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Ophorus Tours - Eguisheim, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg – An Alsace Journey from Colmar

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Eguisheim, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg – An Alsace Journey from Colmar

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A Full Day Tour Showcasing the Best of Alsace. From Colmar, visit the village of Eguisheim located along the Alsace wine route. Reach the beautiful village of Riquewihr where you can taste Alsace wines then visit Haut Koenigsbourg castle.

Highlights

  • Discover charming villages like Eguisheim with its colorful half-timbered houses.
  • Explore the captivating 16th-century town of Riquewihr, encircled by ancient ramparts.
  • Sample renowned Alsatian white wines - Riesling, Gewürztraminer & more during a tasting.
  • Travel the scenic Alsace Wine Route - 170km of vineyards, villages & medieval castles.
  • Visit the majestic Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle for stunning views & rich history.
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Program & Itinerary

Alsace Enchantment : Villages, Wine & History Your Alsatian adventure begins at the designated meeting point, where your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide, a local expert, awaits. Look for the tour sign featuring the recognizable Ophorus logo for a seamless connection. Our guides proudly wear nominative badges for easy identification.After introductions, your guide will provide ...

Alsace Enchantment : Villages, Wine & History 

Your Alsatian adventure begins at the designated meeting point, where your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide, a local expert, awaits. Look for the tour sign featuring the recognizable Ophorus logo for a seamless connection. Our guides proudly wear nominative badges for easy identification.

After introductions, your guide will provide a detailed overview of the day's itinerary. Then, step into our comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan equipped with an onboard P.A. system, ensuring everyone can enjoy the insightful commentary throughout the scenic journey, regardless of their seat.

Immerse Yourself in Picturesque Villages

Our first stop is the charming village of Eguisheim, nestled amidst rolling vineyards. Explore its narrow, concentric streets adorned with vibrantly decorated half-timbered houses, each adding to the village's traditional Alsatian charm.

Next, continue your journey to the captivating town of Riquewihr. Encircled by ancient ramparts, Riquewihr offers a glimpse into the 16th century with its narrow streets, fortified walls, and well-preserved houses creating a harmonious display of architecture. Enjoy free time to wander through the town and savor a delicious lunch (not included).

Explore the Scenic Alsace Wine Route

The afternoon unfolds with a scenic drive along the legendary Alsace Wine Route. This 170-kilometer route winds between the Rhine Valley and the Vosges Mountains, offering breathtaking views of vine-covered hills, quaint villages with flower-adorned houses, and charming local churches. Keep an eye out for the impressive medieval castles that dot the landscape.

In one of these charming villages, you'll have the opportunity to experience a delightful wine tasting session. Sample the region's renowned white wines, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Sylvaner, each celebrated for their exceptional quality and unique flavors.

Conclude Your Day at Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Your journey concludes with a visit to the majestic Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, a formidable fortress proudly overlooking the valley. Built in the 12th century, the castle held a strategic position, controlling vital trade routes. Join your guide for a tour and explore the castle's rich history, marveling at the commanding views it offers.

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on an unforgettable adventure through the scenic villages and vineyards of Alsace. Book your spot today and join us as we unveil the beauty, history, and flavors of this remarkable region.

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  • 09:20 am

    Meet your Guide in front of CGR Cinema at Place Scheurer Kestner

  • 09:30 am

    Departure is in front of CGR cinema at Place Scheurer

  • 10:00 am

    Arrival in Eguisheim and Guided walk of the village

  • 12:00 pm

    Arrival in Riquewihr, guided walk and free time for lunch and personal discovery

  • 02:00 pm

    Visit and wine tasting at a local winery

  • 03:00 pm

    Guided tour of Haut koenigsbourg Castle

  • 05:30 pm

    Drop off at Place Scheurer Kestner in Colmar

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Ophorus Tours - Eguisheim, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg – An Alsace Journey from Colmar
Ophorus Tours - Eguisheim, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg – An Alsace Journey from Colmar
Ophorus Tours - Eguisheim, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg – An Alsace Journey from Colmar

Know before you book

Please note that, all tours are subject to modification of itinerary or cancellation in case of unexpected events such as weather conditions - especially in Alsace during winter season. Our team will keep you informed in case modifications or cancellations are to be made to insure the safest possible travel options.


  • Instant confirmation: Secure your spot right away!
  • Bring your own water bottle: We're eco-friendly and no longer provide plastic bottles.
  • Colmar day trips: Explore Alsace from Colmar.
  • Minimum 2 adults: Tour requires at least 2 bookings to operate (we'll reschedule or refund if needed).
  • English guided tour: Experience the tour in English with our expert guide.
  • Small group experience: Enjoy personalized attention with a maximum of 8 participants.
  • Comfortable shoes: Tour involves walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.
  • Accessibility: Please note this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Pricing: Prices are listed per person in Euros (EUR).
  • Child policy: All participants, including children, require a booked seat. Carrying children on laps is not allowed.
  • Child age: Indicate child's age at booking for a proper car seat (if needed).
  • Reduced rates: Children aged 4-12 qualify for discounted rates.
  • Age restriction: Children under 4 years old are not permitted on the tour.

Meeting point

1 Place Scheurer Kestner - in front of CGR Cinema 68000 COLMAR

Departure

Pick up in front of CGR Cinema at Place Scheurer Kestner. Guide will have a sign with company logo and tour name. Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

5.0/5 (11 reviews)
  • 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...
  • Ruth E

    20, Sep 2023

    This trip was amazing. Was more than we ever expected. Damien was superb with his knowledge and his humor and entertainment . Would highly recommend this...
  • Alistair Y

    19, Jun 2023

    Great trip, wonderful countryside and ancient monuments, castles, and small towns .Thiery was a wonderful guide, informative, knowledgeable, and witty,...
  • Angela L.

    01, Apr 2023

    It was wonderful in every way! Damien was a beautiful person who was engaging, knowledgable, and made the entire trip so fun! It rained the entire day...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Visit of Eguisheim village 
  • Wine tasting in a local winery
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • Haut Koenigsbourg tickets
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium A/C minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions 
  • Personal travel insurance & expenses
  • Meals, drinks 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you pick up at hotels on your Alsace shared tours?

    All our full day shared tours departing from Colmar leave from a centrally located meeting point, in front of the GCR Cinema at Place Scheurer Kestner. If you would like to be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation then you will need to book a private tour.
  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Shared Alsace Tour?

    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 on 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. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Colmar?

    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.
  • Who conducts these Alsace shared tours from Colmar?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on. All our tour guides speak impeccable English and are local experts.
  • How strenuous is this tour?

    This tour includes some great deal of walking and Alsace villages have still a large number of cobblestone streets. The visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle includes walking and quite a number of stairs. This tour is definitely not recommended for persons with limited mobility.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Colmar?

    No, lunch is not included on our tours but program of the day has been designed so that you will have some free time for lunch in Riquewihr.
  • Are the entrance fees included on this Gems of Alsace tour?

    Yes, if there are some visits mentioned on the program, then the entrance fees are included. On this particular tour, entrance fees to Haut Koenigsbourg castle and one wine tasting session are included.
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