2023 German Christmas Market Holiday with Michael Phillips

Dates November 29-December 6, 2023
Destination Frankfurt Wurzburg, Germany; Rothenburg, Germany Miltenberg, Germany; Bamberg, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
Price From 2,469
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This tour is the perfect winter getaway and the ultimate way to usher in the Christmas season.

Join tour director Michael Phillips and enjoy the magical atmosphere of medieval German towns lightly dusted with snow, and adorned with decorations and lights, while sampling the local delicacies.

Browsing the German Christmas markets you will discover contemporary and traditional toys, Christmas decorations, sweets, foods, and presents. Everything for the perfect Christmas trip.

This will be a relaxing trip and super fun — at only one hotel! We will make day trips and take a leisurely pace. Each night we will return to our hotel in Rothenburg so there will be no packing and unpacking---just the chance to savor the season and usher in the Christmas spirit.

While other companies take 2 and 3 buses on their tours, ours has a 1-bus guarantee that ensures you have an intimate experience at the sites as well as with your educator. It allows your group to bond as a family and makes fast friends with those you traveling with. You will not come home wishing you had more.

*While the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not significant, the days are full of touring from breakfast to dinner time.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour!
  • Morris Murdock tour Director for the whole trip along with local guides
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded travel agency with 60 years of experience!! IT MATTERS!
  • Stay in just one hotel in the charming medieval walled city of Rothenburg
  • Experience an incredible concert in the Amorbach Abbey on the first day of Advent
  • Visit the oldest and most famous of all the Christmas markets in Nuremberg
  • Experience five different Christmas markets
  • Visit the world’s grandest and most historic Christmas store and museum
  • Dine at a restaurant that opened 600 years ago

Tour ID # 9223K29

A CASH DISCOUNT of $75.00 applies for all payments made by check or ACH AFTER the deposit

To Book This Tour, Contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473

Email - swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 1 and 2: Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, 2023

Depart the US and Arrive in Frankfurt

Today we will depart our home cities and fly overnight to Frankfurt, Germany.  Upon arrival we'll board our coach for the drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber--a beautiful small town with medieval buildings and cobbled streets. After checking into our hotel, you will have time at leisure to explore the town, maybe take a horse and carriage ride or enjoy a local pastry.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Friday, December 1, 2023
Day 3: Friday, December 1, 2023

Wurzburg Christmas Market

In the morning, we will travel to Wurzburg and tour the stunning Residenz with its Tiepolo frescoes. After a brief walking tour of the city there will be free time for lunch and shopping at the Wurzburg Christmas Market--one of the most atmospheric markets in Germany held against the historical backdrop of the Gothic St. Mary’s Chapel and the Falkenhaus Rococo mansion. A delightful selection of Christmas goods is available here at the beautifully decorated wooden booths. The town hall’s historical courtyard also hosts an artists’ Christmas market.  We will return to Rothenburg in the afternoon.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Day 4: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Today we will have the chance to really explore the town that has been our home. We will start the day with a walking tour, including the medieval wall.  We will then visit Käthe Wohlfahrt's world-famous Christmas museum and village shop.  It is a true cavern of delight, full of decorations. In the afternoon and evening, we will watch the Christmas decoration lights come on, and the market stalls come to life and take time to browse the market and take in the sights and aromas. In the evening, we will visit a local restaurant for a traditional Bavarian Christmas dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Day 5: Sunday, December 3, 2023


Today we will travel to Wertheim to visit the glass museum and watch demonstrations of the production and design from the traditional to the modern. From there we will continue to Miltenberg, with its half-timbered houses, where we will stop for lunch and explore the atmosphere of this historic town and its spectacular architecture. Then we will continue on to Amorbach for a tour of the Abbey and an evening choral concert in its Benedictine chapel, accompanied by its famous baroque organ. Afterward we will return to Rothenburg.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Monday, December 4, 2023


This morning we will have free time to explore and shop, or just relax and take in the atmosphere. In the afternoon, we will travel to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including visits to the town hall and cathedral.  Then there will be free time to experience Bamberg’s charming Christmas Market—steeped in tradition. Explore the nativity scenes and over 50 market stalls offering Christmas decorations, ornaments and sweet delicacies from around the region. Return in the early evening to Rothenburg.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Day 7: Tuesday, December 5, 2023


Today we will travel to Nuremberg and take a city tour starting with the Toy Museum, which has displays covering toys from antiquity to the present day. Then a more traditional visit to the Church of St Sebald, which has been on the site since 1070 and a place of pilgrimage for many to the grave of the holy Sebaldus. Then down to some serious shopping with a visit to Nuremberg’s main market square the location of Nuremberg’s ‘Christkindlesmarkt’, the most famous Christmas market in the world. Every year over two million visitors soak up the medieval atmosphere and romance of this miniature town of Christmas stalls.  Delight in the delicious aromas of gingerbread, cinnamon, bratwurst, and roasted almonds. Enjoy the ‘Kinderweihnacht’ where a magnificent, traditional carousel comes complete with an upper tier, reindeer figures and Santa’s sleigh. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner of famous Nuremburger sausages at Zum Gulden Stern, a restaurant that dates from 1419. We will return in the evening happy, full and contented to Rothenburg for our final night in Germany.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Day 8: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Rothenburg to Frankfurt

This morning we head back to the Frankfurt airport for our return flights home.

Meals : Breakfast


  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Licensed Local guides
  • Experienced Tour Directors
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodations in 4 Star deluxe-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily 
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to Germany
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room $2999.00

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit at the time of booking
  • Final Payment due August 25, 2023
  • This tour is based on a minimum/max of 25
  • Terms & Conditions