Wednesday 8 December | Meet at the airport at 2pm to board Air Malta flight to Frankfurt departing at 4.25pm. On arrival, transfer by private coach to our hotel in Wiesbaden – Select Hotel Wiesbaden City. Lined with magnificent neoclassical buildings that were built after WWII, Wiesbaden is one of Europe’s oldest spa towns. Our hotel is centrally located with plenty of restaurants in its vicinity.
Thursday 9 December | Full day optional excursion to Michelstadt, a charming quaint medieval town right out of a fairy tale. Guided excursion on foot around Michelstadt. Its Christmas market sits in front of what many consider to be the prettiest market square in all of Germany with extraordinary decorations, a 7 meter high Christmas pyramid and a big colourful wooden musical box. We then proceed to Mainz, where under the light canopy on the market square, the wonderful Mainz Christmas Market shines out in front of the impressive backdrop of the 1000-year old St Martin’s cathedral (Martinsdom).
Friday 10 December | Full day, optional excursion to Rüdesheim am Rhein, a wine-making town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included is a 2-hour river cruise on the famous Rhine with an astonishingly beautiful landscape of castles, vineyards and pretty small towns. Time to enjoy the Rüdesheim Christmas Market of Nations after the cruise. Late departure from Rüdesheim so you can have dinner (extra) in the beautiful town.
Saturday 11 December | Full day, option excursion to Heidelberg, one of the most romantic cities in Germany. Our English-speaking guide will give us a more detailed insight on the city’s landmarks. During Christmas time the Old Town of Heidelberg radiates in Christmas magic. The stalls nestle idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town, offering a warming glow of light along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe.
Sunday 12 December | Half day, optional excursion to Aschaffenburg. Whatever the season it’s always worth a visit. Being a compact town, we shall discover its many sights on foot accompanied by our guide. During Advent, Johannisburg Castle provides the picturesque backdrop for its Christmas market with a giant nutcracker figure. Afternoon free in Wiesbaden to enjoy its Twinkling Star Christmas Market.
Monday 13 December | Breakfast followed by free time for shopping and leisure. In the afternoon we leave Wiesbaden to the airport for our flight back to Malta departing at 8.10pm.