Windsor U3A raise a glass in Alsace
12th June 2014
Here at just for groups! we organise holidays for more than 500 groups a year across the UK and the Continent.
And it’s always lovely to hear back from our groups after their holidays to see pictures and news of the places they have visited.
One such report came recently from the Windsor U3A, which took 23 members and friends by coach to Strasbourg.
Their driver, John, and tour manager, Mike, were splendid company and guides, the group told us.
Their journey took them via Eurotunnel to Calais and Reims, then on to Verdun to see the Douaumont Ossuary, an “extraordinary” monument erected to house the vast number of remains of unknown soldiers who perished in the First World War.
The base for their holiday was the Metropole hotel in Strasbourg, and they enjoyed dinner each night at the wonderfully named and highly recommended restaurant, le Schnockeloch.
As well as the historic sights of Strasbourg, the U3A group visited Colmar, with its medieval architecture, and Neuf Brisach, the citadel built in the time of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
Also on their itinerary were the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg and the Dopff vineyard in Riquewihr.
Next, they enjoyed a visit to a new museum celebrating the life and work of French glass designer Rene Lalique.
Finally, their last excursion was to the prestigious Lanson Champagne house, where they had a glass of bubbly to toast their “wonderful trip” with just for groups!.