Romance of the Alsace, Strasbourg and Wine Villages

Discover the magnificent historical region of Alsace, a mix of French and German culture. This is reflected in the culture of the region, which is a unique blend of the two. Strasbourg probably best typifies this blend and the surrounding countryside is home to a number of ‘Route des Vins’ which dot the area with carefully nurtured vineyards and picture-postcard villages. See half-timbered medieval buildings, canals and pretty squares as we explore this stunning corner of France.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our overnight hotel in northern France.

We head to Metz with its wonderful Old Town and Gothic Saint Etienne cathedral, said to be one of the highest Gothic structures in Europe. Continue to Klingenthal for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Metz

We include a full-day excursion to Strasbourg, a charming city situated in the Alsace region. The city of Strasbourg is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral, with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings. Wander the little streets of ‘Petit France’ – the former tanners quarter lined with charming inns and flower-bedecked timbered houses, and see the contemporary European district, or Imperial District with its German influences.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Strasbourg

We take an optional excursion along the Alsace wine route today. Sit back and relax as we travel through stunning scenery, with famous vineyards on all sides. Calling at picturesque Riquewihr, in France's lovely Alsace region, famous for the Riesling and other great wines produced here. This romantic village medieval village looks today exactly as it did in the 16th century and enjoys a scenic location, among the Vosges Mountains.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Alsace and Wine Route
    • 2024: £19.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We enjoy an included excursion to Colmar, the regional capital, and ‘Capital of Alsatian Wine’. Colmar retains a ‘country town’ atmosphere and has been wonderfully preserved, with its pretty streets, charming squares and canals lined with half-timbered houses. Colmar is often regarded as the quintessential Alsace town.

This afternoon we enjoy an included visit to a wine cellar, plus tasting of local wines, before we return to our hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Colmar and Wine Tasting

We leave Klingenthal and head to Obernai, an attractive town on the Alsace wine Route. Encircled by ramparts, the old town has a beautiful architectural heritage with its central market square surrounded by period buildings, such as the 13th-century belfry and the town hall, and also with the Renaissance well and the Saints-Pierre-et-Paul church of neo-Gothic architecture. We continue to our overnight hotel in northern France.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Obernai

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £289.00 (7 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Des Vosges in Klingenthal. The hotel is situated only a few miles from the pretty Alsace town of Obernai, and stands in pleasant parkland, ideal for an evening stroll.

Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels.

Des Vosges

Des Vosges

The 3-star Des Vosges is situated only a few miles from the pretty Alsace town of Obernai, the hotel is situated in pleasant parkland, ideal for a walk after dinner.

Location: 4 Route De Grendelbruch, 67530 Klingenthal,

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £289

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