Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
A Wonderful Snapshot of Alsace Wines
Includes 3 Guided Tastings at Specially Selected Wineries
Experience the Beauty of the Undulating, Vine-Covered Hills
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
130€ Per Person
From 9:00am to 5:00pm
1 March to 30 November 2018
1 March to 30 November 2019 – now available for booking
Shared Wine Tour Full Day.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.
Strasbourg Tourism Office
17 Place de la Cathédrale, STRASBOURG
1. Wine tasting in 3 typical wineries
2. English speaking driver guide
3. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
4. Bottled water in the minivan
5. Free Wifi access on board
1. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
2. Personal insurance and expenses
3. Meals and drinks
4. Gratuities for the driver/guide
A Full Day Experience of the Incredible Alsace Wine Landscape
This morning depart for a full day wine tour in the Alsace vineyards. The Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south, for more than 170 kilometers (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. It has become famous the world over for its exceptional natural beauty as it leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills, and through quaint villages.
Begin the day with a stop in the Mittelbergheim / Barr wine producing regions. The area is home to the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Kirchberg Grand Crus and the soils found here are particularly favorable for Riesling. Here, experience your first Alsace wine discovery by tasting a selection of different wines including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling.
Continue on to Dambach la ville wine area. The village itself is considered to be located at the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. Riesling and Gewurztraminer are particularly well adapted to the well-drained granite-mica scree which filters water and retains heat well. Enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical “caveau”, the name given to the local wineries.
Be Amazed by the Beauty and Enjoy More Wine Tasting
After some free time for lunch depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine producing area that is surrounded by 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg and Sporen. If Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewürztraminer are also known to produce excellent wines on the neighboring soils. Here famous wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 or the Hugel family who only began their activity in 1639! Not only will you be amazed by the beauty of these two Medieval towns, it is also here that you will experience your afternoon tasting in one of the most highly selected wineries so as to complete your Alsace wine tasting experience. Return to Strasbourg.
Good to Know
- Maximum 8 persons per tour.
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
- Adults only tour.
- Tour is operated in English.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Prices are per person.
- Currency is in Euro.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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