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Vosges scenic tour & Marcaire lunch
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Departure from Colmar

All year round on request and depending on availability at time of booking

Hours

From 09:00 to 18:00

Duration

09:00

510
   
Total: 510

Description

This morning depart for the Vosges "Route des Cretes" or ridge route that forms part of the boundary between the Alsace and Lorraine regions of France. In 1871, Alsace was ceded to Germany under the Treaty of Frankfurt, and thus the ridge formed the boundary between France and Germany. During the First World War, the French military decided to create a road to follow the ridge, thus allowing easier access to the valleys on both sides, enabling the faster movement of French troops. Experience a scenic drive as the road travels along bucolic countrysides, opening up views of mountain passes, rounded mountains, lakes, rocks, pastures, and forests of majestic pines.


During the day, you will then participate in an authentic Marcaire meal. The marcaires are the farmers of the area that breed cows to make Munster cheese. Their name come from the Alsatian dialect word "malker" from the German "melker", the one that milks cows. Traditionally the meal is made up of Meat pie of the Munster Valley with green salad, smoked pallet with grilled potatoes also known as "Roïgebrageldi", some cheese and a choice of dessert : Fruitpies (apples, bilberries...) and the famous "Siess Kass" (white Munster cheese from the morning served with sugar, cream and kirsch).


Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Colmar
2. English speaking driver guide
3. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
4. Follow the scenic route in the Vosges Mountains
5. Enjoy a traditional 'Marcaire' lunch
6. Bottled water in the minivan
7. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Personal insurance and expenses
2. Meals and drinks unless mentioned
3. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
5. Gratuities for the driver/guide

Meeting point

Pick up at your hotel in Colmar (when applicable)

Pick up information

Pick up at your hotel in Colmar (when applicable)


Return at your hotel

Additional information

Additional information

- Maximum 8 passengers per tour
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Price information

- Program and Prices are listed as a guide only
- Indicated price is per minivan (not per person)
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français