The Pearls of Alsace Full Day Trip from Strasbourg (shared)

Highlights

  • Visit enchanting Colmar and Eguisheim villages.

  • Explore Haut Koenigsbourg Castle.

  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.

Summary

This full day tour 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.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
€130.00
Child: (4-12 years)
€70.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

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

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am - Meeting Point at Strasbourg Tourism Office

  9.00 am - Departure 
10.00 am - Guided visit of Colmar
11.45 am - Visit of Eguisheim
  1.00 pm - Visit of Riquewihr and free time for lunch
  3.00 pm - Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
  6.00 pm - Drop off in Strasbourg


Pick up in Strasbourg and depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments, the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, Saint Martin collegiate church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of small Venice or of the tanners.

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 16th century splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Enjoy 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.

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?

  • Guided walking tour of Colmar.

  • Visit of Eguisheim village.

  • Visit of Riquewihr.

  • Follow the Alsace wine route.

  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle.

  • English-speaking driver & guide.

  • Bottled water in the minivan.

  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified.

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Things to know

Before you book

  • After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.

  • Tour is operated in English.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • 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 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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 9:00 am at the 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...