Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
The Essential One Day Experience of Alsace
Visit the Enchanting Town of Colmar
Explore the Villages Along the Wine Route to Riquewihr
Visit Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
510€ Per Group from 2 to 8 persons
Available all year round, on request, except May 1, Dec. 24 & 25, Jan 1
Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.
Pick up from your centrally located Strasbourg hotel.
Guided walking tour of Colmar
Visit of Eguisheim village
Wine tasting in a typical caveau
Visit of Riquewirh
Follow the Alsace wine route
Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
English speaking driver guide
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
Bottled water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board
Personal insurance and expenses
Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
Gratuities for the driver/guide
Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
Private Sightseeing Excursion Through Alsace Region
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.
Pick up in Strasbourg and depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments, the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, Saint Martin collegiate church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of small Venice or of the tanners.
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.
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.
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.
Good to Know
- This tour involves long distance walks, cobblestone streets and stairs that can be challenging.
- Maximum 8 passengers per tour.
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- 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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