driving holidays in alsace




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2018 SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS in alsace
for discerning travellers



Self- drive holidays in Alsace from 444 Euros (twin-share).

Alsace stands apart from any other region of France. With its Germanic heritage, half-timbered houses are brightly-painted, heavily decorated with flowers and roof are very steep. Very pretty traditional Alsace villages are found in the midst of vineyards, with the Vosges hills in the background. Renowned for its remarkable and simple itinerary, the Alsace Wine Route invites you to discover the region and its wine producers.

Why choose a self-drive tour rather than car rental?

Renting a car in France is easy. You do not need assistance for that. However, getting suitable accommodation could be a challenge as well as knowing where to go and what to see. Our solution is a self-drive tour where all of this ( accommodation, tour guide and local knowledge) is provided. We can't do much about driving on the right, but we can make you feel more relaxed at the wheel with precise directions to follow, a list of places to visit and pre-booked quality accommodation every night, including where to park. Choosing one of our self-drive tour will allow you to see a lot without worrying or wasting any time. Each night, you will stay at a good hotel we have inspected and carefully selected for you.


Our self-drive wallet contains:

• One or several green Michelin guides (the best!) • Detailed maps of the region (scale 1cm = 1Km) • Iitinerary with distances, time & GPS bearing • A list of restaurants, shops, wine producers • Practical notes on "what to do and see".


visit alsace at your own pace

Alsace 5 & 8 day self-drive tours



your itinerary at a glimpse


Spend a day to discover Strasbourg, the Capital of Alsace and home of the European Parliament. The city has a magnificent architectural heritage, many picturesque quarters, very rich museums and beautiful parks. On day 2 follow the Alsace Wine Route from Marlenheim to Obernai. The following day, drive from villages to villages through vineyards before reaching Ribeauvillé, one of the most beautiful village in Alsace. From Ribeauvillé, continue the Alsace Wine Route visiting other picturesque villages such as Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Ammerschwihr, Niedermorschwihr and Turckheim before reaching Colmar, beautiful town also known as “Little Venice”. If you choose our 8 day tour, you will continue on the Wine Route to Thann, visiting Eguisheim, another beautiful village and other well-flowered villages such as Gueberswihr, Pfaffenheim, Rouffach, Soultzmatt. The drive back to Strasbourg takes you via the famous Route des Crêtes (summit road) which offers breathtaking views over valleys, lakes and the Vosges Mountain.

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NOTE: For your convenience, our prices include car rental. If you prefer to hire a car directly yourself, you are welcome to do so. Ask our consultant to quote the tour without the car.

Wine route: 5 day package

Tour begins at Strasbourg and finishes in Colmar.
VALUE PACKAGE - 2* Hotels & economy car: 444 Euros / person
GREAT COMFORT - 3* Hotels & compact car: 656 Euros / person

DELUXE - 3/4* Chateaux-Hotels & compact car: 1078 Euros / person

PRESTIGE - 4/5* Chateaux-Hotels & intermediate car: 1412 Euros



2018 Villages & vineyards. 8 day package

Tour begins at Strasbourg and finishes in Strasbourg.
VALUE PACKAGE - 2* Hotels & economy car: 747 Euros / person

GREAT COMFORT - 3* Hotels & compact car: 1123 Euros / person

DELUXE 3/4* Chateaux-Hotels: 1951 Euros / person

PRESTIGE 4/5* Chateaux-Hotels: 2465 Euros / person



self drive holiday - Wine route in Alsace


5-day and 4-night self drive holiday
Self drive tour from Strasbourg to Colmar

Day 1 – Strasbourg and Wine route from Marlenheim to Obernai - This morning you will discover the cathedral of Strasbourg, its famous astronomical clock and the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg “La Petite France”. Then you will travel to Marlenheim where starts the famous Alsatian wine route and reach Onernai, a charming town, birthplace of Sainte Odile , patron saint of Alsace.

Day 2 – Wine route from Obernai to Ribeauvillé – You will drive from villages to villages discovering vineyard but also many other local specialties, foie gras, gingebread, flameküche…and reach Ribeauvillé, long and narrow village, one of the most beautiful Alsatian village.

