Alsace and Verdun

  • From Strasbourg
  • History

7 days/ 6 nights

Day 1 – ARRIVAL

Arrival at Strasbourg airport.

Transfer to HEUDICOURT.

Check in at your hotel for 2 nights.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 – VERDUN : THE LAND OF BATTLES

Breakfast

Guided tour to Verdun, the monuments…

Lunch in a restaurant in VERDUN.

Visit the battlefields, the memorials of Fort de Vaux and Fort de Douaumont, the “Ossuaire de Douaumont” and the “Tranchée des Baïonnettes”.

Return to your hotel at HEUDICOURT.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 – STRASBOURG

Breakfast

Drive to STRASBOURG.

City tour : the German Imperial Quarter, la Place de la République ,the European Quarter, the Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament and the Astronomical Clock.

Lunch in a typical brewery.

Visit of the Cathedral, proceed to the historic area of “Petite France”, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dinner and overnight in Strasbourg.

 

Day 4 – CRUISE DAY / THE ROMANTIC RHEIN

Breakfast

Drive to KARLSRUHE, MANNHEIM, MAYENCE, arrival in SANKT GOAR.

Embarkation on a boat for a day-cruise to the Rock of Lorelei, OBERWESEL, KAUB, BACHARACH.

Lunch on bord.

Arrival at RUDESHEIM. Free time in Drosselgasse, known around the world for its “guinguettes” and orchestras.

Return to STRASBOURG.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 – CAMP OF STRUTHOF / THE WINE ROAD

Breakfast

Travel to NATZWEILLER and visit the STRUTHOF Concentration Camp.

Proceed to the Wine Road.

Lunch.

Discover the famous Alsace Wine Road, passing through the vineries : BARR, BERGHEIM

Visit to RIQUEWIHR and wine tasting of the famous Riesling.

Continue to RIBEAUVILLE, village well known for its Traminer wine and its Riesling.

Stop in KAYSESBERG, Dr Schweitzer’s hometown.

Back to Strasbourg for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 – HAUT KOENIGSBOURG CASTLE / COLMAR / BESANCON

Breakfast

Drive to the HAUT KOENIGSBOURG Castle.

Proceed to COLMAR.

Lunch at a restaurant in COLMAR.

Guided city tour of COLMAR, the old quarter with typical streets and houses.

Proceed to BESANCON.

Dinner and overnight in BESANCON.

 

Day 7 – DEPARTURE

Breakfast

Transfer to Strasbourg airport.

Check-in and take off.