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Villages and vineyards in Alsace

Villages and vineyards in Alsace

Discovery of Alsace, its charming villages and cities, its vineyard and vines, its history, its heritage and museums. Circular tour from Strasbourg.

PRESTIGE : 4 or 5 star hotels

LUXE : 4 star hotels

CONFORT : 3 star hotels

STANDARD : 2 star hotels

Description of the tour :

Days 1 & 2– Discovering Strasbourg – Capital of Alsace and home of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is an attractive town with its dual French and Rhenish culture. The town has a magnificent architectural heritage, many picturesque quarters among which the famous “Petite France”, some very rich museums and beautiful parks.

Day 3 – Wine route from Marlenheim to Obernai – the morning is free and why not visiting one of these Strasbourg museums, Alsatian museum for example. Then you will travel to Marlenheim where starts the famous Alsatian wine route and reach Onernai, a charming town, birthplace of Sainte Odile , patron saint of Alsace.

Day 4 –Wine route from Obernai to Ribeauvillé – You will drive from villages to villages discovering vineyard but also many other local specialties, foie gras, gingebread, flameküche…and reach Ribeauvillé, long and narrow village, one of the most beautiful Alsatian village.

Day 5 – Wine route from Ribeauvillé to Colmar. You will continue the wine route visiting some picturesque villages nestled at bottom of Vosges mountains Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Ammerschwihr, Niedermorschwihr and Turckheim before reaching Colmar. The lovers of fortification techniques will do a detour to explore Neuf-brisach a fortress built by Vauban in 17C. Its architecture is unique in Europe. Its parade ground, pure lines, 48 quarters forming a perfect octagon and bastion fortifications make it unique in its kind.

Day 6 – Visit Colmar – One of the most beautiful towns in Alsace, its half-timbering, its canals, its flowery town-centre… A condensation of an idyllic Alsace, the Alsace wine capital is the guardian of a lifestyle which you need to discover! Nevertheless, the place you really need to visit is of course the “Petite Venise”! However, you will also enjoy strolling on foot in the large town centre renowned for the half-timbered houses of the Quai de la Poissonnerie. You will end your tour of Colmar at the Unterlinden Museum to admire its famous Retable d’Issenheim (the Isenheim Altarpiece)…

Day 7 – Wine route from Colmar to Thann – After discovering Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace you will explore the south part of this famous Alsatian wine route and its well-flowered villages: Gueberswihr, Pfaffenheim, Rouffach, Soultzmatt which is also well-known for its mineral water! You will visit Notre Dame de Thierenbach church , a jewel of the Baroque style, an important pilgrimage center in Alsace and the elegant Saint Thiebaut church in Thann.

Day 8 – return to Strasbourg via the famous Route des Crêtes (Peak route). You drive back to Strasbourg via the route des Crêtes, an old strategic road constructed by French troops in 1915 which offers breathtaking views over valleys, lakes and summits of Vosges mountains. Past the col du Bonhomme (pass) you will continue to Strasbourg via Sainte Marie aux Mines and Sélestat. End of the tour in Strasbourg

The cost of the rental car is not included in the price. This tour can be done with a chauffeur-driven car or can be tailor made to meet your specific needs. Thank you to contact us if you need more information.

 

What’s included?

  • Lodging on B&B basis in hotels handpicked by us among the best.
  • Parking fees if the hotel has one (only for Prestige and Luxe tours)
  • The detailed road book with information about villages, attractions and hotels. It also contains maps of cities you will explore
  • IGN maps of the area (scale 1 cm = 1 km)
  • Green Michelin guide (tour guide) of the region
  • Emergency phone number available 24/24 and 7/7

 

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  • Parking costs when the hotel has a car park (only for Prestige and luxury tours)
  • The detailed roadmap with information on villages, sites to visit and hotels. You will also find maps of the cities crossed or walking tours of cities to discover.
  • IGN maps of the region at 1/100000e (1 cm = 1Km)
  • The Michelin green guide(s) (tourist guide) of the region
  • An emergency number available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We do not charge any processing fees!
  • Only a deposit of 30% is required when booking

 

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  • Dinners according to description and the selected comfort range
  • luggage transport between hotels
  • the detailed road book with tourist information and detailed IGN maps
  • emergency number where you can reach us 24 hours a day
  • We do not charge any processing fees!
  • Only a deposit of 30% is required when booking

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  • Nights and breakfasts in hotels that we have selected from the best in their category.
  • Parking costs when the hotel has a car park (only for Prestige and luxury tours)
  • The detailed roadmap with information on villages, sites to visit and hotels. You will also find maps of the cities crossed or walking tours of cities to discover.
  • IGN maps of the region at 1/100000e (1 cm = 1Km)
  • The Michelin green guide(s) (tourist guide) of the region
  • An emergency number available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We do not charge any processing fees!
  • Only a deposit of 30% is required when booking

 

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