Joyeux Noël! Discover Strasbourg’s Christmas Markets by Barge

Sip on hot mulled wine. Sample fresh gingerbread. Watch the twinkling lights. Make this a holiday to remember on a special learning adventure in Strasbourg’s Christmas markets.
Program No. 23536RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

The historic streets of Strasbourg come alive as the city’s Christmas markets offer tradition, local craftsmanship and delectable culinary treats during the holiday season. Experience the heart of Strasbourg’s Christmas cheer on this special learning adventure that begins in Paris and leads you to the Christkindelsmärik — Strasbourg’s oldest Christmas market — by barge. Explore the beautiful Strasbourg Cathedral, enjoy a wine tasting in Riquewihr, and join a local expert for a walk through the old town of Colmar where festive lights and a Christmas concert help to welcome in the holiday season.
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Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend three nights in Paris before making your way to Strasbourg to explore the Musee d’Orsay, Opera Garnier and other iconic Parisian landmarks.
  • Sample traditional spiced mulled wine as you delight in the charming beauty of Christkindelsmärik —Strasbourg’s Christmas market and the oldest Christmas market in France.
  • Marvel at the festive illuminations in the old town of Colmar during an expert-led walk.

General Notes

Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside. Also, because of the ongoing “Yellow Jackets” protests in Paris, we may need to make last-minute changes to the itinerary to avoid visiting areas blocked by protesters.
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