Friday 8 (afterwork) – Sunday 10 October
Alsace region, Eastern France
Transportation by 4* luxury coach
Accommodation in a 4* hotel
The dates, program and hotel have already been confirmed. It now depends on the Belgian and French authorities whether travel is safe and possible (for groups). Whenever we can fully confirm the trip we will let you know. Please pre-reserve a spot by adding your name on this site and add one or more tickets. You will then also be able to reserve your spot with a discount.
The Alsace region in Eastern France is beyond picture-postcard perfect. Situated between Strasbourg and Mulhouse, and against the backdrop of the Vosges Mountains, where Expat Club goes skiing several times per year, it is known for its idyllic villages with half-timbered houses and flower-laden windowsills, lovely market squares and typical local restaurants that serve the delicious choucroute dishes. During this trip we visit Colmar with a local guide, who will also takes us to various places along the world-famous Alsace Wine Route. We visit several towns, including Eguisheim and Riquewehr, but also ascend to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle from where you will have a breathtaking panoramic view over the region and can see the German Black Forest in the distance. Needless to say a visit to one of the many local vineyards is included, so you can taste and select the best Riesling or Gewürztraminer, or one of the several other wine varieties produced in this region.
This trip departs on Friday evening at 17h00 (earliest), so you won’t have to take a day off from work. We stay in a very good 4* hotel in the Alsace (breakfast included), and return home on Sunday evening around 21h00.
What is the trip fee?
The trip fee is €519 (early-bird fees available), based on 2 people sharing a room (either a couple, parent+child, 2 friends sharing, or 2 solo travelers sharing).
What is included?
To make it easy and enjoyable, this trip already includes almost everything.
- Transportation by 4* luxury coach
- One large suitcase per person
- 2 nights in a 4* hotel in the Alsace
- 2x breakfast buffet
- 1 dinner on Saturday evening
- 1 lunch on Sunday afternoon
- All entrance fees
- Guided tour in Colmar
- Guided tour Alsace Wine Route
- Visit to Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
- A great group of international people
- A lifetime memory
Single room (€95)
Coach pick-up points
- Place Schuman, Brussels (bus stop next to KBC bank on roundabout)
- La Chasse (long bus stop right before the intersection on Avenue d’Auderghem)
- Metro Delta (long bus stop on Avenue de Beaulieu, next to metro exit)
- Metro Hermann-Debroux (long bus stop next to Loxam and under elevated highway)
- Luxembourg City (Hotel Park Belair or Bouillon parking)
Who can join?
Expat Club is open to welcome everyone who feels like joining an open-minded international group of expats and Belgians. Most of us live and work in Brussels, but if you live elsewhere, you are equally welcome. In particular we welcome solo travellers, for whom we can offer single rooms or shared rooms, as well as retired expats
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
Families & small groups
Families or small groups are more than welcome on this trip to the Alsace. Trip/quadruple and family rooms are available upon request (contact us by at email@example.com). This way we can ensure you get the right room. The following prices are for children:
– €195 for children 4-11 years old
– €295 for children 12 to 18 years old
As with all Expat Club trips, our program for this trip will be carefully designed. Still, the program may slightly change depending on, for instance, traffic and weather conditions. We will do our best to still deliver the best possible program, as we always do 🙂
Friday 11 October
17h30 – Departure from Brussels
20h30 – Departure from Luxembourg City
23h30 – Arrival in hotel Alsace
Saturday 12 October
07h00 – Breakfast
09h00 – Departure to Colmar
09h45 – Guided tour Colmar
11h45 – Free time & lunch
13h30 – Alsace Wine Route – Part I
19h00 – Dinner (included)
Sunday 13 October
07h00 – Breakfast
09h00 – Departure to Château du Haut-Koenigsburg
09h45 – Guided tour Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
11h45 – Alsace Wine Route – Part II
13h00 – Lunch (included)
22h30 – Latest return time Brussels
The Alsace is most famous for its high quality wine production. There are numerous great vineyards spread out over a large area. Combined with the scenery and idyllic villages, the 170-km long Alsace Wine Route takes visitors along the most important and beautiful places in the Alsace. During our trip we drive by a large part of this world-famous track. We do so on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
During this trip we at least visit the stunning little towns of Eguisheim and Riquewhere, but time permitted we may also stop in other villages, such as Kaiserburg and Obernai. Along the way, our guide will tell us more about the wine production, the history of the Alsace and the people who live here. Needless to say we also plan a visit to a winery, so for the wine lovers, rest assured you will have the chance to try out different varieties of wine. And of course you are more than invited to bring along as many bottles back to Brussels as you like. There is space enough in the bus!
