Our day begins with a scenic drive through the Vosques mountains and Alsace region of France into the town of Bitche. Here we make a short stop that will delight military enthusiasts, to view the 800-year-old Citadel, a massive hilltop fortress once regarded as one of Europe’s most powerful military strongholds.
Next we journey on to Strasbourg where our time here begins with a sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights including the “Petit France district” with its half timbered houses, cobbled streets and numerous canals, Place Gutenberg and the 800 year old gothic cathedral. Having worked up an appetite exploring Strasbourg’s favorite sites, we will make our way to local brasserie to enjoy a delicious Alsatian lunch of Tarte Flambé and salad. After lunch there will be free time for you to explore the city on your own, and take in the many attractions such as the "Rue des Orfèvres" for gourmet patisseries, wine boutiques and deli stores.
Our final destination is the town of Soufflenheim, celebrated for the pottery that has been created here since the bronze age. Unlike other popular mass-produced pottery found in Europe, the colorful Soufflenheim pottery is still crafted in traditional small batches by only a handful of artisans. Here you will the opportunity to visit some of the artistic and traditional Alsace pottery workshops to shop for souvenirs and treasures of your own. Having enjoyed a full day immersed in the best sites, food, wine and crafts of Alsace it is time to relax during the return ride home.
Travelers must be in possession of a Blue US Tourist Passport. Nationalities traveling with a non US Tourist Passport must check with the respective consulates and ensure they have the appropriate travel documents required to enter all countries the tour visits and travels through.