charming towns CHRISTMAS MARKETS


Visit lesser known, more intimate Christmas markets in three smaller towns. The journey starts in Strasbourg, known as France’s “Capital of Christmas,” and goes on to the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden before ending in Germany’s intellectual center, Heidelberg, with its landmark castle.



  • Limited to 22 guests.
  • From $3,295. Prices are based on double occupancy.
  • Single supplement: $699.

December 8-14, 2023

December 15-21, 2023

Day 1: Arrive in Strasbourg, France

  • Meet for a briefing in the early evening before visiting one of the Strasbourg Christmas Markets on the way to the welcome dinner.
  • Hôtel Mercure Strasbourg Centre Petite France 3*
  • Meals: Welcome dinner 

Day 2: Strasbourg, France

  • After breakfast, your local guide will take you for a walking tour of the main attractions in Strasbourg, including the cathedral and La Petit France.
  • After lunch, you’ll explore the Christmas markets.
  • The evening is on your own to do as you wish. Your Tour Director will be happy to recommend restaurants.
  • Hôtel Mercure Strasbourg Centre Petite France 3*
  • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Strasbourg, and bus to Baden-Baden

  • After breakfast, you’ll board your coach headed for Baden Baden.
  • Explore the main Christmas Market of Baden-Baden before visiting one of the famous public baths and spas.
  • After a relaxing visit tot the bath, you’ll eat some hearty, local German food.
  • Roomers Baden-Baden, Autograph Collection 3*
  • Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Baden-Baden, Germany

  • After breakfast, take a trip to the famous Faberge museum before exploring all the Baden-Baden Christmas markets.
  • Roomers Baden-Baden, Autograph Collection 3*
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: From Baden-Baden to Heidelberg, Germany

  • After breakfast, you board the coach bound for Heidelberg.
  • After arriving in Heidelberg, lunch is served before you’ll visit the famous Heidelberg castle in the afternoon.
  • Heidelberg Marriott 4*
  • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Heidelberg, Germany

  • After breakfast, your local tour guide will give you an inside tour of the intellectual capital of Germany, Heidelberg.
  • The afternoon is for you to explore all the Christmas markets. Maps and tips for all the Christmas markets will be provided by your tour director.
  • In the evening, you’ll get together for a farewell dinner
  • Heidelberg Marriott 4*
  • Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Heidelberg, Germany and Departure

  • Enjoy your last morning in Heidelberg before departing Germany for your trip home or journey onwards.


* Restaurants and Hotels are subject to change to equal or better


When you let The Original Savvy Traveler arrange your trip through Europe, you are guaranteed peace of mind. Rudy Maxa’s team provides personal service and assistance from booking all the way through your journey.

What’s included in your Classic Tour:


  • Welcome package with luggage tags.
  • A complimentary concierge call to prepare you for your journey.
  • Smaller groups with a maximum of 22 guests.
  • All tours led by a Rudy Maxa Certified Tour Director supported by local tour guides with expert knowledge.
  • All excursions included per the program.
  • Handpicked hotels (3-5*) inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s Team.
  • Full breakfast daily, and many other meals included per the program.
  • All transportation per the itinerary.
  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers for an additional fee.
  • Luggage Butler Service available for an additional fee.