Essential Strasbourg

Strasbourg Wine Tasting Tour

Alsace wine tour - Credits Meyer and ADT Alsace

At a glance

Region: Alsace
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £375 to £814 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 wineries + 1 tasting session (3 Days)
5 wineries + 1 tasting session (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 17 (3 Days)
Approximately 22 (4 Days)
Tour Transport: Full day guided tour from a central departure point + 1 visit and dinner on foot in Strasbourg (3 Days)
Full and half day guided tour from a central departure point + 1 visit and dinner on foot in Strasbourg (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends from March to November (except during European Parliamentary Sessions).

Trip Summary

Your Alsace Wine Tour

This is a great value, flexible break in Strasbourg, one of Europe’s most attractive cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated between France and Germany, this unique city has flavours of both cultures, with the architecture being described as ‘straight out of a fairy tale book’. As well as being a charming and interesting city, Strasbourg is home to possibly the oldest wine on earth (resting in a cellar in the city centre, it was made in the year 1472!) After settling into your chosen hotel on day one, a tutored tasting session of three Alsace wines will take place in a chic wine bar, accompanied by a platter of local cheeses and meats.

On day two of the Alsace wine tour, guests will enjoy a full day transported and guided tour in the Alsace vineyards. Firstly you will be taken to Mittelbergheim, a traditional wine producing region and officially recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here, you will experience a wide variety of tastings including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling.

Afterwards, you will be driven further into the vineyards towards the quaint winery village of Dambach-la-Ville, located at the heart of the Alsace wine region. Here, you will enjoy a second tasting session in a typical ‘caveau’ (the name given to local wineries). After free time for lunch, it is on to Riquewihr and Ribeauville, to enjoy an afternoon tasting session in one of the most highly-regarded winery.

For those staying a third night in the city, you will again meet your English speaking driver/guide at a central meeting point on day three. Today, you will have a half-day tour of further areas in the Alsace wine region. Travelling along the breath-taking Alsace ‘Wine Route’, you will admire the stunning landscape en-route to the picturesque winery village of Obernai. After a guided walking tour of Obernai, you will enjoy a tour and tastings at a local winery. You will then continue along the Alsace ‘Wine Route’, to your second and final tour and tasting.

Alsace wine tour © C.Fleith 054

At the end of the tour, you will be escorted back to Strasbourg, where the rest of the afternoon will be free to do as you please and explore all the wonders that this captivating city has to offer. You may wish to spend the time strolling along the narrow cobbled streets and visiting such national and international sights as the Gothic Cathedral, the European Parliament and La Petite-France. Included in your travel pack will be a Strasbourg pass, which offers discounts for numerous attractions, as well as free entry to one museum, free entry to the Cathedral’s viewing gallery, entry to see the famous clock, a half day bike hire and a complimentary river cruise.

Finally, no trip to Alsace would be complete without dining in a traditional winstub. Meaning “wine lounge,” winstubs epitomise the Alsatian way of life. Originally open to the public for wine-growers to sell surplus wines, winstubs are convivial, country-style restaurants, with red-checked table cloths and wooden tables, where diners enjoy carafes of wine accompanied by small, simple dishes. Here, you will have the opportunity to sample regional specialities, such as Sauerkraut, Baeckaoffa and tartes flambées. Dinner is included as part of the package price and the meal is accompanied by a Cremant and a local Riesling.

Region Map

Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Alsace Wine Tour

  • Upon arrival in Strasbourg, check into your chosen hotel in the city centre.
  • In the evening, a tutored tasting session of three Alsace wines with cheeses and meats will take place in a chic wine bar.

Day Two of your Alsace Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, meet your English-speaking guide at a central departure point in the city centre.
  • Your tour day will comprise of tours and tastings at three wineries in the Alsace vineyards, with free time for lunch.
  • You will be taken back to Strasbourg at the end of the day.
  • In the evening, a three-course dinner with a Cremant and a local Riesling will be served in a traditional Alsatian
Alsace wine tour - Credits Christophe MEYER
Alsace wine tour - Credits B. NAEGELEN, www.otstrasbourg.fr

Day Three (Optional) of your Alsace Wine Tour

  • In the morning, meet your English-speaking guide again for a half day tour.
  • Your tour will comprise of a walking tour of the town of Obernai with tours and tastings at two wineries.
  • After being taken back to Strasbourg, the afternoon will be free to explore the city. Included in your travel pack will be a Strasbourg pass, which offers discounts for numerous attractions as well as free entry to one museum, free entry to the Cathedral’s viewing gallery, entry to see the famous clock, a half day bike hire and a complimentary river cruise.

Final Day of your Alsace Wine Tour

  • Breakfast and check out of the hotel

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hotel Hannong - Strasbourg Club Room 4* 3 Days £426 Book Now
Hotel Hannong - Strasbourg Club Room 4* 4 Days £594 Book Now
Hôtel Beaucour - Strasbourg Comfort room 3* 3 Days £430 Book Now
Hôtel Beaucour - Strasbourg Comfort room 3* 4 Days £599 Book Now
Hotel Cour du Corbeau - Strasbourg Classic Room 4* 3 Days £551 Book Now
Hotel Cour du Corbeau - Strasbourg Classic Room 4* 4 Days £782 Book Now
Regent Petite France Hotel - Strasbourg Classic Room 5* 3 Days £573 Book Now
Regent Petite France Hotel - Strasbourg Classic Room 5* 4 Days £814 Book Now

Special Offers

Hotel Beaucour: Travel any time from the 1st until the 29th of March, between the 6th of July and the 2nd of September as well as between the 29th of October and 23rd of November and take advantage of a £25 per person discount on the two day break or £35 per person on the three day break.

Hotel Hannong: Please contact us for low season prices.

Hotel Cour du Corbeau: Travel mid-week or weekend between the 02nd and the 26th of April as well as between the 25th of October and the 22nd of November and receive a £40 per person discount on the two day break or £60 per person on the three day break. The discount increases to £65 per person on the two day break or £100 per person on the three day break between the 1st and the 29th of March as well as between the 06th of July and the 02nd of September.

Regent Petite France: Travel mid-week or weekend between the 02nd and the 26th of April, between the 06th of July and the 02nd of September, as well as between the 25th of October and the 22nd of November and receive a £50 per person discount on the two day break or £75 per person on the three day break. The discount increases to £75 per person on the two day break or £115 per person on the three day break between the 1st and the 29th of March.

Alsace wines - Credits Christophe MEYER

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Enhance your Alsace Wine Tour

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! An extra night’s bed and breakfast costs £60 per person at Hôtel Hannong, £61 per person at Hotel Beaucour, £115 per person at Hotel Cour du Corbeau and £124 per person at the Regent Petite France.
  • Visit Colmar. Colmar is particularly famed for its old town, numerous architectural landmarks and its museums and “La Petite Venise” is certainly worth a visit. The town is a 45 minute drive or 25 minute train ride from Strasbourg and we would be pleased to arrange rail or chauffeur transfers for you if you do not have access to your own vehicle
  • Riquewihr tour extension. We offer a great value, flexible break based in the picturesque village of Riquewihr, which lies on the Alsace wine route. Full details can be found on our web site.
  • Discover Paris. We offer a whole host of accommodation options and tours/activities in the City of Love and itineraries can be tailor-made to your specific requirements.
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Further Information

Travel

The price of this package does not include travel to Alsace. Please contact us for further information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Well we are now all back from our trip to the Alsace. I just wanted to drop a quick email to thank you and your staff for arranging such a fabulous experience for us all during our first visit to Alsace.

Janine - Hampshire, UK

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