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Best Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen

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  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Duration: 4 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2160DELIGHT
Experience Germany's traditional Christmas festivities on this 4-day tour from Frankfurt to Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen. Visit Eisenach's Wartburg Castle and take Christmas market tours in Leipzig and Dresden, where you can buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from local vendors, admire the stunning Christmas lights, and enjoy traditional German snacks such as bratwursts and mulled wine. Tour a porcelain factory in Meissen, witness the age-old tradition of woodcarving in Seiffen, Schneeberg and Annaberg, and visit other ancient German towns including Old Town Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 4-day German Christmas tour from Frankfurt lets you engage your senses while celebrating the many joys of this festive season!


  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Seasonal Offer
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
This 4-day tour from Frankfurt is a scenic, fun and relaxing way to experience some of Germany's most interesting sights, beautiful landscapes and traditional activities during the Christmas season. Your experienced driver and guide will ensure a comfortable, smooth and enjoyable experience while providing top-notch service.

Celebrate Christmas the German way by taking Christmas market tours and marveling at giant Christmas trees adorned in thousands of lights. Immerse yourself in age-old German traditions as you tour a porcelain factory, witness woodcarving in ancient miner-villages, and sample traditional German specialties such as bratwursts and mulled wine.

You'll be driven by climate-controlled coach or minivan, depending on the size of your group. Three nights of accommodation and some meals are included.

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Tour departs from select locations in central Frankfurt and the Frankfurt Airport
Departure Time:
4 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour returns to Frankfurt in the late afternoon of Day 4

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8am Departure
Code: EN0800

Tour departs from the lobby of the Movenpick Hotel (Den Haager Str. 5) at 8am

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8:15am Departure
Code: EN0815

Tour departs from the lobby of the InterContinental Frankfurt (W.-Leuschner-Str. 43) at 8:15am

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8:30am Departure
Code: EN0830

Tour departs from the lobby of the InterCityHotel Frankfurt (Poststr. 8) at 8:30am

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9am Departure
Code: EN0900

Tour departs from the Meeting Point at Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 1 (Arrival level Hall B) at 9am

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Best Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen

Four Day Christmas Delight

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Welcome snack in Leipzig (bratwurst and mulled wine)
  • Entrance fee to Meissen porcelain factory
  • Entrance fee to Wartburg Castle
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Routes may vary due to weather or other factors
Day 1: Frankfurt -- Eisenach -- Weimar -- Leipzig (D)
You'll be picked up from Frankfurt in the morning and driven east to Eisenach, dominated by imposing Wartburg Castle. Here, visit one of the most important buildings in German history and see the room where Martin Luther translated the New Testament in just 11 weeks.

Continue to a cultural treasure, Weimar, where numerous famous people including Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Richard Strauss have lived and worked. Afterwards, you'll head to today’s final Christmas destination: Leipzig.

After check-in at your Leipzig hotel, visit one of Germany's largest Christmas markets. The market's main attraction is a Christmas tree adorned in thousands of lights, located in the historical market square in front of the old town hall.

Stroll past stalls selling various handcrafted items from the surrounding region, and feel free to purchase any items that catch your eye. This is a perfect opportunity to do some last-minute Christmas shopping! Sink your teeth into a typical German snack, a bratwurst (sausage), and warm up with some hot spiced wine called gluehwein.

Overnight: Seaside Hotel or similar in Leipzig

Day 2: Leipzig -- Meissen -- Dresden (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to Meissen, where you'll visit one of Germany’s oldest porcelain factories, founded in the 18th century. See the exhibition hall and the demonstration workshops where the painting and glazing process happens. As you'll learn on your tour, the delicate handmade products made here can be found in royal courts and celebrity homes all around the world!

Your journey continues to Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony. On your comprehensive city tour, you'll get an overview of one of the loveliest cities in central Europe. Due to its mild climate, Baroque architecture and renowned museums, Dresden is also called 'Florence of the Elbe.'

See main sights such as the Semper Opera House, the Baroque-era Zwinger and the restored Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). After your tour, check in at your hotel and relax a bit before gearing up for your German Christmas market tour in the evening.

Your guide will take you to the Christmas market called Striezelmarkt, named after the local cake, striezel. Marvel at the giant Christmas pyramid and take time to explore the numerous stalls where you can taste local delicacies (own expense).

Overnight: Park Inn or similar in Dresden

Day 3: Dresden -- Annaberg -- Schneeberg -- Plauen (B, D)
Fuel up with breakfast at your hotel before heading out on the country roads to several charming, ancient German towns. Stop in Seiffen, a center of the wooden toy industry, and two ancient miner-villages, Schneeberg and Annaberg.

These towns are typical in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) and are home to the German tradition of woodcarving and Christmas pyramids. As your guide will explain, in old times, light – represented by candles – was an important symbol of life and safety for miners working in the dark tunnels. The woodcarvers combined their deep religious beliefs and used candles to illuminate the pyramids, and decorated them with saints as symbols of the holy night.

In Annaberg, visit a Christmas market that dates back to 1510, and in Schneeberg, visit St Wolfgang’s Church, whose altar dates back to 1539.

In the afternoon, continue driving to Plauen, famous for its handcrafted lace. Plauen was founded in 1122 and since the 16th century has been an important center for cotton manufacturing. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel with your fellow travelers.

Overnight: Hotel Dormero or similar in Plauen

Day 4: Plauen -- Bamberg -- Frankfurt (B)
Start your morning with breakfast at your hotel before packing up and traveling through the Franconian forest to the imperial city of Bamberg, founded in the 9th century. See the city's nicely preserved Old Town, which was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the cathedral and former Benedictine abbey of Michaelsberg.

You'll have time in Bamberg to do some last-minute shopping before heading through the rolling hills of Franconia back to Frankfurt, where your journey ends in the late afternoon.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: M C E, South Africa, January 2013

Great Tour, high standard of hotel accommodation, and very knowlegeable English speaking guide. The Christmas Markets chosen were many and varied.
Four days is the ideal period for this type of Tour, and we particularly liked certian parts of Eastern Germany. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Maranda C, Canada, December 2012

The Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen Tour was truly wonderful. The guide (Gregory) and Driver (Armin) were superb, both of them were very professional, nice and kind. The castles, churches and old little towns were historical and typical to demonstrate the Eastern Germany styles. I particularly enjoyed the winter wonderland sceneries along the journey from Dresden to Plauen. The German Christmas Markets and beautiful festive decorations were the highlights. The weather was cold and sometimes snowy, lowest was minus 11 degree celcius . Must dress warm enough for this tour! Recommended!

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Tour code: 2160DELIGHT