Bonjour Earl P,
We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. We take very seriously the comments of our clients. That's why we asked for details to the guide who led the tour on that day.
From Strasbourg to the Wine Route in Alsace, there are about 35km (22 miles), so the highway can't be avoided for this part of the journey.
Your guide followed the Wine Route from Goxwiller to Barr and stopped at Gertwiller and Barr. There, the wine tasting lasted longer than usual, so after that the guide decided to take a little part of highway to get to Ribeauville and let you have enough time for the lunch break.
The last tasting was at Ribeauville, a beautiful village of the Alsace Wine Route.
After the last tasting, the guide asked to your group if everybody wanted to continue to follow the Wine Route or coming back to Strasbourg. It seems that everbody wanted to finish quickly the tour, and your group arrived earlier than planned, at 4:30pm instead of 5pm.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with us, we sincerely hope you will have the opportunity to follow us again on another tour in France.
Carole from Ophorus tours