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Ophorus Tours - 4 Days Alsace Shared Travel Package - Based in Strasbourg

Strasbourg

4 Days Alsace Shared Travel Package - Based in Strasbourg

  • multi-day tours

  • Food & Wine

  • 04 days

  • Small Groups ( 1~8 )

  • Quiet

  • Highlights
  • Program
  • Prices
  • Accomodation
  • Know before
  • Meeting point
  • FAQ
Discover the most significant sites of Alsace and taste some delicious food & wines on this 4 day shared travel package. In small groups of maximum 8 persons, this package includes: transfers, accommodation, all activities & tours as listed.

Highlights

  • Participate in a Gourmet Food & Wine Tour
  • Sample the delicious wines of Alsace
  • Visit Colmar, Riquewihr & Eguisheim
  • Explore Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
  • Eat a traditional dinner in a historic winstub
  • Small Group Tours of Maximum 8 persons

Program & Itinerary

Come and discover one of the most fascinating regions of France through one of our exclusive regional tours. Alsace, unlike the other French Regions, abounds in both French and German Influences. The majority of the population speaks French with a decided German accent, the cuisine is an able blend of French and German cooking, many of the towns of the region have German names and the village architecture delights in a pronounced Germanic influence. A visit to this region is always a delightful experience. This small group tour has been ...

Come and discover one of the most fascinating regions of France through one of our exclusive regional tours.

Alsace, unlike the other French Regions, abounds in both French and German Influences. The majority of the population speaks French with a decided German accent, the cuisine is an able blend of French and German cooking, many of the towns of the region have German names and the village architecture delights in a pronounced Germanic influence.

A visit to this region is always a delightful experience. This small group tour has been designed to make you discover the history, culture, food and wines of Alsace through carefully chosen visits that combine the most significant sights to off the beaten path locations that only a very small group tour will permit.

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  • day 1

    ARRIVAL IN STRASBOURG / PRIVATE HOTEL TRANSFER

    Pick up in Strasbourg (Airport/Train Station) and private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in at your hotel and night in Strasbourg. 
    Pick up in Strasbourg (Airport/Train Station) and private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in at your hotel and night in Strasbourg. 
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  • day 2

    GOURMET WALKING TOUR / HALF DAY WINE TOUR 

    Breakfast at your hotel. Sample the Flavors of Strasbourg  10.00am Pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral Square Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun & informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace. Cuisine and gourmet food are passions for most French...
    Breakfast at your hotel. 

    Sample the Flavors of Strasbourg  

    10.00am Pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral Square 

    Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun & informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace. Cuisine and gourmet food are passions for most French people and the region has many specialties combining its unique French and Germanic cultural heritage - a very special flavor! 

    From lovely fresh white asparagus, local Foie-Gras, juniper flavored sauerkraut, pies made from local berries, smocked mountain hams, colorful Quetsche plums, breads of all shapes, to delicious cakes and pastries, our local produce are known all over France. 

    Follow your guide as you are introduced to some of the local food as well as traditional Arts & Crafts. Along the way, we will have your sample local food such as cured meat & cheese paired with local wines.

    Other stops will include tasting some traditional breads and Pretzels as well as Pain d’épices – our very own Gingerbread. This gourmet tour would not be complete without several tastings of delicious wines that might even include Crémant d’Alsace, a delicious local sparkling wine! The tour will also take you through stunning districts such as the Petite France.

    A Wonderful Snapshot of Alsace Wines

    2.00pm Pick up in front of Post Office facing Train Station

    Depart for a half day trip along the Alsace wine route to discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the region is ideally suited with a dry and sunny climate, complex geology, favorable soils and excellent exposure. During this half day tour, you will wine taste in 2 wineries so as to find out all there is to know about the 7 different types of Alsatian wines.

    First, depart for the lovely town of Obernai located on the ‘Wine Route’. Here you will most certainly appreciate its little winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, ramparts and the statue of St Odile, patron saint of Alsace.

    After a guided walking tour of the town enjoy your first wine tasting session in one of our selected wineries. Your tour will then continue along the breathtaking Alsace wine route to admire the stunning landscape. On your way, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical Alsace ‘caveau’.

    6.00pm return to Strasbourg and night at your hotel.
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  • day 3

    PEARLS OF ALSACE FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR / DINNER IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT

    Breakfast at your hotel.9.00am Pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral SquareBeautiful Towns, villages and Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!Pick up in Strasbourg and begin your full day tour with the beautiful town of Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments,...
    Breakfast at your hotel.

    9.00am Pick up in front of Tourism Office of Strasbourg on Cathedral Square

    Beautiful Towns, villages and Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!

    Pick up in Strasbourg and begin your full day tour with 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 walk in the village 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 16C splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.

    Following Lunch, Enjoy the Spectacular 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. On this part of your day trip from Strasbourg, your guide will stop in several areas for great photo opportunities.

    End the day with an English Tour of an Amazing Castle

    Finally, reach the mighty 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. The castle is probably the most imposing of all the Alsace region. After the visit, return to Strasbourg.

    6.00pm Return to Strasbourg.

