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Colmar

Where Germanic and French cultures combine
 
Follow our self-guided walking tour to explore the medieval centre of Colmar, famed for its historic, half-timbered buildings and for the outstanding artworks of the Unterlinden Museum. From here you can take a day-trip to stylish Strasbourg, the European capital.
 

Holiday information

 

Beautiful Colmar

In a region of enchantingly beautiful towns, Colmar is often hailed as the fairest of them all – and it’s very easy to see why: meandering cobblestone streets that lead to inviting canalside restaurants and cafés; ancient, half-timbered houses painted in sky blues, pastel pinks, soft yellows – their colours surpassed only by the ubiquitous window boxes overflowing with blooms.
 
So close to the German and Swiss borders, this is also a town with a fascinating history, as well as a rich artistic heritage – as can be seen with a visit to the well-regarded Unterlinden Museum, home to an extraordinary collection of medieval art. For something a little more contemporary, why not take a day-trip to the nearby European capital, Strasbourg, and explore its sparkling boutiques and striking EU quarter?
 
 

Itinerary

  • Bergheim to Colmar: 30mins by taxi
    Today you are transferred by taxi (included) from your hotel in Bergheim directly to the Grand Hotel Bristol in Colmar. The journey is only a short one, leaving you plenty of time to follow our self-guided walking tour along Colmar’s picturesque streets where traditional, half-timbered buildings are bedecked with flowers, and to discover more about the city’s history, art and extraordinary architectural heritage. One of the most impressive buildings in the town is the highly acclaimed Unterlinden Museum, which is housed in a former Dominican church and is second only to the Louvre in popularity in France. Of the half-timbered houses, the Pfister House is probably the most famous, and another building well worth seeing is the Koifus, the former customs house. Don’t miss the Bartholdi Museum, either – this is the birthplace of sculptor August Bartholdi who, among other works, created and sculpted New York’s Statue of Liberty.
  • Visit Strasbourg
    Today you may like to take a day-trip to Strasbourg, capital of Alsace, formal seat of the European Parliament, and just half an hour by train from Colmar. The city’s sparkling EU quarter provides a fascinating contrast to its UNESCO-listed historic centre – the Grande Île – with its canalside winstubs (cosy taverns) and wondrous Gothic cathedral. There are many interesting museums and galleries to explore here, and Strasbourg also boasts an excellent shopping scene and several very tempting restaurants.
 

Accommodation

The Grand Hotel Bristol is ideally located for exploring Colmar. Though the hotel does have its own restaurant which serves traditional regional dishes, your stay is on a bed-and-breakfast basis, leaving you free to take your pick of Colmar's many restaurants.
Grand Hotel Bristol
 
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  • 2 nights: 01 September 2020 - 12 October 2020 & 01 April 2021 - 12 October 2021

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 Sep - 10 Oct 2020 £195 £155
    1 - 29 Apr 2021 £165 £125
    30 Apr - 13 Jul 2021 £195 £155
    14 Jul - 29 Aug 2021 £165 £125
    30 Aug - 10 Oct 2021 £195 £155
    3rd & 4th person discount -£15
    Single traveller supplement £15

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per room)

    Grand Hotel Bristol, Colmar
    Deluxe: 01 Sep - 12 Oct 2020 £20
    Deluxe: 01 Apr - 12 Oct 2021 £20
    Superior: 01 Sep - 12 Oct 2020 £10
    Superior: 01 Apr - 12 Oct 2021 £10
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • taxi Bergheim-Colmar
  • detailed documentation
 
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