IRRESISTIBLE ALSACE - 4D/3N SHARED TOUR PACKAGE

Discover the History, Culture, Food, and Wines of Alsace

Participate in a Cooking workshop of an Alsatian specialty

Visit the Pearls of Alsace

Sample the famous wines of the region

Eat a traditional dinner in a historic wine lounge

Explore Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

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Trip Details

Price:

From 700€ per person, double room sharing

You can choose your accommodation level during the booking process


When:

Available May 2nd to October 31st

Departs every day

Duration:

4 days, 3 nights


Trip style:

Shared multi-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8

If your group is larger than 8 people, please contact us.


Meeting point:

Pick up in Strasbourg (airport/train station) on Day 1

Meeting point details will be given on tour itinerary

 


Inclusions:
  • Arrival and departure transfer from Strasbourg train station/airport to the hotel
  • 3-night accommodation – double room sharing
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide & driver throughout the tour
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Shared cooking workshop
  • Shared half-day wine tour
  • Shared full-day tour Pearls of Alsace including the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg
  • 3 course meal dinner in a traditional restaurant in the center of Strasbourg (drinks not included)
  • Free WiFi on board the vehicle

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

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DAY 1 > ARRIVAL IN STRASBOURG / HOTEL TRANSFER

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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 > COOKING WORKSHOP & HALF DAY WINE TOUR

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Breakfast at your hotel.

In the morning you will have some time on your own to either relax before the morning workshop or walk around and begin your personal discovery of the city. A great suggestion is to start wandering the incredible Petite France quarter with its traditional houses, small squares and Michelin star restaurants. Then, make your way to the meeting point for the first activity of the day.

11.00am Meet directly at the local Winstub for the cooking workshop.

A Fun & Friendly workshop to bake a very Local Specialty

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 workshop 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 or 1 glass of Alsace white wine (must be 18+), 1 soft drink or a small bottle of mineral water.

A Wonderful Snapshot of Alsace Wines
2.00pm Pick up in front of the Bristol Hotel facing Train Station

Depart for a half day tour along the Alsace wine region to discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the alsace region is ideally suited for wine production with its 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

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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.

This Evening will be Devoted to a Traditional Diner in a Local Restaurant
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 TRANSFER IN STRASBOURG

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Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Strasbourg train station / airport.

Important note: If you are staying a few more days in Strasbourg, as a specialist tour operator based in Strasbourg and Colmar we organise full day tours to discover alsatian wines and to the Black Forest in Germany.

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