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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 $4095 per person + air

Optional Single Supplement $1,080

16
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 (Marion Schonherr 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 24 other meals (total of 38 meals). Among these special meals:

    • Dinner at a midlevel castle.

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

    • Black Forest

    • Neuschwanstein Castle

    • 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 13, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana- German Heritage Tour

Depart for Frankfurt, Germany.  If you would like to arrive a few days early to rest up and recover from jetlag, we offer pre-stay packages.

Day 2 -  September 14, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Arrive in Frankfurt.

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch in Weisbaden

2:00- 4:00  Sightseeing

5:00  Arrive at hotel in Lindenwirt in Reudsheim

6:00 – Arrival meeting?

7:00  Dinner traditional German dinner in a beautiful wine garden.

Day 3 -  September 15, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour 

Today we will have a late breakfast and river-cruise passing many medieval castles. Visit of Marksburg castle in the afternoon and return to Ruedesheim hotel

 

Day 4 -  September 16, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour   

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

Day 5 - September 17, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour

A Day in Luxemburg

Day 6 - September 18, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Departure for Bad Rappenau, which is centrally located and perfect for our tour.

 

Day 7 - September 19, 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 20, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour

Day in the Black Forest

9:30 to 11:30 Visit the Outdoor Museum at Gutach

12:00 – 2:00 Zwieselberg lunch at restaurant Hirsch

3:00 – 5:00 Visit to Baden-Baden

 

Day 9 - September 21, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour 

Free Day to Rest

Day 10 - 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 11 - 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 

Afternoon: Stop at Mont St. Odile and at Obernai

Dinner 

Day 12 - September 24, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour   

Visit Archives

Visit the town of Haugenau.

 

Day 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - September 27, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Bern, Switzerland

Day 16 - September 28, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

Zurich, Switzerland

Day 17 - September 29, 2021 

Germans of the German Coast of Louisiana - German Heritage Tour  

A Day in Zurich, Switzerland

Day 18 - 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.

  • A small, friendly group of 24–28 people — half the size of most tour groups

  • Full-time services of a professional Rick Steves guide and local experts who will make the rich history, art, and culture of Germany and Austria come alive for you

  • All tours and admissions — at no extra cost — covering at least 16 group sightseeing events • Munich walking tour • Hofbräuhaus beer hall • Viktualienmarkt • Trumer brewery tour • Salzburg walking tour • Salzburg Cathedral • Apple strudel cooking lesson • Christmas markets (season permitting) • Habsburg Kaiservilla • Lake Hallstatt boat cruise (season permitting) • Schnapps tasting • Melk Abbey • Danube River cruise (season permitting) • Vienna walking tour • Vienna Opera House (when available) • Third Man Museum…and more

  • All group transportation from Munich, Germany to Vienna, Austria

  • 7 nights' accommodations in memorable, centrally located hotels

  • All breakfasts and half your dinners

  • All tips for guides and driver

  • A tour kit including a guidebook (or books) and a moneybelt

  • Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit

  • Optional single supplements — this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee

  • Tour alum discount of $50 for each tour you've taken prior to 2020

  • 50% discount on a consulting appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans

  • Flexibility should you need to transfer or cancel your tour

Fine print: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and free-time sightseeing. See our Tour Conditions for important details regarding everything listed above.

Seitz Travel

321 Gaidry Dr.

Gray, LA

70359

985-991-6178

cynthia@seitztravel.com

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