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Ophorus Tours - Alsace Day Tour: From Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg

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Alsace Day Tour: From Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg

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Explore Alsace's Gems in a Day: Join Our Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg. Embark on a guided tour of Colmar, journey along the scenic Alsace wine route to Riquewihr, and delve into history at Haut Koenigsbourg castle with expert guidance.

Highlights

  • Experience the stunning landscapes of the Alsace region.
  • Explore the enchanting streets of Colmar's old town.
  • Step back in time in the medieval village of Riquewihr.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle.
  • Enjoy informative guided tours at each stop.
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Program & Itinerary

Unveiling the Treasures of Alsace Embark on an Enthralling Day Trip from Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr, and Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Our journey commences at the Strasbourg Tourism Office, located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale, offering seamless access from downtown hotels and the iconic Petite France district.Welcomed by our English-speaking guide, recognizable by our tour name and Ophorus logo, ...

Unveiling the Treasures of Alsace

Embark on an Enthralling Day Trip from Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr, and Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Our journey commences at the Strasbourg Tourism Office, located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale, offering seamless access from downtown hotels and the iconic Petite France district.

Meet Your Knowledgeable Guide

Welcomed by our English-speaking guide, recognizable by our tour name and Ophorus logo, you'll receive a warm introduction and a comprehensive overview of the day's itinerary. Settle into our air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, equipped with an onboard P/A system for an immersive journey through Alsace's wonders.

Discover the Charms of Colmar, Eguisheim & Riquewihr

Our adventure begins with a visit to Colmar, a gem celebrated by Frommer's as one of the region's most enchanting towns. Colmar's blend of French and German influences is evident in its medieval and Renaissance architecture, dating from the 14th to 17th centuries.

Stroll through 'Little Venice', where charming half-timbered houses line picturesque canals adorned with vibrant flowers. Admire architectural landmarks such as the Maison des Tetes and the Koifhus, and explore the Pfister House's intricate woodwork.

Colmar's Saint Martin Church, a Gothic masterpiece, beckons with its soaring spire and serene ambiance. Gain insights into its history and significance as you delve into the heart of Colmar's cultural heritage.

Venturing onward, we arrive at the quaint villages of Eguisheim and Riquewihr, nestled amidst vineyards. Wander through flower-lined streets, marvel at half-timbered houses, and soak in the architectural splendor of these medieval gems.

Embark on a Scenic Journey Along the Alsace Wine Route

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Alsace Wine Route, winding through rolling vineyards and charming villages. Capture stunning landscapes and absorb the rich viticultural heritage that defines this enchanting region.

Experience the Grandeur of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

Our grand finale awaits at Haut Koenigsbourg Castle, a medieval fortress steeped in history and perched atop a hill. Originally built in the 12th century, the castle offers panoramic views of the surrounding valley, serving as a strategic stronghold for centuries.

Haut Koenigsbourg Castle played a pivotal role in the region's turbulent history, witnessing conflicts between France and Germany. Explore its well-preserved structures and defensive features, gaining insights into medieval warfare and castle life.

As you traverse the castle's various rooms, including the Great Hall and the Lord's Bedroom, imagine the castle bustling with activity centuries ago. Discover the castle's strategic importance in controlling vital trade routes and maintaining regional dominance.

Savor Sweeping Views and Photographic Moments

Ascend to the castle's towers for panoramic vistas of the Alsace countryside, a sight to behold for photographers and history enthusiasts alike. Capture the essence of this captivating region and create lasting memories against the backdrop of lush vineyards and medieval splendor.

Book Your Alsace Adventure Today!

Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the beauty, history, and flavors of Alsace on an unforgettable day trip from Strasbourg. Reserve your tour now and embark on a journey through the heart of this enchanting region, guided by our knowledgeable local experts.

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  • 08:50 am

    Meet your guide in front of the Strasbourg Tourisme Office

  • 09:00 am

    Begin your day trip from Strasbourg to Colmar & the villages

  • 10:00 am

    Guided walking tour of Colmar, free time

  • 11:45 am

    Visit the village of Eguisheim

  • 01:00 pm

    Visit Riquewihr village and free time for lunch

  • 03:00 pm

    Guided visit of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

  • 06:00 pm

    Drop off in Strasbourg - Place Gutenberg

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Ophorus Tours - Alsace Day Tour: From Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg
Ophorus Tours - Alsace Day Tour: From Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg
Ophorus Tours - Alsace Day Tour: From Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg
Ophorus Tours - Alsace Day Tour: From Strasbourg to Colmar, Riquewihr & Haut Koenigsbourg

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 clients informed in case modifications or cancellations are to be made to insure the safest possible travel options.

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  • Small group day trip from Strasbourg France
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on tour
Important information:

Haut Koenigsbourg castle visit: Visit of the castle can be challenging (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)

Children:
Every traveler, including childrens, must have a booked seat as per legal requirements, and carrying childrens on your lap is not allowed. Please specify the age of the child when booking so we can provide an appropriate car seat if needed.

Meeting point

17 Place de la Cathédrale 67000 Strasbourg

Departure

Pick up in front of Strasbourg Tourism Office. 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 near original departure point. You will be dropped off at Place Gutenberg.

Reviews

4.9/5 (108 reviews)
  • Ramon Bernal

    21, May 2024

    Dear Ophorus Team,, The tour was really nice. Places visited during the tour were amazing and even better thanks to the explanations and good recommendations...
  • Nica Remus

    20, May 2024

    A particularly beautiful experience, even if it was a rainy day, with a well-documented, oriented guide with a good sense of humor, who knew how to make...
  • Richard Moose

    20, May 2024

    Thank you for a very nice day in the Alsace region of France. We learned a lot from our guide, Jerome is very personable and was a pleasure to have as...
  • Cathy Smith

    14, May 2024

    We had a wonderful trip with our guide, Thierry. He’s very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend.
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Included

  • Travel in premium minivan
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Guided walking tour of Colmar
  • Visit of Eguisheim village
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Haut Koenigsbourg castle tickets & visit

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified
  • 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 Strasbourg leave from a centrally located meeting point, right next to the Cathedral. 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 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.
  • Who conducts these Alsace shared tours from Strasbourg?

    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 Strasbourg?

    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 Pearls 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 are included.
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