Christmas Classic 2023

Munich, Germany

BayernTrips LLC
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11 reviews
Dec 9 - 17, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Christmas Classic 2023
Munich, Germany

BayernTrips LLC
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11 reviews

Dec 9 - 17, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Everyone has heard of the famous German Christmas Markets and our classic tour visits the most traditional of the Bavarian markets. Sip hot wine with the locals and enjoy learning about German Christmas customs! Ours is a small, personalized tour, and participation is limited to 23 people. By design, our tour covers less geography so you don't spend all of your time in a bus. During our time, we use only two hotels, both of which are located in the old towns. We take care of all the details and explain all the secrets of the culture, the history and the traditions. If you believe there is more to travel than just sight-seeing, our trip is for you.

Led by a local

Enjoy the convenience of having a local unveil the history and unlock the culture and its traditions.  With our expertise, you will see more in less time and experience the beauty of the Bavarian Culture, stress-free. 


Check out our ratings at TripAdvisor and our traveler stats, and be sure to look up more references on Linked-In. We are very proud of our 35% rate of repeat guests! If you can't join us this time, you can still follow our travels here on Facebook.  

Physical Requirements

Europe is not always for someone with disabilities and we encourage you to asses you abilities frankly. With our tour, there is a good amount of walking. Our hotels are located in the "old town" which makes getting in with a bus challenging. We often need to load and unload the bus and walk to our hotel, with our things, up to 1/4 mile. Some of our hotels also do not have an elevator and the most interesting parts of any of our destinations are located in pedestrian only areas, usually paved with cobble stones. As a guideline we recommend you be able to sustain a pace of 3 mph for up to 20 minutes. 

Food and Drink

Many of our group meals have a pre-planned menu and we offer the very best in common German cuisine. We can accommodate many dietary restrictions including common ones like Vegetarian and various allergies. However, we asked that you inform us up front. And, I am afraid that the traditional restaurants we commonly use will not have Vegan selections. 

This being Germany, alcohol is abundant and many of your fellow travelers will be enjoying beer and wine during the meals. In the markets, the alcohol drinks are a beloved part of the the Christmas Market experience.  

What’s included

  • Lodging
    8 nights Lodging in small, family owned and operated inns
  • 2 meals, daily
    Breakfast at the hotel, plus one other meals per day.
  • Beverage
    1 beverage with lunch/supper (0.5 l Beer, 0.33l house wine, or 0.4 non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Walking Tours
    Escorted Walking Tours of Nuremberg, Regensburg & Munich.
  • Transportation
    Private Bus transportation when a hotel change is involved. Otherwise, Public transportation
  • Tickets
    Single use admission to Thurn & Taxis Christmas market
  • Wine Tasting
    Fraconian Wine Tasting, if vintner is available
  • Airfare
    Please arrange your own airline tickets and be sure you are ready to leave the airport by 11:00 AM

Available Packages

Double Room
Available until March 31, 202320 left

Two people sharing a room with two beds. Pricing is per person.

Deposit: $550
Available until March 31, 20234 left

One person in a single room with one twin bed.  

Deposit: $710

Your Organizer

BayernTrips LLC
11 reviews
I am from the USA and studied the German Language and European History at Northern Michigan University. After college I spent several years in the hospitality industry on Mackinac Island, Michigan and was later Co-President of a successful plastic injection molding company. I'm also part-owner of a microbrewery in Michigan and am a certified Diplom BierSommelier. With my many Bavarian friends and contacts, I'll unlock the Bavarian culture for you during during one of my unforgettable tours!


A great trip, rainy weather did not dampen the experience. The sites were wonderful, the food super and an nice group of people to travel with. I have travelled with BayernTrips before and will again. They always give you more than you money's worth and can't be beat for their knowledge of Bavaria and their ability to adjust to unforeseen situations is remarkable.
By Frank L for Oktoberfest Alpine Adventure 2022 on 13 Oct, 2022
We had an incredible experience with Scott and Vonia on the 10-Day Alpine Adventures tour. The tour is very well organized and orchestrated which allowed us to get the most out of the experience. Scott has an incredible sense of humor and works tirelessly to ensure everyone on the tour is engaged and enjoying the experience. Vonia is a gracious host and makes sure the tour runs smoothly and on time. Each day their was new experiences, sights, and always great beer. The Octoberfest seats are in the best tent for an authentic Munich experience one night in the balcony and on the floor the next day. This was my 2nd trip with Scott and Vonia I plan to return again soon on another tour.
By Dave L for Oktoberfest Alpine Adventure 2022 on 11 Oct, 2022
I had a wonderful time. It was a great combination of magnificent vistas, close up experiences at historical locations, Scotti's and Vonia's ability to provide historical and current context for each place we visited and explored. There were options for the more active (I should have done them, too.) and slower times to get to know one another in our group. Munich was fabulous. Of course, there was the incredible experience of Oktoberfest. And, the day trips into the city, exploring it on foot and mass transit couldn't have been better. I would travel with Bayern Trips again if there were smaller group trips. I was unaware beforehand that the group would be as large as it was. I'd pay more for a smaller group experience. I found the size of the group to be unwieldy at times, but give credit to our leaders for making it work as best as they could. I'd also consider booking a private trip with my family. The only negative for me for over the entire 10 days was Hotel Schiffmeister where the room I was assigned should not have been used for paying guests. I had no working lights (I used a flashlight everywhere), poor ventilation, and a front desk that would not help with anything I asked about. The young woman who was newly working at the Hotel was lovely, but had no ability to help. I spoke with a woman and an elderly man at the front desk to no avail. I spent as much time as I could outside of the room. Konigssee and the nearby environs were very special and I'm glad we went there.
By Judith R for Oktoberfest Alpine Adventure 2022 on 28 Sep, 2022
Thanks for the kind word Judy and Vonia and I are happoy you enjoyed your visit. Only our Oktoberfest trip is with a larger group - 38 in these cases, Christmas, Starkbierfest and the others are typically around 20, but not more than 25 people. I wasn't aware of the issues at Schiffmeister - sorry that was such a drama.
By BayernTrips LLC on 12 Oct, 2022
Great combination of history of Bavaria and fun. Food selections were delicious. Small family hotel accommodations were sufficient as we had good rooms at each. Wiesn was everything we expected and more.
By Kenneth D for Oktoberfest Alpine Adventure 2022 on 24 Sep, 2022
Trip was stellar however partnering with Peggy was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. I wish there was a survey for her specifically.
By Ashley J for Oktoberfest Alpine Adventure 2022 on 22 Sep, 2022
Thanks Ashley! I'm sorry you had a negative experience with your travel agent, Peggy. There are certainly some great travel agents out there, but we always prefer to deal directly with our guests. Getting to know you and your family was an honor - you grandfather, in particular, is an inspiration to us all!
By BayernTrips LLC on 27 Sep, 2022
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