Traditional houses in the town of Colmar in France.

Charming Cultural Tour of Northeastern France

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Reims, Strasbourg, Nancy, Colmar...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

Well off the beaten path of major European cities, this 13-day tour of Colmar, Nancy, Strasbourg, and Reims will show you a side of France that is missed by those who never leave the capital. This tour offers guided explorations of the cuisine, history, and architecture in each region you visit. You will also enjoy an abundance of leisure time to ensure your ability to chart your own course through each stunning setting.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the unique blend of past and present that appears in abundance in the city center of Zurich, where a hip and artsy street culture mixes with medieval and Renaissance architecture
  • Plunge into the charming neighborhoods of Colmar, where half-timbered houses are punctuated by picturesque canals
  • Stretch your legs on a walking tour of Colmar and immerse yourself in the community's winemaking heritage and history
  • Village-hop your way through the scenic communities of Pays de Barr on a full-day tour of the region's many wineries, scenic overlooks, and rustic villages
  • Witness the proud tradition of cheese making during a visit to the Munster valley, where you can sample the region's namesake cheeses during a visit to a family-owned dairy
  • Stand in the shadow of Strasbourg's main cathedral and ponder the illustrious past of a region that blends both a German and French heritage into something completely unique
  • Amble through the northern wine regions of Alsace during a guided wine tour of the many vineyards that texture the countryside and sample the famous Kougelhopf cake
  • Enjoy the medieval heritage and architecture of Nancy on an Art Nouveau walking tour of the city center
  • Establish yourself at Reims and use the charming city as a launchpad into the abundant and savory champagne that is produced in the regions of Northern France

Starting Price

$5,065 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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