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Ophorus Tours - Colmar

Alsace

Colmar

Explore charming Colmar, gateway to the Alsace region. Embark on private or shared wine tours, traversing the scenic Alsace Wine Route amidst rolling vineyards. We offer half & full-day options to suit your pace. Looking for more? Explore Colmar's history on our walking tours or immerse yourself in festive cheer with our Christmas market tours (winter season only).

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Learn more about Colmar

Unveiling Colmar's Magic: Book Tours from Your Charming French Base Explore Colmar, a captivating blend of French and German charm. Immerse yourself in fairytale half-timbered houses, wander historic streets, and discover the region's renowned wines. Unforgettable Colmar Tours: Small Group & Private Tours: Explore Colmar your way - choose guided tours or explore at your own pace with private options. Alsace Landmarks: Discover iconic sights like Maison des Têtes and Pfister House, all within easy reach of Colmar. Wine & Foodie Tours: Embark on Alsace wine tours, savor local delicacies, and delve into the region's culinary heritage. Christmas Magic: Experience ...

Unveiling Colmar's Magic: Book Tours from Your Charming French Base

Explore Colmar, a captivating blend of French and German charm. Immerse yourself in fairytale half-timbered houses, wander historic streets, and discover the region's renowned wines.

Unforgettable Colmar Tours:

Small Group & Private Tours: Explore Colmar your way - choose guided tours or explore at your own pace with private options.

Alsace Landmarks: Discover iconic sights like Maison des Têtes and Pfister House, all within easy reach of Colmar.

Wine & Foodie Tours: Embark on Alsace wine tours, savor local delicacies, and delve into the region's culinary heritage.

Christmas Magic: Experience the charm of Colmar's Christmas markets with our festive guided tours (available seasonally).

Beyond Colmar:

Day Trips & Village Explorations: Venture beyond Colmar's borders and discover charming villages like Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.

Vosges Mountains: Explore the nearby Vosges Mountains, famed for Munster cheese production and scenic drives on the Route des Crêtes.

Planning Your Colmar Getaway:

Ideal Visit: Spring or fall offers mild weather and manageable crowds.
Getting Around: Colmar is pedestrian-friendly, but tours are perfect for exploring surrounding areas.

Languages: All small group tours are conducted in English, other languages available for private tours on request.

Foodie Paradise: Savor Alsatian specialties like tarte flambée and baeckeoffe.

Book your Colmar tour today and unlock the magic of this captivating French town!

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FAQ

  • How do you get from Paris to Colmar?

    Colmar is located at about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Paris. You can of course rent a car in Paris and reach Colmar by highway. Most travelers opt for the train as there is a TGV fast train that links Paris to the Alsace region of France. In fact, there are 3 direct trains that will take you from Paris to Colmar without having to change trains. The fastest possible option will have you travel 2h20 minutes only, making Colmar easily accessible by train from Paris.
  • What to do in Colmar France?

    Colmar, located in the picturesque Alsace region of France, is a captivating town known for its fairytale charm, colorful half-timbered houses, and rich cultural heritage. If you're planning a visit to Colmar, you'll be delighted by the array of attractions and activities that await you. Let's explore the top things to do in Colmar and make the most of your visit to this enchanting Alsatian gem. Stroll through the Quaint Old Town: Begin your Colmar adventure by wandering through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the picturesque canals, charming squares, and vibrant flower displays. Explore the cobbled streets lined with colorful half-timbered houses, and don't miss the iconic landmarks such as the Maison des Têtes and the enchanting Little Venice district. Visit the Unterlinden Museum: Immerse yourself in art and history at the Unterlinden Museum, housed in a former convent. Marvel at the magnificent Isenheim Altarpiece, a masterpiece by Matthias Grünewald. Explore the museum's diverse collection, spanning from medieval to contemporary art, and gain insights into the region's rich cultural heritage. Discover Bartholdi Museum: Step into the world of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the famous sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty. The Bartholdi Museum showcases his life, works, and creative process. Explore the museum's exhibits and learn about the fascinating story behind one of the world's most iconic symbols of freedom. Indulge in Alsatian Cuisine: Colmar is a culinary paradise, renowned for its delicious Alsatian cuisine. Treat your taste buds to traditional dishes like tarte flambée (thin pizza-like pie), choucroute (sauerkraut), and delectable pastries. Visit local restaurants, charming cafes, and street markets to savor the flavors of the region and pair your meal with a glass of Alsatian wine. Explore the Wine Route: Embark on a scenic journey along the Alsace Wine Route, which passes through Colmar. Discover charming vineyards, wineries, and picturesque villages renowned for their winemaking traditions. Take a wine tasting tour, learn about the region's grape varieties, and indulge in the flavors of Alsatian wines. Colmar, France, offers a wealth of attractions and activities that will enchant visitors seeking fairytale charm and cultural delights. From exploring the Old Town's canals and half-timbered houses to immersing yourself in art at the Unterlinden Museum and learning about the iconic sculptor at the Bartholdi Museum, Colmar
  • Should I stay in Colmar or Strasbourg?

