The France - Alsace Untour
Award-winning cuisine, fairy-tale villages and world-renowned wines are all yours in Alsace. |
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WHAT TO DO ON YOUR ALSACE VACATIONDay trips: Strasbourg (home to the European Parliament and one of France’s most cosmopolitan cities), Black Forest in Germany (just over an hour’s drive), Mulhouse (town with second most museums in all of France), Basel, just across the border is one of Switzerland’s most sophisticated cities and all the fairy-tale villages along the Route des Vins (wine road)
Sightseeing: The majestic pink sandstone cathedral in Strasbourg, Petite Venise (“little Venice”) neighborhood in Colmar, Ecomusée in Ungersheim, the beautifully restored Haut-Koenigsbourg castle. For a change of pace, try the well-reviewed automobile museum in Mulhouse or a dramatic mountain drive through the Vosges.
Off-the-beaten-track attractions that can’t be beat: Hikes in the Vosges Mountains and a stop at a ferme-auberge for a hearty, homemade lunch; local village festivals dedicated to regional products such as wine, cheese, and choucroute (a delicious dish made of sauerkraut, potatoes, meat); a bike ride through the lush vineyards. Lovers of great art should not miss the world-class collection (some of Cezanne’s, Monet’s, Klee’s and Rothko’s best pieces) in a small, jewel-like museum called Fondation Beyeler, just outside of Basel.
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Here's what our customers say about how much there is to do in Alsace:"What we liked best were the small, colorful, and unique villages. The miles of green vineyards. People were helpful and charming and gracious." Paul Roloff
"The location is wonderful. Our daughter suggested it and we loved exploring the towns. We found the whole experience very relaxing and our life there very easy to manage. People were pleasant and helpful as we sampled the wines and new cheeses." Benjamin Gilson
"We took a delightful three-hour drive to St Die and a couple of small villages on the way. It was stunning. Do not fail to see the Vosges. And Haut Koenigsburg is memorable. Walk!" John Sorvari
"Location, location, location! Staff people, staff people, staff people! Vivienna and Alicia worked smoothly as a team, and truly "cared." Absolutely terrific!" Robert Young
"Alsace was drop-dead gorgeous!" Linda Farmer
"We loved the combination of the freedom and the chance to join in the local culture at one's own pace with help and back-up if needed. Overall, our apartment was perfect, our hosts charming, and each day a delight." Robert & Barbara Locke
"There's northing we would change about the Alsace Untour--the two weeks were perfect." William & Marleigh Jacques
"The best thing about Alsace was the locals, themselves. This was by far the friendliest of any of the places we have ever visited." Don & Dorothy Hunter
"We had a wonderful time. We could not stop marveling at the profusion of natural beauty and historic villages." Birgitta & Dom Ker
"The entire region is beautiful." Louis & Dona Siatras
"Alsace is an incredible, beautiful, and unique area. The people are open and welcoming." Harry Eaton & Kathleen Boulay-Eaton
"Alsace is beautiful! It looks just like the setting for a fairy tale." Liz and Jeff Rinck
"Beautiful villages...wonderful food...friendly, helpful people." Conrad & Susan Barnes
"We wouldn't change anything about the Alsace Untour--everything was wonderful." Evelyn Gross
"I cannot imagine that the Alsace Untour is not one of the most popular Untours considering how indescribably beautiful the Alsace region is and how friendly and warm the Alsatian people are. Who started this rumor about the French people being rude? It's certainly not true in the Alsace region." Doris D. Patton
"Having the freedom to plan our own days and sightsee with the security of knowing we had someone to help us if we needed it was wonderful." Miriam Hinnant
"We loved the area! There are so many interesting and varied things to see and do. As wine lovers, we especially enjoyed the amazing variety and the wonderful vinyards. We plan to visit again." Nancy & Dan Smothergill
"Alsace has everything! Flat bicycle paths, mountain trails to hike, charming villages, wonderful cities with museums, good food/drink and friendly people!" Jean Weisel
“Loved our apartment and landlord. It has a great well-equipped kitchen allowing us to prepare the wonderful foods we bought at market stalls. Bergheim has lovely restaurants and we were close enough to walk so we could enjoy the wine.” James and Marion Easterday