Christmas Markets in the Alsace Villages

The Essential Christmas Experience of Alsace

Visit the famous markets of Colmar, knowledgeably guided by one of our local team

Enjoy a moment in a small village Christmas market

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Price:

110€ Per person (from 13 years old)

55€ Per child (from 4 to 12 years old)


When:

9:30am to 4:30pm, every day
November 30th through December 23rd, 2019


Duration:

7 hours


Trip style:

Shared sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.


Meeting point:

Place Gutenberg, next to the statue.


Inclusions:
  • 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

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

Beautiful Villages and Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!

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, enjoy some free time in the city to discover one or several Christmas Markets on your own, as the town holds 5 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, Riquewihr (Medieval market), Colmar and Strasbourg cities host a market every single day. On the 6th, 7th and 8th of December, your stop will certainly include the Christmas Market of Bergheim, on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of December you will have the opportunity to discover Ribeauvillé market, and almost every single day of this festive season, the market of Kaysersberg will be ready to show you all it has to offer. After the visits return to Strasbourg.

Good to Know

  • 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
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour –you can read about it here

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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