Alsace Wine Tour Full Day Trip From Strasbourg (shared)

Highlights

  • Includes 3 guided tastings at specially selected wineries.

  • Experience the beauty of the undulating, vine-covered hills.

  • English-speaking, selectively picked, local expert guides.

  • Learn more about Alsace wine, ‘terroir’, and classifications as you visit three local wineries.

  • Small group for a personalized experience.

Summary

The Alsace wine region produces some of France’s most unique varietals and this small-group full day tasting tour is the ideal introduction. Follow the scenic Alsace Wine Route, stop in traditional villages such as Obernai, Riquewihr, and Bergheim; and enjoy tours and wine tastings at three different wineries.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€130.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

17 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, Alsace, 67000, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am Meeting at Strasbourg Tourism Office

9.00 am - Depart from Strasbourg
10.00 am - 1st Wine tasting session
11.30 am - 2nd Wine tasting session
12.30 pm - Free time for lunch in a beautiful Alsatian Village
  2.45 pm - 3rd Wine tasting session
  5.00 pm - Drop off in Strasbourg


A Full-Day Experience of the Incredible Alsace Wine Landscape
Depart for a full-day Alsace wine tour; the Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south for more than 170 kilometers (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. It has become famous the world over for its exceptional natural beauty as it leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills and through quaint villages. On this full-day wine tour departing from Strasbourg, you will enjoy stops in 3 different wine producing regions so that you can compare the diversity of the terroirs found in the Alsace vineyard as well as the local white wines produced here. The tour also stops in some of the most beautiful medieval villages of Alsace so that you may get the local, authentic feel of the region.

Begin the day with a stop in the Mittelbergheim / Barr wine producing regions. The area is home to a numerous number of types of Alsace wines such as the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Kirchberg Grand Crus. The soils found here are particularly favorable for Riesling as well. Here, experience your first Alsace wine discovery by tasting a selection of different delicious white wines including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Continue on to Dambach La Ville wine area. The village itself is considered to be located at the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. Riesling and Gewurztraminer are particularly well adapted to the well-drained, granite-mica scree which filters water and retains heat well. Then, on this tour from Strasbourg, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical “caveau”, the name given to the local wineries. You might also be introduced, depending on the winery visited, to a crisp and refreshing “Crémant d’Alsace”, the local sparkling wines.

Be Amazed by the Beauty and Enjoy More Wine Tasting
After some free time for lunch, depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine producing area that is surrounded by 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg and Sporen. If Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewürztraminer are also known to produce excellent wines on the neighboring soils. Here, famous wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 or the Hugel family who only began their activity in 1639! Not only will you be amazed by the beauty of these two Medieval towns, but you will also experience your afternoon tasting in one of the most highly selected wineries so as to complete your Alsace wine tasting experience. During the afternoon, we will also talk about wine and food pairings. The day will also include some stops in stunning locations for photograph enthusiasts. After the tour, return to Strasbourg.

What’s included?

  • Wine tasting in 3 typical wineries.

  • English-speaking driver/guide.

  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans.

  • Bottled water in the minivan.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions.

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide.

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation

  • Adults-only tour, minimum age to participate and drink alcohol is 18 years old.

  • Tour is operated in English.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Prices are per person.

  • Currency is in Euro.

Before you go

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time of 9 am at Strasbourg Tourism Office 17 Place de la Cathédrale.

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
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 24 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 24 hours prior to departure and less > no refund All semi private tours depart on time. Clients should present themselves at the allocated meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Driver/guide will not wait unless Ophorus has been previously informed that the client will be late with a maximum waiting time of 10 minutes. Beyond that waiting time, tours will depart and Ophorus cannot be held responsible for clients missing their tour.

Redemption information

    Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time of 9 am at Strasbourg Tourism Office 17 Place de la Cathédrale.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

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...