What‘s the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of Alsace? Flower-decorated half-timbered houses, endless vineyards or real delicacies like Baeckoeffe or Tarte flambée? This journey combines all highlights of the region. You visit the picturesque Colmar, the idyllic tanners quarter Petite Venise and the Domenican Church. Along the Alsace Wine Route little alleys twist through the endless wine grapes, they pass small villages and colourful painted houses. A typical Alsatian wine tasting is mandatory, of course, as well as the traditional dish of Tarte flambée. In Strasbourg, you should see the cathedral and the scenic quarter Petite France.
Day 1: Welcome to the smallest region in France: Alsace - A
Beside the two most famous cities Strasbourg an d Colmar there are a lot more of those cosy villages with their typical half-timber houses along the Alsace wine route. On the first evening you will have dinner in a beautiful restaurant.
Day 2: Sightseeing Colmar – Little train ride Dambach-la-ville – 160 km - F/M
You start the day with a guided city tour in Colmar. In this small city with its narrow lanes and buildings in Renaissance-style you will get the feeling of a warm welcome. Colmar is especially known for the museum Unterlinden where you can find the Isenheimer Altar by Matthias Grünewald. Furthermore, voy will discover the well-known former tanners quarter „Petite Venise“ or the Domenican Church with its famous painting „Madonna in the rosenhag“. For lunch, you will enjoy a traditional Tarte flambée near Colmar. Afterwards, you continue with a little train ride in the vineyards with a tasting in an authentic wine cellar.
Day 3: Strasbourg and homeward journey - F
Before saying goodbye definitely, you have the possibility to make a short trip to Strasbourg. The capital of Alsace is meeting place of the European Parliament and offers sights such as the Strasbourg Cathedral and astronomical clock or Maison Kammerzell.
Please consider that dates of European Parliament sessions are excluded from our regular season prices. During the Strasbourg Christmas Market a 2 nights-half board stay is mandatory.
The little train ride through the vineyards in Alsace is possible from April to October, from Monday to Saturday.