The Essence of Alsace
FIT offer4 days / 5 nights
Destination (s)Alsace & Lorraine
ThemesArts and craft
Gastronomy – Cooking
Heritage – Museums
A unique way to discover Alsace
Relax and enjoy the Alsatian hospitality by staying in one of the exclusive 4* or 5* Spa hotels.
With your driver-guide, you will discover the cultural, gastronomic and viticultural treasures of our beautiful region in a privileged way.
Day 1: Arrival, check-in and visit of Strasbourg
An original boat tour on the the river to discover the emblematic places of Strasbourg. You will have a stunning view of the Petite France area, the Vauban dam, the European institutions and the imperial Neustadt district.
Visit the historical city centre, including the Cathedral of Strasbourg, the alleys of La Petite France and its half-timbered houses.
Drop-off at your hotel
Day 2 – Excursion on the Alsatian Wine Route (1)
Birth place of Sainte-Odile, Obernai is a charming medieval town. You will discover the richness of its historical center and then continue with the visit of Mittelbergheim, ranked among the « Most Beautiful Villages” in France, with a cellar visit and wine tasting at a winery of a passionate winemaker.
Lunch in a winstub (traditional Alsatian restaurant).
Visit of the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle: The castle is one of the symbols of the Alsatian heritage and a witness to the course of European history. Through the visit, you will become more familiar with the castle architecture, the Middle Ages and the early 20th century restoration by the German Emperor Wilhelm II.
Visit of Riquewihr : Ranked among the « Most Beautiful Villages of France », also referred to as the “Pearl of the Alsace Wine Route”.
Drop-off at your hotel.
Day 3 – Excursion on the Alsatian Wine Route (2)
Explore Colmar, the Alsace wine capital, which has a unique historical and cultural heritage. You will enjoy strolling in the charming Little Venice area and discover its fabulous architectural style.
Lunch at Eguisheim, ranked among the « Most Beautiful Villages of France ». Built around a castle, enjoy the visit of this medieval village, its picturesque narrow streets, its colorful half-timbered houses and its surrounding vineyards.
Your day trip ends in Kaysersberg, a beautiful medieval village located between the vineyards and the Vosges mountains.
Drop-off at your hotel.
Day 4 – The Northern Alsace and its craftsmanship
Discover the prestigious world of Lalique and the treasures of traditional craftwork in Alsace!
Visit of the Lalique museum: Inaugurated in 2011 in the village where René Lalique implemented his glass factory in 1921, the Lalique Museum’s ambition is to make you discover the Lalique creation in all its diversity, putting the accent mainly on what is produced by Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder: glass and crystal.
Lunch at La-Petite-Pierre, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Northern Vosges. Then, you will visit the 11th century fortress of Lichtenberg, from where you will enjoy breathtaking sceneries over the plain of Alsace.
You will visit some of the nicest villages from Northern Alsace, such as Hunspach, ranked among the « Most Beautiful Villages of France »», and Soufflenheim, where potters perpetuate the tradition of the Alsatian pottery using the traditional technique of salt glaze.
Drop-off ath your hotel.
Day 5 – Check-out and departure
This offer includes
- Your accommodation in Strasbourg: standard double room in a 4* or 5* hotel, breakfast included.
- Presence of an experienced driver-guide.
- Transfers in a comfortable, top-of-the-range minivan.
- Food and wine tastings.
- Entrance tickets for the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, the Lalique Museum and the Lichtenberg castle.
- The boat tour in Strasbourg.
This offer does not include
- Transfer to Alsace
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