A Taste of Alsace From Strasbourg

Savor the Sights and Flavors of the Alsace Region + Baden Baden

Tour the Quaint Villages of Colmar and Eguisheim

Tastings of the Region’s Best Wines

Visit a Famous German Town Near Strasbourg

Explore Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

320€ Per Person


When:

Departures on Wed and Fri, 9.30am
2 May 2018 to 31 Oct 2018


Duration:

3 days


Trip Style:

Shared Multi Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

Centrally located pick up points in Strasbourg.


Inclusions:

Follow 3 days of shared tours
English speaking driver-guide
Centrally located pick up point
Gourmet walking tour of Strasbourg
Half day wine tour on day 1
Wine tasting included
Guided walking tour of Colmar
Riquewihr visit
Haut Koenigsbourg castles visit
Baden Baden walking tour
Cake and Coffee stop including one piece of cake per person and a hot drink
All entrance fees and tasting fees mentioned in the program
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
Bottles of water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board


Exclusions:

Meals, drinks unless specified
Any entrance fees to monuments, museums unless mentioned in program
Personal insurance and expenses
Gratuities for the guide

Day 1 > Gourmet Walking Tour & Half Day Wine Tour

Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun & informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace. Cuisine and gourmet food are passions for most French people and the region has many specialities combining its unique French and Germanic cultural heritage- a very special flavour!
From lovely fresh white asparagus, local foie gras, juniper flavoured sauerkraut, pies made from local berries, smocked mountain hams, colourful Quetsche plums, breads of all shapes, to delicious cakes and pastries, our local produce are known all over France.
Today is market day in Strasbourg. Stroll through the pedestrian narrow lanes of the historical city center and reach the market. Follow your guide as you are introduced to some of the local food as well as traditional Arts & Crafts. Along the way, we will have your sample local food such as cured meat & cheese paired with local wines. Other stops will include tasting some traditional breads and Pretzels as well as Pain d’épices – our very own Gingerbread. This gourmet tour would not be complete without several tastings of delicious wines that might even include Crémant d’Alsace, a delicious local sparkling wine!”Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun & informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace.
In the afternoon, depart for a half day tour along the Alsace wine route to discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the region is ideally suited with a dry and sunny climate, complex geology, favorable soils and excellent exposure. During this half day tour, you will wine taste in 2 wineries so as to find out all there is to know about the 7 different types of Alsace wines.
First, depart for the lovely town of Obernai located on the ‘Wine Route’. Here 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. After a guided walking tour of the town enjoy your first wine tasting session in one of our selected wineries. Your tour will then continue along the breathtaking Alsace wine route to admire the stunning landscape. On your way, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical Alsace ‘caveau’.

Day > 2 Pearls Of Alsace

Pearls of Alsace tour combines what we believe are the most essential visits that one must make while in the region. It includes the visits of towns, monuments, small traditional villages and historical landmarks. Pick up in Strasbourg 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.
After lunch you will follow the breathtaking 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. Finally, reach 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.

Day 3 > Discover Baden-Baden & Savor The Famous Black Forest Cake

Depart for the spa town of Baden Baden nestled at the foot of the black forest. The city has attracted royalty, the rich and celebrities over the centuries. Crossed by the magnificent Lichtentaler Allee park with its 3km tree-lined avenue, the city is also home to a number of architectural splendors. Upon arrival, follow your guide on a pleasant walking tour through town. Discover the alabaster-white Kurhaus, a Baden-Baden landmark and one of the world’s most beautiful casinos, the Festspielhaus – Europe’s second largest opera house and concert hall – that provides a splendid venue for the festival held in honour of Herbert von Karajan. Admire the impressive frontage of the Trinkhalle, Baden-Baden’s Pump Room, with its Corinthian pillars and striking murals. Ever since Roman times, people have stood on this spot and enthused over Baden-Baden and the healing powers of its water. After your stroll, time has come to take part in one of the sweetest of German traditions: Kaffee und Kuchen – Coffee and Cake. The “official” kaffee und kuchen time is 4:00 p.m., when Germans might pause to enjoy some treats, gossip, catch up or spend a leisurely afternoon moment with friends, family or guests. Baden Baden is the perfect setting to enjoy this treat and we will take you to one of the most famous Cafés of the town to taste the most famous cake of the area accompanied by a hot drink of your choice: Black Forest Cherry Cake! Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with whipped cream and cherries. It is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. One of the most important ingredients is Kirschwasser, a clear spirit made from cherries, and that is added to the cake.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour, other languages on request.
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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