* France – Alsace, Lorraine: Coach Tour with incoming agency
Period : April, May, June, September, October
Reference : 10T786l
Prix : 895€ Ask for a quote
A Coach tour organised by incoming agency with lot’s of tasty and cultural emotions. Enjoy visiting the famous Strasbourg’s gothic cathedral, taste the Alsace’s delights, its wines and Kougelhopf.
Group arrival in Strasbourg. Airport welcome by your driver then transfer to the Hotel in the region. Dinner and overnight.
D2 Strasbourg Cathedral and Canals (80 km)
The sculpted facades and astrological clock draw throngs to Strasbourg’s Gothic Cathedral, a glorious monument from the Middle Ages. Free time for lunch. Commentated cruise along the city’s canals, then time at leisure to stroll in the “Petite France” district. Dinner and overnight.
D3 Kougelhopf Cake and Alsace Wines (50 km)
Discover one of the region’s culinary specialities, “kougelhopf” cake, a sort of brioche with raisins, and traditional cake-making techniques. Free time for lunch. Commentated visit of the Molsheim wine estate, followed by a wine- tasting session. After that you will discover the wine road through many villages – Kaysersberg, Mittelwihr, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé… Dinner and overnight.
D4 Obernai / Museum of Gingerbread
You will discover the medieval city Obernai, which located close to the mont Ste Odile. After that you will visit the Museum of gingerbread with its bread-baking and degustation. Free time for lunch. Continue to Colmar. Visit of the old town with its half-timbered houses. Dinner and overnight.
D5 Mountain crests and cols (170 km)
Our route takes us via Munster and the Schlucht pass to Gérardmer. Time at your leisure. We carry on to Hohneck where we learn how the famous Munster cheese is made, then free time for lunch. We drive across the mountain crests ans the col of Bonhomme. Chek-in to your hotel in the region of St Dié/ Epinal. Dinner. Overnight.
D6 Lace of Mirecourt / Picture-Making in Epinal
You will visit the House of Lace in Mirecourt. Then you continue to Epinal. Free time for lunch. The “Imagerie” tells the town’s history of picture-making. Illustrations and images were sold much as newspapers, and the tradition is alive even today. Designs and drawings from over two centuries, and the techniques used to produce them, can be admired here. Dinner and overnight
D7 Sweet Treats in Nancy (150 km)
Begin the day at a brewery, and taste some of the local beer. Guided tour of Nancy, the Golden town, taking in the impressive Stanislas Square, the old town, and also the Art Nouveau style town houses. Free time for lunch. Continue to Commercy, which had its heyday in the 18th century; a favourite with art and history fans but better known for its cakes! The small, buttery shell-shaped cakes or “madeleines” are a local speciality; visit a cake maker’s for tasting. Dinner and overnight.
D8 Verdun, Metz and Mirabelle Plum Liqueur (180 km)
Tour of Verdun, and its underground stronghold of some 7 kms of tunnels, home to over 10,000 men during the famous World War 1 battle. Free time for lunch. Then on to visit Metz. Guided tour by Tourist Train, then visit the imposing Gothic Cathedral of St Etienne. Grown in Nancy and in Metz is the small, sweet, dark yellow Mirabelle plum. Take a guided tour of a Mirabelle distillery making a variety of alcoholic beverages followed by a tasting session. Dinner and overnight.
D9 Traditional Arts and Crafts of the Petites Vosges (70 km)
In Marmoutier, visit a potter’s workshop. Continue via the Dabo Rock, a red sandstone chunk sheltering the statue of Pope Leon IX. Stop at a crystal workshop. Free time for lunch. Continue to Strasbourg. Dinner and overnight.
J10 Retourn Journey
Breakfast, Coach Transfer to the airport of Strasbourg for your return flight (bookings your own responsibility). End of our services.
Coach tours for groups :
Luxury coach for all transfers and excursions included in the itinerary Accommodation sharing a double room in 3 star hotels in Strasbourg and Epinal regions as a programme.
Half-Board (three course dinner menus – not including drinks) from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 10
services of a guide for excursions as the programme (8 days between 9 am and 6pm)
Entrance fees: astronomical clock, House of lace, The “Imagerie” of Epinal, underground citadel of Verdun.
Guided visit : cutting crystal, potter
Boat trip (1h)
Tasting Visits: Factory of kougelhopf + initiation, winery, museum of gingerbread, cheese shop Munster, brasserie, factory Of shell-shaped cookie, distillery of mirabelle
Tourist Train in Metz
single room (8 nights) : 280 €