Day 1 UK - Stuttgart
Today you'll fly to the German city of Stuttgart. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel and you'll get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.
Day 2 Stuttgart Christmas Market
We'll spend this morning getting to know Stuttgart as we explore on foot with a Local Guide. We'll learn about the history of the city's Christmas market, said to be one of oldest, largest and most beautiful in Europe. Festive stalls, adorned with sparkling lights, create a magical atmosphere in the heart of the city, We'll have plenty of time to browse and will sample 'hutzelbrot', a spiced fruit bread.
Day 3 Esslingen
We're heading to Esslingen today, an enchanting medieval city full of fairy-tale half-timbered houses. Here, at the Medieval and Christmas markets, take a step back in time as merchants dressed in historical costumes sell their wares as they would have in years gone by. Watch as blacksmiths, glassblowers and other craftsmen demonstrate their skills, and musicians, jugglers and street entertainers perform. It's a unique and unforgettable spectacle, where stalls sell everything from Christmas decorations and handmade toys to delicious snacks and steaming hot cups of glühwein. As we explore, we'll enjoy a tasting of mead and 'ritterfladen', a type of flatbread.
Back at the hotel, we'll enjoy dinner together this evening.
Day 4 Ludwigsburg
This morning we're off to the Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas market. With its thousands of tiny twinkling lights, majestic angel figures with glittering wings, and beautifully illuminated baroque churches it really is a sight to behold. Listen to Christmas carols, enjoy the spicy aroma of gingerbread, and sip a glass of mulled wine or punch as you wander around stalls selling an array of traditional handicrafts.
Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.
Day 5 Stuttgart - UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.