loading Ophorus Please wait
USE PROMO CODE ENJOYWINTER : 10% DISCOUNT ON SELECTION OF TOURS
logo Ophorus Tours Your order is being processed, please wait loading Ophorus
Ophorus Tours - Alsace

Alsace

Discover Alsace in France known for its charming towns, picturesque countryside, the Alsace Wine Route and its Christmas Markets. Visit Strasbourg, the Cathedral and Petite France neighborhood or why not follow a gourmet tour! Tour the vineyards & wineries to taste white wines, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Explore Colmar with its half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and Unterlinden Museum. Taste the local food such as choucroute, tarte-flambée or baeckeoffe.

52 trips match your search criteria

Duration
  • 0 - 3 hours
  • Half day
  • Full day
  • Multi-day
Participants
-
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 > 8
+
Tour type
  • Tickets
  • Activities
  • Shared Tours
  • Private Tours
  • Multi-Day Tours
  • Shore excursions
Categories
  • Wellness
  • Christmas Markets
  • Multi-regional
  • Packages
  • Food & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Day Trips
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Exclusive Travel
  • Honeymoon
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Shore Excursions
  • Sightseeing
  • Battlefields
  • Active
  • Walking Tours
  • Tickets
  • Special Offers
Regions
  • Burgundy
  • Alsace
  • Aquitaine
  • Brittany
  • Champagne
  • Dordogne
  • French Riviera
  • Hauts de France
  • Languedoc
  • Loire Valley
  • Normandy
  • Provence
  • Rhône-Alpes
  • Île-de-France
Cities
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Avignon
  • Bayeux
  • Beaune
  • Bordeaux
  • Colmar
  • Dijon
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Reims
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
  • Tours
View more +
  • Amboise
  • Annecy
  • Arcachon
  • Arles
  • Arras
  • Caen
  • Cannes
  • Carcassonne
  • Cognac
  • Lille
  • Montpellier
  • Mulhouse
  • Riquewihr
  • Saint-Émilion
  • Trémolat
  • Versailles
  • Épernay
View less -
Intensity
  • Active
  • Quiet
  • Relaxed
Price
  • 0 - 100€
  • 100 - 200€
  • 200 - 500€
  • 500 - 750€
  • 750 - 1000€
  • 1000+ €
Load More

Learn more about Alsace

The Alsace region of France Historic Wine Trails Charming Urban Centres Delicious Cuisine Picturesque Vistas  Welcome to Alsace, a charming region in eastern France known for its picturesque villages, delicious wines, and rich cultural heritage. Located on the border with Germany, Alsace has a unique blend of French and German influences that makes it a truly special destination. Getting There: Alsace is easily accessible by air, train, or car. The main airport in the region is Strasbourg Airport, which has connections to major cities in Europe. The region is also served by a high-speed train network with connections to Paris, Lyon, and other major cities in France. If you prefer to drive, ...

The Alsace region of France

  • Historic Wine Trails
  • Charming Urban Centres
  • Delicious Cuisine
  • Picturesque Vistas
     

Welcome to Alsace, a charming region in eastern France known for its picturesque villages, delicious wines, and rich cultural heritage. Located on the border with Germany, Alsace has a unique blend of French and German influences that makes it a truly special destination.

Getting There:

Alsace is easily accessible by air, train, or car. The main airport in the region is Strasbourg Airport, which has connections to major cities in Europe. The region is also served by a high-speed train network with connections to Paris, Lyon, and other major cities in France. If you prefer to drive, the region is well-connected by highways and scenic routes. Upon arrival, we will organize Strasbourg private transfers for you and your party whether you are arriving from the Airport or train station.

Best Places to Visit in Alsace:

1. Strasbourg:

The capital of Alsace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Strasbourg is a beautiful city with a rich history and culture. Explore the charming old town, visit the famous Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and take a boat tour of the canals. Visit Strasbourg with one of our licensed tour guides on a walking tour or food & wine Gourmet tour

Our licensed guides have the expertise, training, and experience necessary to provide a high-quality tour. They are knowledgeable about the history, culture, and attractions of the area, and can provide in-depth information and insights that a free tour guide will not offer.

2. Colmar:

This picturesque town is known for its colorful half-timbered houses, winding streets, and charming canals. Visit the Musée Unterlinden, stroll along the Lauch River, and sample the local wines and cuisine. Our unique day trip from Strasbourg will allow you to discover this charming small town of Alsace.

3. Riquewihr:

This stunning village is considered one of the most beautiful in France, with its well-preserved medieval architecture, flower-filled streets, and quaint shops. Take a stroll along the ramparts, visit the Museum of Vineyards and Wines, and taste the local Gewürztraminer wine. We organize a number of private day trips from Riquewihr that will have you travel to the most famous landmarks of the Alsace region.

4. Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle:

This impressive castle dates back to the 12th century and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the ramparts, visit the museum, and learn about the castle's fascinating history. Visit the Castle with your own licensed tour guide on our best selling day trip from Strasbourg that includes the visit of the Haut Koenigsbourg castle.

5. Mont Sainte-Odile:

This sacred site is located on a mountain overlooking the Alsace region and is an important pilgrimage destination. Visit the abbey, hike the trails, and enjoy the breathtaking views. You can visit Mont Sainte Odile on our half day private day tour from Strasbourg.

Best Things to Do in Alsace:

1. Wine Tasting:

Alsace is known for its delicious wines, including Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer. Take a guided tour of the vineyards, visit the wine cellars, and taste the local varieties. We organize private or shared Alsace wine tours from Colmar & Strasbourg to visit the vineyards, tour the wineries & taste delicious Rieslings.

2. Alsace Christmas Markets:

Alsace is famous for its traditional Christmas markets, which feature crafts, food, and festive decorations. Visit the markets in Strasbourg, Colmar, and other towns to experience the holiday cheer. Follow us on a unique Alsace Christmas Markets tour of the Alsace villages.

3. Cycling:

The Alsace region has a well-developed network of cycling trails, with scenic routes that wind through vineyards, forests, and charming villages. Rent a bike, explore the countryside, and enjoy the fresh air.

4. Gastronomy:

Alsace has a rich culinary heritage, with specialties like choucroute (sauerkraut), tarte flambée (a type of pizza), and kougelhopf (a sweet cake). Savor the local specialties at traditional restaurants, farmers' markets, and food festivals. If food & wines are your thing, then taste the best local specialties of Alsace on one of our gourmet tours in Stasbourg or Colmar.

5. Museums:

Alsace has a rich cultural heritage, with many museums and art galleries to explore. Don't miss the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, the Musée Alsacien in Strasbourg, and the Ecomusée d'Alsace, an open-air museum that showcases traditional Alsatian life.

Whether you're looking for history, culture, or gastronomy, Alsace has something for everyone. Plan your trip today and experience the best of this charming region in France.

Show more
Show less

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.
Ophorus trusted reviews

Secured payments

Ophorus trusted reviews

easy cancellation

Ophorus trusted reviews

trusted reviews