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Ophorus Tours - Essential Christmas Experience in Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg

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Essential Christmas Experience in Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg

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This full-day tour takes in the highlights of the Alsace region and includes Christmas markets in Colmar and several villages

Highlights

  • The Essential Christmas Experience of Alsace
  • Marvel at the medieval monuments and dazzling Christmas decorations of Colmar.
  • Enjoy a moment in a small village Christmas market

Program & Itinerary

This morning, we will come and pick you up in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office. The Strasbourg tourist office is located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale in the heart of the city, next to the Cathedral. The tourism office is located close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance.Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your ...

Pick up at centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg

This morning, we will come and pick you up in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office. The Strasbourg tourist office is located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale in the heart of the city, next to the Cathedral. The tourism office is located close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance.

Meet your English Speaking Driver/Guide who is a local Expert of Alsace

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.

Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Alsace wine producing region.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system which means that everyone will hear the guide's commentary during driving time, even if you are seated in the back of the van! Also, we have bottled water at your disposal and you can use our free wifi as you travel from one destination to another.

Depart for the Colmar Christmas Market

The arrival of the little wooden huts in the town squares of Alsace’s towns and villages is 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.

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, enjoy some free time in the city to discover one or several Christmas Markets on your own, as the town holds 5 different markets.

Your guide will take you to local Christmas Markets in Small Authentic villages

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 certain dates, your stop will certainly include the Christmas Markets of Riquewihr or Ribeauvillé as this is when the Medieval Christmas 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.

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  • 08:50 am

    Depart from Strasbourg Tourism Office

  • 09:00 am

    Depart from Strasbourg Tourism Office

  • 10:00 am

    Arrival in Colmar, orientation walk through the Christmas market

  • 12:45 pm

    Departure for an authentic Alsace village & it's local Christmas market

  • 04:00 pm

    Drop off at Strasbourg Tourism office

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Ophorus Tours - Essential Christmas Experience in Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg
Ophorus Tours - Essential Christmas Experience in Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg

Know before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face Masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Place Gutenberg, 67000 STRASBOURG

Departure

Pick up at Place Gutenberg, near the statue. Guide will have a sign with company logo and tour name. Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

8 reviews
  • kathleenj93

    16, Dec 2019

    Christmas market tour from Strasbourg This was a great tour and our guide really knew his way around to avoid traffic. Fun time and good information.
  • kathleenj93

    16, Dec 2019

    Christmas market tour from Strasbourg Tripadvisor review: Christmas Markets of Alsace Tour from Strasbourg This was a great tour and our guide really...
  • kflo56

    16, Dec 2019

    Lovely day Even tho the day was rainy and windy, Florence took us to see some beautiful sights in Alsace. The countryside is enchanting, and the Christmas...
  • Aurorafp

    15, Dec 2019

    Imprescindible Tanto si eres fan de la Navidad como si no, el encanto de esta zona en la época preña ideal es indiscutible. Estrasburgo es un punto de...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Free time at the Christmas markets in Colmar
  • Visit of Christmas markets in local villages
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions unless mentioned

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Strasbourg?

    Our company only 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 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.
  • What can we expect on this Christmas Shared Day Trip from Strasbourg?

    This tour highlights a selection of Christmas markets in Colmar & small villages. Please note that due to the large number of visitors especially in Colmar, your tour guide will indicate where the best markets are located and leave you some free time as parking the minivan can be an issue. In the villages, if the guide is able to park, then she/he will come with you to show you around. Your tour guide will also make the choice of which village to visit as the Christmas markets are open on certain days onlys.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Strasbourg?

    Lunch is not included on this Christmas markets tour from Strasbourg. The program of the day has been designed so that you will have sufficient time either in Colmar or in one of the villages. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations. 
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