Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
Experience the Christmas Market, Guided by an Expert Local
Our Guides Know All the Best Places to Visit and Will Tailor Their Route Especially to Your Group
Immerse Yourself in the Wonder of an Alsatian Christmas
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
230€ Per Group from 2 to 15 persons
24 November 2018 through to 23 December 2018
Morning Tour: From 11.00am to 1.00pm
Afternoon Tour: From 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Private Walking tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 15.
Tour begins at hotel or dedicated pickup point TBC
Pick up and return at hotel
Services of a licensed/accredited guide
2 hour tour
Visit of several Christmas markets in town
Personal insurance and expenses
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
Gratuities for the guide
The Ideal Way to Experience the Strasbourg Christmas Markets
It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the “Christkindelsmärik”. Ever since, Strasbourg has perpetuated the tradition of a an authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas. More than 300 stalls are spread out over 12 locations under the glow of the city’s illuminations, making Strasbourg one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.
There are eleven markets throughout central Strasbourg, including just outside the train station, outside the Cathedral, on Place Broglie, on Place Kléber (with the largest real Christmas Tree in France grown specifically for the market), at Place Corbeau by the Alsatian Museum, at Place Gutenberg where there’s a guest visitor market each year, in Petite France overlooking the River L’Ill, at Place d’Austerlitz specializing in only foods and drinks, outside the Temple Neuf Church, and the furthest at Cité de la Musique et de la Danse next to the ice skating rink.
This morning, follow your guide on a tour that will take you to several different markets that are located all over the town. The selection of the markets visited will be made in the morning depending on your different wishes as to what you would like to see, discover or purchase as each market has its specialty.
Good to Know
- Strasbourg Christmas Markets opening dates: from 24th November 2018 through to 23rd December, 9.00am to 1.00pm.
- Tour in the morning (to avoid crowds) or late afternoon for Christmas lights.
- Tour involves a fair amount of walking.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Price is per group, from 2 to maximum 15 persons.
- Currency is in Euro.
- Possible languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
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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