|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £593 to £1187 per person|
|Number of Meals:||3 Days: 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner|
4 Days: 3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinner
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Days: 3 wineries|
4 Days: 4 wineries
|Number of Wines Tasted:||3 Days: Approximately 11 |
4 Days: Approximately 19
|Tour Transport:||3 Days: Full day guided and transported tour|
4 Days: Full day guided and transported tour + return taxi transfers to Colmar
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Alsace is one of our most picture-perfect destinations, and what better way to enjoy the fantastic wines and glorious countryside than staying in a fairy-tale Château? The breath-taking Château d’Isenbourg is located on the Alsace wine route and you can expect a pampered and relaxing stay, with a three course dinner (excluding drinks) served in the gastronomic restaurant on your first evening.
On day two, you will be met at the Château by an English-speaking specialist/driver guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. First stop will be the lovely village of Eguisheim- one of the most beautiful in France. Here, a local wine-maker will take you on a scenic stroll through his vineyards, then to his winery, concluding with tastings of three of his wines. Following this, you will be taken to the picturesque village of Riquewihr. Not only famed for its wines, it is also of extraordinary architectural interest, as medieval remains, such as the ramparts, and elegant half-timbered houses with oriel windows and fountains can be seen throughout the village.
No trip to Alsace would be complete without dining in a traditional winstub. Meaning “wine lounge,” winstubs epitomise the Alsatian way of life. Winstubs were originally rooms which were open to the public where wine-growers could sell surplus wines. They boast a convivial atmosphere and country-style décor 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 over a leisurely lunch. This is included as part of the package price and the meal is accompanied by a Cremant and a local Riesling.
After a tour and tastings of three wines with local cheeses at a winery in the village, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent enjoying a visit to a third local winery, before your guide takes you back to the Château.
For those opting for the four day break, we will arrange pre-booked and pre-paid transfers to and from Colmar, where you will be taken on a two hour guided tour of the town. Of particular interest are the charming half-timbered houses of the story-book Little Venice and the tanner’s and fishmonger’s quarters. A three course lunch with a sparkling wine aperitif and two glasses of wine will then be served in a fabulous restaurant which is enviably located on the canal. After lunch, enjoy a tasting session of five Alsatian wines in the caveau of a premium local winery.
Wine Tours in Alsace- Day One
Wine Tours in Alsace- Day Two
Wine Tours in Alsace- (Optional) Day Three
Wine Tours in Alsace- Final Day
(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.
The Alsace villages are so pretty and the Chateau we stayed in was fantastic.
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £160 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £250 per person on the four day break.
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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Jenna and the team were professional, pleasant and extremely efficient. Every person I spoke to was lovely.
Lady Edwards- Doncaster, UK
The price of this package does not include travel to Alsace. Please see our Travel Page for further information.
For more information on our Hidden Gem breaks please see our Hidden Gems 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.