CHRISTMAS MARKETS OF ALSACE PRIVATE TOURS FROM STRASBOURG
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
Depart Strasbourg En Route to Colmar’s Historic Christmas Markets
was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest
Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the
“Christkindelsmärik” (market of the Infant Jesus). Since this time,
Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm
and generous Alsatian Christmas. However, Strasbourg is not the only
town to host Christmas Markets. 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, follow
your guide for a tour of the town and to discover one or several
Christmas Markets as the town holds 5 different markets. After the walk,
enjoy some free time in the 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 or Bergheim (Christmas Cribs tour) villages host a market
every single day. On the 25th, 26th and 27th of November you will
certainly stop in Kaysersberg where one of the most authentic Christmas
markets is held. On the 3rd/4th and 10th/11th of December, your stop
will certainly include the Christmas Markets of Riquewihr or Ribeauvillé
as this is when he Medieval 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.