YOUR PROGRAM :
Day 1 :
Arrival in Alsace and greeting from your guide at the train station or the airport. Then, start your visit of Alsace in its European capital: Strasbourg. Its “Grande Ile” is a gem listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is worth the trip in itself. Guided tour of its Gothic cathedral, its workshops of which the eldest were already present in the Middle Ages and its half-timbered houses represent an authentic journey back in time, like the Maison Kammerzell, la Petite France or les Ponts Couverts… Then, enjoy a visit of the city on a commented river boat with headsets. Head towards the pier of Palais des Rohan where your boat will be expecting you. It will sail down to the parliamentary district: the European institutions are built along the Ill river and you will discover them from a new point of view, that of a resolutely contemporary architecture (possibility to visit the Eurepean Parliament, on demand). Drive to your hotel and check-in. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 :
Breakfast. Depart by coach towards South and arrive in Obernai. Guided tour of this very picturesque little town, main residence of the Duke of Alsace. Lunch with local speciality: “sauerkraut”. In the afternoon, drive to Sélestat, where you will find the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg castle: visiting it is necessary especially for enthusiasts of beautiful views! From its battlements, the castle offers an incomparable panorama over the plain of Alsace. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.
Day 3 :
Breakfast. Drive to Colmar, in the heart of Alsacian Wine Route. Guided tour of the town, to appreciate the charms of Bartholdi’s city: the Petite Venise, a charming maze of small canals which you can visit in a flat-bottomed boat. Then, don’t miss the old town’s Gothic or Renaissance gems, particularly the Saint-Martin Collegiate Church, with its astonishing Gothic architectural details and colours, to the Tanners district recognisable by its grand white-fronted houses, Colmar’s famous half-timbered houses and remarkable merchants’ homes also do not fail to impress, the Pfister house dating from the 16th century, and don’t miss the majestic House of Heads built in the 17th century in German Renaissance style, decorated with 111 masks and a magnificent 3-storey oriel. Free time of visit the Unterlinden Museum which displays the renowned the Issenheim Altarpiece. Typical Alsatian lunch. In the afternoon, stop in Kaysersberg, pretty old town still surrounded by and towers. Then visit Riquewihr, medieval city, jewel of Alsace. Finally, inescapable stop at a wine producer on the Wine Route to taste to the art of living and to one of the 51 Grands Crus! Back to the hotel. In the evening, depart towards Kirrwiller and the Royal Palace Cabaret. Open the doors of one of the three greatest music halls in France and discover a world of amazement! This incredible venue, which exudes luxury and enchantment, is an architectural masterpiece in its own right, worthy of the greatest cabarets. Dinner and cabaret show in a dreamful and magical universe. Late return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 4 :
Breakfast. Free time for the last shopping ou enjoy another visit of your choice. Transfer to the train station or the airport.