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Ophorus Tours - Gems of Alsace Shared Day Trip From Colmar

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Gems of Alsace Shared Day Trip From Colmar

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A Full Day Tour Showcasing the Best of Alsace

Highlights

  • Explore Wonderful Alsace from Colmar
  • Enjoy a guided wine tasting
  • Discover magical villages including the fairytale Riquewihr
  • Explore the fantastic Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
  • English speaking Guides, local Experts of Alsace

Program & Itinerary

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, ...

Meet your English Speaking Driver/Guide who is a local Expert on Alsace

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.

Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to visit local Alsace villages.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system which means that everyone will hear the guide's commentary during driving time, even if you are seated in the back of the van! Also, we have bottled water at your disposal and you can use our free wifi as you travel from one destination to another.

Visit the village of Eguisheim

Your day trip from Colmar will start with the visit of the small town of Eguisheim. The village is a perfect starting point for a full day tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village. 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, passing by the village of Turckheim, where you can admire plenty of traditional Alsace style houses, overflowing with flowers.

Then reach Riquewihr

Your tour then continues onto 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 and remained virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

After Lunch Follow the Breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’ and Visit a Mighty Castle

Located between the Rhine Valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old Alsace Wine Route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through beautiful villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple. The area is also dotted with medieval castles. 

As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines. Alsace white wines are famous all over France. Alsace wines are Varietal wines, the most famous grapes include Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Sylvaner.

End the day with the visit of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

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. 

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  • 09:20 am

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

  • 09:30 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 - Gems of Alsace Shared Day Trip From Colmar

Know before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • If minimum number is not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund the tour
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
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

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

7 reviews
  • Pete S

    05, Nov 2019

    Highlight of our trip ! 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,...
  • 綾子 三

    15, Oct 2019

    エギスハイム、カイゼルベルグ、リクヴィル、ユナヴィルを廻る、コルマール9時発、13時戻りの半日ツアー。 エギスハイムは自由時間無し、ガイドさんに付いて観光。 家のスタイルの説明は分かりやすい。私が英語は少ししか分からないと言ったから、いつもよりゆっくり話してくれてるかも。(ドイツ人も英語堪能) 他の村は、それぞれ30~50分の自由時間あり。...
  • kathyk144653

    29, Sep 2019

    Great day trip from Colmar ! We were very happy we chose the small group Gems of Alsace tour from Colmar. The group consisted of us snd another couple...
  • Travellady1040

    01, May 2019

    Fantastic Day!
    We chose this tour because we did not have a car and wanted to see several of the Route des Vins towns as well as Haut Koenigsbourg...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Visit of Eguisheim village 
  • Wine tasting in a typical winstub
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions 
  • Personal insurance and 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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