Alsace, the region of which Strasbourg is the capital, runs west to east from the Vosges mountains through some of the most beautiful vineyards in France, to the mighty Rhine river and the border with Germany. Changing hands several times over the centuries between France and Germany has only strengthened the independent character of this fiercely traditional region, where a unique dialect is still the most popular spoken language. In visiting Alsace, you will note the extent to which this region is able to show and develop with passion its cultural, natural, and human heritage. This results in a unique attraction that make this region, even if it is one of the smallest of France, one of the most visited. Alsace is not only wonderful floral villages and Middle Age castles in a green landscape – it is above all a region shaped by a multitude of influences; a region in the heart of Europe. Alsace offers a fantastic range of sites of architectural, historic and religious interest, gastronomy, and traditions. This region is also known for its charming colorful and richly flower-filled villages that are always great to stroll around. It is also the ideal place to sample famous wines and enjoy excellent, typical Alsatian dishes.
Our Excursion Program will give you the opportunity to discover a little bit of this magical region, as well, of course, to give you an insight to Strasbourg, its traditional heritage, and its modernity. An exceptional offer of two classes with a famous French “patissier” complete our offer of excursions, all of them designed for both attendees and their accompanying persons.
The Leicester Room is the meeting place for participants in the Excursions Program prior to departing from the Convention Center. Coffee and tea will be offered one hour prior to the listed departure time with light refreshments for those taking early tours. Unless otherwise noted, all excursions will depart from the Hall Erasme in the Convention Center and will return to the Convention Center.
Please note that all our one-day excursions include lunch in a local restaurant.