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Strasbourg Christmas Markets Tour

From £1078 pp

France

3 Days/2 Nights

Private Tour of up to 7

Strasbourg Christmas Markets Tour

What You'll Do

Discover the beautiful city of Strasbourg at its most magical time of the year, and immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine at Christmas markets, top-class restaurants and environmentally friendly wineries on a private adventure to remember.

We recommend that your adventure starts from St Pancras station in London, so that you can enjoy this one-of-a-kind winter experience in a way that is kind to the planet. A Eurostar to Paris followed by a high-speed train to Strasbourg is all it takes to reach the start of the experience, and as well as helping the environment, will also save you any airport pain.

Once you arrive in Strasbourg, you’ll experience the beautiful city and all its magnificent culture, cuisine and architecture in style, as you cruise on the Ill River and enjoy private tastings of Crémant and macarons, wander the famous Christmas markets, and savour incredible food and wine at Au Crocodile restaurant and on the Alsace Wine Route.

Your accommodation is in a luxurious 4* hotel in the heart of Strasbourg, the perfect base for exploring the medieval lanes, the ancient bridges and the lush, mountainous countryside in the surrounding area.

With a private, local guide who knows the very best activities, places to eat, drink and explore, you can be certain that you are not only seeing the very best that Strasbourg at Christmas has to offer, but also the side that many tourists miss without that local insight.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the world-famous Christmas markets in the medieval city of Strasbourg

Cruise along the Ill River and enjoy a private tasting session of authentic French cuisine

Head out along the Alsace Wine Route and try world-class wines from environmentally-friendly wineries

Your Local Host:

Pierre

I was born in Paris and lived there for most of my life until I moved to Bordeaux for a new job to work for a wine company. During my time here, I completely fell in love with Bordeaux, as well as Strasbourg and Reims, and truly discovered what we call in French art de vivre (the art of living).

Experience Itinerary

Gourmet River Cruise and Christmas Markets

Private transfer from Strasbourg Train Station to your 4* hotel and spa, Le Bouclier d’or or similar, and unwind ready for your adventure in this beautiful, romantic city.

From the quaint, narrow streets of Petite France, the atmospheric quays of the Ill River, the magnificent Strasbourg Cathedral, to the picturesque squares of the Grande Ile, you’ll discover a unique charm to the city that feels even more magical as Christmas rolls around.

First, you’ll join your guide and head out on a private river cruise, exploring the Grande Ile and European Quarter, all whilst tasting local Crémant, some savoury Kougelhopf and incredibly delicious macarons.

As night falls and the lights of the city start to illuminate its beauty, it will be time to head to the wonderful Christmas markets, where the famous Christmas tree, illuminations, pretty wooden chalets, mulled wine and excellent cakes and pastries create a magical atmosphere.

For years, Strasbourg has been named a “Ville et Métiers d’Art” city, recognition for the work the city does in preserving and supporting centuries-old traditions in craftsmanship and the arts.

Then, it’s back to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Accommodation

Le Bouclier d’or or similar

double hotel room in strasbourg

Wine Country and Culinary Adventures

You’ll meet your guide at 9am on your second day, to begin a full-day tour with a small group.

You’ll begin by following the Alsace Wine Route, discovering scenic little towns and villages and tasting great wines at environmentally-friendly wineries with hugely enthusiastic owners.

Enjoy lunch in a local winery, and soak up the authentic flavours and friendly atmosphere in a stunning setting before you visit Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, a mountainside fortress from the 12th century and a resounding symbol of a rich Alsace history.

You’ll return to Strasbourg at around 5pm, and will have some time to relax and prepare for what is sure to be one of the most memorable meals of your life at Au Crocodile restaurant.

With its routes in the early 19th century, this large house, rich in history and tradition, fully embraces the French Art de Vivre with a real passion.

You’ll eat at the most unique table in the restaurant, a 6 person ‘cocoon’ in the heart of the kitchen, allowing you a fully-immersive experience as you soak up the sounds, the smells and the movements of the kitchen. With six courses and champagne to enjoy, it marks the end of your time in Strasbourg with a truly special occasion.

Accommodation

Le Bouclier d’or or similar

hotel bar in strasbourg

A Free Morning and Departure

Spend your final morning in beautiful Strasbourg at your leisure, wandering the beautiful streets and riverside paths, and enjoying the slow, relaxing cafe culture lifestyle and making the most of your remaining time in the city.

Head back to Strasbourg train station in your own time, and head home with incredible memories of your time in this unique city.

Location Information

The tour takes place in Strasbourg, a stunning medieval city in the Alsace region of France and virtually on the border with Germany.

We would recommend that you take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord (approx. 2 hours 30 minutes). From there, you can from Paris Gare de l’Est to Strasbourg via a high speed train (approx. 1 hour 50 minutes).

  • Transfers
  • 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Strasbourg
  • Guided gourmet cruise on day 1
  • Shared full day tour with lunch and wine tastings on day 2
  • Gastronomic dinner on day 2
  • Breakfasts