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Wine holiday itinerary in Alsace, France

At the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland the region is steeped in history, a fascinating journey. With Roman ruins, castles from the Middle Ages, fortifications of the Maginot line and traditional half-timbered villages, there is something to interest all the family.

Theme
Exclusive Experiences
Duration
Multiple days
Groups
No

Take the family to The Alsace region of France

Bring the family to Alsace for a four-day road trip along the beautiful wine route. The most beautiful vineyards and villages are on the slopes of the Vosges Mountains with views over the Rhine. It's not only wine - there's plenty of locally brewed beer too and wonderful local specialities to accompany them.

Day 1 - An introduction to the wine and food of Alsace

Start your Holiday in Strasbourg. This beautiful city will seduce you with its mixture of French and German culture, wines and food. Before dinner your guide will introduce to the wines of the region with a private tutored tasting. Discover the four major grapes used for the wines of the region; Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris and the blends used for the sparkling Crémant wines.

This evening, choose from relaxed dining on local specialities or a Michelin star experience, both will allow you to discover how well these wines match with food.

Tonight, you will stay in a traditional hotel in the centre of the town.

Highlights

  • Tutored introductory tasting of the wines of Alsace
  • Alsatian food and wine dinner

Day 2 - Strasbourg and Choucroute.

Discover Strasbourg from the water, with a boat trip on the River Ill. Visit the Cathedral and the typical streets of the surrounding area. Enjoy shopping for local specialities and souvenirs and have lunch in one of the local restaurants. You can even visit a local brewery. This evening sample the famous local 'choucroute' in a traditional tavern with a range of white wines from the region.

Highlights

  • Discover historic Strasbourg
  • Boat cruise of the Ill

Day 3 -The picturesque Alsace wine route

Discover the beautiful villages of Alsace along 'La Route des Vins’. Running along the hillsides of the Vosges Mountains, it passes through villages of half-timbered houses and medieval castles (there are 500 in Alsace) .Your guide will stop off for you to discover the beautiful village of Obernai, and you will visit the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg - a must see for young and old. Enjoy lunch at a cosy winstub - a typical Alsatian restaurant. This afternoon visit a vineyard to discover a range of wines from the region.

Tonight, choose from one of these picturesque villages of Rhiqewihr, Hunawihr or Mittelwihr and stay in a traditional tavern to discover the village on foot before dining in a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful villages of the Alsace wine route
  • Dine in a traditional winstub
  • Vineyard visit and tasting
  • Visit the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg

Day 4 - Wine and Storks

Storks nesting on the chimney pots of Alsace are an iconic image from the region. Today you will visit, Hunwihr famous for its Riesling but also its stork centre and butterfly garden - something for all the family.

This afternoon you will visit the Joseph Cattin winery. You will discover breath-taking views over the Alsace vineyards, the Vosges Mountains, the Alsace Plain, the Black Forest, and even the Swiss Alps on a Segway ride through their beautiful vineyards. Finish your discovery with a traditional Alsatian feast of local food served in the original Alsatian winery. Each dish accompanied by fine Alsatian wines selected and presented by the wine maker himself.

Tonight, you will dine and stay in Colmar.

Highlights

  • Wine tasting and food and wine matching at Joseph Cattin winery
  • Discover the vineyards by Segway
  • Disocver the wildlife of the area

Day 5 - Discover Little Venice of Colmar

Before leaving today spend the morning discovering the Little Venice area of Colmar and lunching in one of the restaurants before heading home.

Highlights

  • Discover Colmar
  • Lunch in Little Venice

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