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. Also experience some typical Alsace wines in a local winery. 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.
Your guide will meet you at 9:30 am at your hotel in Strasbourg and will lead you during your Christmas markets full day tour in Alsace. Board a comfortable minivan and head first to 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, enjoy some free time in the city to discover one or several Christmas Markets, which 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 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 the medieval markets are being held.
This full day tour will also include a wine tasting session in one of many carefully selected wineries so that you may have the opportunity, while in the region, to taste some of the most famous typical wines this area produces. After the visits and wine tasting return to Strasbourg with your guide.