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Classic Christmas Markets MJC Roster

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Get into the holiday spirit and travel to Europe’s finest Christmas markets. Enjoy two night stays in three hotels while you hub and spoke to different cities and lively Christmas markets. Arrive on Day two and travel to the Black Forest, Germany where you will meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner. Day three travel to Strasbourg, France and enjoy a guided tour of the Old Quarter, “Petite France,” featuring the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Mingle with the locals as you explore the Christmas Market. Day four depart the Black Forest for Wurzburg, Germany. Upon arrival, discover the city’s history on a guided walking tour. This ancient wine town is rich in historic sites, including the magnificent 18th-century residence of the prince-bishops, boasting the largest ceiling fresco in the world; and the ornate Alte Mainbrucke, the oldest bridge on the River Main. Later, browse for local specialties at the Christmas market. Day five start your day with a city tour of historic Nuremberg. Learn about the town’s 900 year old ramparts that surround the city; the Imperial Castle; and the Justice Palace, where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Your city tour concludes with a visit to the historic Nuremberg Christmas Market, one of the oldest and most famous markets in Germany dating back to 1628. Spend time sipping Gluwhein and sampling roast sausages. Over 200 wooden stalls have given the Christmas market its name – “Little Town from Wood.” You can find items like Nuremberg spicy gingerbread, fruit loaves, bakery goods, sweets, Christmas tree angels and toys. Day six depart Wurzburg for the Oberammergau Region in Austria for your final two night stay. Begin your day with a stop in lovely Rothenberg, one of the most well-preserved medieval walled towns in all of Germany. After some free time to explore the town, continue on to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play held every ten years. Stroll the streets in this Bavarian Alpine village past old-world cottages and shops covered in colorful frescos. It is the ideal place to shop for cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers and Hummel figurines. Day seven travel to Innsbruck, Austria. This charming town is nestled in the heart of the mountains. Today you have the choice of one of two leisurely walking tours: you may join a local guide as you discover the city’s history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien-Strasse, the Hofburg and the Golden Roof; or a tour focusing on Innsbruck’s unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump. The afternoon is at leisure to shop in the many specialty stores and the cozy Christmas market. Day eight travel to Munich, Germany and upon arrival experience a panoramic tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park. Enjoy leisure time to explore Munich’s historic area and the Christmas market on your own. Later, return to Oberammergau where you will have leisure time to stroll and shop for that last person on your list. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner complete with local entertainment. Day nine the tour ends and you head home.
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Class Details

9 Sessions
Weekly - Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus

Community Education Host 



Please read:  Cancellation waiver insurance, airfare, hotel accommodations, round trip airport transfers from Modesto, hotel transfers, and 11 meals included. $530 deposit per person due upon registration. Save $300 and book by May 27, 2017



Registration Closes On
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/2/2017 - 12/10/2017 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 1:30 PM - 11:59 PM Modesto, Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus  Map, Room: Parking Lot 211 Community Education Host 

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ID: 38811

12/02/17 - 12/10/17
Weekly - Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
9 sessions.