Here you will find detailed information about all the DAY TRIPS for November & December  ~ ALL CHRISTMAS MARKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! If you still want to go CHECK OUT MY E-book HERE – same information and you can have your own car for more goodies! 


  • Transportation
  • Activity, Tour and destination fees
  • If a trip is full ~ tickets will not be available for purchase – but I re-visit destinations several times a year, please comment below if you would like to go to a city or site
  • Pre-paid (Paypal ONLY) day trips are non-refundable and non-transferable to other day trips
    • i.e. antique and/or shopping trips are not be suitable for children
    • Uh, oh! Can’t go ~ last minute… refunds are not possible, however, you may be able to “swap” your spot on the Facebook Group – Friends of Travel with Wendy ask to join today!
  • All trip details are listed below ~ however, I create separate and SECRET Facebook Messenger groups for EACH EVENT – if you have an alias FB account please email me below to be added.
  • These small group day trips are for recreational purposes, please bring your Smartphone or camera to take photos and learn more about the Baden-Württemberg area.
  • I drive a 9 passenger van and take 7 people with me
  • ALL Day TRIPS pick up and drop off at Goldberg Park & Ride, on Leibnizstraße, Boblingen, unless otherwise indicated. Do not GPS just GOLDBERG, it will take you to the train station and not the P&R  Goldberg Park & Ride, on Leibnizstraße, Boblingen it is €1.50 to park – please remember to bring coin.
  • A reservation is complete when payment is received. 


Armin - sold out

  • DAY TRIP ~ Armin & Marion Textiles and Tapestries ~
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • $30/shopper
  • Bring Euro for lunch and any shopping ~ 

Details: Today we will be traveling to the little German town of Gruibingen not too far from Stuttgart to shop at my friends Armin & Marion Textile shop! I load up on all my Christmas gifts and knick knacks, see what’s on sale (usually something from last season or Christmas season) and grab a few totes. They also have fluffy socks, purses and Reisenthel Totes and bags as well. After our shopping morning we head to one of my favorite Swabian restaurants ~ the Deutsches Haus. The panoramic views of the valley are breathtaking and the food is spectacular. This fun, easy going  DAY TRIP will get you back in time to make some dinner. But maybe you’ll just want to take a nap instead!

Black Forest Hike & Pasta Shop

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • $35/traveler
  • CLICK HERE to hike and shop!
  • Details – today’s DAY TRIP includes a short hike (5 km) around the city of Zavelstein where I will introduce you to the old ruins of their castle built in the 660’s still in the heart of town with glorious views of the forest and their sister town – Bad Teinach. We’ll also visit this little town and my friend Dieter who owns an all organic, local pasta and chocolate store. You’ll be able to buy handmade noodles of all kinds including gluten free, paprika, curry, tomato and more ~ don’t forget the chocolate! YUM!! After our exploring and shopping we will have a little lunch in town too ~ 
  • Bring Euro for lunch and any shopping ~ 


Strasbourg SOLD OUT

  • CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY TRIP ~ Strasbourg, France
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • $50/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ The Christmas market in Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful holiday markets in Europe. This unforgettable DAY TRIP is an EVENT with an amazing cathedral, quaint Alsatian half-timbered houses, restaurants and more ~Wear comfortable shoes as there are a LOT of cobblestone, bring an umbrella, a fleece or layered coat and/or maybe a raincoat. Prepare for chilly weather with gloves.
  • Bring Euros – vendors like small bills.

Ludwigsburg Christmas SOLD OUT

  • CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY TRIP ~ Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • $20/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ Ludwigsburg Christmas Market is a Baroque Christmas market. Set in the heart of old town this fun DAY TRIP includes a train ride from Böblingen station to Ludwigsburg, so we’ll have a little train class too ~ just a hop, skip and jump I will show you how to travel with ease to this old, old town to explore this charming festival in the heart of the Marktplatz! 
  • Today our CHRISTMAS MARKET includes a TRAIN ride to Ludwigsburg! We will be meeting at the Böblingen train station, opposite MERCADEN mall (by the Sehne) as I will also be including a mini-train class with this DAY TRIP as well! This was one of the most popular Christmas market DAY TRIPs last year ~ 
  • Meet at Böblingen train station across from Mercaden Mall. Parking available at Mercaden for €5/day.

