Villages of Alsace Christmas Markets Day Trip From Strasbourg (shared)

Highlights

  • Full-day Colmar and Alsace Wine Route tour from Strasbourg.

  • Experience the magic of the Alsace region at Christmastime.

  • Marvel at the medieval monuments and dazzling Christmas decorations of Colmar.

  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalised experience.

Summary

Strasbourg is home to France’s oldest Christmas market, but most visitors never leave the city. This full-day tour from Strasbourg takes in the highlights of the Alsace region. It includes the picturesque medieval town of Colmar and several of the region’s atmospheric Christmas markets.

Tour info

Duration
7 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
€110.00
Child: (4-12 years)
€55.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Place Gutenberg, Strasbourg, Alsace, 67000, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am - Meeting at the Statue on Gutenberg Square in Strasbourg

 9.00 am - Departure from Strasbourg
10.00 am - Arrive in Colmar and enjoy free time to visit the Christmas market
12.00 pm - Discover the Alsacien Wine Road
12.30 pm - Free time for lunch in one of the beautiful villages
  2.00 pm - Visit of a Christmas markets in one of the villages (depending on program)
  4.00 pm - Drop off in Strasbourg 


The arrival of the little wooden huts in the town squares of Alsace’s towns and villages is 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 toward Colmar. Christmas in Colmar’s Historical town center means an 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, enjoy some free time in the city to discover one or several Christmas Markets on your own, as the town holds 5 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, Riquewihr (Medieval market), Colmar and Strasbourg cities host a market every single day. On the 6th, 7th and 8th of December, your stop will certainly include the Christmas Market of Bergheim, on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of December you will have the opportunity to discover Ribeauvillé market, 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?

  • Free time at the Christmas markets in Colmar.

  • Visit of Christmas markets in local villages.

  • English-speaking driver & guide.

  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions unless mentioned.

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide.

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.

Things to know

Before you book

  • After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.

  • Tour is operated in English.

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour.

  • Prices are per person.

  • Currency is in Euros.

Before you go

  • Wear good walking shoes.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 24 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 24 hours prior to departure and less > no refund All semi private tours depart on time. Clients should present themselves at the allocated meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Driver/guide will not wait unless Ophorus has been previously informed that the client will be late with a maximum waiting time of 10 minutes. Beyond that waiting time, tours will depart and Ophorus cannot be held responsible for clients missing their tour.

Redemption information

    Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the departure time of 9:30 am at Place Gutenberg.


    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...