Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
Explore the Wonderful Alsace from Colmar
Enjoy a Guided Wine Tasting
Discover Magical Villages Including the Fairytale Riquewihr
Explore the Fantastic Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
130€ Per Person
65€ per child (ages 4-12)
From 9:30am to 5:30pm
1 April 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
Shared Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.
1 Place Scheurer Kestner, 68000 Colmar
(In front of CGR cinema)
Visit of Turkheim village or similar
Wine tasting in a typical winstub
Visit of Riquewihr
Follow the Alsace wine route
Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
English speaking driver guide
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum
Free Wifi access on board
Personal insurance and expenses
Meals & drinks
Gratuities for the driver/guide
Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned on the program
A Full Day Showcasing the Best of the Alsace
Today, the most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. Depart from Colmar and discover the small village of Turckheim. The village is a perfect start point for a tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village with fewer tourists.
Throughout the centre of Turckheim there are plenty of traditional Alsace style houses to admire, overflowing with flowers, and a few specific buildings of interest: mostly dating from the 16th and 17th century. These include the town hall, the hospital and the guard house. The most notable features are the fortifications and the three original gateways that surround the old town. While these defences are common in some parts of France they are very unusual in the Alsace region.
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.
Following a Stop for Lunch, Follow the Breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’
Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old wine 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. As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines.
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.
Good to Know
- Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum.
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets.
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
- Winery visit is not private.
- Tour not suitable for infants under age of 4.
- Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price.
- Prices are per person.
- Currency is in Euro.
- Possible languages: English
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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