5 Days Alsace Private Travel Package - 4* Hotel Option
Food & Wine
Small Groups ( 2~7 )
Multi-languagesDeutsch English Español Français Italiano
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- Explore the quaint villages of Colmar and Eguisheim
- Get to know the beautiful town of Strasbourg and its German influences
- See the oldest barrel-stored wine in the world... in a hospital!
- Eat a traditional dinner in a wine lounge
- Cross the Border, and explore Freiburg and the Black Forest
- Tour can be customized to suit your interests
- Local Tour Guide, Expert in Alsace and Black Forest
Program & Itinerary
Come and discover one of the most fascinating regions of France through one of our exclusive regional tours. Alsace, unlike the other French Regions, abounds in both French and German influences. The majority of the population speaks French with a decided German accent, the cuisine is an able blend of French and German cooking, many of the towns of the region have German names and the village architecture delights in a pronounced Germanic influence.
A visit to the Alsace region is always a delightful experience. This very personalized tour has been meticulously designed to have you discover the history, culture, food and wines of Alsace through carefully chosen visits that combine the most significant sights as well as off the beaten path locations that only such a unique tour will permit.
All full day tours are conducted by one of our English speaking local guides, Expert of Alsace.
ARRIVAL IN STRASBOURG / PRIVATE HOTEL TRANSFERPick up in Strasbourg (Airport/Train Station) and private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in at your hotel and night in Strasbourg.Pick up in Strasbourg (Airport/Train Station) and private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in at your hotel and night in Strasbourg.Read moreRead less
STRASBOURG GUIDED WALKING TOUR / FLAMMEKUECHE WORKSHOP / HALF DAY ALSACE WINE TOURBreakfast at your hotel.9.30am Pick up at your hotel. Walking tour of the city, including the cathedralFollow your certified guide for a private guided walking tour around the old pedestrian areas, the Cathedral and the La Petite France district. The tour includes major landmarks such as Maison Kammerzell, Gutenberg square, St....Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at your hotel.
Walking tour of the city, including the cathedral
Follow your certified guide for a private guided walking tour around the old pedestrian areas, the Cathedral and the La Petite France district. The tour includes major landmarks such as Maison Kammerzell, Gutenberg square, St. Thomas church, the former tanners’ houses, the Covered Bridge and many more.
The old city centers around its Gothic cathedral, Our Lady of Strasbourg, built of red sandstone and described by Victor Hugo as a “gigantic and delicate marvel”! Discover the marvelous façade that provides one of the finest picture books of the Middle Ages that you will ever see. The hundreds of sculptures which almost seem to leap out at you from the wall make great use of light and shadow effects.
Another major attraction that your guide will comment on are the stained-glass windows dating from the 12th and 14th centuries and that form a particularly enchanting sight along with the rose window.
Finally, the highlight of the visit is the amazing Renaissance astronomical clock. Built in 1843 it features an orrery, a rotating display of the sun and moon, a planetary calendar, and even a mechanical rooster. Each day at around 12:30, the bird crows and a conga line of apostles issues forth from the clockworks, led by a little Christ.
Give Making Flammekueche a Go
11.00 am 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 workshop just before lunch. The price includes the workshop; 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 (must be 18+), 1 soft drink or a small bottle of mineral water, or 1 glass of Alsace white wine. Please note that this is not a hands on cooking class and that the traditional paste will be made beforehand.
A Wonderful Snapshot of Alsace Wines in the afternoon
After some free time for personal discovery and lunch, you will head towards the small village of Obernai. During your visit, 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.
Following a walking tour of the village, enjoy two commented wine tasting sessions of local wines of Alsace in carefully selected local ‘caveaus’ (wine cellar). Your private tour will then continue along the breathtaking Alsace wine route to admire the stunning landscape.
5.30pm Return to your hotel and night in Strasbourg.Read moreRead less
PEARLS OF ALSACE PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR / DINNER IN A LOCAL RESTAURANTBreakfast at your hotel.9.00am pick up at your hotel. Beautiful Towns, villages and Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!Pick up in Strasbourg by your driver/guide 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...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.00am pick up at your hotel.
Beautiful Towns, villages and Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!
Pick up in Strasbourg by your driver/guide 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 Dinner in a Local Restaurant
Tonight, enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant in 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 checks where the usual customers often “try to solve the world’s problems”.
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FREIBURG & THE BLACK FOREST PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM STRASBOURGBreakfast at your hotel.9.30am Pick up at your hotel. Experience Freiburg and Its Lovely Old QuarterOn this tour discover Freiburg, a town known for its ancient university and its medieval minster (Cathedral), for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at your hotel.
Experience Freiburg and Its Lovely Old Quarter
On this tour discover Freiburg, a town known for its ancient university and its medieval minster (Cathedral), for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and is the primary entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest.
