Follow us

Sign up for our newsletter

GO UP

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Price $3500 6 Days
Scroll down

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

$3500 per person

PARIS AND STRASBOURG!
Paris! It’s Paris! It is exciting! It is decadent! It is sexy. It is mysterious. It is pure magic. And it’s Christmas time!

My love for Paris started 30 years ago when I studied abroad in London and made a trip across the pond. It stuck with me until I was in my early 40s and returned for a summer in Paris, ultimately the catalyst to our WorldTowning lifestyle. I love Paris!

Years later, we lived in the South of France in a stationary capacity for 10 months, and then we popped in and out of France while living in our RV in Europe for three years. France is our European home, and Paris is a city we cannot wait to share with all of you.

During your time in Paris, we will take to the streets daily and fill our cups up! We will eat our weight in cheese, take afternoon breaks over hot coffee and pain au chocolate, start our evenings with an aperitif, and try our hand at a pastry challenge. How cool is that? And that is just the food. You will leave us being able to captivate your friends back home with cultured stories of how macaroons are made and what “really” happens at the Moulin Rouge after dark. Plus, you can sprinkle in some tales of your visit to the largest antique market in Europe, your sunset dinner cruise down the Seine, and how sipping champagne underneath the sparkle of the Eiffel Tower is “that” amazing. Are you excited? This is only a sampling of all the glamour we will experience in Paris.

We will do all this while dipping in and out of Christmas markets and feasting our eyes on the visual candy that is Paris during the holidays.

Plus, if all that was not enough, we will take a (long) day trip to Strasbourg and soak up Christmas markets for an entire day in the cutest French city.

If you want to explore a mysterious land, make new friends, and push yourself out of your comfort zone and into what we would consider a “food, art, architecture” zone, this is the trip for you. If you care about connecting deeply with a new culture in a way you cannot do on a traditional vacation, this is for you. This is for you if you approach the world with a glass-half-full attitude.

Does it sound enticing? The experience is all that and more.

Get greater detail about our trips and who they are ideally for here. The FAQ also answers many of the questions you may have about accommodations, insurance, etc. Both of these pages may be helpful to you before you register for this trip.

Price is based on double occupancy. We will not have single accommodations available.

The full itinerary is available for purchase for $300 in the event you can’t come on the trip but want to go on your own at some point.

*This is not the final itinerary and it is subject to change.

  • Destinations
  • Departure City
    Paris
  • Departure Date
    November 29, 2025
  • Return Date
    December 5, 2025
  • Level of Difficulty
    Minimum age 12 and recommended maximum 65. This trip is active, requires mobility, energy and is NOT for everyone, as much as we wish it was. This is a heavy walking tour. We will have access to public transportation, but we will rarely take it as the joy of Paris is in the walk. If you cannot be on your feet from sun up until sun down, then this might not be the trip for you. If you struggle with physical activity, have accessibility needs or need special care, then Paris with be a challenge. As a general rule, you should exercise regularly, be able to walk up to 8 miles per day on cobblestone, climb 4 flights of steep stairs (without railings and elevators), walk moderate inclines and be able to drag or carry your belongings on wobbly streets for several blocks. WTV cannot stress enough how important it is to realistically address your ability for yourself and for the courtesy of other travelers.
  • Included
    Accommodations
    Activities/Tours
    Gift Basket
    Live Q & A
    Meals during trip
    Personal Guides
    Private FB Group
    Transportation
    Welcome Party
    WorldTowning Swag
  • Not Included
    Arrival Day Meals
    Arrival Transportation
    Covid testing (if applicable)
    Departure Day Meals
    Departure Transportation
    Drinks (soda, alcohol, smoothies, juices)
    Equipment Rental
    Flights to Country
    Flights Within Country
    Laundry, Phone Calls, Room Service
    Meals (breakfast and dinner)
    National Park Fees
    Porters
    Souvenirs
    Tipping at the Restrooms
    Tips for Guides
    Trip Insurance
    Vegetarian Options
1
ARRIVAL (Day 1)
Make yourself comfortable in the accommodations. We'll gather in the evening to start our trip. Please note: If you would like to arrive earlier and explore on your own before the start date, that is fine. Our trip officially begins on Day 1 in the evening. We can't wait to meet all of you.

WINE & CHEESE PAIRING
We invite you to a meet-and-greet wine and cheese pairing evening as a warm welcome. If you arrive late, don't worry; we will have a more formal welcome at breakfast in the morning.

ACTIVITY
Before retiring, we will also visit our first neighborhood Christmas market and have a hot wine nightcap.

Get a good night's sleep because tomorrow we rock and roll!
2
Paris (Day 2)
BREAKFAST
We will all meet at the opening breakfast to discuss the day, address any questions, and meet those of you who got in late the night before and missed the meet n' greet.

