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Ophorus Tours - Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets

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Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets

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Explore the festive atmosphere of Freiburg's market, browsing unique gifts & traditional ornaments. Journey deeper into Germany's enchanting Black Forest to the charming village of Gengenbach, renowned for its own magical Christmas market.

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
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The Magic of German Christmas Markets: Private Day Trip from Strasbourg Escape the festive charm of Strasbourg and delve deeper into the heart of German Christmas traditions on this private day trip!Your enchanting Christmas market adventure begins with a convenient pick-up directly at your Strasbourg accommodation. Meet your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will present the itinerary ...

The Magic of German Christmas Markets: Private Day Trip from Strasbourg

Escape the festive charm of Strasbourg and delve deeper into the heart of German Christmas traditions on this private day trip!

Your Comfort & Convenience:

Your enchanting Christmas market adventure begins with a convenient pick-up directly at your Strasbourg accommodation. Meet your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will present the itinerary tailored to your interests. Board your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and embark on your journey.

Freiburg's Enchanting Christmas Market:

A short journey takes you across the border to Freiburg, Germany, renowned for its captivating Christmas market, considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Immerse yourselves in the festive atmosphere as you explore the historic town center, known for its prestigious university, the magnificent medieval Minster (Cathedral), and charming Bächle (water channels) running alongside the streets. 

Discover a treasure trove of Christmas cheer as you stroll through the market stalls brimming with unique gifts, handcrafted ornaments, and traditional Black Forest specialties. Encounter skilled artisans showcasing their crafts – woodcarvers, gem cutters, glass blowers, and more. Savor the irresistible aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, and regional delicacies wafting through the crisp winter air.

Gengenbach's Advent Calendar Spectacle:

Following your exploration of Freiburg, journey deeper into the scenic Black Forest to the charming village of Gengenbach. Witness the unique spectacle of Gengenbach's Rathaus (Town Hall) transformed into the world's largest Advent Calendar House, also known as "Das weltgrößte Adventskalenderhaus." Marvel at the 24 meticulously decorated windows, each revealing a festive Christmas scene, unveiled nightly until Christmas Eve. 

Experience the electrifying atmosphere as the crowds gather for the daily window opening ceremony. Witness the soft pink town hall illuminate with festive lights, casting a magical glow on the scene. Indulge in the captivating fragrance of Glühwein (mulled wine) warming the air, and soak in the sights and sounds of this enchanting tradition.

A Personalized Experience:

This private tour offers the flexibility to customize your itinerary based on your interests. Discuss with your guide the possibility of additional stops or exploring Freiburg at your own pace.

Unforgettable Memories Await:

Book your private Christmas market adventure today and create lasting memories on this enchanting day trip!

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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 - Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets
Ophorus Tours - Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets
Ophorus Tours - Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets
Ophorus Tours - Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets
Ophorus Tours - Beyond Strasbourg: Explore Freiburg & Gengenbach Christmas Markets

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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