    This Evening will be Devoted to a Traditional Dinner in a Local Restaurant

    Tonight, enjoy a fabulous regional dinner in one of the most traditional restaurants of Strasbourg – known as a Winstub: The Winstub, literally “wine lounge”, recreates the Alsatian way of life.

    Originally, it was a room open to the public where wine growers could sell off the surplus of their production. Nowadays, the Winstub is a typical Alsatian restaurant, where the wine is served in carafe accompanied by traditional dishes such as Choucroute (or Sauerkraut), Baeckaoffa - a hotpot of potatoes garnished with a selection of meats marinated in white wine, cooked in a terrine dish – and many more.

    Don’t be surprised to eat shoulder to shoulder on wooden tables, often covered with tablecloths with red checks where the usual customers often “try to solve the world’s problems”.

    Night at your hotel.
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  • day 4

    DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM STRASBOURG

     Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Strasbourg train station / airport.
     Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Strasbourg train station / airport.
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Prices

Accommodation

  • Le Grand Hotel Strasbourg (or similar)

    From € 700.00
    For our Alsace travel packages in 3* hotel, we have selected Le Grand Hotel in Strasbourg.  Take advantage of the ideal location, close to the TGV ...

    For our Alsace travel packages in 3* hotel, we have selected Le Grand Hotel in Strasbourg. 

    Take advantage of the ideal location, close to the TGV train station, in the centre of Strasbourg. The Hotel is Located at just 5 minutes walk from the historic area 'La Petite France' and 10 minutes from the main tourist attractions. With its simple setting, brightened with a touch of Pop art, the Grand Hotel prepares to give you a warm welcome.

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  • Hotel Cour du Corbeau (or similar)

    From € 990.00
    The Hotel Situated in the heart of Strasbourg, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, the Cour du Corbeau is one of the oldest hotels in Europe as ...

    The Hotel

    Situated in the heart of Strasbourg, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, the Cour du Corbeau is one of the oldest hotels in Europe as well being one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. Each of its 63 rooms – all different – reflects a part of our Alsatian history and culture. Here an effect of the light, there some attic rooms, or a private garden… They all offer those who love a cosy setting a spacious but warm haven, where they will have the magical impression that there are secrets to discover. For a unique experience in refined surroundings.

    Each boutique hotel in the MGallery collection tells a unique story, inviting guests to immerse themselves in tales of adventure, romance, history, culture, nature and more for the length of a memorable stay. Discover the high points of our story here.

    In the heart of the city, imagine yourself wandering around and getting lost in the corridors and passageways of a 16th century building. You may glimpse the courtyard through your window, or a statue that seems be smiling at the thought of passing time. Memories of days gone by in an inn dating from the days of Tsars and Princes.

    The Rooms

    The plush, elegant atmosphere of the 63 rooms and suites invites you into a dream world. Luxury, tranquillity, a contemporary chic feel... A subtle contrast between the modernity of the rooms and their setting which dates back to 1528.

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  • Hotel Régent Petite France (or similar)

    From € 1,050.00
    The Hotel This is the most picturesque part of Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this neighbourhood built on the water. ...

    The Hotel

    This is the most picturesque part of Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this neighbourhood built on the water. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Their sloping roofs open onto attics where skins used to be dried.

    The RÉGENT PETITE FRANCE Hotel & Spa is ideally situated in one of the city’s best known and most picturesque quarters, La Petite France. Take your time strolling through the narrow cobbled streets, admiring the pretty half-timbered buildings, the canals and the little bridges. Just a short walk from the hotel, you will find the Pont Tournan (swing bridge), which alternates letting the boats through and the pedestrians cross.

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Know before you book

  • Tour available from March to October - from Saturday to Thursday
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Order of Tours can be modified 
  • Detailed program will be sent to you after booking
  • Adult tour only, no children accepted under the age of 18
  • Winery visits are not private
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Strasbourg Tourism Office, 17 place de la cathédrale Strasbourg

Departure

Meeting points for daily departures will be communicated after the booking process.

Return

Tour will return at original starting point.

FAQ

  • What is a shared tour?

    A scheduled or shared tour is a programmed tour with fixed itinerary and pre programmed visits that cannot be modified. Individual travelers are grouped together and tour begins at a designated meeting point in the cities where they depart from. The pricing is per person.
  • Do you pick up at hotels?

    All our scheduled/shared tours have a precise departure location that is mentioned on your voucher in each city. If you wish to be picked up at your accommodation then you will need to book a private tour.
  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Alsace Shared Tours?

    You have to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure. If you are having difficulties finding the meeting point you must call us at our office number +33 556 152 609 so that we may help you find the exact area. Please note that tours leave on time and if you are not there at the designated area and indicated time the driver/guide will leave. If you do not present yourself on time, we will try our best to reschedule your tour. If that is not possible, your absence will be considered as a 'no show' and we will not be able to refund your tour. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Strasbourg?

    Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
  • Are all entrance fees / tasting fees included?

    Yes, all the entrance fees / tasting fees for visits mentioned in the itinerary during our shared tours are included.
  • Where will we have time for lunch during the tours?

    The timing of each day has been carefully planned so that you have sufficient time for lunch during the day. On day 2, you will have some free time in Strasbourg after the Gourmet Walking Tour. On day 3 you will have some time in Riquewihr or Ribeauville that has a very large amount of restaurant options.
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