Alsace Christmas Markets Full Day from Strasbourg (Private)


  • Visit the famous markets of Colmar

  • Enjoy a moment in a small village Christmas market

  • English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides


Experience the Magic of Christmas in Alsace During the Festive Season on this private day trip from Strasbourg to the Christmas Markets in the villages of Alsace. Shop for traditional Alsace Christmas decorations and presents in Colmar.

Tour info

7 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (0-99 years)
Meeting Point

Your accomdation, Strasbourg, Alsace, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Enjoy a full day private tour in Alsace to discover some of the oldest and most authentic Christmas markets in Europe. In your comfortable mini-van, you will visit various traditional Christmas markets in Colmar and other charming Alsace villages. A world of delicious fragrances, delightful craft goods and lights quickly takes shape along the rows, where some surprising and mouthwatering discoveries is awaiting you.

Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Strasbourg

Reach the town of Colmar & visit the Christmas Markets
Free time for lunch in a local restaurant of Colmar (at own expense)
Reach a small village and visit the Christmas Market
Drop off in Strasbourg

Depart Strasbourg En Route to Colmar’s Historic 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” (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.

Visit the Christmas Market of Colmar
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.

Follow the Alsace Wine Route & Visit Christmas markets in the Villages
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, Riquewihr (Medieval market), Colmar and Strasbourg cities host a market every single day, and 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 visits return to Strasbourg.

What’s included?

  • English speaking driver guide

  • Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans

  • Free wifi access on board

  • Visit of Christmas markets in Colmar

  • Visit of Christmas markets in local villages

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Meals & drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers to operate.

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

  • Tour begins Nov. 28 and through Dec. 23.

Before you go

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Currency is in Euros.

  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    If predetermined meeting place change, notify Ophorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to departure time.

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...