Colmar - sold out

  • Depart 10 a.m. – Return 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • $50/Festive Traveler
  • Colmar, France ~ the Venice of France and an illumination special town at Christmas. This year the Magic of Christmas theme is sure to be a favorite and one to remember. One of the most popular holiday markets in the Alsace we will be spending the whole day including a little into the night to catch the canals light up with special Christmas displays!
  • Pick up and drop off at Goldberg Park & Ride, Leibnizstrasse, Böblingen, €1.50/day to park
  • You won’t want to miss this one – this DAY TRIP will book up quickly but fret, not! All the details are in my downloadable Christmas Market E-BOOK

Bad Wimpfen - sold out

  • CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY TRIP ~ Bad Wimpfen, Germany
  • Friday, November 30, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $40/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ Bad Wimpfen, Germany! This Christmas market is one of the OLDEST Weihnachtsmarkt in all of Germany and is filled with traditional artisans and craftsmen. Also an amazing village to visit and walk around, Bad Wimpfen is filled with lots of stores too, you’ll want to make this a separate DAY TRIP as well.Rated one of the top small-town Christmas markets not to miss and an ABSOLUTE favorite with my crew – the Bad Wimpfen Christmas market will give you feelings of the past and make you feel like you’ve stepped into a snow globe too!
  • Come join me for this FUN Christmas Market DAY TRIP ~Pick up and drop off at Goldberg Park & Ride, Leibnizstrasse, Böblingen


Lindau - sold!

  • CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY TRIP ~ Lindau on the Bodensee, Germany
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • $50/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ Lindau on the Bodensee ~ what would be more beautiful than being on a glacier lake in the middle of the Alps at Christmastime? I know…right! Come join me for this lovely day on the lake as we walk the streets of Lindau, enjoy some lunch in an old wine stube (local restaurant) and do a little shopping in the harbor.Lots of little shops too and local delicacies to send home for the holidays! If this is your first visit to the Bodensee you’ll be sure to be WOW’d!
  • Pick up and drop off Goldberg Park & Ride, Leibnizstrasse, Böblingen

Baden-Baden Sold Out

  • CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY TRIP ~ Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $30/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ Baden~Baden! One of my favorite towns to DAY TRIP to has the most amazing Christmas market. This is a market I NEVER MISS! With vendors from all over the world I’ve gotten some hard maple sugar candy from Canada one year and food that is so special like fresh fried potato chips on a stick! The whole community of Baden-Baden gets involved with the local schools designing stained-glass mosaics from the children set along the promenade.This market looks like it wouldn’t take that long to peruse, but you would be wrong. Handmade woodworks from all over the Black Forest, liquors and spicy foods from around Germany make this MARKET a special treat! Plus, I’ll have the van to pack all of our treasures!
  • Pick up and drop off Goldberg Park & Ride, Leibnizstrasse, Böblingen

Eguisheim sold out

  • CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY TRIP ~  Eguisheim & Riquewihr, France
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • $50/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ Noel in the Alsace ~ the authentic and real Christmas markets of Eguisheim & Riquewihr are laced in a natural setting with vineyards and hills in the background that makes your pictures just pop this holiday season. Not just photographically gorgeous these little towns in the Alsace will keep you preoccupied with all their handmade crafts, jewelry, wooden ornaments, starlights and more. We will begin in Eguisheim and make our way to Riquewihr where you can grab some lunch with a taste of pate and wine or in a Michelin star restaurant, there are at least 5 I know of in this little town!Truly an unforgettable DAY TRIP to France you might want the spouse to take the day off ~
  • Pick up and Drop off at Goldberg Park & Ride, Leibnizstrasse, Böblingen

ULM SOLd out -

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $40/Festive Traveler
  • Details ~ The city of Ulm! We will be visiting the Christmas Market in Ulm on St. Nicolas day. Last year, we were lucky enough to see the children perform Christmas carols on stage, maybe we’ll be that lucky this year too. This smaller Christmas market is unique with a few different vendors you wouldn’t see at the others, like a vendor who sells “Fritos with American style chili” hope he’s there again this year because I usually crave this on a cold windy day.You’ll have enough time to climb the Cathedral (additional cost) if you’d like, it’s the tallest in Germany and if you have enough stamina and the wind doesn’t get ya you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the city from this point. Ulm is located in the heart of Old Town and there is a mall and lots of stores open that are very happy to see market-goers. I like the H&M here it has quite a selection.
  • Gorgeous city, quaint Christmas Market – yup GREAT DAY TRIP!! Come join me ~
  • Pick up and drop off Goldberg Park and Ride, Leibnizstrasse, Böblingen

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays ~ ENJOY EUROPE!