Osthoff Christmas

December 6-8, 2020

Spend two nights at The Osthoff Resort on the beautiful Elkhart Lake and experience all things Christmas with a German flair! The sound of German Christmas music and the sweet aroma of roasting almonds, hot mulled wine, and bratwurst await us at the resort's Old World Christmas Market. We'll admire the work of the market's international and regional artisans, go caroling on a horse-drawn wagon, and check out the magnificent holiday displays in and around the area!

Inclusions:

  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • 2 nights’ accommodations
  • 3 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 dinner)
  • Admission to attractions as stated on itinerary
  • Porter service of one bag per person at hotel
  • Taxes and gratuities for included services
  • Professional tour manager

Not included in the price of this tour: 
Meals/beverages other than those listed on the itinerary, beverages other than tea or coffee with included meals, items of a personal nature/souvenirs, phone calls and faxes from hotels, travel protection plan, and any service not listed in the above inclusions.

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$839

Price Per Person

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$699

Price Per Person

(3% cash discount applied)

Optional basic secondary travel protection plan:
($49 per person, Double or Single)
Payment may be sent with your deposit to Star Destinations. To review full plan details, go to: www.tripmate.com/wpF450D.

A $250 deposit per person is required with your registration form

Final payment is due October 30, 2020

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Itinerary

Today our adventure begins! We will board our deluxe motorcoach and depart for The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. Along the way, we’ll visit the 10,000-square-foot Kristmas Kringle Shoppe in Fond du Lac and admire the more than seventy themed trees decorated with exciting glass ornaments from around the world. Their indoor replica of a European village street is lined with shops filled with exquisite figures, collectibles, and gifts for every occasion and season. This evening we will be welcomed home at the beautiful Osthoff Resort set on 500 feet of Elkhart Lake's pristine shoreline. The resort boasts spacious suites with warm fireplaces, cozy surroundings, multiple options, a variety of fun things to do, and a world-class spa. Our group will enjoy a wonderful dinner together before settling in for the next two nights.

(Dinner included)

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll board our motorcoach bound for The Wreath Factory, a 16,000-square-foot home and garden showroom, full-scale landscape design/build firm, and the source for fresh holiday wreaths and greenery. During the holidays, it's a sight to behold! Dozens of themed trees dot the spaces with layers of sparkling decoration in between. We will then return to our resort to explore their Old World Christmas Market. Reminiscent of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany, The Osthoff Resort’s Christmas market offers the warmth and merriment of this Old World tradition. Stroll the aisles of the grand heated tent and enjoy the tantalizing scent of roasted almonds and bratwurst as you browse the unique items from international and regional artisans. Admire the Czech blown-glass ornaments, Russian nesting dolls, German nutcrackers, handmade jewelry, and Turkish pashmina scarves and shawls. Or take a closer look at the stained glass art, fresh green wreaths, alpaca products, Estonia woolens, fine chocolates, Plauen lace, fine woodwork, and fur products! The Old World Food Court offers space to relax and enjoy delectable German fare, such as Nüremberg bratwurst, hot glühwein, dumplings, schnitzel, potato pancakes, red cabbage, pulled pork, and apple strudel. Keep an eye out for Father Christmas, who roams the market! The afternoon and early evening are yours to explore all this beautiful resort has to offer. Then, we'll gather again for a horse-drawn wagon ride and Christmas caroling. Our day will come to end with a cup of hot chocolate back at the resort.

(Breakfast included)

Our day begins with breakfast before we depart for Sheboygan's Caan's Floral & Greenhouses to tour their beautifully designed Christmas displays. Then we’re off to Milwaukee for lunch on our own and a stop at BMO Harris Bank’s holiday display. As part of the decades-long tradition, the bank’s lobby is transformed into a fantastic winter wonderland featuring the bank's treasured collection of life-sized Steiff animals. Lastly we'll enjoy a quick visit to Milwaukee's outdoor Christkindlmarket (subject to availability). The market is overflowing with delicious food, drinks, collectibles, and gifts. Be sure to stop in the Timber Tent, a warm area where you can sit and enjoy food and beverages indoors and share your great finds. Then sit back and relax as we journey home with many new decorating ideas and gifts to wrap!

(Breakfast included)