Looking for a way to inspire your French students? A school trip to Strasbourg’s Christmas markets is a festive trip that’s certain to get them talking!

Traditionally the bridge between France and Germany, Strasbourg is where the two cultures collide, so it’s no wonder the Christmas markets here are some of the oldest and largest in France.

With its beautiful Gothic cathedral, Strasbourg is also one of the most beautiful settings for a Christmas market. And when you’ve finished perusing the market stalls, you can also enjoy a tour of the city by boat, visit a gingerbread factory or even cross the border into Germany for a bite to eat and a taste of a German Christmas.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school

Eurotunnel crossing

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"



Visit Fortwenger Gingerbread

Free time to explore the Christmas markets

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

Cinema trip


Depart accommodation after breakfast

Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school late evening

4 days, 3 nights Price from £415 pp
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators


Educational Activities

Council of Europe

Council of Europe

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Since it was founded in 1949, the principal purpose of the Council of Europe has been to bring together all… Read More

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

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Visitors have the opportunity of viewing a public hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (private hearings are only… Read More

European Parliament

European Parliament

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The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union and the 736 members are elected every 5… Read More

Cultural Activities



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All on board for the most popular tourist attraction in Strasbourg! Take a trip on the river around Strasbourg to… Read More

Eglise St Thomas

Eglise St Thomas

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Magnificient protestant church located in the centre of Strasbourg. It is named "the lady cathedral". The church has large cultural… Read More

Guided Tour of Strasbourg

Guided Tour of Strasbourg

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There is much to see and do in the beautiful city of Strasbourg including the Grande Ile, which is classified… Read More

Le Palais du Pain d’Epices (Gingerbread Factory)

Le Palais du Pain d’Epices (Gingerbread Factory)

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During your visit, you will be taken on a journey of discovery through the world of Gingerbread. On theinteractive trail,… Read More

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral

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Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame is known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe and most definitely awe-inspiring.The… Read More

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