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ATTRACTIONS & GUIDED TOURS
EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

Pearls of Alsace private full day trip from Strasbourg

Free cancellation
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Visit the enchanting small town of Colmar

Explore the villages along the Wine Route

Get a guided tour of the Haut Koenigsbourg Castle

What to expect

In the morning we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Strasbourg. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then board your air conditioned vehicle and make your way to the beautiful town of Colmar. Upon arrival, follow your guide on a walking tour of one of the most beautiful small towns of France. 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, located on the Alsace wine route. 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 splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Enjoy some free time for lunch.

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, you'll reach the Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Tere, 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 the visit, return to Strasbourg.

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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

Guided Walking tour of Colmar

Guided tour of Eguisheim village

Guided tour of Riquewihr & time for lunch

Drive along the Alsace Wine Route

Guided visit of the Haut Koenigsbourg castle

Driver-guide

Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan

Bottled water in the minivan

Free WiFi access on board

What's not included

Entrance fees to Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (10€/person)

Entrance fees to Unterlinden museum (13€/person)

Personal insurance and expenses

Meals & drinks

Wine tasting fees (20€/person for 1 winery)

Gratuities for the driver/guide

Location

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Meeting point:

You can be picked up at your accommodation in Strasbourg or its surrounding area (up to 30 kms / 20 miles).

When

  • Pick-up starts at 9.00am

Provider

Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please indicate the address of your accomodation at checkout for pick-up
  • This tour is customizable: the tour operator will get in touch after booking to organize its itinerary according to your preferences The final indicated price is per group of anywhere from 2 to 8 people
  • Please note that as this is a private tour, it is possible for your guide to organize a wine tasting session during the day if you would like to taste some of the local Alsace white wines
  • Entrance fees to Unterlinden museum will be purchased on site (13€/person)
  • Tasting fees can be purchased as extras (20€/person for 1 winery)
  • Haut Koenigsbourg castle tickets can be purchased on site (10€/person)
  • Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible