Gems of Alsace Private Tour From Colmar

The Best Way to See Fantastic Alsace in a Day

Visit the magical village of Riquewihr

Participate in a guided wine tasting tour

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

510€ per group (2-8 people)


When:

Every day, upon request
April 1st to October 31st 2019


Duration:

8 hours


Trip style:

Private tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.


Meeting point:

Pick up from your Colmar hotel or cruise ship in Breisach.


Inclusions:
  • Visit Turkheim village – other villages possible
  • Wine tasting in a typical winstub (tasting fees not included)
  • Visit to Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace Wine Route
  • Visit to Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • Professional guide & driver
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Meals & drinks unless mentioned
  • Gratuities for the guide

A Private Full Day Trip From Colmar Exploring the Fairy tale Landscape of Alsace

During this highly recommended small group private day trip from Colmar, charming towns and the most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. Depart from the small town of Colmar with your tour guide and discover the beautiful village of Turckheim. The village is a perfect starting 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 defenses are common in some parts of France they are very unusual in the Alsace region. Enjoy a walking tour of the village with your guide. Other villages that might be of interest include the villages of Eguisheim or Kaysersberg. If these were on your bucket list, then just ask your driver/guide as it since this is a personalized private tour, we are flexible on the program.

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 cobblestoned streets, fortified walls and old houses have preserved their 16C splendor and have remained virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch (not included).

In the afternoon reach 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 the medieval castle of Haut Koenigsbourg. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. The Haut Koenigsbourg castle was 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. Entrance fee to the castle not included in the price. Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg visit includes a large number of steps and uneven terrain, you must be in good physical condition to visit this monument. On this full day tour, benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour. Please note that we also organise this tour as a day trip from Strasbourg, including the visit of Colmar and its famous landmarks such as the Pfister House.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • English tour, other languages on request
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Price is per minivan (not 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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