pierneki during a gingerbread workshop at a small family business, followed by a tasting. Rated as one of the finest in Europe, Wroc?aw's Christmas Market offers a delightful, fairy-tale charm. Enjoy an orientation of the market, located in Rynek, the historic main square which is surrounded by Baroque splendour and adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Spend time exploring the vast array of stalls bursting with local crafts and tasty treats.
  • Day 4 - Cross the Czech border and head for Kutn? Hora, a town that flourished during the Middle Ages thanks to vast deposits of silver. Continue your travels to the Czech capital of Prague.
  • Day 5 - Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert through the Jewish Quarter and hear about the history, traditions and legends of the Jewish people. Then, down at the Old Town Square, Prague's colourful Christmas Market contrasts with the Gothic skyline. Beneath a giant Christmas tree, draped in a blaze of lights, locals browse the decorative wooden stalls. Meet a local stallholder and savour a glass of Sva??k, traditional mulled wine, along with the local Trdeln?k pastry.
  • Day 6 - Cross the German border to Dresden. Gaze up at the Frauenkirche, risen once again from wartime ashes. Your guided exploration with a Local Expert will continue past the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. During your free time perhaps seek out the delicious Christstollen, a Christmas cake recipe dating back to medieval times, or shop for a traditional Christmas pyramid. Then journey on to Berlin.
  • Day 7 - Join a Local Expert to see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden, and the beautifully-restored Reichstag building. Feel free to soak up the Weihnachtszauber, or Christmas magic, at the Gendarmenmarkt, which is Berlin's most magnificent square. In the evening, join your friends for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience during a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local restaurant supporting refugees to integrate into German society.
  • Day 8 - Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Berlin airport at 07:00 and 10:00.
  • Prices quoted valid for sale until 01 June 2022 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
  • Price is per person and subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
  • Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
  • Local payments, "trip kittys" or food funds may apply and may be payable direct to the supplier on arrival or to your travel agent prior to your departure. Where applicable, these payments are included in the total price quoted.
  • Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
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  • These prices are a guide to the best price. Prices are correct as at 27 May 2022 and are subject to change without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases. Please enquire for further details.

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