Day 3 – Wine route from Ribeauvillé to Colmar. You will continue the wine route visiting some picturesque villages nestled at bottom of Vosges mountains Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Ammerschwihr, Niedermorschwihr and Turckheim before reaching Colmar. The lovers of fortification techniques will do a detour to explore Neuf-brisach a fortress built by Vauban in 17C. Its architecture is unique in Europe. Its parade ground, pure lines, 48 quarters forming a perfect octagon and bastion fortifications make it unique in its kind.

Day 4 – Wine route from Colmar to Thann – After discovering Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace you will explore the south part of this famous Alsatian wine route and its well-flowered villages: Gueberswihr, Pfaffenheim, Rouffach, Soultzmatt which is also well-known for its mineral water! You will visit Notre Dame de Thierenbach church , a jewel of the Baroque style, an important pilgrimage center in Alsace and the elegant Saint Thiebaut church in Thann. Back to Colmar.

Day 5 – Visit Colmar - One of the most beautiful towns in Alsace, its half-timbering, its canals, its flowery town-centre... A condensation of an idyllic Alsace, the Alsace wine capital is the guardian of a lifestyle which you need to discover! Nevertheless, the place you really need to visit is of course the "Petite Venise"! However, you will also enjoy strolling on foot in the large town centre renowned for the half-timbered houses of the Quai de la Poissonnerie. You will end your tour of Colmar at the Unterlinden Museum to admire its famous Retable d’Issenheim (the Isenheim Altarpiece)... End of the tour in late afternoon.


self drive holiday - Villages and vineyards in Alsace


8-day & 7-night tour from North to South of Alsace

Days 1 & 2– Discovering Strasbourg - Capital of Alsace and home of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is an attractive town with its dual French and Rhenish culture. The town has a magnificent architectural heritage, many picturesque quarters among which the famous "Petite France", some very rich museums and beautiful parks.

Day 3 – Wine route from Marlenheim to Obernai – the morning is free and why not visiting one of these Strasbourg museums, Alsatian museum for example. Then you will travel to Marlenheim where starts the famous Alsatian wine route and reach Onernai, a charming town, birthplace of Sainte Odile , patron saint of Alsace.

Day 4 –Wine route from Obernai to Ribeauvillé – You will drive from villages to villages discovering vineyard but also many other local specialties, foie gras, gingebread, flameküche…and reach Ribeauvillé, long and narrow village, one of the most beautiful Alsatian village.

Day 5 – Wine route from Ribeauvillé to Colmar. You will continue the wine route visiting some picturesque villages nestled at bottom of Vosges mountains Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Ammerschwihr, Niedermorschwihr and Turckheim before reaching Colmar. The lovers of fortification techniques will do a detour to explore Neuf-brisach a fortress built by Vauban in 17C. Its architecture is unique in Europe. Its parade ground, pure lines, 48 quarters forming a perfect octagon and bastion fortifications make it unique in its kind.

Day 6 – Visit Colmar - One of the most beautiful towns in Alsace, its half-timbering, its canals, its flowery town-centre... A condensation of an idyllic Alsace, the Alsace wine capital is the guardian of a lifestyle which you need to discover! Nevertheless, the place you really need to visit is of course the "Petite Venise"! However, you will also enjoy strolling on foot in the large town centre renowned for the half-timbered houses of the Quai de la Poissonnerie. You will end your tour of Colmar at the Unterlinden Museum to admire its famous Retable d’Issenheim (the Isenheim Altarpiece)...

Day 7 – Wine route from Colmar to Thann – After discovering Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace you will explore the south part of this famous Alsatian wine route and its well-flowered villages: Gueberswihr, Pfaffenheim, Rouffach, Soultzmatt which is also well-known for its mineral water! You will visit Notre Dame de Thierenbach church , a jewel of the Baroque style, an important pilgrimage center in Alsace and the elegant Saint Thiebaut church in Thann.

Day 8 – return to Strasbourg via the famous Route des Crêtes (Peak route). You drive back to Strasbourg via the route des Crêtes, an old strategic road constructed by French troops in 1915 which offers breathtaking views over valleys, lakes and summits of Vosges mountains. Past the col du Bonhomme (pass) you will continue to Strasbourg via Sainte Marie aux Mines and Sélestat. End of the tour in Strasbourg.


bon voyage !


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