Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
The Best Way to See Fantastic Alsace in a Day
Visit the Magical Village of Riquewihr
Participate in a Guided Wine Tasting Tour
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
510€ Per Group of 2 to 8 persons
01 Apr to 31 Oct 2018
01 Apr to 31 Oct 2019 – now available for booking
Every day on request.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8 passengers. Please contact us for larger groups.
Pick up from your Colmar hotel or cruise ship in Breisach.
Wine tasting in a typical winstub (tasting fees not included)
Visit to Riquewihr
Follow the Alsace wine route
Visit to Haut Koenigsbourg castle
Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
Bottled water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board
Personal insurance and expenses
Entrance fees to monuments or museums
Wine tasting fees
Meals & drinks unless mentioned
Gratuities for the guide
A Full Day Exploring the Fairytale Landscape of 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 (not included).
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. Entrance fee not included
Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
Good to Know
- From 2 to 8 passengers per tour maximum.
- English tour, other languages on request.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Price is per minivan (not per person).
- Currency is in Euro.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
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.