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5 days / 4 nights

School Tours in Alsace

A 6-day discovery of Alsace. The region of Strasbourg, one of the three European capitals, always thrills its visitors between history, tradition, and modernity. You will visit the Haut Koenigsbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse, not forgetting the vineyards.

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Accommodation

included in youth hostels

Meals plan

half board

Our programme

Strasborug centre
Château Haut Koenigsbourg

Day 1 – Paris-Colmar

  • Morning: TGV to Strasbourg and coach to Youth Hostel in Colmar.
    Colmar is one of the most beautiful historic towns in France with its spectacular half-timbered coloured houses and its canals in the «Petite Venise».

  • Afternoon : Guided visit of old Colmar dating back to the middle-ages and the 18th century. Its beautiful streets and lovely canals have attracted numerous artists.
    Dinner and night in the hostel.

Day 2 - Strasbourg

  • Morning : To Strasbourg by coach : Strasbourg has been the capital of the region for 1500 years and is now one of the three capitals of Europe and a world heritage city.
    Cruise on the river Ill to discover the town: « La petite France » with its spectacular medieval houses, remarkable bridges, up to the European Parliament. Visit its unique world heritage red sandstone gothic cathedral.
    Free for lunch

  • Afternoon: Visit either the European Parliament or the European Union Council. Return to Colmar for dinner and night in hostel.

Jour 3 - Château du Haut Koeningsbourg and then either Gertwiller or Cernay

  • Morning : Guided visit of the Château du Haut Koeningsbourg an impressive 12th and 15th magnificently restored castle, with the most spectacular view over Alsace.
    Free for lunch

  • Afternoon : choice between :
  1.  To the village of Gertwiller to visit the Palais du Pain d’épice (Ginger bread Palace) and how it is made.
  2. To Cernay and le Parc des Cigognes (the stork park). The stork is the symbol of Alsace. The bird nearly disappeared but has been reintroduced over the last 40 years. Return to Colmar for dinner and night in hostel.

Jour 4 - Mulhouse and the Eco-Musée d’Alsace.

  • Morning : Departure by coach to Mulhouse.
    Mulhouse (the town with mills) has been an industrial town since the middle ages. It houses wonderful museums: train, wall paper, printed material and the most important car museum in the world: la Cité de l’Automobile : guided visit.
    Free for lunch

  • Afternoon : On the way back to Colmar visit of the Eco-Musée d’Alsace.
    This open air museum presents some 70 traditional houses, also many artisans, potters, blacksmiths, wheelwrights and also an apiary and a traditional farm yard.
    Dinner and night in hostel.

Jour 5 - The road of the Alsatian vineyards and to CDG airport or Paris

  • Morning : Leave hostel with luggage.
    Follow the road along the Alsatian vineyards. Leisurely visit of Riquewihr, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
    Short stop in Ribeauvillé.

  • Afternoon : To TGV station to go either to Roissy-CDG airport or to Paris.

Your made-to measure quote

France Heritage Travel offers made-to-measure and personalized tours

Service

  • 1 teacher FOC for 10 students
  • Half-board in hostels
  • All transport in France
  • Guided visits
  • Reservation of places to be visited
  • Documentation on the tour

  • One light meal a day
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Journey to and from France

5 days / 4 nights

Price upon request

Minimum: 20 participants

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