Magical Christmas Markets

Evening at a Christmas Market in Germany

Dates: Nov. 30–Dec. 8, 2024

Trip Details

Did you know the Christmas tree, or Tannenbaum, first made its lyrical appearance in 1605? Or that bakers in 17th century Nuremberg began making a delicious treat called Lebkuchen, each competing with the other for the most festively decorated cakes using newly discovered spices from around the world. Many of our signature holiday traditions and customs - St. Nick, Christmas trees, candy canes, gingerbread and nutcrackers - come to us from Europe.

Enjoy the Christmas season as never before! We invite you to return to the days of yesteryear and take pleasure in a dusting of snowflakes, hot mulled wine, stirring carols and festive squares while exploring the Christmas markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

hodgman_andrea_250pxStaff Host: Andrea Hodgman

Andrea Hodgman is the director of alumni travel for the NIU Foundation. She is responsible for selecting and fulfilling alumni travel trips, which boost engagement and affinity.


$4,450 per person, double occupancy from Chicago. $4,740 per person, single occupancy from Chicago. Land only $3,350.

Trip deposit is $750 per person.

Final payments are due Aug. 30, 2024.

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European Christmas Market


Day by Day Itinerary:

• Nov. 30: Chicago/En route
• Dec. 1: Munich / Nuremburg
• Dec. 2: Nuremburg (Wurzburg)
• Dec. 3: Nuremburg / Rothenburg
• Dec. 4: Rothenburg / Landsberg / Lindau
• Dec. 5: Lindau (Flawil and St. Gallen)
• Dec. 6: Lindau / Fussen / Seefeld
• Dec. 7: Seefeld (Innsbruck)
• Dec. 8: Seefeld / Munich / Chicago


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