German Christmas Markets from Strasbourg (Private)

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the wonder of a German Christmas in Freiburg

  • Admire the largest Advent Calendar in Gengenbach

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

Summary

Discover the German Christmas Markets on this guided full day private tour departing from Strasbourg. 
Immerse yourself in the wonder of a German Christmas in Freiburg, considered to be one of the most beautiful of Germany. 
After your visit and some free time for lunch (not included), depart for the small village of Gengenbach and admire the largest Advent Calendar. After the opening of the days window, return to Strasbourg.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€590.00
Commentary
Spanish, French, Italian, German
Meeting Point

Your accommodation in Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Depart to Germany to Experience the Famous Christmas Markets


Discover the German Christmas Markets on this full day private tour departing from Strasbourg. Today we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Strasbourg. First, meet your English speaking driver/guide who will begin by presenting the days itinerary to your group. You will then board your recent and comfortable A/C minivan and drive a short time before reaching the German border.

Take Some Time As You Visit One Of The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets Of Germany

Considered to be one of the most beautiful of Germany, the Freiburg Christmas Market is on your program today. The town of Freiburg in Breisgau is located just over an hour away from Strasbourg. The town is known for its ancient university and its medieval minster (Cathedral), for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and is the primary entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. The town has more to offer than friendly faces alone, including one of Germany’s prettiest old quarters, with its characteristic Bächle – the narrow channels of water that run alongside the pavements. Add to that a wealth of culture and history, lots of cafés and cosy bars, delicious regional food and scenic surroundings.

It is the heart of Freiburg, close to the town hall square and St Martins, that you will enjoy your first stop of the day to admire one of the most elegant and authentic Christmas Markets of Germany. The Freiburg Christmas market is very much part of a tradition of Black Forest Christmas markets. Stroll through the market and see woodcarvers, gem cutters, glass blowers, potters, candlestick makers and straw artists in the narrow market streets. Shop for Christmas specials, arts and crafts or local wooden toys. All this will be coupled with the inimitable aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine, spices, roasted almonds, hot chestnuts, potato noodles, Black Forest ham and bacon sauerkraut.

Experience Gengenbach Christmas Market And Witness The Opening Of The Advent Calendar Window

After your visit and some free time for lunch, depart for the small village of Gengenbach. For over 15 years the quaint town of Gengenbach in Baden-Württemberg has transformed its entire Rathaus (Town Hall) into the world’s largest Advent Calendar House also known as “Das weltgrößte Adventskalenderhaus”. The 24 windows (two rows of 11 plus 2 in the roof) are each decorated with a festive Christmas scene with a new window revealed every night until Christmas. After months of preparation, the soft pink town hall is warmly lit and lies in wait like a package waiting to be opened. An enormous Christmas tree sparkles in front of the town hall as crowds gather in the darkness. Eager watchers show up before 6.00pm each night to catch the show. The senses are awakened – first by scent as a spicy fragrance of Glühwein wafts its way through the frosty air; then by sight as the 200-year-old town hall baroque façade is lit up and comes to life.

After the opening of the days window, it will be time to return to Strasbourg.

What’s included?

  • English speaking driver guide, other languages available on request

  • Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans

  • Private tour

  • Free wifi access on board

  • Visit of Christmas market in Freiburg

  • Visit of Christmas market in Gengenbach

  • Witness the opening of the Advent calendar window

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Meals & drinks

  • Gratuities for the guide

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers to operate.

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

  • Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

  • Price is per group, from 2 to maximum 8 persons.

  • Currency is in Euros.

  • 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.

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

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. 

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