|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £500 to £731 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts and 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts and 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 21 (3 Days)|
Approximately 28 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day guided tour from a central departure point, return taxi transfers, to the tasting session + dinner on foot in Colmar (3 Days)|
Full and half day guided tour from a central departure point, return taxi transfers to the tasting session + dinner on foot in Colmar (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from April to the end of October.|
For those looking for a mid-week or weekend Alsace wine tour with a good introduction to the various tastes and styles of Alsatian wines available, this may be the answer. Based in Colmar, the capital of Alsace wines, these three and four day breaks combine discovery of the local wines and gastronomy as well as good value for money. Your trip will start with a tutored tasting session of five Alsatian wines in the caveau of a premium local estate.
On the morning of day two, meet your English-speaking driver/guide at a central departure point for a full day transported wine tour in the Alsatian vineyards. There will be a maximum of eight people on the tour. You will be taken to three different wineries located in various areas and will learn about the unique wines of the region as well as gaining an insight into the local wine making process.
At each estate, you will be welcomed by the cellar master or a member of the family and you will enjoy a guided tasting session of the estate’s wines. You will also be taken to a picturesque village where you will be given some free time for lunch and to explore your lovely surroundings independently. At the end of such an enlightening day, you will be transported back to Colmar. In the evening, a three course dinner will be served in a traditional French restaurant of the city centre. Your dinner will be accompanied by an aperitif and two glasses of local wines.
If you opt for the four day break, then day three will comprise of a free morning to relax at your hotel and/or further explore the lovely Colmar. You may wish to have a look at the charming half-timbered houses of the story-book Little Venice as well as the tanner’s and fishmonger’s quarters. Alternatively you may wish to do some shopping in the quaint little boutiques or go to the covered market which is open every day except Mondays. After lunch, you will meet your English-speaking driver/guide for a half day tour including tours and tastings at two premium Alsatian wineries as well as a visit to a quintessentially Alsatian village such as Eguisheim, Pfaffenheim, Rouffach or Turckheim. Once again there will be a maximum of eight people on the tour. You will be taken back to Colmar at the end of the day and evening will be free to do as you please.
(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.
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 or find out more on our here.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential Tours page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Lesley and I would just like to thank Jenna and the team at Grape Escapes for organising another excellent trip for us. The timing of the visits were spot on and the wineries that we visited were all different and had something to offer and educate us, apart from the wine of course .
Jeff- Chelmsford, UK
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