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Ophorus Tours - Explore Colmar's beauty: Exclusive tour from Strasbourg

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Explore Colmar's beauty: Exclusive tour from Strasbourg

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  • English

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Discover Colmar's Enchantment: A Scenic Half-Day Tour from Strasbourg. Experience the beauty of Colmar, famed for its breathtaking architecture, idyllic canals, and fine wines. Wander through historic cobblestone lanes with an expert guide.

Highlights

  • Wander through the picturesque Little Venice district.
  • Explore the Gothic beauty of Saint-Martin Church.
  • Admire the Renaissance elegance of Pfister House.
  • Discover art treasures at the Unterlinden Museum.
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Join us for an enriching half-day tour from Strasbourg to Colmar, where the corridors of time reveal themselves through the town's exquisite architecture, compelling history, and vibrant cultural scenes. This tour is specifically tailored for international visitors, offering a comprehensive insight into the unique charm and historical significance of Alsace's most picturesque town.Scenic Journey to ...

Delve into Colmar's Heritage: A Detailed Historical and Cultural Half-Day Tour from Strasbourg

Join us for an enriching half-day tour from Strasbourg to Colmar, where the corridors of time reveal themselves through the town's exquisite architecture, compelling history, and vibrant cultural scenes. This tour is specifically tailored for international visitors, offering a comprehensive insight into the unique charm and historical significance of Alsace's most picturesque town.

Scenic Journey to Alsace's Historical Heart Embark from Strasbourg on a journey through Alsace's breathtaking countryside, dotted with quaint villages and vine-covered slopes, setting the stage for the historical marvel that is Colmar. As you arrive, the town's storybook feel and rich cultural tapestry warmly welcome you, ready to unfold its centuries-old history.

Saint-Martin Church: A Gothic Masterpiece 

Your exploration in Colmar begins with the Saint-Martin Church, an architectural jewel of Gothic design dating back to the 13th century. Marvel at its soaring spires, intricate stained glass, and the finely sculpted portals that depict biblical stories, showcasing the artistic and spiritual depth of the medieval period. The church stands as a testament to Colmar's historical resilience and devotion.

Pfister House: Renaissance Elegance 

Next, discover the Pfister House, an emblem of Renaissance elegance and wealth. Built in 1537 for the hatter Ludwig Scherer, this house is renowned for its ornate, wooden gallery, octagonal turret, and murals that narrate biblical tales and ancient Roman scenes. The Pfister House not only highlights the prosperous trade routes of the past but also Colmar's rich artistic heritage.

Little Venice District: Colmar's Enchanting Waterways 

Stroll through the Little Venice district, where the Lauch River gently flows, mirroring the quaint, half-timbered houses lining its banks. This area, with its charming bridges and vibrant floral displays, offers a peaceful retreat into Colmar's serene beauty, reminiscent of the Venetian canals, and is a favorite subject for photographers and artists alike.

Unterlinden Museum: A Cultural Treasury 

An optional visit to the Unterlinden Museum provides a deep dive into Alsace's artistic achievements. Home to the Issenheim Altarpiece, an intense depiction of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection by Grünewald, the museum spans from prehistoric artifacts to modern art. This cultural institution encapsulates the region's rich historical narrative and creative spirit.

Embrace Personal Discovery 

The tour also allocates free time for personal exploration, allowing you to wander Colmar's enchanting streets at your leisure, perhaps discovering a cozy café or a local artisan shop, creating your own connections with the town's vibrant past and present.

As the day concludes and you journey back to Strasbourg, the memories of Colmar's historical sites, cultural landmarks, and the tranquil beauty of its canals will leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Embark on this detailed exploration of Colmar with us, where every step is a journey through history, and every sight unveils the soul of Alsace.

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  • 02:00 pm

    Depart from Strasbourg meeting point

  • 03:00 pm

    Reach Colmar

  • 03:10 pm

    Guided walking tour of Colmar

  • 03:50 pm

    Free time for personal discovery. Why not visit the Unterlinden Museum (on your own)?

  • 05:00 pm

    Depart from Colmar

  • 06:00 pm

    Arrive in Strasbourg and end of our services.

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Ophorus Tours - Explore Colmar's beauty: Exclusive tour from Strasbourg
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Ophorus Tours - Explore Colmar's beauty: Exclusive tour from Strasbourg
Ophorus Tours - Explore Colmar's beauty: Exclusive tour from Strasbourg

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 seson. 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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  • Alsace half day trip from Strasbourg
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • 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

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

Meeting point

8 Place de la Gare Strasbourg

Departure

8 Place de la Gare (facing train station - next to the pharmacy) 67000 STRASBOURG

Return

8 Place de la Gare (facing train station - next to the pharmacy) 67000 STRASBOURG

Reviews

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
  • Dilip Gogte

    03, Jul 2024

    Your representative was on time and we had a very enjoyable and pleasure tour of colmar. Pauline was very courtious and knowledgeable and explained lot...
  • Maria

    06, Sep 2023

    It was a very lovely tour of just 5 hours ,to visit wonderful places not far from Colmar ,as the wine road and the traditional villages .All these places...
  • Tushar Ganvir

    31, Aug 2023

    This was the best part of our vacation in Colmar. The tour was very informative and also entertaining. Thierry was very interactive and took us to wonderful...
  • Vyache

    17, Aug 2023

    Tour and quide were perfect. Everything was well organized. Minivan new and clean. Vine in
    the villages was very good)
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  • English-speaking driver/guide, expert in Alsace 
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans

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