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Vineyards of Alsace

May 05-14, 2025

10 days | France | alumni UBC Travel Club

Welcome to a journey through the picturesque vineyards of Alsace with a dip into Germany’s Black Forest. Here centuries of winemaking tradition meet stunning landscapes and a distinctive history.

Riesling, gewurztraminer, muscat, pinot gris, and pinot noir grapes are found here creating dry but aromatic white wines, lighter red wines, and notable vendage tardive and sparkling wines. The influence of the winemaker’s personal style is particularly strong in Alsace; we’ll enjoy meeting the winemakers and learning as we taste.

We begin in Strasbourg, perfectly balanced between France and Germany, between its medieval past and its progressive future as the capital of Europe. The rest of our stay is in Colmar, one of the loveliest cities in Alsace with picturesque half-timbered houses, romantic canals, flower-laden windowsills, a labyrinth of cobblestone lanes, and, naturally, delicious food and wine. Our optional extension takes you on to Champagne.

Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a curious novice, Howard Soon and our expert guides will lead you on a sensory journey unveiling the secrets behind Alsace’s renowned varietals and guiding you through exclusive tastings at prestigious wineries as you explore this gem of a wine region.
 

 
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alumni UBC Travel Club Gastronomy & Wine
Tour Cost (per person):
C$6995 including taxes and gratuities
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; ground transportation by private vehicle; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to all sites visited with the group; services of English-speaking specialized guides; meals as specified in itinerary; wine tastings as indicated with specific wineries subject to availability; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; services of your Tour Leader Howard Soon; fully escorted by our Alsace Tour Director. 

"Howard's reputation was appreciated by the winemakers and helped get us some highly personalized attention from them." - Past UBC traveller

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Strasbourg
2Strasbourg historical centre, La Petite France and Notre-Dame Cathedral
3Obernai, Mittelbergheim, wine estate visits
4Black Forest town of Baden-Baden
5Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Riquewihr
6Explore the town of Colmar
7Southern Alsace and Thann Valley
8German town of Freiburg im Breisgau, visit private vineyard
9 Domaine Weinbach vineyard, Stroll the medieval sites in the town of Kaysersberg
10Depart Strasbourg
Optional Extension to Champagne 
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alumni UBC Travel Club Gastronomy & Wine
Tour Cost (per person):
C$6995 including taxes and gratuities
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; ground transportation by private vehicle; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to all sites visited with the group; services of English-speaking specialized guides; meals as specified in itinerary; wine tastings as indicated with specific wineries subject to availability; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; services of your Tour Leader Howard Soon; fully escorted by our Alsace Tour Director. 

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