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From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

1. From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

Get into the spirit of the season and visit different Christmas markets along the wine route. Begin your tour at the Strasbourg bus station where you'll board a comfortable heated bus and receive audio guides with information for your Christmas market tour. On your first stop, explore the Riquewihr Christmas market during a one-hour visit. Gaze in awe at the illuminated monuments and buildings in this dazzling Alsatian village. After Riquewihr, head back onto the wine route and pass by numerous little Alsatian villages all beautifully decorated for the occasion until you reach the village of Kaysersberg. The authentic and artisanal Christmas market in Kaysersberg traditionally welcomes you all four Advent weekends on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On the other days of the week, you will find there a concentrate of Alsace: a historic city center filled with charm with beautiful old half-timbered houses, magnificent corner oriel windows, cobbled streets, the river that crosses the city and, overlooking the village, the medieval castle. Then it's time to hit the road again to the third stop in Colmar. Watch how the Christmas markets light up the famous town and create different atmospheres to suit the neighborhoods. Enjoy a 3-hour stroll at leisure and explore the market at your own pace. Savor seasonal treats and have another traditional cup of mulled wine. At around 7:30 PM, take the bus and return to the meeting location in Strasbourg and finish off the tour with wonderful Christmas memories of the Alsatian Christmas markets. 

Strasbourg 7-Hour Christmas Markets Tour

2. Strasbourg 7-Hour Christmas Markets Tour

On this festive 7-hour program you’ll depart Strasbourg in the morning, and head to the village of Colmar. Christmas in Colmar’s historic town center is a magical experience featuring Christmas illuminations that blend perfectly with the lighting designed to enhance the town’s heritage. The pedestrian city center with its major architectural treasures dates from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. It is beautifully decorated, creating a veritable open-air theater where the warm Christmas mood envelops the heart of the town. Enjoy some free time in the area to visit your choice of the 5 different Christmas markets. Then you’ll take a drive along the famous Alsace Wine Route, passing through some of the region’s most beautiful villages. 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. Depending on when you go, discover the Christmas Market of Bergheim or the Ribeauvillé market. 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 market visits you’ll return to Strasbourg.

Strasbourg Christmas Market Tour Tastings & Pastry Demo

3. Strasbourg Christmas Market Tour Tastings & Pastry Demo

Walkthrough one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe, which has been held every year since 1570. Visit the ‘Christkindelsmärik’ which thousands of visitors flock to each winter to shop hand-made decorations, admire grand fairy-light installations, and bask in the fairytale atmosphere. Be taken to some of the best spots for traditional Alsatian food and stop for a mulled wine-tasting along the way. Your local guide will point out the most respected craftsmen in the area and share insider tips on how to find the best stalls for gift shopping as you stroll. Explore behind the scenes of some of the artisan’s workshops. Meet a local baker who will show you how to make traditional Christmas pastries and enjoy multiple traditional food tastings.

Strasbourg Christmas Market tour

4. Strasbourg Christmas Market tour

Created in 1570, Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, or Market of the Infant Jesus, is the oldest Christmas market in Europe. Each November the city becomes the Capital of Christmas. Two million visitors come to visit the market, enjoy the famous flashing lights of the Christmas tree in Place Kléber and discover Alsatian culture. On this 1 hour and 30 minute tour, taste culinary specialties such as hot wine, pretzels and kugelhopf. Get in some holiday shopping with typical souvenirs such as religious statues, handmade toys, tablecloths, napkins, Christmas tree ornaments and jewelry. Visit this magical city, a blend of German and French culture, and experience an unforgettable Christmas.

Strasbourg: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

5. Strasbourg: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in Strasbourg, France. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most beautifully decorated places and learn miraculous Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic to Strasbourg. Visit one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets with over 300 wooden chalets accompanied with fairy-like lights and holiday aromas. Enjoy time to shop and taste local Christmas products. Prepare to be spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience this time of year.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 222 reviews

I applied because I could not move due to a strike of the French National Railway. In conclusion, I participated in this tour and it was the correct answer. I had three hours in Colmar and plenty of time elsewhere, so I was able to get around the city of Alsace efficiently.

Impressive excursion, the guide Martin very friendly and making you feel relaxed and unhurried, the towns that are visited and the pace at which it is done is perfect, I would do it again.

The trip has been fantastic, several towns are visited and stops are made in three main ones. Very relaxed you have time to visit it with ease. Martin the driver and guide is great.

Make sure to not get overwhelmed with excitement for the markets and forget where the bus parked!

To do and the day is full Prudent driver. To advice