Depart from your centrally located hotel in Strasbourg and head towards the town of Freiburg. The town has more to offer than friendly faces alone, including one of Germany’s prettiest old quarters, with its characteristic Bächle – the narrow channels of water that run alongside the pavements. Add to that a wealth of culture and history, lots of cafés and cosy bars, delicious regional food and scenic surroundings. This morning, follow your guide on a walking tour to discover all the main monuments and sights of the town.
Then, a Trip Through the Black Forest
After some free time for personal discovery and lunch, head towards the scenic route of the Black Forest. The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters (4,898 feet).
The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region. The Black Forest gateau and the cuckoo clocks originate from this region. Here, you will follow the scenic route and stop in a small quaint mountain village that borders one of the most beautiful lakes of the area.
You might want to try the local food such as the cured meats or the world-famous Black Forest cake that leaves nobody indifferent! After the tour, return to Strasbourg.
5.30pm return to your hotel and night in Strasbourg.Read moreRead less
DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM STRASBOURGBreakfast at your hotel and private transfer to Strasbourg train station / airport.Breakfast at your hotel and private transfer to Strasbourg train station / airport.Read moreRead less
Hotel Cour du Corbeau (or similar)
Situated in the heart of Strasbourg, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, the Cour du Corbeau is one of the oldest hotels in Europe as well being one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. Each of its 63 rooms – all different – reflects a part of our Alsatian history and culture. Here an effect of the light, there some attic rooms, or a private garden… They all offer those who love a cosy setting a spacious but warm haven, where they will have the magical impression that there are secrets to discover. For a unique experience in refined surroundings.
Each boutique hotel in the MGallery collection tells a unique story, inviting guests to immerse themselves in tales of adventure, romance, history, culture, nature and more for the length of a memorable stay. Discover the high points of our story here.
In the heart of the city, imagine yourself wandering around and getting lost in the corridors and passageways of a 16th century building. You may glimpse the courtyard through your window, or a statue that seems be smiling at the thought of passing time. Memories of days gone by in an inn dating from the days of Tsars and Princes.
The plush, elegant atmosphere of the 63 rooms and suites invites you into a dream world. Luxury, tranquillity, a contemporary chic feel... A subtle contrast between the modernity of the rooms and their setting which dates back to 1528.
Know before you book
- Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Prices are per person - based on the number of travelers
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Currency is in Euros
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Included / excluded
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 4 nights accommodation in 4* hotel (double room sharing)
- Breakfast from day 2 to 5
- City Taxe
- Expert English-speaking driver/guide throughout the tour
- Travel in spacious Mercedes Minivans
- Guided walking tour in Strasbourg
- Flammekuche workshop
- Guided walking tour of Obernai, Colmar, and Freiburg
- Visit of Eguisheim and Riquewihr village
- Two commented wine tastings
- English tour at Château du Haut Koenigsbourg
- Full-day tour around the Black Forest
- 3-course dinner in a traditional restaurant (drinks not included)
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Meals, drinks
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Entrance fees, wine tasting fees unless mentioned
- Gratuities for the guide
What type of vehicles are used during your Alsace travel package?Our company only uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C.
Who conducts your tours on this Alsace private package?All our tours are conducted by English speaking local guides, experts in the destination where they are based. Most of them are fully licensed guides that are authorized to make commentaries in museums, monuments and historical city centers. In the wine regions, most of them hold the WSET level 2 in wines & sprits or are professional sommeliers. Finally, we are proud to mention that we work essentially with our own in-house guides.
Where will we meet our licensed tour guide?Your guide will come and pick you up every morning at your hotel in Strasbourg.
What can we expect on this Alsace private travel package?This package highlights all the most significant sights of Alsace and the Black Forest in Germany. You will visit charming small towns, authentic Alsace villages, taste local food and delicious whites wines.
How strenuous is this Alsace Travel Package?This package includes 3 full days of touring in Alsace that include walking tours in towns and villages where streets are still paved in cobblestones. There is also a visit to the Haut Koenigsbourg castle that has a number of stairs that you will need to climb. As such, we would not recommend this package if you have walking issues.
Are lunches included on this Alsace private small group package?In general, we never include lunch on our private packages unless there is a local restaurant we believe that it would enhance your experience in the region you are visiting. It is possible for us, if you wish, to include lunch during your days of touring with us. Just reach out to our team of travel experts and they will do the rest. We will pre-book local restaurants adapted to your budget and that highlight the local cuisine.
Can we modify the program of your Alsace private packages?Yes, absolutely. As this is a private tour just for you and your party, you can modify the program and adapt it to your wishes. Contact our team of travel experts and let them know what you would like to modify and they will do the rest. We will need to have a final program established before the 1st day of your tour. Then, once your tour begins, you can also adapt the itinerary of the day directly with your guide. Please note however that if you decide not to take part in an activity or visit that was included on your tour, the fees of the activity will not be refunded.
Are your Alsace private packages only available in English?No, we have guides that speak fluently other languages. If you would like a private tour in another language don't hesitate to get back to us and we will let you know if your language is available in the region you are visiting.