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Our most recommended Alsace Christmas Activities

Strasbourg 7-Hour Christmas Markets Tour

1. 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.

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Strasbourg Christmas Market tour

2. 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.

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Strasbourg: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

3. 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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What people are saying about Alsace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 222 reviews

Not kidding, Florence is one of the best tour guides we ever had. She is so kind, and warm and full of stories. Oh, and always smiling. It was a pleasure to see Colmar and Ribeauville with her by our side. On a more technical side, everything was as expected: meeting point, transportation, group size, schedule etc. And the Christmas markets are definetely different from the ones in Strasbourg, much more ‘local’ and authentic. I would say this experience is a must-do. Would go again anytime.

Jerome is a really pleasant person to walk around with. He shared a lot of info and was more than happy to accomodate the tours bases on our wishes. We saw 5 or 6 of all the Christmas markets in Strasbourg (there are 10 in total). In between, we got to see th city quite a lot. Take this tour on your first day. You will see Strasbourg with different eyes afterwards.

very nice tour

We enjoyed the tour - especially the Christmas mart in Colmar and the wine tasting in Riquewihr. Our guide was very good and everything was on schedule.

A great way to spend the day in Alsace region and i plan to go back

Our guide was very good. The history, the scenery and the markets were all wonderful. I hope to return to this area some day.

Began a was a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. We walked through several markets with her providing interesting commentary.