Gems Of Alsace Full Day Trip From Colmar (Shared)

Highlights

  • Discover magical villages including the fairytale Riquewihr.

  • Explore the fantastic Haut Koenigsbourg Castle.

  • Enjoy a guided wine tasting.

  • Discover some of the most relevant sights along the Alsace 'Wine Route'.

Summary

A Full Day Tour Showcasing the Best of Alsace 

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
€130.00
Child: (4-12 years)
€65.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

CGR cinema 1 Place Scheurer Kestner, Colmar, Alsace, 68000, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

9.20 am - Meeting Point at Place Scheurer Kestner - In front of CGR Cinema

  9.30 am departure from our meeting point outside CGR cinemas
  9.45 am arrival in Eguisheim and guided walk of the village
11.15 am visit & tasting at a local winery
   1.00 pm arrival in Riquewihr, guided walk, free time for lunch and personal discovery 
  3.00 pm Guided tour of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (1hr30)
  5.30 pm Return to Colmar


If you are staying a few days in Colmar, discover the highlights of Alsace on this full day small group shared day trip. At first, we will come and pick you up at a dedicated meeting point in Colmar. You will then meet your English speaking driver/guide who will introduce you to the itinerary of the day. Your day trip from Colmar will start with the visit of the small town of Turckheim. The village is a perfect starting point for a full day tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village visited by fewer tourists.

Throughout the centre of Turckheim, there are plenty of traditional Alsace style houses to admire, overflowing with flowers, and a few specific buildings of interest mostly dating from the 16th and 17th century. These include the town hall, the hospital and the guard house. As you follow your tour guide, admire the most notable features such as the fortifications and the three original gateways that surround the old town. While these defenses are common in some parts of France they are very unusual in the Alsace region.

Your Alsace sightseeing tour then continues onto 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 and remained virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Following a Stop for Lunch, Follow the Breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’ and Visit a Mighty Castle

Located between the Rhine Valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old Alsace Wine Route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through beautiful villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple. The area is also dotted with medieval castles. As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines. Alsace white wines are famous all over France. Alsace wines are Varietal wines, the most famous grapes include Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Sylvaner.

Finally, reach Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in the 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 your visit and a short time to explore on your own, we will return to our meeting point and if time permits we highly recommend that you visit Colmar. 

What’s included?

  • Visit of Turkheim village or similar.

  • Wine tasting in a typical winstub.

  • Wine tasting fees.

  • Visit of Riquewihr.

  • Follow the Alsace wine route.

  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle.

  • English-speaking driver/guide.

  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned.

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Meals & drinks unless specified.

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation.

  • Tour is operated in English

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets.

  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour.

  • Prices are per person.

  • Currency is in Euros.

Before you go

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your departure 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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 your reserved departure time of 9:30 am in front of the CGR cinema 1 Place Scheurer Kestner.


    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...