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Ophorus Tours - Alsace

Alsace

Explore Alsace's charming towns, picturesque countryside, and world-famous Wine Route. Savor renowned white wines like Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Discover Strasbourg's iconic cathedral and Petite France, or wander Colmar's cobbled streets. Immerse yourself in local delights, from hearty choucroute to festive Christmas markets.

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Alsace's Enchantment: Wine, Villages & Unforgettable Experiences Explore Alsace's Charms with Ophorus Tours Nestled in eastern France, Alsace is a region where French flair meets German heritage, creating a captivating blend of culture, architecture, and gastronomy. With its half-timbered houses, world-renowned vineyards, and vibrant history, Alsace offers a picturesque setting that feels straight out of a fairy tale. Immerse Yourself in Strasbourg's Fairy Tale Atmosphere Start your journey in Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its awe-inspiring Notre-Dame Cathedral and quaint canals. The city’s blend of medieval and modern is perfect for those looking to explore rich ...

Alsace's Enchantment: Wine, Villages & Unforgettable Experiences

Explore Alsace's Charms with Ophorus Tours

Nestled in eastern France, Alsace is a region where French flair meets German heritage, creating a captivating blend of culture, architecture, and gastronomy. With its half-timbered houses, world-renowned vineyards, and vibrant history, Alsace offers a picturesque setting that feels straight out of a fairy tale.

Immerse Yourself in Strasbourg's Fairy Tale Atmosphere

Start your journey in Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its awe-inspiring Notre-Dame Cathedral and quaint canals. The city’s blend of medieval and modern is perfect for those looking to explore rich history and vibrant city life.

Don’t miss our Strasbourg tours, which will take you through historical landmarks and hidden local spots.

Discover the Wine Routes of Alsace

For wine enthusiasts, our Alsace wine tours from Colmar or Strasbourg are a must.

Dive into the heart of the wine country to explore renowned vineyards that dot the rolling hills, sample exquisite Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer, and learn about the region's winemaking traditions from local experts.

Culinary Delights: From Market Strolls to Gourmet Adventures

Foodies will delight in the culinary tours offered in Strasbourg or Colmar. Experience local favorites like choucroute, tarte flambée, and kougelhopf.

Explore farmers' markets, join cooking demonstrations, or celebrate the region's flavors at food festivals with our guided gourmet tours.

Seasonal Magic: Alsace Christmas Markets Tour

Embrace the festive spirit with an enchanting stroll through Alsace's Christmas Markets. These seasonal tours highlight local crafts, holiday treats, and the warm, festive atmosphere that makes Alsace famous during the winter months.

Active Adventures and Cultural Deep Dives

Adventure seekers can hit the scenic cycling routes or take a leisurely hike through vineyards and villages. History buffs will find treasures at the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar or the Musée Alsacien in Strasbourg.

Our private day trips from Strasbourg extend to exploring castles, secluded villages, and stunning natural landscapes.

Tailored Experiences for Every Visitor

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, cultural immersion, or outdoor activities, Ophorus offers tailored tours that cater to all interests. Every journey with us promises personalized attention and an unforgettable exploration of Alsace’s rich tapestry.

Book Your Dream Alsace Escape

Ready to explore the unique charm of Alsace? Contact Ophorus today to book your personalized tour and ensure a spot on this magical adventure. Learn more about our diverse tour offerings and start planning your visit on our Ophorus Alsace Tours page.

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FAQ

  • Where is Alsace?

    Alsace is a region in eastern France known for its beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages, and world-renowned wines. Located on the border with Germany, Alsace has a unique blend of French and German cultures, making it a popular destination for tourists. Alsace is situated in the Grand Est region of France, bordered by the Vosges Mountains to the west and the Rhine River to the east. The region is made up of two departments: Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin. Strasbourg, the capital of the Grand Est region, is located in the heart of Alsace. The city is known for its beautiful architecture, including the stunning Strasbourg Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century. The Alsace region is also famous for its wine production. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the Vosges Mountains and produce some of the finest white wines in the world, including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Other popular attractions in Alsace include the picturesque towns of Colmar, Riquewihr, and Eguisheim, which are famous for their half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. The region is also home to several historic castles, including the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg and the Château de Fleckenstein. In addition to its beautiful scenery and historic landmarks, Alsace is also known for its delicious cuisine. Traditional Alsatian dishes include choucroute (sauerkraut with sausages and potatoes), flammekueche (a thin-crust pizza with crème fraîche, onions, and bacon), and baeckeoffe (a hearty meat and vegetable stew). Whether you're interested in history, culture, or cuisine, Alsace has something to offer every type of traveler. With its beautiful scenery, charming villages, and delicious wines and food, it's no wonder that Alsace is one of the most popular destinations in France.
  • How to get to Alsace France from Paris?