To complement our trip, we have decided to include a nice dinner on Saturday evening and a lunch on Sunday afternoon (one drink included). During the reservation process you can indicate whether you would like a vegetarian or regular meal.
We depart on Friday afternoon at 17h00 from Place Schuman. The actual time and departure point(s) will be communicated about one week before the trip, but in principle we won’t leave before 17h00. We will be travelling with a 4* luxury bus with reclining comfort seats, foot rests, air-conditioning, an on-board toilet, and a DVD-system with at least three flat screens. Along the outbound trip way you will be served some drinks and snacks (waffles, candy bars).
For this trip we arranged a super-good 4* hotel, namely the Best Western Plus Hôtel Le Rhénan. The “Plus” means it belongs to the top of the BW hotel chain, and the high ratings reflect that (9.0!!). It is located on the wine route near Molsheim, known for the production of the world’s most exclusive car, the Bugatti. Every room features modern furnishings, has a flat-screen TV and coffee/tea. The bathrooms are fitted with a great shower and a hairdryer. A buffet breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and is of course included in the price of the trip.
In this hotel you can choose between the following rooms:
✅ Single room – One large bed
✅ Double room – One large bed for a couple or adult & child
✅ Twin room – Two single beds for 2 friends sharing
✅ Twin room – Two single beds for solo travellers who would like to share a room
✅ Family room – For 3 or 4 friends sharing, or for a family with 3 or 4 people
Room options for solo travellers
If you travel alone you either opt for a single room, but a surcharge applies (price visible once you reserve your spot). You can avoid the single room surcharge by sharing a “twin room” with 2 single beds. For this trip we offer ONLY female sharing room. During the outbound trip we introduce you to all other ladies group who also want to share a room, and you mutually agree with whom you’d like to share the room. So you will never have to search for a room partner yourself, and do not have to worry about having to pay a solo surcharge. Since our participants are all adults, there is always a kind person to share the room with. It is a perfect way to lower your costs and to meet another friendly expat.
- The trip will be carried out by our trusted coach partner Lauwers Reizen (top in Belgium).
- This trip is carefully planned. Still, all timings are indicative and may change if required by circumstances.
- The trip is sold as a package. You cannot go with your own transportation or arrange your own accommodation. If there are specific things that you do not want in the package, please let us know and we may consider a small discount.
- You are personally responsible for getting a good cancellation and travel insurance that covers you for unforeseen emergencies, and medical and other expenses before or during the trip.
- You are personally responsible for using the hotel room in an appropriate way. Any missing or broken items will be billed after the trip.
- Expat Club cannot be held liable for long delays that influence the program (e.g. missed guided tours), neither can Expat Club be held liable for weather-related cancellations or any other unforeseen events that influence the course of the trip, including, but not limited to technical problems with the coach, strikes, weather etc.
- Expat Club cannot be held liable for personal injuries during the trip. Joining this trip is safe but still at your own risk.
- If you do not find a room partner on your own, we will find one for you (female/female). During the outbound trip we will connect you with others in the same position. If you book this option, you are never forced to pay for a single room, unless you decide to take a single room during the trip. A change to a single room before the trip after booking a twin shared room is always at request.
- Although wine is a key “ingredient” of this trip, we would like to stress that these two days are not meant to get us drunk. Tasting various wines is of course more than suggested, but getting drunk is not appreciated and accepted. Expat Club likes to welcome a variety of people on its trips, including children, and everybody should feel welcome and comfortable.