There's nothing in the world quite like Christmas in Europe - Wooden chalets in historic towns dating to the 13th century, snow-covered cathedrals, and all the hot mulled wine you can drink and incredible food throughout. Join us, will you?
2 Home Bases
From USD 3,799 per person
Guests looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when joining us on this December.
In Strasbourg, discover the oldest Christmas market in France (1570), Strasbourg’s “Marché de Noël”. It comprises more than 300 stalls spread out across 12 locations, one of which being in front of the 15th-century Strasbourg Cathedral.
In Nuremberg, we gather around the central square in the city’s old town, for this market—one of the largest in the world.
Along the way, your host (and true “shopping under the tents expert” Karen Brown) makes sure you are well pampered while helping you uncover the best deals and gems.
Land dates, room options and rates
- Deluxe rooms $3799
Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travellers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $899.
Best Time of The Year
Wander the streets of famed towns of France and Germany at Christmas time, sipping on mulled wine and getting into the feel-good spirit of the holidays.
Culture & History
Christmas Markets are as much part of Europe’s history as their royals or castles. Come & find out why it is, and bring home unique gifts for your loved ones.
The Little Plus!
In addition to having several dinners & tours included throughout the journey, our host & shopping expert will assist in getting you the best finds.
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Welcome to Strasbourg
Day 2: Strasbourg
Day 3: Colmar
Day 4: Baden Baden
Day 5: Rothenburg
Day 6: Nürnberg
Day 7: Nurnberg
Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay
OUR HOME BASES
Villa Mittermeier is situated immediately outside the medieval rampart in Rothenburg – centrally located and yet away from the tourist bustle. It is a humble yet elegant and truly authentic property, in a district reminiscent of medieval Germany.
Set within a traditional villa built in 1899, this charming hotel is situated directly opposite the Würzburger Tor gate, or Galgentor.
The 23 spacious rooms have been individually designed and appointed to provide a diverse and elegant variety. All boasts open floor plans and en-suite bathrooms.
The Mittermeier’s award-winning chef will spoil you traditional breakfasts, and in the evening, with a gourmet cuisine. The restaurant specializes in quality regional and international cuisine.
Situated in the heart of Strasbourg, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, the Cour du Corbeau is one of the oldest hotels in Europe (built in 1528) as well being one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. In the heart of the city, imagine yourself wandering around and getting lost in the corridors and passageways of this 16th century building. You may glimpse the courtyard through your window, or a statue that seems be smiling at the thought of passing time. Memories of days gone by in an Inn dating from the days of Tsars and Princes.
Each of its 63 rooms – all different – reflects a part of our Alsatian history and culture. Here an effect of the light, there some attic rooms, or a private garden. They all offer those who love a cozy setting a spacious but warm haven, where they will have the magical impression that there are secrets to discover. For a unique experience in refined surroundings.
In the morning, a buffet of typical local or refined French specialties is yours to discover. Take a trip down memory lane or fill up on vitamins: Kougelhopf, Bretzel, rosehip jam, seasonal fruit, organic cereal, detox juices and more.
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
7 nights at two different properties, in deluxe rooms (upgrades available)
7 traditional breakfasts 3 dinners at local gourmet restaurants (to include beverages) 1 lunch in Baden Baden
1 private guided tour of Strasbourg 1 Food tasting tour in Colmar with a local foodie 1 Spa & Massage experience in Baden Baden 1 private guided tour of Rothenburg and its markets
As well as...
Private airport/train station transfers from Strasbourg and to Munich or Frankfurt Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides All taxes
GOOD TO KNOW
All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight to and from France/Germany may be arranged through us. Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ) Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement. Space is limited to 6 with a maximum capacity of 8 guests
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey. Discover Paris, Berlin or pay a visit to Austria. Just let us know when you secure your journey or fill the enquire form.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $1000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $200 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $899.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $200 per person administrative fee.