Christmas Markets

Language & Cultural Tour in France

Visit a traditional Christmas Market for an unforgettable experience.

A perfect school trip if you only have a short time available. The chance to experience a magical time of year in France, Belgium or Germany! Germany’s towns and cities provide an idyllic setting for a Christmas Market school trip. Half-timbered buildings are festively lit and the aroma of gingerbread permeates the air. Alternatively enjoy the idyllic markets of the Bruges and Lille Christmas markets, with little wooden chalets selling traditional arts and crafts, street entertainers, fairground attractions and a true Christmas holiday atmosphere.

At this destination

  • Berlin
  • Bonn
  • Lille
  • Munich
  • Bruges

Must see sights

  • Berlin; Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Postdam
  • Bonn; Siegburg Medieval Market, Chocolate Museum
  • Lille; Palace of Fine Arts, Lille Zoological Park

Travel advice

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Sample itinerary


Day 1 – Arrive in Berlin. Travel by public transport to accommodation. Free time in the evening to explore the Christmas Markets and lights at night.

Day 2- Guided Berlin walk (3.5 hours) Ice-skating/River cruise. Free time for shopping/visit one of the many Berlin Museums.

Day 3 – Guided Christmas Walk (4 hours) Depart and make your return journey home.


Day 1 – Eurostar to Lille. Free time in the evening to explore the Christmas Markets and lights at night

Day 2 – Visit the Belfry of the City Hall. Guided tour of Old Lille. River cruise on the Isnor. Free time for shopping

Day 3 – Christmas Market walking tour. Depart and make your return journey home