Taste of Alsace

Description

Main Grape Varieties

  • Gewurztraminer
  • Muscat
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling 
  • Sylvaner

Alsace is an amazing region known for its exceptional white wines. The Alsace wine route and wines benefit from the protection of the Vosges Mountains which is reflected in the character, elegance, and complexity of the wines from the area. The pretty enclave of fairytale villages for which the region is also known will take you on an amazing journey as you try unique Grand Cru wines and enjoy a taste of Alsace cuisine. 

Highlights

  • Discover these unique Grands Crus wines of the Alsace wine region.
  • Private culinary and wine tasting tours featuring Alsatian specialties
  • Walking, biking, and boat tours that showcase the beautiful landscape, historical architecture, and castle ruins
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 Suggested Itinerary 4 – 6 days

Itineraries are hand crafted with extra care to create the right mix of food, wine, and culture for a memorable and unique experience. Here are some ideas and a sample itinerary.  Contact us to get started.

Day 1 – Strasbourg

  • Arriving in Strasbourg, stay in a beautiful city center hotel
  • Remainder of the day to relax and begin exploring the city
  • Overnight in Stasbourg

Day 2 –Colmar / Alsace Wine Route

  • Private tour to the Alsatian wine Captial of Colmar to discover its historial and architectural heritage
  • Visit New Unterlinden Museum that houses one of the famous European art masterpieces from the Middle Ages, the Isenheim Alterpiece
  • Remainder of the day is spent on the Alsace Wine Route to enjoy the beautiful landscape, picturesque villages and vineyards of towns that include Riquewihr, Eguisheim, Kayserberg, Ribeauville, and Obernai
  • Lunch at a typical restaurant along the Wine Route
  • Visit a Alsatian winery with the owner and taste some local wine
  • Overnight in Strasbourg

Day 3 – Alsace Wine Route

  • Explore today with a bike tour of the Alsace Wine route including vineyards, forest and countryside
  • Wine tasting along the way
  • Stop at a typical Alsatian winstub for lunch
  • Overnight in Strasbourg

Day 4 –Strasbourg

  • Walking tour of Petite France, the old town area of Strasbourg with a cathedral more than 1000 years old
  • Afternoon gourmet walking tour with tastings of Alsatian specialties, including Mireille Oster’s famous gingerbread
  • Boat tour to discover the half-timber houses of Petite France, the Imperial district, and the European institutions
  • Dinner at the famous 1* Michelin Crocodile restaurant
  • Overnight in Strasbourg

Day 5- Depart

  • Private transfer to station or Strasbourg airport for departure or onward journey

Options

  • Visit nearby Baden Baden and the Black Forest
  • Discover the historical sights related to World War I and II in the area
  • Explore the castle ruins in the foothills of the Vosges mountains
  • Take time to discover the world renowned Strasbourg Christmas Market
  • Add addional days to enjoy the Champagne region or even head to Paris

 

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