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Alsace 8-day Gourmet Food Tour
If you have already visited Paris or the Provence regions and you are looking for something different, Alsace is made for you. On an all-inclusive tour of this stunning region, you will visit towns brimming with culture and heritage and admire the breathtaking natural landscapes with their vineyards, plains and peaks.
Alsace is sometimes gourmet, sometimes festive, sometimes cultural, sometimes natural - but always surprising and sparkling. This region also happens to be the French top three food lover’s destinations. Famed for its gastronomy, Alsace features a large number of Michelin-starred restaurants enhancing Alsatian gastronomy and competing in creativity.
An 8-day all-inclusive tour, will ensure you experience the best of Alsace. During the week, we will share with you the best kept secret spots when it comes to food and wine and highlights including:
Touring the local markets and meeting some of the region’s best artisans.
Tasting the star of the Alsatian cheese platter - the Munster - and meeting its makers!
Tasting the local eaux de vie, colourless fruit brandies and marc, made from prestigious regional varietals distilled in copper alembic stills.
Meeting some of the local wine-makers and touring their vineyards just a few weeks before harvest.
Visiting a micro-brewerie, and learning about beer production, including sampling the much-loved local tipple with a freshly baked pretzel.
Enjoying lunch in the Ferme Auberge, which prepares 100% of their dishes with local, homemade produce – including spaetzle (rustic noodles made from flour, cream and eggs), Alsatian meat pie and fantastic traditional desserts.
Trying a Winstub. A Winstub is a wine bistro like no other, with a friendly and warm atmosphere, it is one of the most atypical examples of French gastronomy. You will be able to enjoy beautiful simple French food such as bibeleskaes, the baeckeoffe (a meat and potato dish slow-cooked in a ceramic casserole), Flammekueche (a thin circle of dough topped with fromage blanc or crème fraiche, thinly sliced onions and lardons), sauerkraut and of course the famous Kougelhopf – all whilst eating shoulder to shoulder on wooden tables covered with red checked tablecloths.
Francois, your host, will also cook dinner for you and with you (for those who want) each night, using local recipes with seasonal products picked up daily at local markets. The menu will vary from night to night based on what you and the other 7 guests would like – we love your special requests!
5* chalet accommodation will be your home dring your week in Alsace. It is impossible to resist the charm of the chalet chosen for your week in Alsace. The brand new 5-star accommodation in Alsace you will live in for a week is ideally located in the heart of the Ballons des Vosges surrounded by nature.
The chalet offers absolute comfort and authentic luxury, with exquisite furnishings and a warm atmosphere that is both modern and authentic. It offers 5 en-suite bedrooms, a large living room with freestanding wood-burning stove and outdoor decks and balconies to help you take full advantage of the extraordinary panoramic views over the Vosges Mountain.
The spa and relaxation area, complete with sauna, hot tub, tearoom and deckchairs is the perfect spot to unwind and be pampered in a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
7 nights’ accommodation in a fantastic brand new 5-start chalet in Vosges mountain
Twin share room and private bathroom
5 lunches and 7 dinners, as well as continental Breakfast included every day
Regional and French wines with all your meals
Dinner cooked by a Michelin star chef (Francois) each night with French cooking lessons if you desire!
Five full day tours of visiting stunning little villages and gourmet experiences in Alsace
Entry fees to local attractions whenever they apply
Free transport to and from the local Colmar train station on arrival and departure
Free Wi-Fi in accommodation
Please note, you will have a free day on the Wednesday of our tour to explore this region on your own. You can visit the museums, shops and galleries of your choice and walk around at your own pace. We can of course provide advice and recommendations on what you might want to do on your leisure day too if you need!
And of course if you want to continue your trip after you have spent the week with us, the Champagne and Jura regions of France, as well as other beautiful European countries are just next door.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Food Tours in Europe
YOUR BACKROAD ADVENTURE IN ALSACE - not your day-to-day itinerary but you will get to experience the following excursions and visits
Come to Alsace for the beautiful open air and the most poetic landscapes. During your week, you will visit the Alsace Wine Route, snaking through valleys and along hillsides, with villages full of flowers and the smiles of the friendly local people.
Those passionate about culture and historic heritage, who thrive on a fast pace and the lovers of beautiful stone houses will find themselves at home in Alsace. Strasbourg is without a doubt one of Europe’s most beautiful cities to visit. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Strasbourg is well known for its Cathedral built during the 10th to 15th centuries, featuring unique pink sandstone "lacework". For the most courageous of you, you can climb the 332 stairs to reach the top of the Cathedral and observe the stunning view. We will also show you the unmissable sites such as the romantic Petite France district with its canals and half-timbered buildings.
You will experience Colmar, the Alsatian Wine Capital, and its unique art of living! With its, canals, flowers, Colmar is a beauty and a pleasure to explore. The ‘Petite Venise’ district is of course not to be missed.
The Écomusée d’Alsace open-air is the largest living museum in France with over 70 buildings from all over Alsace. It illustrates what rural life was like in Alsace and invites you to find out about popular traditions and the extraordinary heritage of the region. It is a unique place for remembering the past, for thinking about the present and for inventing the future.
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
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