|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||from £435 to £821 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries + 1 tasting session (3 Days)|
5 wineries + 1 tasting session (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 17 (3 Days)|
Approximately 22 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day guided tour from a central departure point + 1 visit and dinner on foot in Strasbourg (3 Days)|
Full and half day guided tour from a central departure point + 1 visit and dinner on foot in Strasbourg (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from March to November (except during European Parliamentary Sessions).|
This is a great value, flexible break in Strasbourg, one of Europe’s most attractive cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated between France and Germany, this unique city has flavours of both cultures, with the architecture being described as ‘straight out of a fairy tale book’. As well as being a charming and interesting city, Strasbourg is home to possibly the oldest wine on earth (resting in a cellar in the city centre, it was made in the year 1472!) After settling into your chosen hotel on day one, a tutored tasting session of three Alsace wines will take place in a chic wine bar, accompanied by a platter of local cheeses and meats.
On day two of the Alsace wine tour, guests will enjoy a full day transported and guided tour in the Alsace vineyards. Firstly you will be taken to Mittelbergheim, a traditional wine producing region and officially recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here, you will experience a wide variety of tastings including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling.
Afterwards, you will be driven further into the vineyards towards the quaint winery village of Dambach-la-Ville, located at the heart of the Alsace wine region. Here, you will enjoy a second tasting session in a typical ‘caveau’ (the name given to local wineries). After free time for lunch, it is on to Riquewihr and Ribeauville, to enjoy an afternoon tasting session in one of the most highly-regarded winery.
For those staying a third night in the city, you will again meet your English speaking driver/guide at a central meeting point on day three. Today, you will have a half-day tour of further areas in the Alsace wine region. Travelling along the breath-taking Alsace ‘Wine Route’, you will admire the stunning landscape en-route to the picturesque winery village of Obernai. After a guided walking tour of Obernai, you will enjoy a tour and tastings at a local winery. You will then continue along the Alsace ‘Wine Route’, to your second and final tour and tasting.
At the end of the tour, you will be escorted back to Strasbourg, where the rest of the afternoon will be free to do as you please and explore all the wonders that this captivating city has to offer. You may wish to spend the time strolling along the narrow cobbled streets and visiting such national and international sights as the Gothic Cathedral, the European Parliament and La Petite-France. Included in your travel pack will be a Strasbourg pass, which offers discounts for numerous attractions, as well as free entry to one museum, free entry to the Cathedral’s viewing gallery, entry to see the famous clock, a half day bike hire and a complimentary river cruise.
Finally, no trip to Alsace would be complete without dining in a traditional winstub. Meaning “wine lounge,” winstubs epitomise the Alsatian way of life. Originally open to the public for wine-growers to sell surplus wines, winstubs are convivial, country-style restaurants, with red-checked table cloths and wooden tables, where diners enjoy carafes of wine accompanied by small, simple dishes. Here, you will have the opportunity to sample regional specialities, such as Sauerkraut, Baeckaoffa and tartes flambées. Dinner is included as part of the package price and the meal is accompanied by a Cremant and a local Riesling.
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
|Hotel Name||Room Grade||Star Rating||Duration||Price Per Person|
|Hotel Hannong - Strasbourg||Club Room||4*||3 Days||£450||Book Now|
|Hotel Hannong - Strasbourg||Club Room||4*||4 Days||£626||Book Now|
|Regent Petite France Hotel - Strasbourg||Classic Room||5*||3 Days||£580||Book Now|
|Regent Petite France Hotel - Strasbourg||Classic Room||5*||4 Days||£821||Book Now|
Enhance your Alsace Wine Tour
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
The price of this package does not include travel to Alsace. Please contact us for further information.
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To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail email@example.com to request a booking form.
Well we are now all back from our trip to the Alsace. I just wanted to drop a quick email to thank you and your staff for arranging such a fabulous experience for us all during our first visit to Alsace.
Janine - Hampshire, UK
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