Full Day Wine Tour Departing From Strasbourg

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

Trip Details

Prices:

130€ Per Person


When:

Every day
From 9:00am to 5:00pm

1 March to 30 November 2018
1 March to 30 November 2019 – now available for booking


Duration:

8 hours


Trip Style:

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.


Meeting Point:

Strasbourg Tourism Office
17 Place de la Cathédrale, STRASBOURG


Inclusions:

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


Exclusions:

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.

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)

Read more about the Ophorus experience.