It's finally here! The 2023 Christmas Markets Tour!
This tour will truly get you into the holiday spirit as you explore the traditional Christmas Markets of Verona, Bolzano & Trento! Beyond the amazing scenery - snow-capped mountains, charming wooden market stalls and festive light displays - you'll experience the culinary delights of these northernmost regions.
In each town, festivities spread through the different piazzas, and you can stroll with your vin brulé or a hot bretzel admiring the different traditional gifts and ornaments at each stand. This will be a special tour unlike any we've done before!
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The markets, of course! These northern towns contain Italy's most characteristic Christmas Markets. Close to the border of Austria and Switzerland, you can really feel the influence of the different cultures.
Enjoy a very special cheese tasting with an affineur who has been creating and aging cheeses from all over Europe! We'll learn all about the aging process and how the different cheeses are produced.
Beyond the warm spiced vin brulee of the markets, we'll visit some area wineries and explore the varietals of these regions like Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Nero. And don't forget the Grappa!
The food stalls in the Christmas Markets are a definite highlight! You'll find a mix of Italian and Eastern European dishes - everything from canederli, speck and polenta to strudel, goulash and würstel with kraut!
November 29-December 6, 2023 (8 days, 7 nights).
Flights are not included in the tour cost. Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight in & out of Verona Villafranca Airport* (airport code: VRN).
You will be picked up at the Verona airport on Wednesday, November 29 when your flight arrives, then dropped off at the same airport on Wednesday, December 6 by 9:00a.m.
*for travelers who choose to fly in/out of a different airport (such as Milan or Venice), you would be responsible for your own transfer.
Double occupancy: $5575/ person
Single supplement: $550
Deposit of $2000/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.
Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.
Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.
Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
All hotel accommodations in Verona (2 nights), Bolzano (2 nights) & Trento (3 nights).
All planned excursions & classes.
All group meals (with the exception of 2 lunches), accompanied by local wines.
Private motorcoach transportation throughout the tour.
Gratuities for hotels, restaurants, excursions and bus driver.
Airport transfer on specified arrival/departure days/times.
Any spending during free time, any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.
Gratuity for guides.
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