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Explore the candy-coloured houses in Colmar.

Alsace in Depth

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Explore the candy-coloured houses in Colmar.
Be guided around the very best of Alsace on this 8-day small group tour. See the candy-colored town of Colmar, also known as the "Little Venice" and travel through the Alsatian wine route for wine tastings and a stop at the formidable fortress Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Indulge in a delightful lunch at Auberge de l’ll - the famous 3-Michelin Star restaurant in Alsace.
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Highlights

Enjoy wine tastings and a wonderful opportunity to taste the local speciality Atelier ‘Tartes Flambées.’

Gourmet lunch with wines at the Auberge de l’ll - the famous 3-Michelin Star restaurant in Alsace.

Guided tours of Niedermorschwihr, Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Colmar, Eguisheim, Strasbourg and Obernai.

Visit ‘Maison du Fromage’ (cheese museum) and learn the secrets behind the best tasting Alsatian Bretzel.

Go on a sensory journey towards the very best of Alsace, from the candy-colored town of Colmar, the 'Little Venice of France', to the historic Strasbourg, the capital city of the region. Travel across the Alsatian wine route for cellar visits and wine tastings and make a  stop at the formidable  Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, one of the most visited attractions in Alsace. Enjoy the taste of local speciality Atelier ‘Tartes Flambées’ in Eguisheim and uncover the secrets of  Munster cheese making at  Maison du Fromage’ (cheese museum).  Learn how to bake your very own Alsatian Bretzel then take a walk across the countryside, exploring the wonderful features of Ferme Auberge (restaurant in a farm). Top off your journey with a  gourmet lunch accompanied by wines at the  famous 3-Michelin Star restaurant Auberge de l’ll, owned for more than 150 years by the Haeberlin-Baumann family.

 

2020 DEPARTURES
Selected departures from May to September 2020.

 

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Included

7-nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Colmar
Meals as per itinerary
Gourmet lunch with wines at the Auberge de l’ll - the famous 3-Michelin Star restaurant
5 wine tastings
Transportation in a comfortable minibus
English speaking guide
All entrance fees included in the itinerary
Guided tours of Niedermorschwihr, Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Colmar, Eguisheim, Strasbourg and Obernai
Entrance tickets to all visited monuments

Itinerary

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Day 1
Colmar

Arrive in Colmar. Be ready to depart your hotel at 12 pm to visit the charming village of Niedermorschwihr located on the Alsatian wine route. Here you will meet an excellent restaurant owner for lunch. Meet with the pioneer maker of Cremant d’Alsace (local sparkling wine) to learn about its history, followed by a tasting.

Lunch, Dinner
Day 2
Colmar

In the morning, you will take a guided visit of Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Stop for lunch in a traditional cellar in the small village of Katzenthal surrounded by vineyards. This afternoon, take some free time to visit Ribeauville, followed by a visit to a beautiful cellar and tasting of 5 wines.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Colmar

Today, you will discover the town of Colmar beginning with the Unterlinden Museum. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant located in Old Colmar. This afternoon, enjoy a Small Venice Boat Tour, followed by some free time to explore the area. Take a cellar visit in the centre of Colmar followed by a tasting of 5 wines.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Colmar

Enjoy a guided tour of the village of Eguisheim. Enjoy the taste of local speciality Atelier ‘Tartes Flambées’ for lunch. This afternoon, take a guided Segway tour through the vineyards surrounding Eguisheim. Take a cellar visit with tasting of 5 wines with one of our partners based in Eguisheim.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Colmar

Today, take a guided tour of Strasbourg including a boat trip. Head to the village of Hunawihr just south of Strasbourg for lunch at a local wine growers estate. Take a walking tour of the vineyards, and enjoy a cellar visit and wine tasting. This afternoon, stop at the city of Obernai.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Colmar

Visit the ‘Maison du Fromage’ (cheese museum). Spend some free time experiencing the museum and demonstration of Munster cheese making. Stop for lunch. Learn how to bake your very own Alsatian Bretzel. This afternoon, head to one of the highlights of this mountain region ‘ferme auberge’ (restaurant in a farm). Take a walk to meet local reindeer followed by a serving of dessert and drink.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Colmar

Time to say farewell with a gourmet lunch accompanied by wines at the Auberge de l’Ill - the famous 3-Michelin Star restaurant owned for more than 150 years by the Haeberlin-Baumann family.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Colmar

Tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
7 nights
from AUD5,139
per person
Colmar
01 May - 30 September 2020
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