School Trips & Tours to the Christmas Markets

An excellent enrichment trip for your students, school trips to Christmas markets are a fun and exciting to way to reward your students at the end of the year. Bursting with culture, freshly cooked delicacies and an array of treasures, Christmas markets allow your students to delve into a whole new festive experience, while practising their linguistic skills and they meander through the stalls.

We offer the following unforgettable Christmas markets school trips:

Discover the magic of Lille

Christmas school trips to Lille allow students to explore this bustling French city while putting their French language skills into practice. With Place Rihour boasting 90 wooden chalets selling a range of mouth-watering festive treats and souvenirs, students will have ample opportunities to interact with locals and build their confidence as they wander through the markets. 

We also have a WST Lille Christmas quiz students can take with them on the trip, giving them a focus as the explore the markets. The Grand Palace is another fantastic area for pupils, featuring a 50ft Ferris wheel and year-round shops.

Explore the historic city of Cologne

Cologne plays host to seven Christmas markets over the festive season, each with different themes and entertainment. Outside Cologne’s impressive cathedral you’ll find over 160 traditional German Christmas market stalls, providing students with numerous opportunities to try out German phrases.

The Alter Markt is a great market for younger pupils, with a carousel ride, puppet show and Santa’s grotto to keep them entertained. The Rudolfplatz is also fun market to explore on Christmas school trips, with a fairytale theme transporting you into the world of the Brothers Grimm.

Uncover the UK’s Christmas markets

The UK is also home to a number of fantastic Christmas markets, with many of its major cities hosting sprawling markets throughout their centres. London boasts some of the biggest markets to explore, including the famous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Manchester is also a great Christmas markets destination for students. You can follow the festive trail around the city, while visiting some of the award-winning stalls and soaking up the atmosphere in Albert Square.

Edinburgh Christmas market is also a popular choice, with the historic city home to a wide range of festive activities, from traditional food stalls to ice skating. Why not take a turn on the Big Wheel and get an unforgettable birds-eye view of this beautiful city?

Why choose WST for your Christmas markets school trip? 

  • At WST, we can organise every part of your visit to the Christmas markets, including accommodation, travel and restaurant bookings – so you can enjoy this exciting trip away just as much as your students
  • We work with local experts in each destination who understand your needs and how best to meet them
  • We are proud to be the only school tour operator with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award
  • Not only do we tailor make each of our school tours, but you can rely on our exceptional customer service throughout the planning

Book your school trip today

Our knowledgeable destination experts can help you design a school trip to the Christmas markets that meets your students’ specific needs. Get in touch with one of our friendly travel team today who will be happy to help.

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