Black Forest, Colmar & Strasbourg Christmas Markets

6 days from £519pp.


Strasbourg

Visit: Strasbourg, France

Colmar

Visit: Colmar, France

Black Forest

Visit: Black Forest, Germany

About the Tour

One of the oldest in Europe, starting off at Strasbourg Christmas Market, this festive holiday is a real treat. Enjoy time in the ’Capital of Christmas’ and its Alsatian spirit, there’s a fantastic French atmosphere with a hint of the famous German influence of its close neighbour. And, as you step across the border, you’ll really get to enjoy some authentic German Christmas markets. Venturing into the Black Forest, famous of course, for its gâteau, before the festivities really step in. Relish the famous Freiburg Christmas Market before heading back over the border for a feast of festivities in France as we also take in the yuletide offerings of Colmar and Metz.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service
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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    Strasbourg

    Strasbourg

    Included excursion to the French town of Strasbourg, with the opportunity to visit the extensive Christmas markets. See the town’s giant Christmas tree, known as the ‘king of the forests’ and stroll through the Marché de Noël, absorbing the sights and smells of seasonal treats. Continue to our hotel in Todtmoos in the heart of the German Black Forest for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Freiburg

    Freiburg

    Enjoy a full-day included excursion around the southern Black Forest, with visits to the lakeside resorts of Titisee and Schluchsee. We then continue to the medieval city of Freiburg, overlooked by its castle ruins. The Freiburg Christmas Market is held in the very heart of its beautiful old historical quarter. Shop for traditional arts and crafts from the Black Forest region, including straw shoes and colourful wooden toys and visit the candle workshop.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Colmar

    Colmar

    Enjoy an optional excursion to the pretty French town of Colmar, which is all the more beguiling at this time of year. Explore the Christmas markets in the Old Town, where a procession of decorations lead you to stalls selling a variety of festive goods.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Metz

    Metz

    We head into France and make a stop in Metz where you will have time to explore the Christmas markets. Later, we continue to our overnight hotel in northern France.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Strasbourg
    • Black Forest & Freiburg
    • Metz

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Colmar

    Notes


     

    Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (6 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Am Kurpark in Todtmoos. The hotel has a restaurant and bar.

    Overnight stays in northern France are in city-style hotels.

    Germany

    Hotel Am Kurpark

    Hotel Am Kurpark

    France

    Novotel Reims Tinqueux

    Novotel Reims Tinqueux

    Hotel Am Kurpark


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Novotel Reims Tinqueux


    The Novotel Reims Tinqueux has good highway links to the A4 and A26 and of course is in the Champagne region of France. The hotel is located near to the Champagne Ardenne TGV station and Gare de Reims and UNESCO World Heritage sites plus other attractions such as Norte Dame Cathedral, Saint Remi Basilica and the famous wine cellars. Novotel Reims Tinqueux facilities include air conditioning, 24 hrs reception, dry cleaning/Ironing service (payable), swimming pool (unheated)*, restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi/Internet access. *The swimming pool can close without prior notice.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are between £1/1.25 Euros and £3/3.75 Euros per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and air holidays, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services near Folkestone. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express, operate to and from the U.K. interchange. You will join your main tour coach at the interchange.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
    It could be either - this will be confirmed in your travel documents.

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