Event Price 
From $3,495* (*Special price)

Tucked between the magnificent vosges mountains and the Black Forest is the enchanting Alsace region, known for its enticing Franco-German heritage, wonderful wines and gracious communities. Stay in beloved Colmar, an intimate town painted with scores of impressive landmarks. venture out to sip world-class wines and explore Alsatian hamlets dressed with rustic fountains and exquisite floral displays. Cross neighboring borders to visit Basel and Freiburg, and admire the architectural gems and photogenic “Petite France” of Strasbourg. The sumptuous gastronomy and unique traditions of this one-of-a-kind destination will steal your heart!

Program Highlights: 

  • Experience the Franco-Germanic culture, incredible gastronomy and welcoming communities of the Alsace region
  • Journey through the stunning Alsace Wine Route where villages beckon with old-world allure and superlative wines
  • Glide through Colmar’s “Little Venice,” soaking up vistas plucked from a fairytale
  • Stroll through the sun-bathed Münsterplatz in eco-friendly Freiburg
  • Gaze at the awe-inspiring Strasbourg Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest Gothic treasures
  • Enjoy rich and delicious Alsatian cuisine, a combination of both French and German culinary traditions
  • Connect with Basel’s rich historical heritage while exploring its Old Town

**Pricing and itinerary subject to change until date of final brochure publication**

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart for Zürich, Switzerland
Day 2: Zürich, Switzerland / Colmar, France
Day 3: Colmar
Day 4: Kayserberg / Riquewihr / Eguisheim 
Day 5: Basel, Switzerland
Day 6: Freidburg, Germany / Neuf-Brisach, France
Day 7: Strasbourg
Day 8: Colmar
Day 9: Depart

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Season 
Type of activity 
Activity Level 

Moderate

Faculty

Lynn Higgins

Lynn Higgins is the Edward Tuck Professor of French Studies Emerita at Dartmouth College, where she is also affiliated with the Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs and the Department of Film and Media Studies. She teaches and analyzes the 20th-century French novel, feminist criticism, cinema, and the politics of memory. Her published books include Bertrand Tavernier (Manchester U. Press; Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France (U. of Nebraska Press 1996). She has edited recent volumes on filmmaker Alain Resnais and novelist Patrick Modiano. Higgins received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. 

Operator Name 
AHI Travel