Soak up the festive spirit with a trip to one of Europe’s finest Christmas markets – a popular tour with our school groups

Students relish the occasion to visit some wonderful places and to explore the treasure troves of products – a great way to pick up those special Christmas gifts! Not only that, it is the perfect opportunity for groups to engage and practice their language skills – whether it be French, German or Dutch – in a unique, delightful and heart-warming atmosphere.

Take a trip to Amiens in northern France where you will find one of the largest Christmas markets, boasting a tremendous number of stalls in a fresh alpine setting – Lille and Strasbourg too sparkle with enchantment during this time of year.

In Germany, leading Christmas markets can be found in Aachen, Koblenz, Cologne and the Black Forest where each market has its own touch of uniqueness that will leave a lasting impression for years to come!

Valkenburg, in the Netherlands, is a fantastic place to visit during the festive season for a trip to remember. The Velvet Cave, with its stunning decorations, mural paintings, 18th century chapel and charming market stalls, is the perfect setting to experience the Christmas atmosphere.