Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. It’s historic city center, the Grande Ile (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city center. Strasbourg is immersed in Franco-German culture, and although violently disputed througout history has been a cultural bridge between France and Germany for centures, especially through the University of Strasbourg and the coexistence of Catholic and Protestant culture. It is also home to the largest Islamic place of worship in France, the Strasbourg Grande Mosque.
Strasbourg is one of the grand old cities situated along the Rhine, one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Rhine river cruises can take you to other picturesque sites such as the Black Forest, Cologne, Heidelberg, and Rudesheim. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of this remarkabel experience.
Bryce Canyon National Park is an American national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon National Park is much smaller, and sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park . The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.
Caravan Guided Tours has been providing escorted tours for over 50 years that visit Bryce and other of our glorious national parks.
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