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Visit the famous Christmas markets of Colmar
Follow local expert guides
Tour can be customized to suit your interests
What to expect
In the morning, you'll be picked up at your accommodation by your guide, who will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, you'll board a comfortable, air conditioned minivan equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated, and head towards Colmar.
The Christmas markets mark the return of time-honored festivities and Alsace is without a doubt a winter wonderland. 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. 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 theater where the warm Christmas mood envelops the heart of the town. Here, follow your guide for a walking 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 to explore in the different markets and why not taste the local mulled wine?
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, before returning to Strasbourg.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Visit of 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
What's not included
Personal insurance and expenses
Meals & drinks
Gratuities for the driver/guide
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
You can be picked up at your accommodation in Strasbourg or its surrounding area (up to 30 kms / 20 miles).
- Pick-up starts at 9.00am
- This tour operates from late November until Christmas Eve
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Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- The final indicated price is per group of anywhere from 2 to 8 people
- Please indicate the address of your accomodation at checkout for pick-up
- This tour is customizable: the tour operator will get in touch after booking to organize the itinerary of the tour according to your preferences
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible