The centerpiece of the tour is the Patchwork Meet in the idyllic Alsace region of France, where the largest quilt show in Europe takes place annually, spread between four beautiful fairytale villages, with half-timbered houses and vineyards that stretch to the horizon.
First spend a few days in Iceland. Your tour manager, Gudrun Erla Gisladottir, a renowned quilt designer is originally from Iceland and will be showing off her homeland. You will be in awe of the spectacular nature; the boiling hot springs, jumping geysers, volcanoes, glaciers and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. You’ll get to know the Icelandic horses up close and personal as well as seals and puffins. Spend time in colorful Reykjavik at a time of the year when there are 19 hours of sunshine each day.
Travel to Germany and have a blast in Heidelberg, the famous university town. Follow the mighty river Rhine across into France with vineyards and wine festivals all around you. Arrive in Kaysersberg and stay in a fancy French manor house while exploring the Patchwork Show. Travel by rail to Paris to savor good food, visit Versailles and enjoy a farewell dinner at famous Moulin Rouge with your newfound friends. It is a combination of quilting, camaraderie, nature, cuisine, history and good honest fun – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.