Pearls of Alsace Private Tour From Strasbourg

The Essential One Day Experience of Alsace

Visit the enchanting town of Colmar

Explore the villages along the Wine Route to Riquewihr

Visit Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

590€ per group (2 to 8 people)


When:

Available year-round upon request

Not available: May 1, December 24 & 25, Janurary 1


Duration:

9 hours


Trip style:

Private full-day sightseeing 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 centrally located Strasbourg accommodation


Inclusions:
  • Walking tour of Colmar
  • Visit of Eguisheim village
  • Visit of Riquewirh
  • Follow the Alsace Wine Route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program

Private Sightseeing Excursion Through Alsace Region

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.

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.

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.

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
  • 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
  • Prices are 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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