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GERMAN HERITAGE TOUR 2021  -Germans of the German Coast

Germany, France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg

1/5
9/14/21 - 9/30/21
 

from $4795 per person + air

Optional Single Supplement $1200

17
days
DESCRIPTION:

Germans of the German Cost of Louisiana Heritage Tour is an ancestry tour custom made for the people of Louisiana whose ancestors came to Louisiana under the recruitment of John Law and his company.  Our itinerary is curated to take you back in time to visit the areas of France, Germany, and Switzerland where our ancestors lived.  Walk the streets they walked, see the sites that they saw.  Learn about the history of the period they lived there and the journey that took them from their homes in Europe to the banks of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

 

We have planned every detail so you can travel in a relaxed, joyful, and worry-free environment. There will be many special dinners
and activities for you to enjoy at a leisurely pace.


-We will usually stay in hotels for 2 or 3 nights at a time.
-You will have some leisure time on your own to stroll the historic towns, have a coffee or a nice meal.
-Most mornings we will leave the hotel around 8:30 AM so you are not too rushed.

Note:  The specific itinerary is still in the works!  We will post updates as we go along.  If you have anything you specifically would like to see or do on this tour, please let me know.  We will see if we can include it in the tour.

The package includes:

  • A unique program focusing on the history and culture of our German ancestors in Germany.  This tour is custom curated for the Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana.

  • Bus transport during your stay.

  • Accompanied by a German tour guide (Jean-Yves and a Louisiana tour director Cynthia Seitz. We will also be accompanied by German Coast expert Jay Schexnayer).

  • 16 nights accommodation at the hotel (note that hotel rooms in Germany are smaller than North American rooms).

  • All breakfasts and one other meal a day is included in the price.

  • Entrance fees for attractions, activities, and guided tours as described in the program:

    • Black Forest

    • Rhine River Castle Cruise

  • An information meeting and a pre-departure package to better prepare you.

  • A color journey log.

The package does not include flights, meals during free time and alcoholic beverages, insurance, optional activities, participant's personal expenses, baggage allowances, and airline surcharges.

Don't miss out on this German Heritage Tour!  Email Cynthia today!

cynthia@seitztravel.com

Itinerary

Day 1 -  September 14, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Arrive in Frankfurt. 

Your journey through your ancestral homelands starts with a visit to Wiesbaden, Germany.  The city of Wiesbaden is tucked in a lovely valley between the Rhine River and the Taunus Mountains and is the capital of Hess.  You will enjoy lunch and time to take in the sights of this beautiful city.  After lunch and sightseeing, we will depart for our hotel in Rudesheim.  You will have some time to settle into your hotel before a traditional dinner at a beautiful wine garden.

Day 2 -  September 15, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour 

Start your day off with breakfast before a river cruise on the Rhine River where you will see many medieval castles and the famous rock formation, Lorelei. After lunch, you will visit of medieval Marksburg castle in the afternoon and return to Ruedesheim hotel

Day 3 -  September 16, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour - A Day in Luxemburg

Departure for Trier and Luxemburg. In the evening walking tour through Trier

Day 4 - September 17, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour - A Day in Luxemburg

A Day in Luxemburg

Day 5 - September 18, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Departure for Baden Baden, Germany, which is centrally located and perfect for our tour.

Walking tour of Baden-Baden

Day 6 - September 19, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

A Day in the Black Forest

Day 7 - September 20, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour

Day in Northern Alsace

8:30-10:00 Tour the Maginot Line fortifications

10:30 – 11:30 Tour the chateau Fleckenstein

12:00 Lunch

2:00 visit the potters of Betschdorf

Day 8 - September 21, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour 

Free Day to enjoy the spa town of Baden Baden.

Day 9 - September 22, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

A day through the Palatinate

9:30 to 11:00 Visit the chateau of Trifels in Speyer

12:00 to 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 Tour the Catherdral

3:00-5:00 Archives 

6:30 – Dinner at the hotel

Day 10 - September 23, 2021

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour

A Day in Central Alsace

9:00 – 11:30 – Visit the Chateau of Haut – Koenigsbourg

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch 

Dinner 

Day 11 - September 24, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour   

Visit Archives

Guided tour of Haugenau.

Day 12 - September 25, 2021

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

A day in Strausburg

9:00 – 11:00 Guided tour of Strasbourg

11:00-12:00  Visit the Chateau de Rohans

12:30 Astronomique clock

1:00-2:30 Lunch 

2:30 -3:30 Visit the Palais de L’Europe

4:30 -6:00 Boat ride on the Ill River

7:00 Dinner

Day 13 - September 26, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour

Visit Colmar. Guided tour through this beautiful town of Colmar and the Underlinden Museum.

Depart for Bern, Switzerland.  

Day 14 - September 27, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Bern, Switzerland

Day 15 - September 28, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Zurich, Switzerland

Day 16 - September 29, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

A Day in Zurich, Switzerland

Chocolate Tour at Lindt Chocolate

Day 17 - September 30, 2021

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour 

Return Home - If you would like to extend your stay, we offer post-tour packages in Zurich, Munich, and Paris.

Activity Level

This is a moderately active tour.

Seitz Travel

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Gray, LA

70359

985-991-6178

cynthia@seitztravel.com

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