Combined Alsace & Burgundy Shared Tours

Highlights

Sample the Flavors Local to these Regions Including both Food and Wine

Get to Know the Beautiful Town of Strasbourg and its German Influences

Explore the Quaint Villages of Colmar and Eguisheim

Taste some of the most delicious wines of Burgundy

Tours conducted by Professional local guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

From €1630 per person based on double occupancy

 


When:

From May 2 to October 31 2020

Departing on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays


Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights, shared tours

Includes a transfer from Strasbourg to Beaune


Trip Style:

Shared Multi Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.


Meeting Point:
  • Arrival and departure transfer from Strasbourg train station to the hotel
  • Pick up in Strasbourg in front of the Tourism Office, 17 Place de la Cathédrale
  • Pick up in Beaune in front of the Tourism Office, 6 Boulevard Perpreuil

Inclusions:
  • Arrival and departure transfer from Strasbourg train station to the hotel
  • Transfer from Strasbourg to Beaune
  • 3-night accommodation in 3* or 4* or 5* in Strasbourg – Double room sharing
  • 3-night accommodation in 3* or 4* or 4* in Beaune – Double room sharing
  • The services of an expert semi private English-speaking guide/driver throughout the tour
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
  • Shared Flammekueche Workshop
  • Shared Half day wine tour
  • Shared Full day tour Pearls of Alsace including the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg
  • Breakfast from day 2 to 6
  • One full day Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits
  • Entrances to the Clos Vougeot
  • All tasting fees in the wineries

Exclusions:
  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  • Eventual gratuities for the driver-guide

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN STRASBOURG / HOTEL TRANSFER

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 – FLAMMEKUECHE WORKSHOP & HALF DAY WINE TOUR                       

Breakfast at your hotel.

11.00am Meet directly at the restaurant

 

Give Making Flammekueche a Go

Learn the secrets of making traditional Alsatian “tarte flambée” during a 45-minute baking workshop with an expert chef. This is a hands-on cookery lesson in a local “winstub” with group size limited to eight people. Finish the class by eating your own freshly baked flammekueche and wash it down with a glass of wine! It makes for the perfect self-made, local lunch.

After arriving at the local activity provider’s location, enjoy your flammekueche cooking lesson just before lunch. The price includes the cooking class; then you get to eat 1/2 a traditional flammekueche and 1/4 of a traditional sweet flammekueche. A drink is also included: 25cl beer (must be 18+), 1 soft drink or a small bottle of mineral water, or 1 glass of Alsace white wine.

 

A Wonderful Snapshot of Alsace Wines

2.00pm Pick up in front of Post Office facing Train Station

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’.

6.00pm return to Strasbourg and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 3 – PEARLS OF ALSACE                                                          

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.00am Pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral Square

 

Beautiful Towns, villages and Amazing Landscapes – What a Combination!

Pick up in Strasbourg and 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 16C 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.

 

End the day with an English Tour of an Amazing Castle

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. After the visit return to Strasbourg.

6.00pm Return to Strasbourg.

Night at your hotel.

 

DAY 4 – TRANSFER TO BEAUNE                                                                                                               

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Beaune.

Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.

 

Discover this beautiful small town of France

This charming historic town is a true delight for architecture and wine lovers. Beaune can be easily explored by foot since most of main attractions are located within the walls. Reach Place Carnot and the main pedestrian areas that are dotted with restaurants, wine bars and shops.

Night at your hotel.

 

DAY 5 – COTE DE BEAUNE & COTE DE NUITS

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Beaune.

 

Scenic Drive Through the Beautiful Villages of Côte de Beaune

Our professional guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy and history. With his knowledge and passion for Burgundy, he will answer all your unanswered questions. Highly personable, your guide will help you discover in a friendly, relaxing and fun way all the secrets of the region. No stone will be left unturned! And, no worries, you don’t need to be an expert in wine to enjoy this tour!

Take in the stunning scenery as we cruise through the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune: Pommard, Volnay, and Meursault, and through the Grands crus roads, via Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Sightseeing of the famous Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. Welcome to the spirit of France. While we are in the vineyards we will give you a clear and entertaining presentation of the difference between the appellations “Village, 1er Cru and Grand Crus”. Here the Chardonnay is at its best!

 

Tour and Wine Tasting in a Local Domain in Beaune

This Domaine is an important vineyard in the Côte de Beaune. The wine cellars and the winery are located in Beaune, in the Place Saint-Jacques. Its owner, Yvonnick, has extensive experience in the wine world, having worked for twenty years in sales of Burgundy wines on the French market. The area offers a wide range of different wines, classified under various names, including several 1st Crus and Grand Crus, whether white or red. He produces different appellations like Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er Cru “Les Charmes” and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru.

 

Lunch at Leisure upon Your Guide’s Suggestions in Beaune

Free time and lunch at leisure in Beaune, possibility to discover the Hospices de Beaune on your own (entrances to be paid on site). Hospices Civils de Beaune which have, since their foundation in 1443 by the Chancellor Nicolas Rolin, kept their doors open to everyone without interruption. This institution, unique in its historical and wine-producing, is closely connected with the economic life of the region.

 

Route des Grands Crus

Sightseeing along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1, 8 hectares produces the most expensive wine of the world. Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We will take advantage of being in those prestigious vineyards to explain the Terroir and the different steps needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. L’expression du Terroir”.

 

Guided Tour of the Clos Vougeot

Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the knights of the tastevin. Its wines are ones of the most famous in Burgundy with a Grand Crus: Le Clos Vougeot. Today the vineyard is divided between 80 owners.

 

Tour and Wine Tasting in a Local Domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges

Visit the cellar and share an authentic moment with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines.

5.30pm return to Beaune Tourist Office and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 6 – BEAUNE

Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Beaune. End of our services.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old
  • Prices are per person
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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