Announcing: A Food and Wine Trip to Heidelberg, Baden Baden, and Strasbourg, October 2013

January 9, 2013  •  Travel

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9  Heidelberg, center of townI’m thrilled to announce my next culinary adventure, a food and wine trip to the captivating town of Heidelberg, Germany, down the wine route that travels through the Palatinate wine region (home to world famous Riesling wines), stopping in the pretty resort spa town of Baden Baden, and ending in cosmopolitan Strasbourg, France, in the heart of the Alsace. My friend and fellow Colorado food blogger Kirsten Hall (My Kitchen in the Rockies) comes from this part of Europe, and we have teamed up to take a group of ten guests on a food and wine and fun filled adventure this October.11 a Heidelberg, center of townOur trip begins in Heidelberg, the charming baroque town set in the the southwest of Germany, right on the Neckar River. We’ll stay in the old town, in the shadow of the famous castle, and will take advantage of everything the town has to offer.14 HD, view to castleOur first day will be spent getting to know the town, with a guided tour of Heidelberg and a visit to the fortress that pops up like a fairy tale on the hill behind the town. On day two in Heidelberg, we’ll enjoy a day of cooking at the Kochschule Eppelheim, dining on our creations for dinner. If you’re new to the cuisine of this region of Germany – both food and wine – you are in for a treat!50 Freinsheim, last grapesAfter our two days in Heidelberg, we’ll hit the road to meander down the famous Weinstrasse, the German Wine Route. The wine route is set in the Palatinate wine region, the second largest wine region of Germany, boasting breathtaking scenery and an unusually mild climate not seen elsewhere in Germany. The warm weather allows the cultivation of kiwifruit, lemons, figs, and almonds – and produces some of the best wine grapes in the world.79 Winery Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz76 Weingut Fitz RitterWe’ll visit a couple of wineries for tasting and touring, enjoy lunch in a small town,…57 Freinsheim35 Freinsheim, Buschhof…and stop in the lovely village of Freinsheim for a tour and chocolate tasting. Our day on the wine route will end with a short drive to the resort town of Baden Baden.28 Baden Baden23 Baden BadenOur hotel in Baden Baden is located right in the center of the town, perfect for accessing the spas, shopping, and sights. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the town with a guide, but we’ll also leave time open for enjoying that famous spa and shopping scene.20  Baden Baden, Le Jardin de France, restaurnantDuring our time in Baden Baden we’ll also enjoy our second cooking class of the trip at the lovely Le Jardin de France restaurant in Baden Baden, where we’ll cook and eat lunch together.85 StrasbourgAfter our time in Baden Baden, we’ll make our way the short trip to Strasbourg, France in the Alsace region. Prosperous and cosmopolitan Strasbourg has been called the intellectual and cultural center of Alsace, but we’re also sure you find the lovely Petite France area where we will be staying simply romantic and charming.81 StrasbourgOur time in Strasbourg includes a guided tour, wine tasting and dinner at a classic winstub, and our final opportunity to partake in a cooking class at the highly regarded Cuisine Aptitude. We’ve purposely left the final day in Strasbourg open for one last chance to see the sights, take in the culture, and shop for gifts. We’ll enjoy a farewell dinner together that evening as we head back to the hotel at the Frankfurt airport that evening in order to catch flights home the next morning.11 Heidelberg, Hotel Ritter


Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Travel Day

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Arrive in Heidelberg
Guided Tour of Heidelberg
Group Dinner

Friday, October 4, 2013
Free time for shopping and exploring Heidelberg
Cooking Class (and dinner) at Kochschule Eppelheim

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Touring the Weinstrasse
Winery tours and tastings
Group lunch along the wine road
Freinsheim tour and chocolate tasting
Arrive in Baden Baden

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Cooking school (and lunch) at Le Jardin de France in Baden Baden
Free time for exploring, shopping or enjoying a spa treatment

Monday, October 7, 2013
Guided tour of Baden Baden
Free time for exploring, shopping or enjoying a spa treatment
Travel to Strasbourg, France
Casual group dinner and wine tasting at a typical winstub

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Guided tour of Strasbourg
Cooking school (and dinner) at Cuisine Aptitude

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Free day for shopping and sightseeing in Strasbourg
Farewell group dinner
Return to hotel at Frankfurt Airport

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Return flights home
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$2,995 double occupancy (airfare not included), $500 single supplement.
Price includes:

A 7 day and 7 night food and wine culinary adventure through Heidelberg, the Weinstrasse of the Palatinate, Baden Baden, and Strasbourg

Accommodations at picturesque hotels set in the best locations in Heidelberg, Baden Baden, and Strasbourg with options for single or shared rooms

Three cooking classes (including meals) in state of the art cooking schools, one in each town

Two meals a day (breakfast and either lunch or dinner depending on the day’s schedule)

A full day of wine touring and tasting on the famous German Wine Route

Guided walking tours in Heidelberg, Freinsheim, Baden Baden, and Strasbourg

Transportation for the week (from arrival in Heidelberg to departure at Frankfurt airport)

Final night accommodation at the Frankfurt airport hotel


You may hold your spot in the trip with a $1000 deposit made out to Cooking with Michele and sent to Michele Morris, 2403 S. Milwaukee St., Denver, CO 80210. Final payment of $1995 will be due when the group has filled with ten guests. Because payments are nonrefundable, we urge you to consider outside travel insurance should you be concerned about the possibility of cancellation. Be sure to check your policy carefully to ensure it covers your needs.

In order for us to make the trip, we need a full group of ten, so we advise you NOT to secure your airfare until we confirm the group. If we are unable to confirm the trip, your deposit will be refunded in full.


3 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Rich Blakeman says:

    I’ve been to all three cities and can vouch for the descriptions and the experience – have a wonderful trip!

  2. Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) says:

    I’m thinking about going Michele.

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