Lil’s outstanding adventure to the Alsace region (June 17th – 26th)

Departing Sunday, June 17th
Returning Tuesday, June 26th

During this amazing trip, we are bringing guests to some of the highest rated restaurants in the region. Its proximity to Eastern Countries makes it one of the most eclectic tour reflected by its gastronomy, scenery and culture.

Sunday, June 17th

Departure from U.S. for Frankfurt.

Monday, June 18th

Transportation via luxury bus from Frankfurt to Alsace.
Arrival at the hotel in Obernai. Enjoy a welcome light lunch and aperitif, check-in and get settled. A guided tour of the town to get your bearings, then an early dinner.

Tuesday, June 19th

Obernai with Huskykart Acitivities
Breakfast at the hotel, then a “first ever” in a Huskykart (Sleigh with wheels), pulled by polar dogs and guided by a Musher. (Don’t worry the dogs are trained and we will not be racing). Outdoor visit of these beautiful surroundings.
Lunch at the Auberge with a traditional Marcaire Menu.
Guided visit of Obernai, an authentic village of Alsace, with a harmonious blend of traditional houses and flamboyant businesses. A perfect day to spend relaxing and strolling, breathing the Alsatian air just like the locals do every day.
Return to the hotel for dinner together and a rest.

Wednesday, June 20th

Lapoutroie / Kaysersberg
Breakfast at the hotel then departure for a guided visit of the Fromagerie “La Graine au Lait” you will be able to witness the various and different steps for the creation of Munster (The number one cheese in the Alsace region).
Then in Lapoutroie you will be guided in a visit of a traditional “Eau de vie” (Water of life) distillery, with a demonstration of various fruit liquor creation in the Alembic room and the Aging Chais (room where alcohol is aged in a barrel).
Lunch at the 2 Michelin Star Chambard restaurant in Kaysersberg.
Guided tour of Kaysersberg, the medieval city that single-handedly characterized the Alsace world image with its colombage façades (Timbered walls) and wrought iron shop signs.
Free time in this magic city where you will be able to discover the art glass gallery of Kaysersberg. Then a winery visit of Dopff and, of course, a wine tasting highlighting the best Alsace has to offer.
Return to the hotel for dinner together and rest.

Thursday, June 21st

Gertwiller / Strasbourg
Breakfast at the hotel then a guided visit of the Spice Bread Museum of Gertwiller, The world capital of the “Pain D’épice” (spice bread) for the past two centuries. This collection offers a number of artifacts from years of Alsatian rural living (agriculture, cooking, religion, old jobs), as well as popular Alsatian Art, which all have to do with biscuit making, chocolate work….etc…
Lunch at the world renowned ”Crocodile” in Strasbourg.
Then discover the city of Strasbourg, with “La Grande Ile” which is classified in the world patrimony of the humanity by the UNESCO. Guided visit of the cathedral of “the little France”.

Return to the hotel for dinner on your own.

Friday, June 22nd

Fouday / Molsheim / Kirrwiller
Breakfast at the hotel with a free morning to stroll in our home village, then departure for Fouday.
Lunch at Michelin Highly Rated “Chez Julien”, known in Alsace for the premier Choucroute, sausage, and sauerkraut in the country.
After lunch, departure for Molsheim for the village of the Bugatti family, visit of the museum of the Chartreuse on the footstep of Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean.
Return to the hotel for dinner together.

Saturday, June 23rd

Ribeauvillé / Haut-Koenigsbourg
Breakfast at the hotel then depart for a guided visit of Ribeauvillé. Located at the foot of “le massif du Taennchel” in the center of the
wine region in between Strasbourg and Mulhouse, Ribeauvillé is a big wine city with a medieval charm where life is a pleasure.
Visit the “Parc des Cigognes”, Storks Park, the symbol of Alsace.
Lunch at the 3 Michelin Star, Auberge de l’Ill in Illhaeusern, one of France’s “Best of the Best”.
Depart for the Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg by the “Route des vins” (the wine route).
Visit this fortress from the 12th century perched at about 800 meters high. After many years of complex history, this castle was given as a present in 1899 by the city of Selestat to the Empereur Guillaume the 2nd.
Return to the hotel for dinner on your own.

Sunday, June 24th

Colmar
Breakfast at the hotel with a departure for a Guided visit of the City of Colmar with the tanned leather quarter, the small Venice. The old Custom Place, La collegiale Saint Martin then free time in the city.
We will have lunch at the 1 Michelin Star “Rendez vous de Chasse” the Hunters rendezvous in Colmar.
To follow we will embark on a small flat bottom barge to discover the authentic Charm of the “Little Venice, sailing slowly along the Timbered houses.
Return to the Hotel for dinner together and relaxation.

Monday, June 25th

Riquewihr / Mulhouse
Breakfast at the hotel then a guided visit of the beautiful Riquewihr, this wine town enjoyed a strong prosperity because of its Riesling which still attracts a lot of tourist today. It is one of the 5 most visited cities in France. This will be your opportunity to experience lunch on your own and a little city strolling.
The Afternoon guided visit of the Automotive Museum created by Fritz Schlumpf, this museum was very recently renovated to one of the biggest in Europe. We will discover about 400 different historical models and styles of cars from Prestigious to racers with the most famous, the royal Bugatti. Tram ride from museum to Textile Museum if time allows.
Return to the hotel for our last dinner together.

Tuesday, June 26th

Breakfast will be served, then departure to Frankfurt.

The all-inclusive price includes hotel, ground transportation, most meals with wine, all guided visits and excursions, taxes and fees.

The price per person is $4175. Single Supplement of $500.
(Airfare is not included – we will advise you what time you will need to arrive in Frankfurt.)
This price is based on the Euro exchange rate not climbing over 1.50 US dollars to the Euro.
To reserve your space a $1000 per person non-refundable deposit is due. A non-refundable payment of 50% due by March 1st and balance due by May 1st.
18 guest minimum, 30 guest maximum.

Informational Trip Meeting, Saturday, March 3rd 2018, 2:00pm at the Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion

For additional information: (336) 449-6266

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