Hi, Mrs. Jo, I was just looking at an idea I floated in October, and Villages Germany came up then, too. Count me in for that. I especially know little of the north - or of the east!
Myself, I was thinking of a variation of the first half of the GAS tour since the MSV is basically the second half. Something that takes in the Rhine, Alsace, Black Forest, and swings at the end into Switzerland. Run it in December, too, pls for the Christmas markets.
BTW, Eastern France tour is the same as the Vineyards and Villages tour of the past with the exception of where it ends. The ending location has changed several times. This is a fantastic tour taking in such a wide variety of locations. Not sure why the name changed since I think the original name was prettier, but there have been quite a few postings over the last few years with folks concerned about having to consume alcohol on a tour, so maybe that prompted the change? Anyway, it is a great tour.
That said, I would enjoy other variations on Villages France - just about anywhere!
How about northern Germany and Denmark? I can never take the time for the (pricey) longer Scandinavian tour so would love an option to dip my toe in.
I would welcome a return of some earlier 7 day tours or a variation like the suggested combined tour of Venice/Florence. And then there was the short-lived French mediterranean tour.
And, let me just put it out there since it will never happen - I want The Enchanted April. Maybe that is not a tour, but just some good ideas of where to chill for a week or so - or for April.