3 Days Alsace Small Group Shared Day Trips from Strasbourg

Highlights

  • 3 Day Combo - Special Offer

  • Tour the quaint villages of Colmar and Eguisheim

  • Explore Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

  • Tastings of the region’s best wines

  • Visit famous Baden Baden & discover the Black Forest

  • English speaking Guides, local Experts of Alsace

Summary

Get a taste of Alsace with our expert guides on this special food and wine themed tour limited to eight people that begins in Strasbourg with a visit to the city’s historical center and its bustling street market. Here you will get your first chance to sample local delicacies and to taste the region’s world-famous wines. After free time for lunch, embark on a guided tour in wine country. 

Another full day tour will begin with Colmar, continuing along the renowned Alsatian wine route and glimpsing little villages along the way, before reaching the well-preserved Medieval town of Riquewihr. End your day with a visit to the magical “Haut-Koenigsbourg” castle.

A third day trip from Strasbourg will be in the black forest with a visit to the spa town of Baden Baden, a former gathering place for the rich and famous who left behind many luxurious villas to admire.

Tour info

Duration
3 days
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-64 years)
€370.00
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

DAY 1
Strasbourg Gourmet Walking Tour / Alsace Wine Tour
Strasbourg gourmet food & wine tour

Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun & informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace. Cuisine and gourmet food are passions for most French people and the region has many specialities combining its unique French and Germanic cultural heritage — a very special flavour!

From lovely fresh white asparagus, local foie gras, juniper-flavoured sauerkraut, pies made from local berries, smocked mountain hams, colourful Quetsche plums, breads of all shapes, to delicious cakes and pastries, our local produce are known all over France.

Stroll through the pedestrian narrow lanes of the historical city center, admire the famous Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the gorgeous “Petite France” district and beautiful squares such as “Place Gutenberg.

On Wednesday and Friday it is also market day in Strasbourg. Follow your guide as you are introduced to some of the local food as well as traditional Arts & Crafts. Along the way, we will sample local food such as cured meat & cheese paired with local wines. Other stops will include tasting some traditional Alsatian brioche “kouglof”.

This gourmet tour would not be complete without several tastings of delicious wines that might even include Crémant d’Alsace, a delicious local sparkling wine! Discover the city of Strasbourg in a fun and informative way as you taste some of the best gastronomic produce of Alsace.

Visit & Wine Tasting in charming villages along the Alsace Wine Route

Depart for a half-day small group tour along the Alsace wine route to discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the Alsace wine region is ideally suited with its dry and sunny climate, complex geology, favorable soils, and excellent exposure.

During this half-day tour from Strasbourg, you will taste wine in 2 different wineries. As you experience a tasting session, learn about the 7 different types of Alsace wines.

This small group half-day trip departs from Strasbourg for the lovely town of Obernai located on the Alsace “Wine Route”. Upon arrival, follow your guide and marvel at Obernai's little winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, ramparts and the statue of St. Odile; the patron saint of Alsace.

After a guided walking tour of the town, enjoy your first wine tasting session in one of our selected wineries of this Alsace wine tour. Your tour will then continue along the breathtaking Alsace wine route to admire the stunning landscape. On your way, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical Alsace “caveau”. Return to Strasbourg.

DAY 2
Baden Baden & The Black Forest Full Day Trip
On this day leave Strasbourg and cross the Border into Southern Germany to visit one of the most beautiful regions of the area with your English speaking tour guide.

Visit the town of Baden-Baden

At first you will cross the nearby border of France into Germany leaving the Grand Est region and entering the state of Baden Württemberg. The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south.

The highest peak is Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters (4,898 feet). The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region. The Black Forest gateau and the cuckoo clocks originate from this region.

Reach the town of Baden Baden, nestled at the foot of the black forest. The city has attracted royalty, the rich and celebrities over the centuries. Follow your guide and discover the numerous architectural splendors and magnificent villas that are lined along the Lichtentaler Allee.

After this short walking tour, admire the landscape as your tour follows the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse. Here, the numerous viewpoints and belvedere will allow you to take in stunning scenes of the Upper Rhine Valley of the Vosges mountain range of France in the distance.

Discover Mummelsee Lake

Arrive at pretty Mummelsee lake where you will have some free time for personal discovery and lunch. With a circumference of 800 m, a depth of 17 m and an elevation of 1,036 m, Mummelsee is the largest, deepest and highest of the seven cirque lakes. Here, you might want to try the local food such as the cured meats or the world-famous Black Forest cake that leaves nobody indifferent!

Follow the Badischer weinstrasse on the way back

After lunch your tour will continue along the wine route of the Badische Weinstrasse. This wine route is the longest in Germany as it spans for more than 500 kilometers. The route is lined with charming small towns, picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes and mighty castles. Along the route, your guide will certainly make a few stops for great photo opportunities.

One such stop will be in the village of Sasbachwalden. Set in the vineyards, this very well tended village is famous for having won the prestigious 'flowering of the villages' national exam. This can be seen as you stroll through the streets and admire the gorgeous flower decked half timbered houses. After the stop, return to Strasbourg.

After the stop, return to Strasbourg.

DAY 3
Pearls of Alsace Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Beautiful Towns, Villages & Amazing Landscapes - What a Combination!

This highly recommended day trip 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.

Visit Colmar with your own personal guide

Your first destination of the day is Colmar. Described by Frommer’s as ‘one of the most attractive towns in Alsace’, Colmar is situated in east-central France, in a border region that was once disputed between France and Germany. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum with the Isenheim Altarpiece.

Colmar is also one of the gateways to the Alsace Wine Route. Your tour will certainly lead you to the “Maison des Tetes”, an outstanding German Renaissance building and to the Little Venice neighborhood where gorgeous half timbered houses are lined along the Lauch River.

Other significant landmarks include the Koifhus, the Pfister house, Saint Martin church, the covered market. Finally, your guide will certainly mention Bartholdi, the sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty and who was born in Colmar in 1834.

Explore Eguisheim & Riquewihr villages

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.

Drive along the Spectacular Alsace Wine Route

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.

Visit Haut Koenigsbourg castle

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.

What’s included?

  • Strasbourg Gourmet walking Tour

  • 2 wine tasting sessions in Obernai

  • Guided walking tour of Colmar

  • Visit of Riquewihr

  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

  • Guided walking tour of Baden Baden

  • Tour through the Black Forest area and the German wine route

  • Accommodation

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program

  • Meals, drinks

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour available from May to October

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate

  • Order of Tours can be modified depending on availability of the activities

  • Detailed program will be sent to you after booking

  • Adult tour only, no children accepted under the age of 18

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...