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Day Trip to Christmas Markets

Day Trip to Christmas Markets

 WST provides exceptional service. Kerrie has made trip planning stress-free and she’s the main reason why I have recommended WST to other departments in my school.
Haberdashers Askes Hatcham College, Lille, December 2013


Christmas Markets are a great opportunity for students to explore and learn in surroundings that interest and engage them whilst providing fun and learning. Not only is a visit to a Christmas Market a great opportunity for class bonding at the end of your students’ first term together, they are also a great way to improve communication skills. Not least, an educational visit to any of the Markets means students can enjoy some early Christmas shopping too!

  • Tour Day 1

    Morning Depart School early morning. Arrive in Lille late morning.
    Afternoon Visit the Lille Christmas market, complete the free WST Christmas quiz, along with free time to spend at leisure shopping and sightseeing.
    Evening Depart Calais for return journey to school.

    1 day experience from only 

    Based on min 40, coach travel within a 3 hour radius of Dover, Eurotunnel green day,  Nov – Dec  2017 – excluding Fridays

    £52

  • Tour Day 1

    Morning Depart School at midnight. Arrive in Lille late morning.
    Afternoon Visit the Lille Christmas market, complete the free WST Christmas quiz, along with free time to spend at leisure shopping and sightseeing.
    Evening Depart Calais for return journey to school, estimated arrival early hours.

    1 day experience from only 

    Based on min 40, coach travel from Midlands, North or West England, Eurotunnel green day,  Nov – Dec  2017 – excluding Fridays

    £65

Lille

Place Rihour

This is the main site for the Christmas Market where you’ll find over 80 chalets, Father Christmas and the Funfair.

Grande Place

The giant 50 ft ferris wheel is here along with more stalls and all year round shops. 

Crêperie

We highly recommend taking a break from the hustle and bustle for lunch at a central Lille crêperie. The group menu usually offers a sweet and a savoury crêpe each and we can pre book this so that you can all stay together. 

WST Lille Christmas Quiz

Take our free fun Christmas quiz along with you. This will give your students a focus whilst they are they, encourage them to look around the markets and the area and give them opportunities to try out some language skills. Its also a useful thing for them to finish off on the coach journey home. 

Boulogne

This busy port town offers a wide range of visits which means many groups choose spend a half day or a whole day here. At the heart of Boulogne is the Roman old town, ideal for sightseeing and shopping. Other popular visits include Becasuc sweet factory and Nausicaä Sea Centre.

Les Chocolats de Beussent

A well known local chocolate producer. Here you can see a demonstration of melting  and moulding the chocolate with chance to sample the chocolates at the end. Worksheets available for French Language students.

Cite de Europe

If you haven’t done quite enough shopping there’s always Cite Europe, where you can make a last minute stop!