School Christmas Markets Trip to Strasbourg
With its beautiful Gothic cathedral, Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful settings for a Christmas market.
Strasbourg hosts one of the oldest, and largest, Christmas markets in France and provides the perfect opportunity for your students to practise speaking French. During your trip, your students could enjoy a tour of the city by boat, visit a gingerbread factory or even cross the border into Germany for a bite to eat.
|Arrive in Strasbourg in time for evening meal|
Guided tour of Strasbourg by boat
Visit Strasbourg Cathedral
Lunch in a creperie
Explore the Christmas markets
Evening meal in a local restaurant with chance to try Strasbourg's speciality "Flammkuchen"
|Day 3||Visit Fortwenger Gingerbread||
Free time to explore the Christmas markets
Early evening, group to head to Kehl, Germany for evening meal
|Day 4||Depart accommodation after breakfast||
Arrive back at school late evening
This price includes:
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Eurotunnel crossings
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
There is much to see and do in the beautiful city of Strasbourg including the Grande Ile, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, "petite France" and its remarkable architecture and museums. Why not book a guided tour and discover the pedestrian areas around the stunning Cathedral, petite France and the Covered Bridges... the list is endless!
All on board for the most popular tourist attraction in Strasbourg! Take a trip on the river around Strasbourg to discover this beautiful city from a different perspective. Departing from near the Cathedral, you'll pass through "petite France" and marvel at its architecture, the German quarter and the European quarter, and of course the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.
Since it was founded in 1949, the principal purpose of the Council of Europe has been to bring together all of the democracies of the old continent. The Palais de l'Europe is the headquarters of the Council and the flags of the 47 member states are lined up in front of this distinctive building. The Council works to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law throughout the whole cont...
The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union and the 736 members are elected every 5 years by voters right across the 27 member states of the European Union. Visits generally last between one and a half to two hours, and usually consist of a guided tour of the European Parliament including; the Chamber, a video screening and a general presentation by a membe...
Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame is known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe and most definitely awe-inspiring. The 142 m spire is a masterpiece of architectural elegance and intricacy and up until the 19th century, the cathedral was the highest building in the whole of the Christian world. The Cathedral also houses an 18 metre astronomical clock - one of the largest in th...
Visitors have the opportunity of viewing a public hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (private hearings are only held in exceptional cases). Hearings last approximately 90 minutes with English and French interpretation.
During your visit, you will be taken on a journey of discovery through the world of Gingerbread. On the interactive trail, your group will learn about the origins of Gingerbread as well as the secrets of how it is made. You will have the oppportunity to take part in a tasting session at the end and visit the shop which is entirely dedicated to this regional speciality.
This Youth Hostel is located just a few minutes from the centre of Strasbourg. Students are generally accommodated in 3 to 5 bedded rooms with showers, washbasin and WC.
Breakfast is served in the hostel's restaurant every morning, and both lunch and dinner are available on request.
The centre has a has a large café/bar, games room with table tennis, fußball, billiards, video games, and drink dispenser, large TV room and internet access. Meeting rooms can be hired for a small supplement, and a gift shop and tourist information point are on site.
CIARUS is well located in Strasbourg and is a popular choice among school groups thanks to its focus on the fun and security of its guests.
The newly renovated centre boasts 295 beds in comfortable and well equipped rooms, all with a shower, washbasin and toilet. These are spread over four storeys with living areas that are bright and large.
Evening meals will be taken in the self-service restaurant at CIARUS, which offers delicious and varied food - including vegetarian dishes.
There is a bar area, a cafe, TV room, games room (billiards, table football, video games) music room and disco area. The centre is also well supplied with learning areas.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Very happy with all the help and advice received from Halsbury. All activities went smoothly. Halsbury did everything possible to make the trip run smoothly. We would definitely use Halsbury again in the future.