"Little by little, one travels far."J.R.R. Tolkien
|Christmas Market Tour Switzerland and Alsace
December 2 to 10, 2010
Day 1 - Depart USA to Geneva
Day 2 - Arrival Switzerland – Geneva – Vevey - Arrival at Geneva Airport.
Train ride to Vevey, and leisure time to explore Vevey and Montreaux.
Hotel in Vevey. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 3 – Geneva - Day at leisure to visit the Christmas markets. The
Christmas Food Hall on Lac Leman has traditional Suisse cuisine.
Dinner on own this evening. Overnight in Vevey.
Day 4 - Vevey – Basel – Colmar - Depart Vevey by train to Basel, then
coach transfer to Colmar, wine capital of Alsace with picturesque historic
quarters, the Unterlinden Museum, medieval churches, and half
timbered homes. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Colmar.
Day 5 - Colmar – Kayserberg – Ribeauville – Riquewhihr – Colmar -
Full day excursion to visit the Christmas markets in Kayserberg,
Ribeauville and Riquewihr. Evening transfer back to hotel in Colmar.
Kayserberg – Famous medieval architecture, church from the 12th – 15th
centuries, 13th century castle ruins, Renaissance town hall, fortified
bridge, and birthplace of Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Ribeauville –dominated
by the Three Castles from the 12th and 13th centuries, 3 grand cru
vineyards, jewelry museum, tower with stork nests, and remains of 13th
century fort. Riquewihr – Well preserved medieval and renaissance city,
Hansi Museum and castle ruins. Overnight Colmar.
Day 6 - Colmar - Day at leisure to explore Colmar and its Christmas
market on your own. Evening transfer to a Chateau in Soultz for dinner.
Day 7 - Colmar – Strasbourg - Depart for Strasbourg, the capitol of
Alsace. Guided walking tour of the old town including Cathedral and
Petite France. Afternoon at leisure to explore the Christmas Market on
own. Dinner on own.
Day 8 - Strasbourg – Metz – Strasbourg - Morning scenic drive with a
private coach, driver, and guide to one of the most beautiful Christmas
markets in France, Metz. A short orientation tour and then time at the
Christmas market. Late afternoon transfer back to Strasbourg. Farewell
dinner at the most famous restaurant in Alsace, the Maison Kammerzell.
Day 9 - Strasbourg - Train to Zurich, and flight back to USA
Land only package $3,305 per person based on double occupancy
Tour Fee Includes: Buffet breakfast daily, Half-board at hotels in Vevey
and Colmar, 3-course dinner at a Chateau with wine tasting,3-course
farewell dinner, Coach with driver guide for full day excursions to
Kaiserberg, Ribeauville, Riquewhihr, and Metz, Transfer Colmar to
Strasbourg, guided walking tour of Strasbourg, and First Class rail pass.
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