Indulgence and adventure in the Upper Rhine Valley. Who wouldn’t want the chance to enjoy a meal at a leading gourmet restaurant? In this package, we introduce you to some of the best-known culinary institutes of the Alsace region. The ultimate in indulgence awaits you. We invite you to be seduced by true culinary and visual sensations!
7 days, 6 nights
- 2 overnight stays in a 4-star hotel in Baden-Baden including breakfast
- Dinner in Kurhaus in Baden-Baden
- 1 typical rustic breakfast as part of the demi-pension
- 2 x half-board in a 3-star hotel in Rouffach or Eguisheim
- A three-course dinner in a MICHELIN star-awarded restaurant as part of the half-board
- 2 x demi-pension in a 4-star hotel in Basel
- City tour of Heidelberg
- City tour of Baden-Baden
- Black Forest gateau baking seminar in the Black Forest including coffee and cake
- Farm visit with schnapps tasting
- City tour of Strasbourg
- Boat tour in Strasbourg
- Wine tasting in Dambach
- Trip with the small train through the vineyards
- City tour of Colmar
- Entrance to the Unterlinden Museum
- Canoe ride through the canals of Colmar
- Entrance to Maison du Fromage + Münster cheese degustation
- City tour of Freiburg
- City tour of Basel
Starting at 649 EUR per person.
Detailed Trip Description:
Day 1: Arrival in Baden-Baden via Heidelberg
Arrival by way of the Rhine Valley. The famous student city of Heidelberg am Neckar awaits! As a part of the guided city tour, you will explore the historic city center and visit the famous castle ruins with its impressive wine vat. If you have time, we recommend a boat tour of the Neckar (for an additional fee). After this, we will continue on to Baden-Baden where you will stay in a beautiful 4-star hotel near the city center, not far away from the well-known Kurpark spa and wellness district. Dinner at the renowned Kurhaus.
Day 2: Baden-Baden and Black Forest Gateau
Start your day with a visit to the cosmopolitan spa and wellness destination of Baden-Baden where you will be captivated by the city’s elegant flair and thermal springs. Get to know the city with your travel guide and catch a glimpse of the casino. Afterwards, you are free to take a stroll or go shopping on your own. In the afternoon, we will continue along the Black Forest High Street, or Schwarzwaldhochstraße, to the enchanting Mummelsee Lake, where a Black Forest delicacy awaits: in a Black Forest gateau seminar, a pastry chef will reveal the secrets of this specialty. You will get a taste of the delicious treat with coffee. Following a scenic bus ride, you will visit a farm in the Black Forest and get to know life on a farm, beginning with the schnapps distillery, all the way to the mill, and finally to the barn museum (Scheunenmuseum) with its old equipment displays. Afterwards, enjoy a typical rustic afternoon snack with products from the farm, such as Black Forest ham, sausage, cheese, fresh, crispy artisan bread and, of course, the house schnapps. Return to Baden-Baden feeling relaxed!
Day 3: Strasbourg, Odilien Monastery and the Wine Trail
Set off for Strasbourg in the morning, with a quick detour at the huge outlet center in Roppenheim where you can find popular European brands at especially affordable prices. Arrival in Strasbourg in the late afternoon followed by a guided city tour. You will see the famous cathedral, the old Tanners’ District “Petite France“ with its beautiful half-timbered houses and canals as well as modern Strasbourg and the new European Parliament. On a boat tour on the Ill, get a view of the city’s beauty from the water. In the afternoon, learn about the historic winemaking region of Obernai and take advantage of the stunning view of the Rhine Valley from the Idilien Monastery. In the picturesque wine village of Dambach, the “small train” awaits to take you on a trip through the vineyards where you will enjoy a wine tasting. Continue along the Wine Trail with overnight stay and dinner near Eguisheim.
Day 4: Colmar’s Canals and Cheese in the Münster Valley
Travel via the Wine Trail to Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Colmar. Sightseeing in Colmar including the Pfisterhaus to the 1438 Zollhaus, the “Little Venice“ of the downtown area with its canals, and the Unterlinden Museum with the famous Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald. After a canoe trip on the old canals of Colmar, you will have plenty of time to take a stroll through the city on your own. Then it’s off to the magnificent spa and wellness district of Gérardmer by way of Vogesenkammstraße. On the way back, you will also visit a regional dairy farm in Münstertal where you will learn about each step in the production of the famous Münster cheese. Following a cheese tasting, you head back to the hotel for dinner at chef de cuisine Phillipe Bohrer’s MICHELIN star-awarded restaurant.
Day 5: Freiburg and Scenic Ride through the Black Forest
After you’ve crossed over the Rhine into Germany, your first stop is the university city of Freiburg with its renowned Freiburg Minster cathedral and stunning downtown area, as well as the canals that flow throughout it. In the later afternoon, you will continue through the Black Forest via Hinterzarten to the famous Titisee Lake. Then it’s off to the highest mountain in the Black Forest, the Feldberg, via the breathtaking scenic routes of the Upper Black Forest all the way to Basel. Hotel check-in and dinner in Switzerland.
Day 6: Basel and the Rhine Falls of Schaffhausen
City tour of Basel. See the Minster, historic city center and visit the Art Museum featuring the newest Holbein exhibit and an unbelievable collection of contemporary artwork. Afterwards, you will have plenty of time to relax and explore on your own. In the afternoon, a daytrip to the Rhine Falls of Schaffhausen are on the docket with a possible stop at the Roman excavation site of Augst.
Day 7: Return Home
Details, Prices + Conditions:
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
Nov. 1 - Nov. 25
Apr. 1 - Jun. 30
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31
Jul. 1 - Aug. 31
Dec. 24 - Dec. 30
Nov. 28 - Dec. 23
for single room
*** / **** Hotels 649 EUR 689 EUR 679 EUR 779 EUR 240 EUR
Minimum 15 people
Visitor’s Tax of 1,50 EUR per night per person
One free single room for groups of 20 or more
Provision of comfortable travel bus to and from Frankfurt, fully-equipped with air conditioning and restroom facilities.
*** Bus with restroom, jet air ventilation, 48 adjustable seats: starting at 650 EUR / day
**** Bus with 44 seats: starting at 750/d EUR / day
Each including 450 km plus any additional parking fees. Bus arrangements from Zurich, Paris, London, or Amsterdam upon request.
Contact + Booking:
Touren Service Schweda GmbH
77694 Kehl am Rhein
Phone: +49 (0) 7851 99280
Fax: +49 (0) 7851 992830