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School Christmas Markets trips

A school trip to the Christmas markets are not just a festive, end-of-term treat, they could really get your students talking!

This is a really popular option for a short languages trip, as students are able to practise their language skills in a warm, welcoming setting, where they’ll be encouraged to just get stuck in and have a go!

The experience of making themselves understood in a foreign language is one that will see their confidence soar and, for some, could even spark a lifetime love of languages!

We run trips to some of the best Christmas markets in Europe, where your students will not only enjoy some unforgettable speaking and listening practice, but where they’ll also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture.

In France, our most popular destinations are Lille and Strasbourg, while in Germany there are a wide range of choices, from the rich history of Aachen to the variety offered by Cologne. Wherever you choose to go, we’ll tailor make your school trip to ensure that your specific requirements and learning objectives are met.

School Christmas Markets Trip to Amiens and Arras

School Christmas Markets Trip to Amiens and Arras

Your Christmas market school trip to Amiens and Arras will see your students explore the largest Christmas market in northern France!

3 days, 2 nights

From £179 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Bruges & Valkenburg

School Christmas Markets Trip to Bruges & Valkenburg

If you’re looking for a real festive treat for your students, a school trip to the Christmas markets in Bruges and Valkenburg is hard to beat!

3 days, 2 nights

From £185 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Lille

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!

2 days, 1 night

From £119 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Aachen

School Christmas Markets Trip to Aachen

Looking for a magical experience to get your German students talking? Look no further than a school trip to Aachen’s Christmas markets!

2 days, 1 night

From £120 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Cologne

School Christmas Markets Trip to Cologne

A German school trip to Cologne’s Christmas markets is much more than a fun, festive treat – it’s a great way to get your students talking!

2 days, 1 night

From £120 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Berlin

School Christmas Markets Trip to Berlin

German school trips to Berlin are always a hit with students, but the vibrant German capital really is magical at Christmas time, making it a fantastic choice for your school trip to the German Christmas markets!

4 days, 3 nights

From £299 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Strasbourg

School Christmas Markets Trip to Strasbourg

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!

4 days, 3 nights

From £285 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Trip to Düsseldorf

School Christmas Markets Trip to Düsseldorf

Already been to Aachen or Cologne and fancy something a bit different? Then why not try a German school trip to Düsseldorf’s Christmas markets?

2 days, 1 night

From £119 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School Christmas Markets Day Trip to Lille

School Christmas Markets Day Trip to Lille

If you’re short on time but keen for your students to experience the magic of France at Christmas, then Lille is the ideal option!

1 day

From £50 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Day Trip
Europe
Ferry
School Christmas Markets Day Trip to Aachen

School Christmas Markets Day Trip to Aachen

Want to visit Germany’s Christmas markets with your students but not sure you have enough time? You do!

1 day

From £76 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Day Trip
Europe
Ferry

Discover more about school Christmas Markets trips

Every year, many cities throughout France, Germany and Belgium host traditional Christmas markets. These present a wonderful opportunity for your students to experience local traditions and practise their language skills in a fun, relaxed setting. You could set them shopping tasks, or even ask them to interview a few locals about how they celebrate Christmas.

Your students will relish the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of the Christmas markets. For a day trip to the Christmas markets, our top destinations are Lille, Aachen and Cologne. For longer trips, we would recommend Berlin and Koblenz.

And, as well as visiting the Christmas markets, we can also include some carefully chosen activities to help encourage your students to keep using their language skills to discover more about the local culture.

Founded by teachers, we know how important it is that you feel completely supported every step of the way, from your first enquiry to the moment you return home. This includes while you’re actually on your trip, when we’ll be just a phone call away, whatever the time of day or night.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.