Extended trip to Alsace

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DAY 1: You’ll check in to the hotel and our host/hostess will go over the trip's agenda with you. Dinner and accommodations.

 

DAY 2: Breakfast will be served at the hotel this morning before we set out to discover Strasbourg. We’ll first tour the old city: the Petite France quarter, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, and its lovely canals, half-timbered houses and small streets. We’ll also see the cathedral, a veritable Gothic masterpiece. We’ll then leave by coach to visit the Potter Villages, stopping for lunch on the way. We’ll visit Soufflenheim, famous for its colorful cooking pottery in yellow, blue, green and brown and Betschdorf, whose pottery is bluish-gray, decorated with cobalt blue, and primarily used for storage of foods. We’ll then have a quick visit of Hunspach, one of the most picturesque villages in France. Afterwards, we'll return to Strasbourg, have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. The evening is free to do as you please.

 

Day 3: Breakfast will be served at the hotel this morning before we leave by coach for a tour of the Wine Route. During the journey, you’ll be able to admire the splendid landscapes of the villages tucked into the Alsatian vineyards. We’ll pass through Dambach-la-Ville, Châtenois and Scherwiller, the three areas that make up the Alsatian wine reputation alone, thanks to their Grand Crus. During our tour, we’ll stop off for a tasting at a local wine cellar. We’ll have lunch at the foot of the Château de Haut-Koenigsbourg. After lunch, we’ll head to Colmar for a tour of the city. The former customs house (Koïfhus) and the Colmar’s “Petite Venise” are not to be missed. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in the city. We’ll then return to Strasbourg.

 

 

Duration: 3 days/2 nights

  • Included in the ALR program
  • Visits by coach with stops for free time.
  • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
  • Lunch included (without drinks)
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.