Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
Pearls of Alsace Full Day Private Tour for 2 Persons
Take a Step Back in Time with Our Tour of the Alsace Region
Explore the historic and picturesque villages of Alsace
Visit Eguisheim & Riquewihr Villages
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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190€ Per Person
Private full-day tour, 2 Persons only
Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Strasbourg
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
- Private driver/guide
- Fully customized itinerary: villages, wines or both
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Wine tasting fees
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
- Entrance fees to monuments & attractions
MEET YOUR EXPERT ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL DRIVER/GUIDE
In the morning, meet your English speaking guide who is an expert on Alsace and who will go over the itinerary and program with you. Then, board your spacious, comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Alsace wine producing region.
TRAVEL IN A SPACIOUS MERCEDES MINIVAN
Your private Alsace Wine Tour will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons normally but on this occasion, the vehicle will only be for you. This allows you to choose the seat that you think best in terms of social distancing while still enjoying the information passed on by your guide. All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.
DEPART FOR THE TOWN OF COLMAR
This highly recommended full day 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.
VISIT EGUISHEIM & RIQUEWIHR VILLAGES
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 walking tour in the village your small group 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. You can also ask your guide for suggestions if you would like to participate in a wine tasting.
FOLLOW THE STUNNING ALSACE WINE ROUTE
During your Alsace day trip, you will follow the 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.
END THE DAY WITH HAUT KEONIGSBOURG CASTLE VISIT
Finally, reach Chateau du 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 the visit return to Strasbourg.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- 2 winery visits maximum if this option chosen
- Tour is operated in English, 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
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – you can read about it 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)
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