Tuesday 13 May 2014 – Luxembourg City
10:00 Meeting with the coach and guide at the Hotel Novotel Centre
City Sightseeing of Luxembourg. You will be met and welcomed at the hotel by an experienced guide from the Luxembourg City Tourist Office. Combined tour of the City (by bus and on foot, two hours and a half): the railway station quarter, the European Centre, the banking and government districts, the ancient suburbs, the Corniche, the old town and the Palace of the Grand Dukes (from outside). The entrance and visit of the casemates are included during the tour of 3 hours.
10:00 City Sightseeing of Luxembourg with Segway’s (In groups of 5 to 15 persons).
Wednesday 14 May 2014 – Excursion “The Moselle”
09:45 Meeting with the guide and the coachat the hotel and departure to Remich.
10:40 Embarking and roundtrip with a ship on the Moselle.
12:00 Time free for lunch in Remich (reservation for a lunch is possible).
13:30 Drive on the wine street along the Moselle until Grevenmacher. Guided visit of the wine cellar Bernard Massard including tasting of three different sparkling wines.
Their business was established in 1921 by a young and brilliant wine-maker from Luxembourg, Jean Bernard-Massard, who had learnt his skills in Champagne. With the financial support of a small group of enthusiasts from Luxembourg and Belgium, he brought his project to fruition with the construction of the beautiful Grevenmacher winery on the banks of the Moselle River.
15:30 Return to Luxembourg, arrival at hotel at 16:15.
Thursday 15 May 2014 – Excursion “The Ardennes”
09:00 Meeting with our coach and guide for the drive to Vianden.
10:00 Arrival in Vianden and sightseeing of the castle.
Vianden Castle was constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman 'castellum' and a Carolingian refuge. It is one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe.
12:00 Time free in Vianden (Lunch reservation is possible).
13:00 Departure to the Nature Parc at Esch-Sur-Sûre / Lultzhausen.
Sustainable development in the service of the region has led to the creation of a large number of products that are already known and liked far beyond the Nature Park boundaries: tea, herbs, meat, cosmetics and spelt products "vum Séi" (from the lake). Regional, sustainable structures have grown up with the help of various initiatives of the Upper Sûre Nature Park in contrast to the vast structures behind “anonymous", industrially manufactured foodstuffs, here some examples:
Bléi vum Séi (Flower from the lake)
The "Bléi vum Séi" cooperative produces pleasant hair and skin care products: cosmetics without any additional preservatives or colouring. The products are made primarily from natural herbs and flowers, oak-bark from the region and essential oils.
Téi & Kraider vum Séi (Tea & Herbs from the Lake)
Medicinal plants and other herbs and spices have been grown in the Upper Sûre Nature Park since 1992. The "Kraidergenossenschaft Naturpark Uewersauer" (Upper Sûre Nature Park herb cooperative) was formed in 1993 as part of a LEADER initiative. It is an agricultural cooperative that has concentrated on growing, processing and marketing medicinal and other herbs. The herbs used in the "Téi vum Séi" products come partly from the fields of cooperative members; the rest grow freely in the park.
15:00 Return to Luxembourg.
17:00 Ends at Hotel Novotel Centre