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Alsace Interlude

Highlights

  • Experience Alsace White Wine Region
  • Alsace Villages
  • Tour Code: FRVI521

Bordering Germany and Switzerland, the Alsace region has flitted between French and German control over the years, resulting in the intriguing milieu of architectural styles and cultural influences in the region. This tour will allow you to experience the melange yourself. From the idyllic city of Strasbourg—with its copious canals and quaint wooden-beamed houses—you will head off to explore a variety of villages, most notably Colmar, the home of Alsatian wine which is nestled amidst rolling vineyards and peppered with colourful floral displays and traditional houses. You’ll then be transported back in time to the tiny medieval (and romantic!) village of Riquewihr, which is famous for its Riesling and looks exactly the same today as it did in the 16th Century. Followed up by a whole day visiting wineries and producers of the area’s finest white wines, this is definitely the perfect tour for the lovers of vin blanc!

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Day 1:   Arrival Strasbourg
Independent arrival in Strasbourg. Check into your hotel, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Strasbourg.

Day 2:  Colmar & Alsace Villages
Today you will visit Colmar and the most beautiful villages in this area. Start with a guided visit of charming Colmar, the capital of the Alsacian wines located between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg, and Mulhouse. The city offers an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history. Nestled among vineyards, its traditional houses, canals, floral displays, fantastic cuisine, famous wines and charming accommodation make Colmar an outstanding microcosm of Alsace – showcasing its lifestyle, conviviality, and hospitality – the key features of its unique, exceptional welcome. From there, travel to the small villages that line the wine route before arriving in Riquewihr. Riquewihr is a romantic tiny medieval city, hidden amidst the Vosges mountains and some famous vineyards, just 7 miles away from Colmar and minutes from other famous Alsatian villages like Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr, Eguisheim or Kaysersberg. Riquewihr is the jewel in the crown – famous for the Riesling and other great Alsace wines produced here – and looks today exactly as it did in the 16th Century…  After a walking tour and some free time for lunch, end the day with the visit of the impressive “Haut-Koenigsbourg” castle. Return to Strasbourg.  Overnight in Strasbourg.

Day 3: White Wines of Alsace
This full-day tour is dedicated to the white wines of Alsace. Follow the legendary Alsace wine route and taste some of the most prestigious “Grands Crus” wines that are delicately crafted by passionate winemakers.
The Alsace Wine Route played a big role in the promotion of Alsace Wines for the past 60 years. The most famous Wine Route in France unveils slowly its medieval châteaux and Renaissance homes and the elegant lanes of its charming villages. A land of tradition and wine, offering a unique experience for the visitor. Officially established as a tourist route in 1953, it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013.  Today you will discover the region and its wine producers, motoring through sloping valleys along the foothills of the Vosges, crossing beautiful valleys and meeting great winemakers. The whole range of Alsace wines will be tasted, including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sparkling Crémant, Sylvaner and many more. Stops will be made along the wine route and a total of 3 commented wine tasting sessions are included. Overnight in Strasbourg.

Day 4: Departure   

Independent departure transfer

Included

  • Three Nights Hotel with daily breakfast
  • Small Group to Alsace Villages Full Day
  • Small Group Tour Wine of Alsace Full Day
  • Vat Taxes

Not Included

  • Arrival and Departure Transfer
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the inclusions;
  • Entrance to monuments and archaeological sites not listed in the program
  • City Tax to be paid on the spot
  • Gratuities and extra items of personal nature and Items not listed in the inclusions

Hotels or Similar

  • Hotels in Strasbourg: Regen Petite France, Cour de Corbeau, Les Haras
Please Note
Tour Type: Private Journey
Private arrival and departure transfers on request
Hotels based on availability, may be substituted with similar category
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory

2021 Dates & Rates

Friday Departure - 26 Nov Rate Single Rate Each Double Rate Each Triple
$1660$1195$1165
  • This Itinerary can be modified according to your wishes and needs both in its duration and in its content.

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