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Full-day shared tour of the gems of Alsace from Colmar

Free cancellation
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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The essential 1-day experience Of Alsace form Colmar

Enjoy a Guided Wine Tasting

Discover Magical Villages Including the Fairytale Riquewihr

What to expect

Today, the most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. You will first discover the small village of Turckheim. The village is a perfect start point for a tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village with fewer tourists.

You will admire plenty of traditional Alsace style houses, 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. The most notable features are the fortifications and the three original gateways that surround the old town.

Your 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. You will enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

After lunch, you will follow the breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’. 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. As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines.

You will finally reach the 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.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Visit of Turkheim village or similar and Riquewihr

Wine tasting

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

What's not included

Personal insurance and expenses

Meals & drinks

Gratuities for the driver/guide

Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned on the program

Hotel pickup

Location

1 Place Scheurer Kestner, Colmar

Meeting point:

  • You will meet your guide in front of the CGR Cinema, 1 Place Scheurer Kestner, in Colmar
  • Please be sure to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure

When

  • From April 1st to October 31st
  • Everyday
  • Departure at 9.30am

Provider

Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reach your tour can be either rescheduled or refunded
  • This tour is operated in English
  • You will return at the end to the departure point
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • You must wear good walking shoes for this tour
  • The tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets
  • Tour not suitable for infants under the age of 4
  • At lunchtime, your English-speaking guide will point out the best places to eat