Departure from Strasbourg
From November 25th to December 23rd
From 09:30 to 16:30
It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the "Christkindelsmärik" (market of the Infant Jesus). Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas. However, Strasbourg is not the only town to host Christmas Markets. The arrival of the little wooden huts in the town squares of Alsace's towns and villages is also a major event. The Christmas markets mark the return of time-honored festivities. A world of delicious fragrances, delightful craft goods and lights quickly takes shape along the rows, where some surprising and mouthwatering discoveries await the markets’ visitors.
This morning depart from Strasbourg and head towards Colmar. Christmas in Colmar’s Historical town center means a historic setting made magical by amazing Christmas illuminations that blend perfectly with the wonderful lighting designed to enhance the town’s heritage. The pedestrian city center with its major architectural treasures that stretch from the Middle Ages to the 19th century is decorated like in a dream, a veritable open-air theatre where the warm Christmas mood envelops the heart of the town. Here, follow your guide for a tour of the town and to discover one or several Christmas Markets as the town holds 5 different markets. After the walk, enjoy some free time in the different markets.
Then, depart along the famous Alsace Wine Route to pass through some of the most beautiful villages of Alsace. The afternoon program will depend on the date of your tour. Eguisheim or Bergheim (Christmas Cribs tour) villages host a market every single day. On the 25th, 26th and 27th of November you will certainly stop in Kaysersberg where one of the most authentic Christmas markets is held. On the 3rd/4th and 10th/11th of December, your stop will certainly include the Christmas Markets of Riquewihr or Ribeauvillé as this is when he Medieval markets are being held.
This full day
tour will also include a wine tasting session in one of our carefully
selected wineries so that you may have the opportunity, while in the
region, to taste some of the most famous varietals this area produces.
After the visits and wine tasting return to Strasbourg.
Inclusions / Exclusions
1. Visit of Christmas markets in Colmar
2. Visit of Christmas markets in local villages
3. English speaking driver guide
4. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
5 . Free Wifi access on board
1. Personal insurance and expenses
3. Gratuities for the driver/guide
4. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
5. Wine tasting fees
Pick up at your centrally located hotel in Strasbourg
Pick up information
Tour returns to original departure point
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Other languages on request
- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Prices are per minivan 2 to 8 persons
- Currency is in Euro
Possible languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano