Pearls of Alsace from Strasbourg

The Essential 1 Day Experience of Alsace

Visit enchanting Colmar and Eguisheim villages

Explore Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

130€ Per person
65€ Per child (from 4 to 12 years old)

 

140€ Per person
70€ Per child (from 4 to 12 years old)


When:

From 9:00am to 6:00pm

Everyday

From March 1st to November 30th 2019

 

From 9:00am to 6:00pm

Everyday

From March 1st to November 30th 2020


Duration:

9 hours


Trip style:

Shared sightseeing 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:
  • Guided walking tour of Colmar
  • Visit of Eguisheim village
  • 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 unless specified
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Beautiful Villages and Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!

This tour has been carefully designed for travelers that wish to get the most out of their stay here in Alsace. The Pearls of Alsace tour combines what we believe are the most essential visits that one must make while in the region. It includes the visits of towns, monuments, small traditional villages and historical landmarks.

Pick up in Strasbourg and depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments, the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, Saint Martin collegiate church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of small Venice or of the tanners.

Then depart for the most beautiful village of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village your tour then continues on to 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 virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Following Lunch, Enjoy the Spectacular Alsace ‘Wine Route’

Located between the Rhine Valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year-old 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.

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. After the visit return to 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
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • 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)

Read more about the Ophorus experience.