    This is a recurring question for those of you that wish to visit the Alsace region of France. In fact both destinations make for a great starting point for Sightseeing & Wine Tours and we offer day trips and wine tours out of both Colmar and Strasbourg. So the main difference is that Colmar is a small town set more or less in the middle of the Alsace Wine Region. Strasbourg is a regional capital, home to the European Parliament. Here, you will have more choices when it comes to hotels, restaurants and things to do in town. Your choice will therefore depend on what type of activities or ambiance you are looking for when in town.
  • Is Colmar ideal for Wine Lovers

    Yes, absolutely. If you love wine and especially white wines, Colmar makes for a perfect destination to visit & wine taste in some of the best wineries of the Alsace region. The varietal white wines produced in this part of the Alsace region are made with famous grape varieties such as Riesling, Sylvaner, Muscat, Pinot Gris or gewurztraminer.
  • Where is Colmar France?

    Nestled in the heart of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Colmar is a charming town that seems straight out of a fairytale. With its picturesque canals, colorful half-timbered houses, and rich cultural heritage, Colmar captivates visitors from around the world. Let's explore the allure of Colmar and uncover its location, attractions, and cultural treasures. The Location and Geography of Colmar: Colmar is situated in the Alsace region of France, near the borders of Germany and Switzerland. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, lush countryside, and the Vosges Mountains in the distance, Colmar offers a scenic backdrop that enhances its enchanting atmosphere. Exploring Colmar's Architectural Delights: Colmar's architectural beauty is a major draw for visitors. The town's well-preserved historic center, known as the "Little Venice," features canals lined with colorful houses and charming bridges. Wander through the cobblestone streets and marvel at the stunning Renaissance and Gothic architecture, including the Maison des Têtes and the majestic Saint Martin's Church. Immersing in Colmar's Cultural Heritage: Colmar boasts a rich cultural heritage that can be experienced in its museums and landmarks. The Unterlinden Museum, housed in a former 13th-century Dominican convent, is renowned for its impressive art collection, including the famous Isenheim Altarpiece. Explore the Bartholdi Museum, dedicated to the renowned sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who created the Statue of Liberty. Colmar's Gastronomic Delights: The Alsace region is celebrated for its culinary traditions, and Colmar is no exception. Indulge in the delights of Alsatian cuisine, characterized by dishes like choucroute (sauerkraut), tarte flambée (thin pizza-like pie), and delectable local wines. Explore the vibrant local markets and cozy restaurants to savor the flavors of the region. Colmar, France, located in the scenic Alsace region, is a captivating destination that enchants visitors with its fairytale-like charm. With its picturesque canals, colorful houses, and rich cultural heritage, Colmar is a treasure trove of beauty and history. Explore its architectural gems, immerse yourself in its cultural offerings, and delight in the culinary delights of the region. Discover the allure of Colmar and create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • What is the most popular Alsace wine tour from Colmar?

    The most popular Alsace wine tour from Colmar is our small group Alsace wine tour shared full day trip from Colmar that will have you visit 3 wineries during the day.
  • Do you offer day trips from Colmar that do not include wine?

    Yes, absolutely! Our half day trips in Alsace will have you visit charming villages and towns as well as the mightly Haut Koenigsbourg castle. If you do wish to taste some wines then that will be possible but on your own.
  • As an Alsace Destination Specialist, what are some tips you think are useful?

    As a local operator of tours, activities & day trips from Colmar for more than 10 years now, we certainly have some very helpful tips that we would love to share with you. 1. As a charming small town of France, Colmar is certainly a perfect destination if you want to speak with locals and learn about Alsace culture and traditions. Even though at first Alsatians can seem to be a bit mistrustful or suspicious, making a few efforts in French and letting them know about where you come from and your visits in the region will should brake the ice.

Reviews from our Colmar trips

  • Juliette M

    07, Apr 2024

    Our tour was great! Amelie was a wealth of knowledge and very accommodating to our group throughout the day. She has a wonderful personality! There was...
  • Ænnika M

    05, Nov 2023

    We are happy to have booked the full-day wine tour around Colmar. Our guide Myriam explained everything very well and understandably. She has a very good...
  • Eileen Randman

    01, Nov 2023

    Robin was our amazing tour guide! I am so happy that I found Ophorus and this tour. I took a a friend from Strasbourg and she thoroughly loved the tour...
  • Mitchell Porter

    10, Oct 2023

    Myriam was extremely friendly, professional and very warm and fun. She has an extensive knowledge of the region and made our day easy and fun. She was...
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