Strasbourg - Colmar - Basel



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Explore the delights of the beautiful and unique Alsace region on this fascinating five-night holiday by train with Railbookers. First head to historic Strasbourg and explore the cobblestone streets, canals, and half-timbered homes of the Petite-France quarter. From here take a day trip to the beautiful town of Colmar, capital of the Alsatian wine region and home to one of the world’s best Christmas markets, then cross the border into Switzerland for two nights in the medieval city of Basel. Full of fascinating history, picturesque destinations, and fabulous local flavours, this is great getaway not too far from home.

Day 1
Take the Eurostar to Paris, then make the easy connection between Gare du Nord and its neighbouring Gare de l'Est for the highspeed train to Strasbourg. Enjoy watching the French countryside speed by, and on arrival, make your way to your hotel for a 3-night stay.

Day 2
Spend the day exploring Strasbourg at your own pace today. A stroll around the Petite France is a joy, and why not take to the water for a scenic boat ride on which you can learn some of the rich history of this city in comfort. The huge Cathedral is one of Europe’s finest and is blessed with some beautiful stained glass. In the summer the Cathedral is blessed every evening by a spectacular light show which cant be missed! (Overnight Strasbourg with Breakfast)

Day 3
Make your way to the station for the 20min train ride to Colmar. Smaller in size than Strasbourg the city is blessed by some of the most picture-perfect sights in all of Europe. Little Venice and ‘Le quai de la Poissonnerie’ are both fairy-tale-like quarters of the city, blessed with narrow streets and magnificent colourful timber buildings, unchanged for centuries. When ready to return, head back to the station for your return journey to Strasbourg. (Overnight Strasbourg with Breakfast)

Day 4
Following breakfast, hop on the train to Basel, and check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled take a stroll down the banks of the Rhine River where during the summer you’ll find locals enjoying a swim in the clear and often chilly water! (Overnight Basel with Breakfast)

Day 5
A fascinating city set on the border of France, Germany, and Switzerland, Basel is full of rich history and some fascinating museums. In the morning you will be met by your own private guide who will give you a great 2hr introduction into the city, then the afternoon is yours to enjoy independently. Basel’s fine art museum has one of the best collections in Switzerland, whilst the city’s impressive Minster is home to medieval Europe’s most famous thinkers, Erasmus. (Overnight Basel with Breakfast)

Day 6
Board the high-speed direct train to Paris after breakfast, then change for your Eurostar connection back to the UK.

Trip Highlights:-

  • Admire the majestic Cathedral and explore the beautiful Petite-France quarter in Strasbourg
  • Discover the delicious Flammkuchen and other delicacies of the Alsace region
  • Explore the picturesque cobblestone streets and sample some world-famous Riesling in Colmar
  • Wander the medieval streets and relax on the banks of the Rhine River in beautiful Basel.

What's Included:-

  • Train travel as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation with breakfast in Strasbourg
  • 2 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation with breakfast in Basel
  • A day trip to Colmar (between mid-Nov and mid-Dec this is part of a small group to explore the Christmas markets)
  • Private walking tour in Basel
  • A Basel Card, including free use of all public transport and numerous discounts

6 days/5 nights departing 1st April 2022 - £1,199 per person based on 2 sharing.  This itinerary is available throughout 2022 so please enquire for other dates.


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Travel Date

1st April 2022



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