Strasbourg & Alsace - Thu 8th August 2019
- Duration: 7 Days
- Product code: PE0B53
Situated on the border with Germany, the beautiful French city of Strasbourg nestles on the River Rhine and is a wonderful destination to explore. As the capital of the Alsatian Region, the city has a unique culture and is surrounded by a landscape of deep forests and vineyards, as well as picturesque villages of half timbered houses with coloured walls and steep roofs.
Our holiday to the area has a relaxed itinerary with overnight stops each way in a quality 4* hotel whilst the central position of the hotel allows for easy access to the historic city centre. There is much to discover - relax and stroll through the cobbled streets and explore the narrow passageways with overhanging balconies with cascades of brightly coloured hanging flowers. Strasbourg is also renowned as the centre for Alsatian gastronomy which marries French and German cuisine in to unique local specialities.
This holiday will suit those who have a love for France and are happy to explore independently. A lovely holiday.
After being collected from your home around 7.00am we travel to Folkestone for our lunchtime Eurotunnel to France. Travelling through the countryside to our overnight hotel stop on the outskirts of Lens. Excellent quality Novotel 4* Hotel with all the comforts of a modern hotel. 3 course evening meal included.
After breakfast we continue to the beautiful ancient city of Strasbourg on the border with Germany - arriving late afternoon at the central 4* BW Monopole Metropole Hotel.
DAYS 3 to 5
During your time in Strasbourg you are free to explore the city - a boat trip along the waterways is an absolute must, plus don’t forget to visit the amazing Cathedral and the historic centre - designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have also included a day out of town to the beautiful village of Colmar plus a wine tasting in a selected winery.
After breakfast we depart the hotel and head back to Lens - various stops during the day - again staying at the excellent 4* Novotel Hotel - 3 course evening meal included.
We depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the Eurotunnel. Continuing home to arrive back in the local area around 4.00/5.00pm. Returned home by our home collection service.
Meal plan included - 2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast + 4 nights Bed & Breakfast
4* Best Western Monopole Metropole
This 4* rated hotel has a beautiful old facade as it dates back to 1895 but inside it mixes an elegant traditional style with modern contemporary and the benefits of modern facilities. Easy to explore the city from here with many of the attractions close by - both the La Petite France historic district and the Cathedral are within a 15 minute walk.
The extensive buffet breakfast includes scrambled eggs and bacon and is served in the elegant breakfast room. In the evening, relax in an armchair in the stylish modern bar. Given the propensity of local restaurants, the hotel does not have a restaurant. There is a wide choice in the local area - the helpful staff will be able to offer recommendations for you. The bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style with air-conditioning and modern en suite bathrooms with walk-in shower or bathtub, hairdryer, Free WiFi, Flat Screen TV with International Channels and tea/coffee making. Passenger lift.