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School Christmas Markets Trip to Lille

Your school trip to the French Christmas markets in Lille will leave your students feeling excited about all things French!

Lille is the perfect place for your students to experience the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional French Christmas market.

There are many enchanting Christmas markets taking place throughout France, each offering a unique variety of festive music, tasty treats and lights. But the city of Lille hosts one of the most famous, with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cuisine and gifts.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/2

MorningMorning

Morning departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

AfternoonAfternoon

Arrive in Calais

Head to Lille and explore the Christmas market

EveningEvening

Evening meal at accommodation

Return to the Christmas market or go bowling

Day 2/2

MorningMorning Enjoy a guided tour of Lille or have more time at the Christmas market
AfternoonAfternoon

Visit a traditional waffle factory

Head back to Calais

EveningEvening

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Evening arrival back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Activities

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille on November 22nd 1890, in the house of his maternal grandparents at 9 rue Princesse.… Read more

Euralille

Euralille

Lille may be Capital of Culture, but it's long been a capital of shopping! Indulge in some retail therapy at one of … Read more

Guided Tour of Lille

Guided Tour of Lille

From Grand'Place to the Palais Rihour, discover the architectural heritage of Europe's Capital of Culture (2004)… Read more

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or violet waffles. The visit also i… Read more

Lille Christmas Market

Lille Christmas Market

Lille is the perfect place to experience the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional Christmas market. The ci… Read more

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian chocolates!Chocolate workshops… Read more

Shopping in Lille

Shopping in Lille

From its rich merchant past Lille has retained a real commercial tradition. Here, shopping is a reflection of the nor… Read more

The Resistance Museum

The Resistance Museum

The Resistance Museum is located in an ancient fortified castle, built between 1878 and 1882, that was part of the for… Read more

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Accommodation

Ibis Budget Hotel Lille
Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille
Ibis Budget Hotel Lille

The Ibis budget Hotel is situated in 'Vieux Lille' - the old town. It offers 93 rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Rooms consist of a double bed and a single bunk canopy. Students are accommodated two to a room and staff in singles. Each room has a TV.

A buffet breakfast is offered in the hotel with evening meals in a nearby restaurant.

Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille

Misterbed Belle Etoile is centrally located in the pedestrian area of Lille, enabling your group to enjoy all the attractions the city has to offer.

Students will generally be accommodated in twin rooms – all are en suite and include a television. Staff will also be accommodated in twin rooms (if a single is requested, a supplement will apply).

A buffet-style breakfast will be served in the hotel. Evening meals are taken in the restaurant next door.

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Bedford Girls’ School, April 2019

I cannot think of any improvement to suggest. Would like to mention how brilliant your staff have been throughout all the planning period. They always listened and tried to find a solution to all our requests even though some of them were made at a very late stage and all communication was excellent. We are delighted and will definitely book out next trip with Halsbury.

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