Rumble in the Jumble!  28 Nov to 21 Dec (23 nights) / Great value from $2500 AUD

Trip around Germany's famed Xmas Markets and the wonderful towns and cities that host them.

Our small group escorted tour stays at our Zell-Mosel apartments for 5 nights a week and travels away for the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Fri, Sat nights away).

Our tour features travel by trains in 6 German states plus Luxembourg and Strasbourg France, the birthplace of Xmas Markets in 1570!

As well as 20-plus Xmas markets, we'll stroll around 30 towns and cities and have time to take in a number of museums and other attractions. 

Possibilities to see performances/concerts/shows in the nearby cities of Luxembourg, Trier and Koblenz.

$2500 AUD twin-share or double  (approx $2000 USD)

  • Escorted by Gariella Erb, a resident of Australia's Sunshine Coast, a yoga teacher and ski instructor who speaks fluent German, French and English.
  • Self-contained studio or one-bedroom apartments for 16 nights ('My Europe Base', Zell and neighbouring apartments if needed)
  • Hotels of 3-4 star standard for 6 nights (Aachen, Dusseldorf, Strasbourg, Heidelberg and Wurzburg x 2 nts).
  • All travel included by rail, bus and maxi-taxis
  • Meals and admissions are extra
  • $900 AUD single supplement
  • Maximum 9 travellers, minimum 4

Xmas Markets 2018
Wed 28 NovArrive by rail to Bullay from Frankfurt, Cologne,
Paris, Luxembourg or Amsterdam. Taxi 6km to Zell.
Arrive by Ryanair to Hahn Airport and shuttle bus to Zell.

Thu 29 NovIntroduction to Zell and the region of Zellerland
Fri 30 Nov

Weekend trip: Rail to Cologne along the Mosel and Rhine (2+ hours).

A first look at Cologne then rail (50 mins) on to Aachen. Hotel in Aachen.

Cologne, Aachen
Sat 01 DecBus ride (60 min) to delightful Monschau. Return via Aachen to Cologne. Rail to Dusseldorf (50 min). Hotel in Dusseldorf.Monschau, Dusseldorf
Sun 02 DecRail back along the Rhine with stops in Cologne, Bonn, Bad Honningen and other towns. Return late to Zell for a 5 night stay.Bonn
Mon 03 DecFree day in Zell
Tue 04 DecDay trip from Zell to Trier and Luxembourg
Trier, Luxembourg
Wed 05 DecDay trip upstream along Mosel using local buses to Bernkastel-Kues and Traben TrabachBernkastel
Thu 06 DecFree day in Zell
Fri 07 Dec

Weekend trip: Rail to Saarbrucken (110 min) and rail to Strasbourg (105 min).

Hotel in Strasbourg (France), home to the first Xmas Markets in 1570.

Saarbrucken, Strasbourg
Sat 08 Dec

Rail to Baden Baden (60 min). Rail to Karlsruhe (45 min). Rail to Heidelberg (45 min). Hotel in Heidelberg. We could add Speyer (extra 45 min)?




Sun 09 Dec

Return with 4 stops: Rail to Mannheim (15 min). Rail to Worms (25 min). Rail to Bingen (65 min). Rail to Koblenz (50 min). Return late to Bullay (45 min).

Karlsruhe, Speyer, Worms
Mon 10 DecFree day in Zell
Tue 11 Dec

Rail to Koblenz (45 min). Rail to Limburg (50 mins).

Return same way with a stop in the historic spa resort town of Bad Ems.

Koblenz, Limburg
Wed 12 Dec

Buses to Cochem, following the Mosel downstream.

See the steep Calmont vineyards and village of Beilstein.

Thu 13 DecFree day in Zell
Fri 14 DecWeekend trip: Rail to Koblenz (45 min). Rail to Bacharach (35 min). Rail to Frankfurt (75 min). Rail to Wurzburg (105 min). Hotel 2 nights in Wurzburg.



Sat 15 DecRail to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (65 min) and return.


Sun 16 DecRail to Lauda (40 min). Rail to Miltenberg (65 min). Rail to Frankfurt (85 min). Rail to Koblenz (105 min), Rail to Bullay (45 min).


Mon 17 DecFree day in Zell
Tue 18 DecRhine Gorges. Rail to Koblenz (45 min). Rail, cruise (extra cost option) and ferry to Boppard, St. Goar, Bacharach, Bingen and Rudesheim and return. Rudesheim
Wed 19 DecExplore the Hunsruck region by local bus.
Thu 20 DecFree dain Zell
Fri 21 Dec
Departure day!