Eastern France is known for having some of the most incredible Christmas markets in the entire world. They have been the masters of this tradition since the 16th century, and continue to wheel out the second largest amount of Christmas markets in all of Europe. At these markets you will be able to find local cultural foods typical of this time of year like mulled wine and Bredele cookies from Alsace, to locally made gift ideas and decorations. All of the cities we will be visiting on this trip have very elaborate Christmas markets and Christmas culture, but also a lot of historical and cultural importance in a general sense as well. We will be flying into Paris, and staying in two hotels; one in Paris and the other in Mulhouse. We will be flying out of Zurich, Switzerland, as it is the nearest airport with direct flights to USA to where we will be staying in Mulhouse.
We will be landing in either one of the two Paris international airports, Charles De Gaulle or Orly. Our bus will be picking up travelers from both once everyone has landed. From there, we will check into our hotel in Paris and begin exploring the city soon after! Highlights on our tour include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame de Paris. We will then conclude our day at the grand Christmas market in Tuileries. If you didn't get to see all that you wanted in Paris then don't worry, we will be spending more time here.