Christmas in Salzburg

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Experience a romantic Christmas in Salzburg with this 5-day package from December 23 to 27, 2018 Services:4x overnight/breakfast buffet in ia centrally located 4-star  Hotel24th of December -Christmas Dinner (either in the Hotel or nearby restaurant)26th of December - full day excursion to the alps incl. horse drawn sleigh ride Christkindl-Pass with gorgeous Advent surprises 10 €  Deduction for welcome jetons at the Casino Salzburg OR one Glücksrad-Cocktail per person at the Casino (please note your choice under comments) Panorama Tours-Representation in Salzburg Insolvency Insureance PolicyA Small Souvenir and brochures of Salzburg awaits you upon arrival at the hotel 
Itinerary: Day 1: December 23Check in to your Salzburg hotel in the early afternoon, and spend the rest of your day in the romantic Austrian city independently. Perhaps visit its outdoor ice rink or soak up the festive atmosphere with a warming hot chocolate inside one of the city’s legendary cafés (own expense).  Day 2: December 24, Christmas Eve  After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, your Christmas Eve is free for you to do as much or as little as you wish. The famous Salzburg Christmas Markets are open from 9am - 9 pm, so perhaps take a wander around the stalls, enjoying the aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread while browsing for last-minute gifts or gourmet food. Return to your hotel in the evening for your Christmas dinner. Austrians celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve rather than on Christmas Day itself, so get ready for a lavish feast! Courses served at each hotel vary, but expect a festive meal featuring hearty Austrian specialties like cheese fondue, ham and sausages with sauerkraut (cabbage). If your hotel does not offer a Christmas dinner, then head to Braurestaurant Imlauer – a rustic brewery-restaurant in the center of town. Drinks (in your hotel or at the Braurestaurant Imlauer) are at your own expense. Day 3: December 25, Christmas Day  Enjoy breakfast and then spend your day at leisure. While many of the city’s shops are closed, the main Salzburg sites are free from crowds, meaning it’s perfect for a leisurely stroll around the Altstadt. Maybe take a walk around its medieval squares and pose for photos in front of Salzburg Dom, the impressive city cathedral. Many cafés are open, so lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at your own expense in town. Experience the high tension with an international range of games and exciting events with great odds, as well as culinary delights at the newly renovated Klessheim castle - Casino Salzburg.    Day 4: December 26, Boxing Day After breakfast, walk to Mirabellplatz in the center of town, and then board your luxury coach to travel to the mountains just outside the city. In one of the pretty mountain villages, swap your mode of transport for a beautiful horse-drawn sleigh, and travel along the Salzach River valley, passing through many of Austria’s picture-perfect ski resorts. Head through Schladming, the town that hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and then ascend the Steirische Ramsau mountain to visit Dachstein Glacier. Spend time at leisure in one of the mountain villages to explore and enjoy lunch in one of the local inns (own expense). Then, return to Salzburg, where your day trip finishes in the early evening. Enjoy dinner in your hotel or in town at your own expense.  Day 5: December 27  Check out of your hotel after breakfast

What’s included

  • 4x overnight/breakfast buffet in ia centrally located 4-star  Hotel
  • 24th of December -Christmas Dinner (either in the Hotel or nearby restaurant)
  • 26th of December - full day excursion to the alps incl. horse drawn sleigh ride 
  • Christkindl-Pass with gorgeous Advent surprises 
  • 10 €  Deduction for welcome jetons at the Casino Salzburg OR one Glücksrad-Cocktail per person at the Casino (please note your choice under comments)
  •  Panorama Tours-Representation in Salzburg 
  • Insolvency Insureance Policy
  • A Small Souvenir and brochures of Salzburg awaits you upon arrival at the hotel 

What’s not included

  • All mentioned services are included as written in the details

Itinerary

Day 1: December 23 Check in to your Salzburg hotel in the early afternoon, and spend the rest of your day in the romantic Austrian city independently. Perhaps visit its outdoor ice rink or soak up the festive atmosphere with a warming hot chocolate inside one of the city’s legendary cafés (own expense). 
Day 2: December 24, Christmas Eve  After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, your Christmas Eve is free for you to do as much or as little as you wish. The famous Salzburg Christmas Markets are open from 9am - 9 pm, so perhaps take a wander around the stalls, enjoying the aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread while browsing for last-minute gifts or gourmet food. Return to your hotel in the evening for your Christmas dinner. Austrians celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve rather than on Christmas Day itself, so get ready for a lavish feast! Courses served at each hotel vary, but expect a festive meal featuring hearty Austrian specialties like cheese fondue, ham and sausages with sauerkraut (cabbage). If your hotel does not offer a Christmas dinner, then head to Braurestaurant Imlauer – a rustic brewery-restaurant in the center of town. Drinks (in your hotel or at the Braurestaurant Imlauer) are at your own expense.
Day 3: December 25, Christmas Day  Enjoy breakfast and then spend your day at leisure. While many of the city’s shops are closed, the main Salzburg sites are free from crowds, meaning it’s perfect for a leisurely stroll around the Altstadt. Maybe take a walk around its medieval squares and pose for photos in front of Salzburg Dom, the impressive city cathedral. Many cafés are open, so lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at your own expense in town. Experience the high tension with an international range of games and exciting events with great odds, as well as culinary delights at the newly renovated Klessheim castle - Casino Salzburg.   
Day 4: December 26, Boxing Day After breakfast, walk to Mirabellplatz in the center of town, and then board your luxury coach to travel to the mountains just outside the city. In one of the pretty mountain villages, swap your mode of transport for a beautiful horse-drawn sleigh, and travel along the Salzach River valley, passing through many of Austria’s picture-perfect ski resorts. Head through Schladming, the town that hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and then ascend the Steirische Ramsau mountain to visit Dachstein Glacier. Spend time at leisure in one of the mountain villages to explore and enjoy lunch in one of the local inns (own expense). Then, return to Salzburg, where your day trip finishes in the early evening. Enjoy dinner in your hotel or in town at your own expense. 
Day 5: December 27  Check out of your hotel after breakfast
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