ACTIVITY
A tour of Les Puces de Sainte-Ouen flea market: Discover quirky items, vintage objects, and antiques in over 2,500 shops in Europe's largest flea market. From second-hand clothes and old books to luxury furniture, you will find a lot of wonders! Even if you don't buy anything, you will enjoy your time at this unique flea market. You will find a whole little world as you walk the narrow streets. You can also find good jazz bars, old video games, and old postcards between the old antiquities.

LUNCH
At the market

DINNER & ACTIVITY
We will have dinner while watching the  legendary stage of the famous Parisian cabaret, the Moulin Rouge troupe, comprising 60 artists and dancers, thrills and enchants audiences all over the world. Trained in classical dance, the Moulin Rouge ballet performs on stage, demonstrating discipline in upbeat choreographies.
3
Paris (Day 3)
BREAKFAST
We will enjoy a French petite dejeuner in our accommodations before taking off for a day of adventure.

ACTIVITY
We will visit Sainte-Chapelle, the finest royal chapel to be built in France, and features a truly exceptional collection of stained glass windows. Louis IX built it in the mid-13th century at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité, to house the relics of the Passion of Christ.

LUNCH & ACTIVITY
We will visit the Eiffel Tower by daylight to enjoy a picnic lunch. For those who want to climb the tower or take the elevator, this will be your opportunity, but if you prefer to enjoy it from the ground with wine and cheese, that is ok as well.

CHRISTMAS MARKET & DINNER
We will visit the largest and most popular Parisian Christmas market and enjoy traditional food together.
4
Paris (Day 4)

BREAKFAST

We will enjoy a French petite dejeuner in our accommodations before taking off for a day of adventure.

BAKING CLASS
We will learn to make three flavors of the ever-famous French macaron with a professional pastry chef.

LUNCH
TBD.

ACTIVITY
We will take a guided tour of Musée d'Orsay for the afternoon. It's famous for its impressive collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art, making it one of the largest in the world. Housed in a stunning former railway station on the Seine, the museum is just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.

DINNER & ACTIVITY
One of the most memorable ways to view Paris’ iconic skyline is on a cruise down the Seine River, and the UNESCO-listed riverbanks are even more atmospheric in the evening hours.
5
Strasbourg Day Trip (Day 5)
BREAKFAST
We will grab a French petite dejeuner in the early morning before boarding the train* to Strasbourg.

CHRISTMAS MARKET EXTRAVAGANZA
We will Christmas market until we drop, all day, full force, market after market after market.

LUNCH
Christmas market booth.

1 HOUR HISTORICAL TOUR
For those of you who need an afternoon break from marketing, you will enjoy a brief walking historical tour of this charming city.

DINNER
A late-night, to-go sandwich for the train ride back to Paris in the late evening.

*Guests will be responsible for the train ticket cost to Strasbourg.
6
Paris (Day 6)
BREAKFAST
We will enjoy a French petite dejeuner in our accommodations before taking off for a day of adventure.

ACTIVITY
We will visit the famous Picasso museum, which is very rich in work from the artist's formative years up to the Blue Period.

LUNCH
We dine in the fashionable Marais district in the 4th arrondissement, also known as SoMa (South Marais). This area is filled with hip boutiques, galleries, and gay bars. Once the city's Jewish quarter, it still hosts numerous kosher restaurants.

ACTIVITY
Shopping afternoon.

DINNER
Le Soufflé embodies the values of traditional French Cuisine, with a twist of uniqueness through the many various soufflés.
7
DEPARTURE (Day 7)
CLOSING BREAKFAST
This the last day of the trip and the toughest. Saying goodbye to new friends is never easy, but we like to think of it as "until we meet again!" After our final breakfast, the trip will officially conclude. We will miss all of you terribly!
10.0
Superb
10.0
Hosts
10.0
Accommodation
10.0
Meals
10.0
Transport
10.0
Value for Money

Comments:

Leave a Reply

Hosts
Accommodation
Meals
Transport
Value for Money

Relais Montmartre is in the heart of Paris's picturesque city, near the Butte Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur, and Place du Tertre. It offers comfortable accommodation and free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Relais Montmartre are comfortable and equipped with a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. They are also decorated with floral fabrics. The Relais Montmartre is close to the metro station, which provides access to the city's main tourist sites. Finally, the famous Moulin Rouge is just a 3-minute walk away. We will stay in the same accommodations for the 6-night trip. You will have two twin beds or one queen bed (depending on your preference) and a private bathroom. Our accommodations will have exclusive services, high-end amenities, a hair dryer, Wi-Fi, a/c, climate control, and more. *Please let us know if you are traveling alone and want to partner with a roommate. *Hotel accommodations vary depending on the time of year, but you can expect the above quality and charm. Subject to change.