Today, you will start your day with a two-hour boat trip of Strasbourg, where you will learn some of the city’s history, starting from the Middle Ages to the Neustadt to the modern European institutions.
After a hearty Alsatian lunch, you will tour the famous Strasbourg Christmas market, the Christkindelsmärik. This market has been operating near the cathedral in Strasbourg every year for over 450 years, making it the oldest in Europe. Sip vin chaud (mulled wine) to warm your bones as you shop for loved ones (or yourself). If you get peckish, you can nosh on Alsatian specialties found at the market, from bretzels (pretzels) to tarte flambée (Alsatian pizza). Whilst shopping, you can also sample some of the unique Alsatian specialties which can be found all over the central part of the city.
In Strasbourg, it is de rigueur to make a stop inside the enormous Gothic cathedral of Strasbourg, which dates back nearly 1000 years, and light a candle. You can also climb to the top of the church to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
As a final dinner, join the group to enjoy the stylish cuisine at Les Haras Brasserie, where you will reminisce about the magical week spent together. Afterwards, you will get to view the lights on the 100 ft. Christmas tree in the Place Kléber before heading back to the hotel for a relaxing rest.