Gems of Alsace Day Tour From Colmar

Explore Wonderful Alsace from Colmar

Enjoy a guided wine tasting

Discover magical villages including the fairytale Riquewihr

Explore the fantastic Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

130€ Per adult (13 years old and above)
65€ Per child (from 4 to 12 years old)


When:

From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Everyday

From April 1 to October 31 2020


Duration:

8 hours


Trip style:

Full-day shared sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8

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


Meeting point:

In front of CGR cinema

1 Place Scheurer Kestner, 68000, Colmar


Inclusions:
  • Visit of Turkheim village or similar
  • Wine tasting in a typical winstub
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks unless specified
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

A Full Day Showcasing the Best of the Alsace

If you are staying a few days in Colmar, discover the highlights of Alsace on this full day small group shared day trip. At first, we will come and pick you up at a dedicated meeting point in Colmar. You will then meet your English speaking driver/guide who will introduce you to the itinerary of the day. Your day trip from Colmar will start with the visit of the small town of Turckheim. The village is a perfect starting point for a full day tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village visited by fewer tourists.

Throughout the centre of Turckheim, there are plenty of traditional Alsace style houses to admire, overflowing with flowers, and a few specific buildings of interest mostly dating from the 16th and 17th century. These include the town hall, the hospital and the guard house. As you follow your tour guide, admire the most notable features such as the fortifications and the three original gateways that surround the old town. While these defenses are common in some parts of France they are very unusual in the Alsace region.

Your Alsace sightseeing tour then continues onto 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 and remained virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

 

Following a Stop for Lunch, Follow the Breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’ and Visit a Mighty Castle

Located between the Rhine Valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old Alsace Wine Route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through beautiful villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple. The area is also dotted with medieval castles. As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines. Alsace white wines are famous all over France. Alsace wines are Varietal wines, the most famous grapes include Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Sylvaner.

Finally, reach Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in the 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 your visit and a short time to explore on your own, we will return to our meeting point and if time permits we highly recommend that you visit Colmar. We also organise this day trip from Strasbourg.

Good to Know

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Children aged 4-12 years are half price
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
  • 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)

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