Enchanting Journey Through Strasbourg, Black Forest, Basel, Luzern, and Zurich
2 nights in Strasbourg, 2 nights in Basel, 2 nights in Luzern, 1 night in Zurich
This meticulously crafted tour is designed to immerse you in a rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty.
Your adventure begins in the fairy-tale city of Strasbourg, where French and German influences meld into a unique cultural experience. Explore its iconic cathedral and wander through the storybook district of Petite France, with its half-timbered houses and quaint canals. The journey then leads you to the enchanting town of Colmar, a living canvas of medieval and Renaissance architecture.
As you venture into Switzerland, the mystical allure of the Black Forest awaits, promising a day filled with natural splendor and folklore. Basel, with its vibrant cultural scene, offers a blend of historic landmarks and contemporary arts. The tour then takes a scenic turn to Luzern, a city cradled by mountains and adorned with medieval architecture, before culminating in the cosmopolitan city of Zurich. Here, the fusion of historic charm and modern luxury provides a fitting finale to your European escapade.
Join us on this journey, where every day unfolds like a page from a grand European tale, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Day 1: Strasbourg
Your adventure begins in Strasbourg. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region, is a blend of French and German cultures. Its medieval streets, lined with timber-framed houses, lead to the stunning Strasbourg Cathedral. Enjoy an evening stroll through the picturesque “Petite France” district, with its charming canals and Alsatian eateries. Overnight in Strasbourg.
Day 2: Strasbourg and Colmar Exploration
Start your day with a guided tour of Strasbourg. Discover the city’s rich history as you visit its iconic cathedral, European Parliament, and the Palais Rohan. In the afternoon, travel to Colmar, a storybook Alsatian town. Colmar’s well-preserved old town is renowned for its cobblestone streets and half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. Explore the Little Venice district and the Unterlinden Museum. Return to Strasbourg for the night.
Day 3: Black Forest Adventure and Basel
Embark on a guided tour of the Black Forest, a region of immense natural beauty, known for its dense forests and picturesque villages. In the afternoon, catch a train to Basel, Switzerland. Basel, located at the junction of France, Germany, and Switzerland, is known for its vibrant cultural scene. Overnight in Basel.
Day 4: Discovering Basel
Spend the day exploring Basel with a guided tour. Visit the Basel Minster, a stunning example of Gothic architecture, and the picturesque Old Town. Don’t miss the Kunstmuseum, housing an impressive collection of art. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city’s many museums and galleries at your own pace. Overnight in Basel.
Day 5: Train to Luzern and City Tour
Travel by train to Luzern, a city known for its preserved medieval architecture. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour. Visit the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, the Jesuit Church, and the Rosengart Collection. Luzern’s charming old town is perfect for an evening stroll along the Reuss River. Overnight in Luzern.
Day 6: Jungfrau Region Day Tour
Embark on a day tour to the breathtaking Jungfrau region. This area, part of the Swiss Alps, is known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities. Visit picturesque towns like Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, and consider taking a cogwheel train up to Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe,” for spectacular views. Return to Luzern for the night.
Day 7: Transfer to Zurich and Afternoon Tour
In the morning, take a train to Zurich. Upon arrival, enjoy an afternoon guided tour of Switzerland’s largest city. Explore the Old Town (Altstadt), Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most exclusive shopping streets, and the shores of Lake Zurich. Visit the Swiss National Museum to learn about the country’s cultural history. Overnight in Zurich.
Day 8: Departure
Your journey concludes on this day. Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Zurich before heading to the airport for your onward journey. This trip offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, providing a comprehensive experience of this enchanting region of Europe.