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Exquisite Alsace
4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$1,298 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-5660
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Mon to Thu
4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$1,298 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-5660
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Mon to Thu
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 1 dinnerEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTourTour Gourmet & wine tour and Pearls of Alsace tour including the Haut Koenigsbourg CastleTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Explore one of the most fascinating regions of France, Alsace, located on the northeast of France bordering Germany and Switzerland. On this 4-day tour, discover the most beautiful villages, the Alsatian Wine Route, enjoy local specialities and some of the best wines of the region.

This tour is available from March 1 to November 30.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Strasbourg
Pick up in Strasbourg (airport/train station) and private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in at your hotel and night in Strasbourg.

Day 2, Gourmet Tour & Half Day Wine Tour
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral Square. 

Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun & informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace. Cuisine and gourmet food are passions for most French people and the region has many specialties combining its unique French and Germanic cultural heritage - a very special flavor!

From lovely fresh white asparagus, local foie gras, juniper flavored sauerkraut, pies made from local berries, smocked mountain hams, colorful Quetsche plums, breads of all shapes, to delicious cakes and pastries, our local produce are known all over France.

Today is market day in Strasbourg. Stroll through the pedestrian narrow lanes of the historical city center and reach the market. Follow your guide as you are introduced to some of the local food as well as traditional arts & crafts. Along the way, you will sample local food such as cured meat & cheese paired with local wines. Other stops will include tasting some traditional breads and Pretzels as well as Pain d’épices – our very p;own gingerbread. This gourmet tour would not be complete without several tastings of dedelicious wines that might even include Crémant d’Alsace, a delicious local sparkling
wine!

In the afternoon at around 2:00 pm, pick up in front of post office facing train.

Depart for a half day tour along the Alsace wine route to discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the region is ideally suited with a dry and sunny climate, complex geology, favorable soils and excellent exposure. During this half day tour, you will wine taste in 2 wineries so as to find out all there is to know about the 7 different types of Alsace wines.

First, depart for the lovely town of Obernai located on the ‘Wine Route’. Here you will most certainly appreciate its little winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, ramparts and the statue of St Odile patron saint of Alsace. After a guided walking tour of the town enjoy your first wine tasting session in one of our selected wineries. Your tour will then continue along the breathtaking Alsace wine route to admire the stunning landscape. On your way, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical Alsace ‘caveau’.

Return to Strasbourg and night at your hotel.

Day 3, Pearls of Alsace
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral Square. 


Depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments, the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, Saint Martin collegiate church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of small Venice or of the tanners.

Then depart for the most beautiful village of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village your tour then
continues on to the beautiful town of Riquewihr. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny streets, fortified walls and old houses have preserved their 16th century splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Following lunch, Enjoy the spectacular Alsace ‘Wine Route'. Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year-old route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple. Your guide will stop in several areas for great photo opportunities.

Finally, reach the mighty Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in 12th century, the castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the North and the salt route that came from the East.

Tonight, enjoy a fabulous regional dinner in one of the most traditional restaurants of Strasbourg – known as a Winstub: The Winstub, literally “wine lounge”, recreates the Alsatian way of life. Originally, it was a room open to the public where wine growers could sell off the surplus of their production. Nowadays, the Winstub is a typical Alsatian restaurant, where the wine is served in carafe accompanied by traditional dishes such as Choucroute (or Sauerkraut), Baeckaoffa - a hotpot of potatoes garnished with a selection of meats marinated in white wine, cooked in a terrine dish – and many more. Don’t be surprised to eat shoulder to shoulder on wooden tables, often covered with tablecloths with red check where the usual customers often “try to solve the world’s problems”.

Night at your hotel.

Day 4, Departure
Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Strasbourg train station/airport.

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure transfer from Strasbourg train station/airport to the hotel
  • 3-night accommodation in a Double Room (sharing) with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide/driver throughout the tour
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes minivan
  • Shared gourmet tour
  • Shared half day wine tour
  • Shared full day tour Pearls of Alsace including the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg
  • 2-course meal dinner in a traditional restaurant in the center of Strasbourg (drinks not included)
  • Free Wifi on board the vehicle

Exclusions

  • Meals, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  • Eventual gratuities

Important Notes

  • Single supplement applies.
  • Extra nights can be arranged. Contact our team for more information.

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