TORONTO — G Adventures has launched its first Christmas market trips in Europe as part of its new Vaccinated Tours program.
As announced last month, all travellers, and the group’s chief experience officer (or CEO), must be fully vaccinated at least 14-days before departure in order to take part in a Vaccinated Tours trip.
The Christmas in Central Europe itineraries feature Christmas markets in Germany and Austria and were built as a result of the increased interest Canadians are showing for travel to Europe, when compared to pre-pandemic booking levels, according to the company.
The new itinerary visits some of Central Europe’s most famous markets, including Hellbrunner Christmas Market in Salzburg, known for its 700+ decorated Christmas trees, and Germany’s Nuremberg market, one of the oldest markets in the world.
“The 2020 Christmas season was tough for many, with COVID-19 restrictions meaning a lot of families and friends weren’t able to spend the holiday season together. We’re excited to launch these new festive tours, and help travellers recapture the magic of Christmas,” says David Green, Managing Director of Canada, G Adventures.
Green added: “We’re also seeing a significant increase in interest, and bookings, for tours in Europe with double the number of Canadians booking this past August compared to August 2019, so it seems a fitting time to appeal to travellers who are looking to travel to both Europe and recapture some Christmas magic this year.”
Four departures run from late-November to the end of December. The week-long tours take travellers from Berlin to Vienna, from $1,999 per person. The trip can also be taken in reverse with the Christmas in Central Europe – Vienna to Berlin tour priced from $2,149 per person.