Our journey to Alsace begins at St Pancras International in London, where we meet at our dedicated Departure Office before boarding the Eurostar service bound for Paris. Travelling in Standard Premier Class, a light meal and drinks are served on board during the journey. On arrival in the French capital we connect with our onward TGV service to Colmar. This quintessential Alsatian town captures the true character of a region occupying a narrow strip between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine Valley. Alsace has changed hands several times and both German and French infl uences can be seen in abundance. The region is France's best-kept secret, by-passed by sun-seekers who race to the Côte d'Azur, but to the delight of gourmets across the country other than Paris, there are more Michelin-starred restaurants in Alsace than anywhere else in France. The region is famous for its cuisine and the world-renowned wines from vineyards along the 'Route des Vins'.
We spend the next six nights in Colmar, one of the prettiest towns in Alsace, with half-timbered and brightly coloured houses sitting on cobbled lanes, at the Best Western Grand Hotel Bristol, located close to the railway station and just a short walk from the beautiful historic centre. On arrival we are welcomed with a glass of Crémant d'Alsace, the local sparkling wine.
- Eurostar Meal