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School Christmas Markets Trip to Strasbourg

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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 (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Depart school

Eurotunnel crossing 

Evening

Evening

Arrive in Strasbourg in time for evening meal

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Guided tour of Strasbourg by boat

Visit Strasbourg Cathedral

Afternoon

Afternoon

Lunch in a creperie

Explore the Christmas markets

Evening

Evening

Evening meal in a local restaurant with chance to try Strasbourg's speciality "Flammkuchen"

Bowling

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit Fortwenger Gingerbread
Afternoon

Afternoon

Free time to explore the Christmas markets

Evening

Evening

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

Cinema trip

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Depart accommodation after breakfast 
Afternoon

Afternoon

 
Evening

Evening

Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school late evening 

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' 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

Educational activities and visits

Council of Europe

Council of Europe

Since it was founded in 1949, the principal purpose of the Council of Europe has been to… Read more

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Visitors have the opportunity of viewing a public hearing at the European Court of Human… Read more

European Parliament

European Parliament

The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union and the… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Batorama

Batorama

All on board for the most popular tourist attraction in Strasbourg! Take a trip on the… Read more

Eglise St Thomas

Eglise St Thomas

Magnificient protestant church located in the centre of Strasbourg. It is named "the lady… Read more

Guided Tour of Strasbourg

Guided Tour of Strasbourg

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

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 Gi… Read more

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame is known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals… Read more

Accommodation

CIARUS Centre
FUAJ Strasbourg
CIARUS Centre

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.

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.

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