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23 September 2018Tour to Alsace 23rd to 29th September 2018

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Tour to Alsace
23rd to 29th September 2018


Sunday 23 September

We will depart by coach and head for Dover where we board the ferry to Calais. We will then continue through France via Reims to Nancy where we check in to our first hotel, Hotel Mercure, for two nights' dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday 24 September

This morning we meet a local guide for a tour of elegant 18th century Nancy, including the Museum of Fine Arts. After lunch we have a private guided visit of the Ecole de Nancy museum.

Tuesday 25 September

After breakfast we check out and head to the popular resort of Gerardmer where we take a short boat cruise on the lake before lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to Colmar and check in to the Hotel Europe, where we will stay for four nights (dinner, bed and breakfast). 

Wednesday 26 September

After breakfast we travel to the ancient university town of Basel with its very fine medieval churches. We meet our guide for an orientation tour of the city, including a vist to the Kunstmuseum. After lunch we visit the Beyeler Foundation with its masterpeices of French impressionism.

Thursday 27 September

This morning we have a local walking tour through the cobbled streets of Colmar with its half-timbered medieval houses, we will end up at the Unterlinden Museum where early Rheinish paintings are on display. After lunch we travel to the Alsatian wine region, visiting Ribeauville and ending with a wine tasting at a local vintner in beautiful Riquewihr. 

Friday 28 September

Today we take the coach to Strasbourg, the cultural and economic capital of Alsace, seat of the European Parliament. Here we meet a local guide for a walking tour prior to a boat trip along the waterways which encircle the old town.

Saturday 29 September

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and head home on the late afternoon ferry from Calais to Dover. 

The tour price is £1165 per person sharing a twin/double room. £215 for a single supplement. This price includes all coach travel, ferrry crossings, 6 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation, locval guides, boat trips, wine tasting and all entrance charges and fees.

If you are interested in the tour please contact Neil Dobinson whose contact details are shown on your 2018 Art Society programme.