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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village

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A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village

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Immerse yourself in the German Christmas Markets on this private day trip from Strasbourg. Visit the Freiburg Christmas market and shop for Christmas presents and traditional decorations. Then, reach the village of Gengenbach.

Highlights

  • The Essential Christmas Experience in Germany
  • Immerse yourself in the wonder of a German Christmas in Freiburg
  • Admire the world's largest Advent Calendar in Gengenbach
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests
What is Included / Excluded for this tour

Program & Itinerary

Experience the German Christmas Markets on this full day private tour departing from Strasbourg. Today we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Strasbourg. First, meet your English speaking driver/guide who will begin by presenting the days itinerary to your group. You will then board your recent and comfortable A/C minivan and drive a short time before reaching the German border.Considered ...

Depart to Germany and Experience the local Christmas Markets 

Experience the German Christmas Markets on this full day private tour departing from Strasbourg. Today we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Strasbourg. First, meet your English speaking driver/guide who will begin by presenting the days itinerary to your group. You will then board your recent and comfortable A/C minivan and drive a short time before reaching the German border.

Take some time as you visit the beautiful Christmas Market in Freiburg 

Considered to be one of the most beautiful of Germany, the Freiburg Christmas Market is on your program today. The town of Freiburg in Breisgau is located just over an hour away from Strasbourg. The town is known for its ancient university and its medieval minster (Cathedral), for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and is the primary entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. The town has more to offer than friendly faces alone, including one of Germany’s prettiest old quarters, with its characteristic Bächle – the narrow channels of water that run alongside the pavements. Add to that a wealth of culture and history, lots of cafés and cosy bars, delicious regional food and scenic surroundings. 

It is the heart of Freiburg, close to the town hall square and St Martins, that you will enjoy your first stop of the day to admire one of the most elegant and authentic Christmas Markets of Germany. The Freiburg Christmas market is very much part of a tradition of Black Forest Christmas markets. Stroll through the market and see woodcarvers, gem cutters, glass blowers, potters, candlestick makers and straw artists in the narrow market streets. Shop for Christmas specials, arts and crafts or local wooden toys. All this will be coupled with the inimitable aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine, spices, roasted almonds, hot chestnuts, potato noodles, Black Forest ham and bacon sauerkraut.  

Experience the small village of Gengenbach & witness the opening of the Advent Calendar Window of the day

After your visit and some free time for lunch, depart for the small village of Gengenbach. For over 15 years the quaint town of Gengenbach in Baden-Württemberg has transformed its entire Rathaus  (Town Hall) into the world's largest Advent Calendar House also known as "Das weltgrößte Adventskalenderhaus". The 24 windows (two rows of 11 plus 2 in the roof) are each decorated with a festive Christmas scene with a new window revealed every night until Christmas. 

After months of preparation, the soft pink town hall is warmly lit and lies in wait like a package waiting to be opened. An enormous Christmas tree sparkles in front of the town hall as crowds gather in the darkness. Eager watchers show up before 6.00pm each night to catch the show. The senses are awakened - first by scent as a spicy fragrance of Glühwein wafts its way through the frosty air; then by sight as the 200-year-old town hall baroque façade is lit up and comes to life.

After the opening of the days window, it will be time to return to Strasbourg.

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  • 10:00 am

    Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Strasbourg

  • 11:30 am

    Arrive in Freiburg and walk through the Christmas Markets

  • 12:30 pm

    Free time for personal discovery and lunch (not included) in Freiburg

  • 03:30 pm

    Departure for the village of Gengenbach

  • 04:30 pm

    Arrival in Gengenbach, guided visit of the Old Town & Christmas Markets

  • 06:00 pm

    Advent Calendar New Window lights

  • 07:00 pm

    Drop off in Strasbourg

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Strasbourg to Freiburg Christmas Market & Gengenbach Village

Know before you book

  • Christmas Market Tour operates from late November until Christmas Eve
  • 9 hour Private day trip from Strasbourg to German Christmas Markets
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Price is per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Your Hotel or accommodation 67000 Strasbourg

Departure

We will come and pick you up directly at your hotel or accommodation in Strasbourg. We can also pick up in the surrounding area of 30kms around Strasbourg at no extra cost.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Visit the Christmas Market in Freiburg, Germany
  • Visit the Christmas Market in Gengenbach village
  • Admire the opening of the largest advent calendar in the world
  • Pick-up and return at hotel
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • Is this Private Full Day Tour of the German Christmas markets only available in English?

    No, our talented, in-house multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. Just ask for availability.
  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Strasbourg private tours?

    Yes, all private tours include a pick up and drop off at requested location – hotel, AirB&B, Strasbourg airport, Strasbourg train station. We also pick up 30kms around Strasbourg at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Strasbourg?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Who conducts these Christmas Markets tours from Strasbourg?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking local guides that are also, in most cases, the driver. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both driver and guide.
  • Why is the Freiburg Christmas Market so popular?

    The Christmas Market of Freiburg is popular because of the very large number of handcrafted products that are available for purchase. Here, amongst the more than 110 stalls, you will find candles, high quality pottery, puppets, felt products, wooden toys and nativity cribs. The market is also the perfect location for you to buy traditional Christmas decorations. 

    Highlight of the Market: Make your own candles at the Candle workshop stall.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Strasbourg?

    Lunch is not included on this Christmas markets tour of Germany from Strasbourg. The program of the day has been designed so that you will have sufficient time in Freiburg for lunch. If you want to organize a stop for lunch before your tour, don't hesitat to let us know and our team of travel experts will make the necessary arrangements. You can also speak with your guide in the morning for recommendations.
  • Why did you include Gengenbach Village on this Christmas Markets tour?

    We have included this visit as it is one of the most fascinating Christmas Experiences that one can enjoy. For over 15 years the quaint town of Gengenbach in Baden-Württemberg has transformed its entire Rathaus (Town Hall) into the world’s largest Advent Calendar House. The 24 windows (two rows of 11 plus 2 in the roof) are each decorated with a festive Christmas scene with a new window revealed every night until Christmas. 

    Highlight: Arrive on time to see the Advent Calendar Window light up
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