Full-Day Wine Tour 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

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

130€ per person


When:

From 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

From March 1st to December 31st 2020

 

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

From January 1st to February 28th 2021

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

From March 1st to December 31st 2021


Duration:

8 hours


Trip style:

Shared, full-day wine tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8

If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.


Meeting point:

Strasbourg Tourism Office
17 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg


Inclusions:

  • Wine tasting in 3 typical wineries
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

A Full-Day Experience of the Incredible Alsace Wine Landscape

Pick up in centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg

This morning, we will come and pick you up at a centrally located meeting point – in front of the Strasbourg Tourism office near the Cathedral. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this full day tour with you. Then board your fully equipped A/C vehicle and begin your day trip from Strasbourg to the Alsace wine region

Follow the Alsace Wine Route

Departing from Strasbourg, begin your full day wine tour by following the Alsace Wine Route. Also known as route des vins, this picturesque road 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.

As you travel through the day, enjoy stops in 3 different wine producing regions so that you can compare the diversity of the terroirs found in the Alsace vineyard as well as the local white wines produced here. The tour also stops in some of the most beautiful medieval villages of Alsace so that you may get the local, authentic feel of the region.

First stop in the Barr Wine Producing Region

Begin the day with a stop in the Mittelbergheim / Barr wine producing regions. The area is home to a numerous number of types of alsatian wines such as the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Kirchberg Grand Crus. The soils found here are particularly favorable for Riesling as well. Here, experience your first Alsace wine discovery by tasting a selection of different delicious white wines including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Then discover the Wines of the Dambach area

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. Then, on this tour from Strasbourg, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical “caveau”, the name given to the local wineries. You might also be introduced, depending on the winery visited, to a crisp and refreshing “Crémant d’Alsace”, the local sparkling wines.

Reach Riquewihr & its area for lunch and more wine

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, but you will also experience your afternoon tasting tour in one of the most highly selected wineries so as to complete your Alsace wine tasting experience. During the afternoon, we will also talk about wine and food pairings. The day will also include some stops in stunning locations for photograph enthusiasts. After the tour, return to Strasbourg.

Our Other Alsace Day Trips from Strasbourg

We also organise guided tours in the towns of Strasbourg and Colmar, Gourmet tours as well as private tours for those who would like a more personalized experience.

Good to Know

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • If minimum number is not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund the tour
  • Adults-only tour, minimum age to participate and drink alcohol is 18 years old
  • 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 — you can read about it 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.

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