7 days and 6 nights
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This trip brings us to Burgundy and Alasace.
You will be stunned by the beauty of the colourful landscapes. The Route des Grands Crus is the best way to discover the “Climats”, terroirs of Burgundy, inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage.
We drive through the Route des Grands Crus (Wine Route) pass through the most prestigious part of Burgundy’s vineyards, between Dijon and Beaune.
We will discover picturesque wine villages, wineries, and beautiful countryside. You will be filled with wonder by Colmar, also called the little Venice, and undoubtedly the most enchanting city of the Alsace region.with a long glorious history, Colmar also happens to be the birthplace , the man who sculpted the Statue of Liberty.
The city of Strasbourg is traversed by the III River , which divides and surrounds the Grand which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
It offers a unique blend of French and German art, architecture and culture.
Arrival after lunch to the medieval city of Dijon, capital of Burgundy and world-famous for its mustard and its wine.
We will have a guided visit of the city hall lounges: To host the meetings of the Burgundy Statesmen. During the visit, you will discover the Palace halls which are housing today the City Hall; such as the Gabriel Staircase, the Apollo Room, the State Room, the Blue Room...Then we head to Chanceaux to visit a snail farm.
You will have an in-depth glimpse into the life of the breeders of these atypical animals and their know-how! The visit will end with a snail tasting.
Check in your hotel in the centre of Dijon or Beaune.
Dinner in a nice restaurant with your colleagues to know each other.
After breakfast, Then drive through the road of great vintages, proudly called the Champs-Elysées of Bourgogne, with Paul Mathiot, our passionate wine expert.
We will pass by the famous villages of Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Nuit Saint Georges...During this wine discovery program, you will be taught the history of Burgundy wine region, the grape varieties unique to Burgundy region, the viticulture and vinification (winemaking) practices, and the uniqueness of individual French wine region and the art of tasting wine. Then, visit the Château du Clos Vougeot.
The visit ends with a twenty-minute film that retraces the history of the Château and the Confrère des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
Have lunch near Château de Pommard (Lunch box specially prepared for you) inside the vineyards and then the tasting Experience guides you through the three centuries of Château de Pommard which survived to the French Revolution and two World Wars.
You will learn how to professionally taste wine with a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) trained professional wine advisor.
Dinner in a restaurant to enjoy regional specialties such as Les escargots de Bourgogne, La truffe de Bourgogne, le jambon persillé, le bœuf bourguignon, les œufs en meurette...
After breakfast, we will have a guided visit of the "Hospices de Beaune" with a guide interpreter.
Lunch on your own.
We now head to Fallot mustard factory. You will be able to discover for yourself all the steps involved in transforming the wild mustard seed.
After the guided visit you will enjoy a mustard tasting at the mustard bar.
We will proceed to Cassissium factory where you will discover genuine art of liqueur-making.
After breakfast, set off for Besançon:
A historically fascinating city, Besançon is on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its Vauban fortifications.
Visit the citadel of Besançon, one of the most beautiful citadels in France.
Then, we will visit the birthplace of Victor Hugo.
After lunch, we will proceed to Colmar city, the most Alsatian city of Alsace!
Nestled among vineyards, its traditional houses, canals, floral displays, amazing cuisine, famous wines and charming accommodation make Colmar an outstanding microcosm of Alsace.Let’s discover otherwise Colmar and its surroundings, with a local guide to admire the Alsatian heritage.
In the evening, check in the hotel.
Dinner in a nice restaurant to enjoy local specialties such as: foie gras, baeckaoffe, the sauerkraut, the metabolite du Rhin fish dish, and Kougelhopf, and, of course, Munster cheese.
You will take part in the grape harvest in Alsace.
The harvest is for all those who are not afraid boots and rain, who love the countryside and are patient in the effort!
Indeed, even if the actions are simple, the grape is picked by hand and requires perseverance.
All these efforts are largely rewarded by the friendly atmosphere of the teams of the harvest and the closeness to nature that renews whoever rubs!
You will know the joy of the harvest by becoming a “Grape-picker for a day” during which you can spend half a day with a winemaker.
The evening is free for your own trekking in Colmar.
After breakfast, we will discover The Alsatian wine route.
You will meet wine-growers, taste their wines, wander in the streets of the medieval city, then, far from the multitude, go through the wine-growing paths and admire, in perched vineyards, the panorama that will belong to you.
Have lunch on your own.
Then, you will visit the Munster cheese house: Discover a terroir and a cheese.
You will have a demonstration of the making of Munster, and tasting ... We now go to Riquewihr village and stop by Gustave Jung, a little wine bar, always full of people and serving delicious wine at a great price.
We head to Kaysersberg village where you can wander around this lovely town and marvel at the imperial castle ruins that dominate the town.
We now go back to your hotel and have dinner.
On the way we stop for a few hours in Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, and enjoy a walking tour in the historic and charming district named "Petite France"; then, we will discover the gothic style Notre Dame cathedral, the second most visited in France, and the European Parliament.
During a canal boat trip you can see the mediaeval city on the Rhine that has survived through the ages to become anchored in the contemporary era.
This is the end of your journey.
You will go back to your hometown.
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