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Ophorus Tours - The Pearls of Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg

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The Pearls of Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg

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Discover the Highlights of Alsace in One Day

Highlights

  • The Essential 1 Day Experience of Alsace
  • Visit enchanting Colmar & Eguisheim village
  • Enjoy free time for lunch and wine tasting in stunning Riquewihr
  • English visit of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle with your guide
  • English speaking guides, local experts of Alsace

Program & Itinerary

This morning, we will come and pick you up in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office. The Strasbourg tourist office is located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale 67000 Strasbourg, in the heart of the city, next to the Cathedral. The tourism office is located close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance.Upon arrival at the meeting point, you ...

Pick up at centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg 

This morning, we will come and pick you up in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office. The Strasbourg tourist office is located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale 67000 Strasbourg, in the heart of the city, next to the Cathedral. The tourism office is located close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance.

Meet your English Speaking Driver/Guide who is a local Expert of 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 Colmar.

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.

Beautiful Towns, Villages & Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!

This tour has been carefully designed for travelers that wish to get the most out of their stay here in Alsace. The Pearls of Alsace tour combines what we believe are the most essential visits that one must make while in the region. It includes the visits of towns, monuments, small traditional villages and historical landmarks.

Visit Colmar

Your first destination of the day is Colmar. Described by Frommer’s as ‘one of the most attractive towns in Alsace’, Colmar is situated in east-central France, in a border region that was once disputed between France and Germany. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum with the Isenheim Altarpiece. Colmar is also one of the gateways to the Alsace Wine Route. Your tour will certainly lead you to the “Maison des Tetes”, an outstanding German Renaissance building and to the Little Venice neighborhood where gorgeous half timbered houses are lined along the Lauch River. Other significant landmarks include the Koifhus, the Pfister house, Saint Martin church, the covered market. Finally, your guide will certainly mention Bartholdi, the sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty and who was born in Colmar in 1834.

Explore Eguisheim & Riquewihr villages

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.

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.

Visit 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. After the visit return to Strasbourg.

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  • 08:50 am

    Meet your guide in front of the Strasbourg Tourisme Office

  • 09:00 am

    Depart from Strasbourg Tourism Office

  • 10:00 am

    Guided walking tour of Colmar, free time

  • 11:45 am

    Visit the village of Eguisheim

  • 01:00 pm

    Visit Riquewihr and free time for lunch

  • 03:00 pm

    Guided visit of Haut Koenigsbourg

  • 06:00 pm

    Drop off in Strasbourg - Place Gutenberg

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Ophorus Tours - The Pearls of Alsace Shared Day Trip From Strasbourg

Know before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • 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

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

19 reviews
  • Diane Van H

    08, Jul 2021

    Hello Our tour was very nice. We had a private guidance and Pauline was always very attentive and learned us a lot about the Elzas. The tour and surely...
  • humberto ricardo

    03, Jul 2020

    Salimos hora exacta, lugar indicado, nuestra guía muy amable

    What did you enjoy the most? Conocer Alsacia. y lo confiable de la empresa turistica
  • Martina (Switzerland)

    15, Nov 2019

    Sind pünktlich losgefahren und Laurent hat uns während der Autofahrt viel gezeigt, erklärt und uns gut unterhalten. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten waren auch...
  • Pascale (France)

    24, Oct 2019

    Une guide francophone très investie Une organisation parfaite Un beau temps d’octobre pour découvrir Colmar une ville superbe et les environs. What did...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Guided walking tour of Colmar
  • Visit of Eguisheim village
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

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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