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

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

130€ Per Person
65€ per child (ages 4-12)


When:

Daily Departure
From 9:30am to 5:30pm

1 Apr 2019 to 31 Oct 2019 -now available for booking


Duration:

8 hours


Trip Style:

Full Day Shared Sightseeing Tour.
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:

1 Place Scheurer Kestner, 68000 Colmar
(In front of CGR cinema)


Inclusions:

1. Visit of Turkheim village or similar
2. Wine tasting in a typical winstub
3. Wine tasting fees
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 unless specified
  3. Gratuities for the driver/guide
  4. Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned

A Full Day Showcasing the Best of the Alsace

Today, the most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. Depart from Colmar and discover the small village of Turckheim. The village is a perfect start point for a tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village with 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. The most notable features are the fortifications and the three original gateways that surround the old town. While these defences are common in some parts of France they are very unusual in the Alsace region.

Your 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 wine 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. As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines.

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.

Good to Know

  • Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum.
  • Tour is operated in English.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets.
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
  • Tour not suitable for infants under age of 4.
  • Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Currency is in Euro.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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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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