Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
The German Wine Route Tour From Strasbourg
Full-day Tour of the German Wine Route
Discover the German wine route known as the badische weinstrasse
Enjoy multiple wine tastings throughout the day
Visit one of the most beautiful villages of Germany
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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590€ per group (2 to 8 people)
Available year-round upon request
Not available: May 1st, December 24th & 25th, January 1st
Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.
Pick-up from your centrally located Strasbourg accommodation
- Follow the German wine route
- Wine tasting in Oberkirch
- Visit Sasbachwalden
- Another wine tasting on the way back to France
- English-speaking driver & guide
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Depart to Germany to Experience the Local Wines of the Baden Wine Route
Leave the Alsace region and discover the German wine route known as the badische weinstrasse on this full day private wine tour departing from Strasbourg. Located along the border between Germany and France, this famous wine road stretches from Heidelberg to Baden-Baden in the northern part of the Black Forest. It then reaches the Swiss border next to Weil Am Rhein and Basel. The Baden Wine Road not only offers great wine tasting opportunities, it is also one of the most scenic roads of Germany running through the Black Forest and sunny valleys.
Today we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Strasbourg. First, meet your English speaking driver/guide who will begin by presenting the days itinerary to your group. You will then board your recent and comfortable A/C minivan and drive a short time before reaching the German border. Your tour from Strasbourg will then reach the Baden Wine Route that follows the black forest and offers breathtaking landscapes. Along the itinerary you will admire local half timbered houses, vineyards, wine villages, castles, ruins and monasteries.
Reach Oberkirch and Participate in Your First Tasting
Your first stop on this full day tour will be in Oberkirch or the surrounding area. The town is charming and was the possession of the Bishops of Strasbourg during centuries. Surrounded by vineyards, orchards and forest, the historic center still retains lovely half timbered houses dating back to the 17th century. Here, you will partake in your first wine tasting session of the day. Here the different grape varieties include Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Spätburgunder also known as Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Grauer Burgunder of Pinot Gris and many other. So just follow your guide who will select a local wine estate so that you may enjoy the delicious wines produced here including red wine or white wine. This part of Germany is famous for its wine festival.
Drive Through Amazing Landscapes and Visit Small Villages
After the visit and wine tasting session of the morning,your private tour will move on. Depending on the weather conditions it will be possible to stop along the vineyards and take a small stroll to take a look at what is going on in the vines. Another option is to reach the village of Sasbachwalden that was chosen as one of the most beautiful villages of Germany. Located on the western slope of the black forest , it is characterized by its heritage protected historical center and the unique floral decoration of the village. After a short walk in the village you will have some free time for personal discovery. This is also a great location for a lunch in a local restaurant where one can taste regional delicacies like Black Forest cured meats or the famous Black Forest Cake!
Enjoy a Second Wine Tasting Before Returning to France
In the afternoon, you will participate in another wine tasting session in a carefully selected winery located in a different wine growing region so that you may get another opportunity to taste the different wines of the region. After the wine tasting session, you will return to your accommodation in Strasbourg.
If you are staying a few days in the area, why not experience the Alsace wine route or our Pearls of Alsace tour that includes villages such as Dambach la ville, Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr? We also organise walking tours, and visits to the High Koenigsbourg castle.
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
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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