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The Pearls of Alsace
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Departure from Strasbourg

From April to October included

140
   
Date  
Number of visitors
Adults (12+)
Children (4-12)
Total: 140

Description

This tour has been carefully designed for travelers that wish to get the most out of their stay here in Alsace. The Pearls of Alsace tour combines what we believe are the most essential visits that one must make while in the region. It includes the visits of towns, monuments, small traditional villages, a wine tasting session and historical landmarks.


Pick up in Strasbourg and depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments, the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, Saint Martin collegiate church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of small Venice or of the tanners.


Then depart for the most beautiful village of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village participate in a wine tasting session to discover the world renowned Alsace wines in a typical winery.


Your tour then continues on to the beautiful town of Riquewihr. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny streets, fortified walls and old houses have preserved their 16C splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.


After lunch you will follow the breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’. Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple.


Finally, reach Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the North and the salt route that came from the East. After the visit return to Strasbourg.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Guided walking tour of Colmar
2. Visit of Eguisheim village
3. Wine tasting in a typical wine stub
4. Visit of Riquewihr
5. Follow the Alsace wine route
6. Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
7. English speaking driver guide
8. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
9. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Personal insurance and expenses
2. Meals & drinks
3. Gratuities for the driver/guide
4. Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified

Meeting point

In front of Strasbourg Tourism Office: 17 Place de la Cathedrale 67000 STRASBOURG
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Pick up information

Hotel pick up is not available
Tour returns to departure point

Additional information

Additional information

- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets
- Winery visits are not private


Price information

- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Not suitable for infants under age of 4
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: English