Small-Group Gems Of Alsace Day Tour From Colmar

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1 Place Scheurer Kestner, 68000 Colmar, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Alsace is certainly one of the most beautiful regions of France. This tour was designed to give visitors the opportunity to discover some of the most relevant sights of the region. The visits include Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, thrilling Riquewihr, small villages that line the wine route and a wine tasting session in a local winery.

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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Pick up in Colmar and depart for the 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 participate in a wine tasting session to discover the world renowned Alsace wines in a typical winery.

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 16th century splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.

After lunch you will follow the breathtaking 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 106 miles (170km). 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 Colmar.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Wine tasting

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Free wifi access on board

Entry/Admission - Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Exclusions

Lunch

Drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Minimum age is 5 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Nov-2019

    This tour was truly one of the highlights of our trip! We were able to see villages that would have been difficult for us to visit, since we weren’t driving. But more than that, Jean-Yves was so informative, entertaining and just plain fun - he gave us a day that we couldn’t possibly have had on our own. His knowledge of the villages and general area, as well
    as history and, of course wine (!), made our day with him a delight. We would highly recommend this tour and guide.

  • 12-May-2018

    If you are short on time and have not rented a car yourself this is a great tour so that you can see the Alsace sights. We only had two full days in Colmar and wanted to get to see more of the area so this was a great way for us to get to see more towns. All the towns were charming, picturesque and we enjoyed them all. When you stop in Kaysersberg I highly suggest going straight to the castle look out point, its about a 15 minute walk uphill and then you go up the only part of the castle remaining There are no lights - bring your phone to use as a flash light. You will get the most amazing views of the town and all the rolling hills and vineyards, this was our favorite view spot of the day. The wine tasting was lovely, I was happy to have it at the end of the day we packed a bottle tight in our luggage and it did not break on the flight home. We were lucky enough to see some storks as well!
    If you are looking for a tour that will give you a lot of information on the Alsace region this is not that tour. It is more of a shuttle service. Our guide was lovely and would stop any time we wanted to take a photo along the drive and would answer any questions we had. But information was not just provided regarding the area and we would have loved to know more about the history, the towns we were visiting, wine production and so forth.
    Great way to see everything, and everything is beautiful, just not a lot of information provided. Only giving this tour a 3 star just because of the lack of information that came with the trip for an expensive day. If you just want to see the area though or are short on time, you will be happy you took the tour. We are still really happy with everything we were able to see in such a short time.

  • 02-Nov-2017

    small group
    interesting itinerary combining 3 charming villages, 1 wine tasting and the Haut Koenigsbourg castle
    no delays etc.

    - rather taxi/transport than guided tour

  • 28-Oct-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 20-Sep-2017

    Great tour in every way.

  • 10-Sep-2017

    Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide.

  • 09-Sep-2017

    Excellent tour with Alvaro. We were only two on the tour so it was very personalised. Alvaro's passion for wine and viticulture was evident without being pretentious . His commentary during the tour was more of a conversion. The wine tasting with Sylvie Spielmann, a lesson in respect for the vine

  • 06-Sep-2017

    Great tour. Our guide was lovely and informative and fun and a nice group with 6 of us. A map would have helped greatly inthe small villages -- be sure to ask yiur guide in advance if they have them.

  • 17-Aug-2017

    We did not end up on this trip as the guide was poorly but we were offered to tag along on a similar trip that was also wine tasting. Couldn't turn down the wine!! The guide was EXCELLENT!! The wine tasting tour was fabulous and the villages, beautiful. Only missed out the castle, but will be booking the trip that we missed out on the next time we come to the area. Alsace is extremely beautiful and a place you can get lost exploring. The photos that I posted on Facebook have had everyone wanting to visit.

  • 04-Aug-2017

    Loved this day trip from Colmar. Picture postcard villages to explore and if you are a wine lover then the wine tasting offered as an optional extra is a must. The guide was just wonderful offered a lot of information on the Alsace and gave us ample time to explore each of the beautiful villages we visited. Would definitely recommend.

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