Alsace is a region that deserves greater attention than it generally receives. Mainly renowned for its superb white wines and its cheerful Christmas markets, it also boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage, as well as breathtaking natural landscapes.
But what makes Alsace most remarkable of all is the extraordinary kindness of locals, who welcome visitors with a warmth that many find surprising.The Northeastern French region is a gem to be explored in depth– and it deserves to be discovered in an un-rushed manner.
Whatever you wish to focus on in the varied and culturally rich region, we will design exclusive and entirely personalised private tours and wine tours for you: ones inevitably coloured by the generosity and expertise of locals. We’ll help you encounter the region in authentic ways that allow you to understand it from an insider’s perspective.
Located on the border of Germany and Switzerland, Alsace brings together French culture and values with those from German-speaking countries.
This is the smallest region of France, spanning only 190 km from North to South and 50 km East to West. Located between the Rhine River and Vosges mountains, the area nevertheless boasts diverse landscapes, from mountains and forests to vineyards, flooded fields and the vast Rhine Valley.
Alsatian vineyards and wines are among the best in the world. Typical grape varieties used in regional wines include Gewurtztraminer, Sylvaner and Riesling; these produce white wines that are truly distinctive and full of character. All bottles of Alsatian wines share a slim, long shape, subtly pointing to the proud cultural particularities of the region and its winemaking traditions.
In the winter months, the region comes alive as Strasbourg, Colmar and other cities and towns host some of France’s best Christmas markets: cheerful affairs that feature rustic wooden booths, hot wine, sausages, and traditional toys and gifts.
Interested? If so, come and visit this remarkable region: taste its wines and discover its uniquely hybrid culture.
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Exceptional Wine Tastings:
Alsace is certainly the number-one destination for intimate encounters with winemakers. It is always a great pleasure for us to organise personalized Alsace wine tours, that are in part so fulfilling due to the input and participation of local experts and vintners. You will benefit from charming vineyards wine-tasting lessons with professionals, who who help you to unlock the secrets of Alsatian wines. We will also allow you to experience private tastings in the exclusive cellars of renowned estates.
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Alsatian gastronomy is a world in its own right. It will surprise you with its uniqueness and distinctive, generous flavours. From sauerkraut to pretzels, baeckeoffe casseroles, and yeasted cakes known as kugelhof, these local delicacies will certainly awaken your taste buds! Alsace offers so many different gastronomic experiences: dine in a three-starred Michelin starred restaurant, visit local bakeries to sample Alsatian cakes and pastries, or have lunch at a winstub, a typical regional restaurant.
Alsace is famous for its fine food and wine, but the region also offers far more than that. A private tour in the region will also allow you to discover Alsace’s distinctive Franco-German architecture, quaint medieval towns, as well as stunning mosaics of landscapes, numerous castles, and a nearly boundless number of mythical and historical places.
Culture is everywhere in Alsace. Come and visit the impressive Château of Haut Koenigsbourg, the beautiful “beaux-arts” Unterlinden museum in Colmar, the Abbey of Ebersmunster, Strasbourg Cathedral, The Kammerzell house or “The district on the waters”, among many other fascinating historic sites. Visitors with interests in medieval history will find the region particularly fascinating.
You can also discover Alsace in unusual and off-the-beaten path ways: by biking on the famous Route des Vins, by hot-air balloon, by ULM, by river barge, or even by segway. The views will be different each time– and so will the experiences!
Inspired yet? Take a look at images from past Alsace wine tours and other regional adventures– then contact us to make your travel adventure a reality.