The Art & History of Strasbourg, Colmar & Basel

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Colmar

Scheduled flight from your preferred airport to Basel Mulhouse Airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Grand Hotel Bristol in Colmar.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Colmar & the Musée Unterlinden

A guided tour of the picture postcard town of Colmar, the capital of the Alsatian wine producing area, takes in sights such as the well preserved half-timbered houses in the old town lining the streets and canals and the Gothic church of St Martin – the Musée Unterlinden, housed in a 13th century Dominican convent and a 1906 former public baths building, is home to the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald and features a large collection of local and international artworks and manufactured artefacts from prehistoric to contemporary times.

Day 3 – Guided tour of Strasbourg, Musée des Arts Décoratifs & Musée des Beaux-Arts

Guided tour of Strasbourg takes in the major sights including the picturesque waterways and houses of Le Petit France and a visit to the Cathedral of Notre Dame, dating back to 1015 and an outstanding masterpiece of Gothic art – Strasbourg’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Musée des Beaux-Arts are located within the stunning Palais de Rohan whose classical façade and sumptuous interior make this one of France’s finest architectural creations of the 18th century.

Day 4 – Beyeler Foundation & Kunstmuseum Basel

The Beyeler Foundation in Riehen, near Basel, owns and oversees the world famous art collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler comprising 300 classic, modern and contemporary works including paintings and sculptures by Giacometti, Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Rousseau – continue to Basel with free time for lunch – a guided tour of the Kunstmuseum Basel explores the largest and most significant public art collection in Switzerland, ranging from Renaissance Old Masters to a collection of Picassos and, in the new building opened in 2016, paintings by Kline, Newman, Rothko and Still.

Day 5 – Freiburg

Time at leisure in the famous old university city of Freiburg, dominated by the ruins of three castles perched high on surrounding slopes – transfer to Basel Mulhouse Airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* central Strasbourg hotel

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to France

Executive coach in France

One free place per 10 paying passengers


Guided tour of Colmar

Musée Unterlinden

Guided tour of Strasbourg

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Beyeler Foundation

Kunstmuseum Basel



Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at the 4* Grand Hotel Bristol located just a short walk from Colmar’s historic centre. The hotel has a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • European Parliament - at the intersection of the River Ill and the Marne-Rhine Canal, the building is one of the biggest and most visible in Strasbourg
  • Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Strasbourg - the collection boasts works by artists such as Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky and Brauner
  • Obernai - a delightful town set amongst vineyards on the eastern slopes of the Vosges Mountains with medieval ramparts and cramped lanes lined with halftimbered houses

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The Art & History of Strasbourg, Colmar & Basel

Date of tour: May 2018

On behalf of our group I would just like to thank you and your team at Tailored Travel for all your work in organising our visit to Colmar. All our travel arrangements and connections worked perfectly. The hotel was excellent and no one in the party had any complaints. The breakfast was varied and extensive and very efficiently managed and it was useful having a very good restaurant within the building as many of us used it for dinner in the evening. The location was quiet and peaceful and it was very convenient being close to the rail and bus station making it an ideal base to travel out to other destinations within the Alsace. I would particularly like you to pass on our thanks to the coach company you employed for all the transport arrangements in France. The transfer representative and the coach drivers were so friendly and helpful and could not have done more to ensure that everything went smoothly and that all our wishes were accommodated. The service they gave us was truly excellent.

AS, Barry

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • on half board basis throughout
  • with fewer or different excursions
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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020 7064 4970
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