Alsace Wine Experience – Colmar

3 days

Medieval Colmar is a town of fairy tales. Strikingly beautiful half timbered houses and woven alleys, bright walls and dark cobblestone lanes – you could lose yourself in history and world-famous wines. This three day wine adventure is perfect for wine lovers, history lovers and sensualists.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Basel (hold luggage not included), and a 3 day car hire package

  • Relax for two nights in your centrally located 4 hotel in Colmar – the capital of Alsatian wine.

  • Explore the the world-famous ‘Route Des Vins’ with your dedicated expert wine guide and chauffeur

  • Visit four wineries over the course of the day with tutored wine tastings from the winemakers themselves

  • Taste up to four wines at each venue including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Gris grape varieties

  • Stop in the quaint village of Riquewihr with free time for lunch – one of France’s most beautiful towns

from £590 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights have been included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

On arrival in Basel, pick up your hire car in Basel and self-drive to Colmar. Settle into your hotel, home for the next two nights and ideally located for exploring Colmar on foot. (With eight centuries of German and French architecture to uncover you won’t want to forget your camera!) This afternoon, enjoy your first tutored wine tasting at a ‘Cave’ and sample three wines with three cheeses  – the perfect introduction to the tastes and terroirs of this region.

Day 2

Today is a full day small group chauffeured wine tour to four wineries along the Route Des Vins – The Alsace Wine Route. This is a beautiful drive through an area of outstanding natural beauty which winds its way for over one hundred miles along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. Your dedicated driver and expert wine guide will chauffeur you throughout the day and be able to answer any questions you may have. Today you’ll meet four of the humble wine makers which make this wine region so special. You’ll learn about the wine making process and have the chance to sample three or four wines at each venue (and if your maths isn’t so great after a few glasses, that’s up to sixteen wines in total) including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Gris grape varieties. You’ll have free time for lunch in historic Riquewihr – described as one of the most beautiful towns in France, with some free time to explore at your leisure. And after a long day of chatting, learning, eating and sipping, you can relax with a scenic drive back to your hotel and a local dinner.

Day 3

This final day is yours to uncover the deep history of Colmar, its old town has been well preserved (formally a butcher’s, tanner’s and fishmonger’s quarter) and spared the destructions of the French Revolution and world wars which many other French towns suffered. Lose yourself in the many architectural landmarks and its museums in particular we the Unterlinden Museum and the Isenheim Altarpiece.

 

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