Picturesque Alsace & Charming Villages

7 days from £679pp.


Strasbourg

Visit: Strasbourg, France

Colmar

Visit: Colmar, France

Riquewihr

Visit: Riquewihr, France

The beautiful Alsace is a region of pretty Medieval towns and villages with quaint half-timbered buildings, rolling countryside and fine wines.

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

    We head towards Metz, where we stop for free time and for you to purchase lunch. We continue into the Alsace region and to our hotel in Klingenthal, where we stay for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Strasbourg

    Strasbourg

    We include a full-day excursion to Strasbourg, a charming city situated in the Alsace region. Be sure to view the impressive Gothic cathedral and the numerous bridges crossing the Ill River, which formed part of the seventeenth century fortifications for the city. Wander the little streets of ‘Petit France’ lined with charming inns and flower bedecked timbered houses. You may have the opportunity to enjoy a short cruise on the river.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Vineyards overlooking, Riquewih

    Riquewihr

    Why not join our optional ‘Alsace Villages’ excursion visiting two of the villages classified as being the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France’. We travel along part of the famous Alsace Wine Route through lovely scenery and rambling vineyards with views across the Rhine plain to the Black Forest mountains. We call at Ribeauvillé, with its half-timbered buildings, 3 ruins of fortified castles and its 13th century ‘Butchers Tower’. We also visit the delightful, small walled village of Riquewihr with its pretty Alsatian half-timbered houses, and 13th century ‘Dolder’ or defensive gate.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Colmar

    Colmar

    Included excursion to Colmar, the regional capital. 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Obernai

    Obernai

    We leave Klingenthal and head to Obernai. This delightful town is set amongst pretty vineyards on the slopes of the Vosges Mountains. Obernai was the birthplace of Alsace’s patron saint Odile. We continue to our overnight hotel in northern France.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 6 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 4 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Strasbourg
    • Collar with winetasting
    • Obernai

    Optional Excursions

    • Alsace Villages

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (7 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Vosges in Klingenthal. 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. The hotel has a restaurant, with an excellent reputation for its cuisine and an outside terrace. 

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

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    Des Vosges

    Des Vosges

    Des Vosges


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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