- Here, the pace is flexible as it alternates between nature, cities and tastings
- Stop at Relais & Chateaux lodgings in the Vosges; enjoy a contemporary nest in Strasbourg and a historic mansion in Colmar
- Private visit to the Strasbourg back country; explore the wine trail in a vintage Kombi: it's all in the itinerary.
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Treasures of Alsace in spring
Your journey: Michelin-starred restaurant, designer hotel, and vintage KombiDesigned for curious and epicurean travellers, this Alsatian journey combines the best of the region with a contemporary feel. Firstly, Vosges in the north, experienced through the lens of famous glass designer, Rene Lalique; Strasbourg, the city and its back country; then finally Colmar and its vineyards as the final stop. It's a hedonistic journey focused on gourmet pleasures - including Chef Jean-George Klein's three Michelin-star restaurant, as well as staying in luxury design hotels. Private or unguided experiences balance all that hedonism out. Visits to the famous vineyards are done in a classic 70s Volkswagen Kombi.
Pick up your hire vehicle and drive to the Vosges mountains in Wingen-sur-Moder. Rene Lalique, the grand master of the French crystal industry, had a splendid villa built in this wilderness setting in 1920. Now transformed into a sophisticated hotel with six suites, it has preserved the Art Deco atmosphere and embodies the avant-garde spirit of the designer. Villa Lalique is also home to Jean-George Klein's three Michelin-star restaurant, which boasts a cellar of 12,000 prized bottles. Your Alsatian trip will begin in this privileged setting.
Included in the itinerary - Reservations at Jean-George Klein's three Michelin-star restaurant.
Return to the city. Spend the day exploring Strasbourg at your leisure, and in particular the medieval quarter of Petite France, built for the tanners and millers of the time. Our end-of-day tip: climb the 330 steps of the cathedral to watch the sun set over the rooftops from the 217ft-high platform. Gaze out at the colourful facades and the Black Forest in the distance.
Included in the itinerary - A day to explore the backcountry with a private guide. The sloping plane of Arzviller, the Episcopal City of Saverne, a visit to a crystal factory and meeting a glassblower. At the end of the day, you'll reach Colmar and your last stop, an elegant hotel housed in a historic Renaissance building.
Colmar - Wine Route
Included the itinerary - wine tasting experience This morning you'll discover two great Alsatian estates alongside a wine professional who will introduce you to the secrets of the cultivation process. A vintage Volkswagen Kombi will be your chariot for the day, taking you from vineyard to vineyard. It's a relaxed version of the Alsatian wine trail.
In the morning, discover Colmar on your own: the neighbourhoods of Little Venice and the Fishmonger District, with its rows of half-timbered houses bordering the Lauch River.
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