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Ophorus Tours - From Colmar to WW I Alsace Museums & Sights tour private

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From Colmar to WW I Alsace Museums & Sights tour private

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A WWI historical insight in a long-disputed region. From Colmar, follow a small group private day trip to visit the Hartmannswillerkopf Memorial and learn about the Battle of the trenches in Alsace. Visit the Linge Memorial in the Vosges.

Highlights

  • Understand the Troubled History of the Alsace Region
  • See the new Hartmanswillerkopf WW I Memorial Site
  • Enjoy splendid views of the Vosges Ridge Road
  • Visit the Col du Linge Memorial Museum
  • Alsace Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Alsace History
What is Included / Excluded for this tour

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a poignant journey as you explore the historical landmarks and memorials of the Great War on this full-day tour from your centrally located accommodation in Colmar. Your expert English-speaking driver/guide will greet you in the morning, providing a comprehensive overview of the program and itinerary for the day. Board our premium air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring your comfort throughout ...

Experience the Great War: Full-Day Tour from Colmar

Embark on a poignant journey as you explore the historical landmarks and memorials of the Great War on this full-day tour from your centrally located accommodation in Colmar. Your expert English-speaking driver/guide will greet you in the morning, providing a comprehensive overview of the program and itinerary for the day. Board our premium air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring your comfort throughout the tour, and prepare to delve into the highlights of the Alsace region.

Visit the Hartmannswillerkopf Memorial

Commence your day by immersing yourself in the solemn remembrance of the Great War at the iconic Hartmannswillerkopf Memorial. Known as the "man-eater," this summit witnessed harrowing battles and serves as a somber tribute to the fallen soldiers. 

Standing at an altitude of 1000m, it offers breathtaking views of the Alsace valley and the Black Forest. Reflect on the immense sacrifice made by 30,000 French and German soldiers who fought fiercely for this strategic observation post. Witness the remnants of the trenches and experience the battlefield that endured relentless artillery fire, gas attacks, and flamethrowers. 

Classified as a historical monument, this site stands as one of the four national monuments dedicated to this tragic period. Capture the beauty of the Ridge Road, which winds along the Vosges Mountains, before savoring a delectable "macaire lunch" at one of the charming farmhouses.

Explore the Linge Memorial Museum

In the afternoon, your journey continues to the Linge Memorial Museum, commemorating the battles in the Vosges during the First World War. Located on the very grounds where the historical events unfolded, the museum vividly portrays the living conditions and combat experiences of the troops, shedding light on the logistical challenges they faced. 

Step onto the battlefield, where well-preserved German defenses stand alongside the remains of French positions constructed from lighter materials. Gain a deeper understanding of the unimaginable difficulties faced by the attacking forces in 1915, resulting in a staggering death toll of 17,000 casualties within three months of intense fighting.

Conclude your tour with a return to Colmar, carrying the weight of history and a profound appreciation for the sacrifices made during the Great War.

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Colmar

  • Visit the Hartmanswillerkopf Memorial of Alsace

  • Scenic Drive on the Vosges Ridge Road

  • Optional Farmhouse lunch (at own expense)

  • Visit the Linge Pass Museum and Trenches

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Colmar

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Ophorus Tours - From Colmar to WW I Alsace Museums & Sights tour private
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Ophorus Tours - From Colmar to WW I Alsace Museums & Sights tour private
Ophorus Tours - From Colmar to WW I Alsace Museums & Sights tour private
Ophorus Tours - From Colmar to WW I Alsace Museums & Sights tour private

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.

  • Alsace Tour available from April to October (except May 1st, Easter week-end)
  • 8 hour Private Memorial Tour
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Entrance fees can be paid directly on the spot
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Colmar

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Colmar or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Colmar at no extra cost.

Other possible pick up locations :
  • Riquewihr
  • Kayserberg (Le Chambard; Hotel Kle)
  • Illhausern (Hotel des Berges)
  • Breisach (River cruise port)
  • Rouffach (Chateau d'Isenbourg)

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

5.0/5 (1 reviews)
  • robb vrooman

    21, May 2023

    Jerome was an amazing host/driver/guide. Great all day your.
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Included

  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

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

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Colmar?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Who conducts these Alsace private day trips from Colmar?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking guides that are also, in most cases, the driver. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both driver and guide.
  • Is the price per person or per group?

    All our private tours are priced per group of 2 to maximum 8 passengers.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Colmar?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. You can talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
  • Is this Private Full Day Tour of Alsace only available in English?

    No, our talented, in-house multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. Just ask for availability.
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