All About Alsace

13th June - 2nd July 2017(19 Nights)pdfdownload

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A “Cornucopia” of Delights

Centered on the Alsace Region, this tour provides numerous opportunities to experience a range of “Alsation” Culture, Architecture, History, Gastronomy and Wines.

Staring in Epernay (Champagne) you will meet your fellow travellers whist enjoying a glass of what the region is famous for, accompanied by canapés.

En-route to the Alsace we will stop overnight at a campsite located alongside a lake in the National Park which affords an opportunity for bird watching and bathing.

Once in the heart of the Alsace region we visit the cultural and historic areas of both Strasbourg and Colmar and stay at the unusual “Fortified Town” of Neuf Brisach before moving on to Mulhouse.

On leaving Alsace we travel to the famous Burgundy town of Beaune before visiting our final location in Saint Saveur en Puissay and the unique Chateau de Guedelon

Another Taste of France

Day 1 – Tuesday 13th June
The tour starts in Epernay and those who have travelled here independently should aim to arrive at the campsite during the afternoon and meet your fellow travellers and your Tour Directors. In the evening we will all meet at the Tour Directors van for a “A Taste of Champagne” and a tour briefing.

Day 2 – Wednesday 14th June
This morning we will walk into town and the Avenue de Champagne. We will slowly make our way up the avenue admiring the various Champagne Houses until we reach the famous Champagne Mercier where we will have a guided tour of the amazing cellar network followed by a tasting. (approximately 2.5km of easy walking)

Day 3 – Thursday 15th June
This morning we will make our way to our next campsite which is located on the banks of a lake in the National Reserve du Chasse et Faunne in the National Park close to St Dizier. This evening we will have dinner in the campsite restaurant. 67 Miles

Day 4 – Friday 16th June
Today we will continue our journey to Strasbourg. Our campsite, which was totally refurbished in 2015, is located within 3km of the city centre and excellent public transport is available from outside the campsite entrance. 172 Miles

Day 5 – Saturday 17th June
This morning we will make our way into town and meet our English speaking guide who will take us on a morning walking tour. After our guided tour we will have a group lunch in the enchanting “Petit France” area of the city. After lunch there will be free time enabling you to see more of this beautiful city before returning to the campsite by public transport in your own time.

Day 6 – Sunday 18th june
A free day today. Take the opportunity to visit the city again and have a closer look at some of the places we saw on our guided visits yesterday.

Day 7 – Monday 19th June
Another free day today enabling you to relax on-site take advantage of the pool or for those with more energy perhaps another visit to the city. In the evening we will go into town for an evening cruise with dinner on the river.

Day 8 – Tuesday 20th June
Today we will make our way to our next campsite in Colmar. It is only a short journey between Strasbourg and Colmar and you may choose to stop off En-route at one of the many wine villages. 47 Miles

Day 9 – Wednesday 21st June
This morning we will be collected by coach from the campsite and taken into Colmar where we will start the day with a guided walking tour, followed by a short trip in a “Flatboat” through the “Petit Venise” area before having a typical Alsation Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we will re-join our coach for a journey along the “Wine Route” stopping off at the beautiful old town of Riquewihr and then on to Gertwiller where we will visit the “Palace of Gingerbread” and the workshop for a tasting. After our Gingerbread experience we will continue on to Barr where we will enjoy a tasting of Alsatian wines before eventually returning to our campsite after an interesting day.

Day 10 – Thursday 22nd June
Today will have a free day. It is an easy journey into town either on foot, by bike or using the bus service available opposite the campsite entrance.

 Day 11 – Friday 23rd June
Today we will travel to the fascinating town of Neuf Brisach a Fortified Town designed/built by Vauban who was a Marshal of France and the foremost Military Engineer of his age. Our campsite is located right at the entrance to the town and offers real peace and quiet which you may care to take advantage of after several busy days. 10 Miles

Day 12 – Saturday 24th June 
We will be collected from the campsite by coach and taken the short distance to the amazing Eco Museum. The museum has a unique collection of traditional Alsatian Buildings which have been carefully deconstructed from their original location, transported and re-built in the museum grounds in a typical village format. You will be able view the many exhibits and see some of the original rural crafts. During our visit we will have a Light Lunch in the hotel restaurant after which you will be able to continue exploring for a while longer before returning to the campsite by coach.

Day 13 – Sunday 25th June
This morning we will have a group breakfast on the Tour Directors pitch. In the afternoon we will be collected from the campsite by the “Little Tourist Train’ and taken on a short tour of the town En-route to the faithfully restored railway station at Volgelsheim where we will board our Steam Train for a journey following the Rhine River bank to the railway depot where we will see a collection of restored wagons and engines. We then continue our journey through the Alsatian Moor to Sans-Soucis pier where we board our boat for an 80-minute sightseeing cruise on the River Rhine, offering great views of the Black Forest, before rejoining our train for the return journey to Volgelsheim.

Day 14 – Monday 26th June
We drive to our next location at Mulhouse. Only a short journey again today so no need to rush off in the morning. 31 Miles

Day 15 – Tuesday 27th June
Today is a Free Day and you may choose to visit the French National Motor or Railway Museum, both of which can be reached by using the nearby public transport link.

Day 16 – Wednesday 28th June
Travel to Beaune today. 145 Miles

Day 17 – Thursday 29th June
Group visit, with English speaking Guide, to the Hospice this morning. This afternoon we will have a Wine Tasting in the famous Patriarche Wine Cellars followed by a Group Dinner with wine in the campsite restaurant this evening.

Day 18 – Friday 30th June
Today we drive to our next campsite at Saint Saveur en Puissaye. 110 Miles

Day 19 – Saturday 1st July
This morning we will be collected by coach and taken the short distance to the Chateau de Guedelon. This is the 21st year of a 25 year project involving the construction of a New Chateau using the original skills and techniques of the 12th and 13th centuries. This evening we will have a farewell dinner in the campsite restaurant accompanied by Burgundian Wines.

Day 20 – Sunday 2nd July
The tour ends this morning.


Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000



  • 19 Campsite nights with electric hook-up
  • Transport for Excursions/Events as per the itinerary
  • Entry Fees as per the itinerary
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes and GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

Excursions, Events & Meals

  • Welcome “Champagne Reception”
  • Visit to a Champagne House with Tasting
  • Dinner in the Campsite restaurant
  • Morning Guided Tour of Strasbourg
  • Lunch in Strasbourg
  • Evening River Cruise in Strasbourg with Dinner
  • Guided Tour of Colmar, including a Boat Trip
  • Lunch in Colmar
  • Visit to the “Palace of Gingerbread”
  • Wine Tasting at the village of Barr
  • Excursion to the Eco Museum
  • Lunch at the Hotel Restaurant
  • Group Breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Neuf Brisach via the “Little Tourist Train”
  • Journey on a Stream Train
  • Sightseeing Cruise on a River Boat
  • Guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune
  • Wine Tasting at the Patriarche Wine Cellars
  • Dinner in the Campsite restaurant
  • Excursion, with Guide to the Chateau de Guedelon
  • Farewell Dinner

This tour will start in Epernay, but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour Directors on the outward journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf 


  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Two additional campsite nights with electric hook-up in Kent on Sunday 11th June followed by Epernay
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome


Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000