The Alsace Virgins

by Kev and Lyn Richardt
(Brisbane , Australia)

For our very first trip to France we had 15 or so days to fill in - somewhere. We checked as much information as possible and two things became apparent - Michelin maps indicated great scenery in Alsace and GetAlaced seemed to know what outsiders needed to know without marrying one of the locals - sight unseen.

So onto Ms. Suzele (GOD I hope that is politically correct).

We filled out her questionnaire on what we wanted to see which was more about how the locals lived, their history (particularly before WW1 and WW2), how they lived, where they came from and what they did.

Wine and food of course entered the scene but it does not have to, for us, take over everything.

Suzele came up with a 5 day tour which should give us what we want, minus the tour bus crowds, with bonuses on where to eat and when.

We don't arrive until another month or so and we reserve our opinion until the tour is over.

If it does not work out, it is possibly our problem as we were late learners of the lingua Francaise - my schoolboy French cannot be blamed on my teacher who is still alive at 85 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Our After Trip Review
by: Lyn Richardt

We are now back in Australia after our self guided tour of Alsace courtesy of Suzele at GetAlsaced.

The information she provided was essential for our specific tour and we had a wonderful time there. In fact, there wasn't a day that we wished we had not got out of bed.

The hardest part was the continental breakfast at 8:30 - 9:00 with half the day gone - but, hey, when in Alsace do as the Alsations do and chill-out at the start of the day.

We didn't get to see all on our program but there was enough flexibility to allow us to choose that option.

The main thing on what not to do was not included in our tour notes - for non-French speaking people, do not rent a manual car. You don't a spare hand to communicate with the local drivers.

Thanks Suzele

Thanks so much!
by: Suzele

Hi Kevin,

So far so good eh? ; )

Thanks for taking the time to comment! It really means a lot to me!

I really hope you have a great trip and by all means, please come back and let me know about it!

Would love to hear,

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