    The easiest way to get from Paris to the Alsace region is to take the speed train TGV from Paris Gare de l'Est station and stop in Strasbourg. This will take less than 2 hours as the train travels at more than 300kms/hour. You can also reach Colmar easily by train.
  • How long is the Alsace wine route?

    The legendary Alsace wine trail also known as the Alsace wine route stretches from Marlenheim to Thann and is more than 170 kms long - 106 miles.
  • What is Alsace known for?

    The Alsace region of France is known for being one of the prettiest regions of France with its beautiful, traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes made up of vineyards, valleys and mountain ranges. Alsace white wines are particularly well known especially when it comes to Grands Crus wines, sweet white wines or ice wines. Alsace is also known for being a great foody destination with specialties such as bakeoff, flammekueche, sauerkraut, local pastries and more.
  • What to visit in Alsace?

    There area many attractions & sites to visit in Alsace. Our private and shared day trips will take you to the most famous attractions of the area. Follow one of our small group tours to discover the Alsace wine route including wine tastings at selected wineries. Visit beautiful small villages such as Eguisheim, Riquewihr or Obernai. Participate in one of our guided walking tours in Colmar or Strasbourg with an accredited tour guide.
  • Where to stay in Alsace France?

    Alsace, a picturesque region in eastern France, offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and exquisite cuisine. If you're planning a visit to this enchanting destination, you'll find a range of charming accommodations that capture the essence of Alsace. From cozy guesthouses nestled in vineyards to boutique hotels in historic towns, there are options to suit every traveler's preference. In this article, we'll guide you through the best places to stay in Alsace, ensuring a memorable and comfortable experience. 1. Strasbourg: Historic Charm and Vibrant Atmosphere: Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, is a popular choice for travelers seeking a mix of history and lively ambiance. The city offers a range of accommodations, including luxurious hotels in the city center, charming guesthouses in traditional Alsatian buildings, and modern apartments. Staying in Strasbourg allows easy access to its architectural marvels like the Strasbourg Cathedral and the charming La Petite France neighborhood. 2. Colmar: Fairytale Setting and Romantic Charm: Colmar, known as the "Little Venice" of Alsace, is a romantic and picturesque town with colorful half-timbered houses and canals. It offers a variety of accommodations that cater to different budgets and preferences. From luxury hotels with views of the charming Old Town to cozy bed and breakfasts nestled in the historic quarters, Colmar provides an idyllic base for exploring the region's vineyards and nearby attractions. 3. Riquewihr: Quintessential Alsatian Experience: For a truly authentic Alsatian experience, consider staying in the fairytale village of Riquewihr. This well-preserved medieval town is renowned for its enchanting atmosphere and vineyard-covered surroundings. Charming guesthouses and boutique hotels are available within the village, allowing you to immerse yourself in its magical ambiance. Enjoy the tranquility, stroll through the cobbled streets, and savor the local wines and cuisine. 4. Eguisheim: Charming and Picturesque: Eguisheim, voted the "Favorite Village of the French" in 2013, is another excellent choice for accommodation in Alsace. This circular village is known for its concentric streets, colorful facades, and flower-filled balconies. Stay in one of the cozy guesthouses or bed and breakfasts within the village walls to fully experience its charm. Enjoy leisurely walks, explore the nearby vineyards, and indulge in the Alsatian gastronomy. 5. Wine Route: Vineyard Retreats and Winery Stays: If you're a wine enthusiast or nature lover, consider staying along the famous Alsace Wine Route. This scenic route meanders through vineyards, picturesque villages, and charming towns. You'll find a range of accommodations, including vineyard retreats, winery stays, and countryside bed and breakfasts. Wake up to breathtaking views, enjoy wine tastings, and embrace the tranquility of the countryside.
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