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Alsace ~ Fairytale France

Tucked between the magnificent Vosges mountains and the Black Forest lies a region brimming with dramatic beauty, incredible gastronomy and endearing old-world villages. This is France’s charismatic Alsace region, known for its blend of German and French traditions and fascinating heritage.

Alsace ~ Fairytale France

Tucked between the magnificent Vosges mountains and the Black Forest lies a region brimming with dramatic beauty, incredible gastronomy and endearing old-world villages. This is France’s charismatic Alsace region, known for its blend of German and French traditions and fascinating heritage.

Highlights

  • Get introduced to the picturesque vineyards of the Route des Vin, enjoy visits to two of “The Most Beautiful Villages of France” and stop at a winery to sip fine vintages, and engage with a local wine producer
  • Meander through magical Strasbourg visiting the awe-inspiring Cathédrale Notre-Dame before taking a panoramic canal cruise by the Neustadt Imperial Quarter, the Tanners’ Quarter, the European Quarter, and more
  • Visit Basel, Switzerland before continuing to Freiburg, the jewel of Germany’s Black Forest then explore the lively Münsterplatz city square and note the iconic Bächle, tiny waterways that wend throughout the city
  • Explore Colmar’s History, Culture, and Cuisine, gain insight into Colmar’s Jewish community, and seek out some of the city’s outstanding photography spots then cap off the excursion with a special wine and cheese tasting
This is an exclusive U-M departure operated by AHI.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Zürich, Switzerland
Day 2: Zürich, Switzerland | Colmar, France
Day 3: Colmar
Day 4: Kaysersberg | Riquewihr | Eguisheim
Day 5: Strasbourg
Day 6: Basel, Switzerland | Freiburg, Germany | Neuf-Brisach, France
Day 7: Chateau du Haut-Koenigsburg | Colmar
Day 8: Colmar
Day 9: Depart for U.S.

Host

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Mark Tessler

Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science

Fun fact

I am one of the few American scholars to have attended university and lived for several years in both Israel and Arab countries. I have also taught at universities in three different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Also when I was younger, I hitch-hiked across the Saharan Desert.

U-M Role

I teach courses and research seminars, at both the undergraduate and graduate student level, on Politics and Society in the Middle East and North Africa and on the Arab-Israeli Conflict. One of my areas of specialization is the attitudes and values of ordinary citizens in the MENA region.

Trip Experience

It is a very beautiful and interesting part of France. My studies in North Africa were in French and I have a secondary interest in French politics, including the circumstances of the many French citizens of North African origin.

Available to Book
June 16-24, 2024

Starting price

$3,795
*No single supplement

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

France

Activity Level

Low
June 16-24, 2024

Starting price

$3,795

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

France

Activity Level

Low
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