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!

Day 1

Depart school

Eurotunnel crossing 

Arrive in Strasbourg in time for evening meal
Day 2

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, where you will see the whole production process, from making the mixture to sampling some of the finished produce

Time for lunch

Group to spend some more time exploring the Christmas markets

Early evening, group to head to Kehl, Germany for evening meal

Visit the cinema

Day 4 Depart accommodation after breakfast   

Eurotunnel crossing

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
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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Guided Tour of Strasbourg

Guided Tour of Strasbourg

There is much to see and do in the beautiful city of Strasbourg - the grande île, 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, the Covered Bridges... The list is endless!



All on board for the most popoular 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.

Council of Europe

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 continent...

European Parliament

European Parliament

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 1 and a half and 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 member of s...

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame is known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe and most definitely awe-inspiring, a perfect venue for a choral performance. 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 astr...

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Hearings at the European Court of Human Rights are public (private hearings are only held in exceptional cases). Hearings last approximately 90 minutes with English and French interpretation.

Le Palais du Pain d’Epices (Gingerbread Factory)

Le Palais du Pain d’Epices (Gingerbread Factory)

During your visit, you will be taken on a journey of discovery through the world of Gingerbread.Your group will be taken on an interactive trail where they will learn about the origins of Gingerbread and the secrets of how it is made. You will also have the oppportunity to taste some of the Gingerbread and visit the shop which is entirely dedicated to this regional speciality.

FUAJ Strasbourg

This Youth Hostel is located in parkland, 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 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.

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