Day 1: Thursday 8th June
Meet at Basel airport at 10.50 (to coincide with the Easyjet flight from London – see ‘Travel’). A coach will meet us and we’ll drive 20 minutes north to our early lunch stop. We start the tour on a high with lunch at a 1 Michelin Star restaurant! This afternoon we head to the village of Guebwiller for our first winery appointment with a tour and tasting. Late afternoon check-in to 4-star Novotel Suites (3 nights) Free evening to explore the town.
Day 2: Friday 9th June
After breakfast we board our coach and head out of Colmar to the village of Rorschwihr where we’ll visit a well-known producer. We’ll see their extraordinary winery, built in 2019, and have a tasting from their extensive range of wines. Continuing to nearby Riquewihr, there will be free time for lunch and to explore this beautiful village. After lunch we’ll meet up again for a tour and tasting at a historic winery who are situated in the same village. Late afternoon return to Colmar. This evening there will be a group dinner.
Day 3: Saturday 10th June
After breakfast we board our coach and head to the village of Beblenheim to visit a winery. We’ll hear about their biodynamic winemaking philosophy and taste a few of their wines. Continuing north to the village of Gertwiller we’ll visit a family winery who have an interesting digital presentation in their cellar. We’ll have a traditional, home-cooked lunch here accompanied by a few wines. Late afternoon we’ll have a private guided tour at Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, which is situated high up in the village of Orschwiller with stunning views over the surrounding area. Return to Colmar. Free evening.
Day 4: Sunday 11th June
This morning there will be free time to explore the beautiful town of Colmar. You may like to visit the Unterlinden Museum, the Food Market, or wander along the canals soaking up the atmosphere. Departing the hotel around midday we re-board our coach and head to the village of Scherwiller for our final winery. Here we’ll have a tasting, and lunch provided by a local caterer. Late afternoon transfer to Basel Airport (1 hour) in time for the British Airways 18.40 flight to London.
END OF TOUR