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Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg

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Strasbourg, France

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
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
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Get to know the best of the Alsace region with this full-day tour from Strasbourg. Travel on scenic roads through green hills and Alsatian vineyards. Wander the cobblestoned streets of the charming towns of Colmar and Eguisheim, and explore the village of Riquewihr inside Medieval walls. Cap off a magical Alsatian day with a visit to the 12th-century castle of High Koenigsbourg. Get personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide throughout with group size limited to eight people.
  • Visit the enchanting villages of Eguisheim and Riquewihr
  • Trace the famous Alsace Wine Route through vine-covered hills
  • Explore Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, high on a hilltop above the Vosges and Alsace plain
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience on this small-group tour, limited to eight people
Guided walking tour of Colmar
Visit of Eguisheim and Riquewihr Villages
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
English-speaking professional guide
Free WiFi access on board
Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
Gratuities
Entrance fees, unless specified
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

17 Place de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip from Strasbourg begins when you meet your guide aboard the awaiting minivan in the town center. Settle into air-conditioned comfort for the scenic drive.

The first stop is the village of Colmar, where you’ll go on a walking tour with your guide. The town’s cobblestoned streets are lined with characteristic German-style half-timbered buildings, and you’ll even see some canals. See Colmar’s main sights, including Saint Martin’s Church and the 16th-century Pfister House, and wander historic neighborhoods like Little Venice.

Your next stop is the picturesque town of Eguisheim, known for its Medieval buildings decorated with flowers, and then it’s on to Riquewihr. The charming town sits inside Medieval walls, and is a warren of meandering alleys and chocolate-box houses. Enjoy some time to explore the pretty town at your leisure, including time to have lunch (own expense).

Continuing on your Alsace tour, the next point of interest is the 105-mile (170 km) Alsace Wine Route (Route des Vins d’Alsace). This scenic road curves gently through rolling hills and past acres of vineyards at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. Continue toward your final stop — Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg).

The castle dates from the 12th century, and you’ll have a chance to explore the inside — including where people once lived inside it — and find out how this powerful fortress used to control the salt, wheat and wine routes from northern and eastern Europe. Admire the excellent views from the castle’s hilltop vantage point before climbing back into the minivan for the drive back to Strasbourg at the starting point of the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Colmar
Visit of enchanting Colmar village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful village of Eguisheim.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vieille Ville
Discover the beautiful town of Riquewihr and enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg
Reach Haut Koenigsbourg castle and follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • A minimum of 2 adults per tour is required to operate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that the infant seats are available upon request, please inform us at the moment of the booking (number and age of the children)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY OPHORUS Excursions Tours in France

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg.

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Birthday Trip
Bonnie C
, Dec 2019
We went with friends to celebrate a birthday and had a marvelous experience. Jean-Luc, our guide, was very knowledgeable and provided the right amount of time at each place to ensure that we saw everything we wanted to see. He also gave us time to wander on our own. We loved the little villages, as they were places we would have never found on our own. Great day all around!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Bonjour Bonnie C, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful feedback! We are pleased to read that your Alsace day trip from Strasbourg was as expected. We look forward to welcoming you back in France very soon. Kind regards, Carole from Ophorus
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star-3
Day trip in Alsace
Passenger36752
, Dec 2019
This tours was not conducted as advertised for a sequence of reasons. First the the van windows were fogged in the 2nd and 3rd rows so passengers could not see out for the first hour or more of the trip. The driver gave us a cloth to wipe the moisture away when we said we could not see...which we passed back and forth until we just gave up.we missed seeing the countryside. Second, the man driving the van was more a driver ( and a good one) than a tour guide. He was essentially silent while driving, except answering the few questions asked, and provided only minimal information about each stop. Colmar was advertised as one of the highlights of the trip and we were looking forward to it. However we were dropped off with a map because the driver had not planned in advance where to park. We really learned nothing about Colmar. We tried to guide ourselves with the map he gave us but found it of little use. We returned early to wait for the van because we feared we would be unable to find the meeting point and in any case were not getting much out of the visit without a guide. Both my husband and I have a strong interest in WWII and expected to have a guide able to provide context and information about the WWII experience in Colmar but were sorely disappointed. In summary our driver was very nice and did have command of some facts as any driver might. For example he accompanied us in a walk through Eguisheim and offered some interesting facts. However he was primarily a driver and not a tour guide in the conventional sense. We only had one day to visit the sites listed on this tour. This experience was very disappointing.
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star-5
Very nice guide
Monica B
, Nov 2019
He was very willing to show us every town we were very pleased. The place is very beautiful but if you dont take these kind of tours its difficult you could see everything in one day!
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star-4
Excellent Way to See the Countryside!
jes0092019
, Nov 2019
Very pleased with our tour guide, Laurent who provided a very good, brief history of the Alsace region. Additionally, he provided good specifics on the various towns we visited in France, their history, culture and role medieval castle in the 1500's.
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star-5
A wonderful way to spend the day!
carey g
, Nov 2019
This tour was perfect in nearly every way. Our guide was well-informed, pleasant and allowed us plenty of time to explore on our own in addition to his guided tour of the magical little villages. Recommend in every way.
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Alsace
REFMHF
, Oct 2019
Excellent trip through the countryside to the older towns of Equisheim and Colmar. Hike to the Koenigsbourg Castle. Laurent was a delightful driver and guide with 7 in tow. Easy travels via minivan and with lunch, etc. These small groups have been successful to send a day outside the city.
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star-5
Great Tour
karen M
, Oct 2019
My husband and I enjoyed this day tour very much. Laurent is an excellent guide....very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Oh, he is a very good driver, too! This tour made visiting the Alsace region very easy to do in one day with a lot of variety. Wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobble stones and climbing castle stairs. Laurent conducts the pace according to the group. On our next trip to Strasbourg, we would gladly welcome Laurent as our guide on another tour.
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star-5
Great guide, great tour!
DH1025
, Oct 2019
Great day exploring a beautiful part of France. Alsace is a picturesque area. Oliver was an outstanding guide. His knowledge of the history of France and the region in particular was amazing and he did a superb job. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
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Alsace trip
Voyage529044
, Oct 2019
This trip was as advertised. The guide was very knowledgeable and patiently answered all questions. It was a satisfying trip.
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Outstanding!
KorieT2
, Oct 2019
Our guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable. Thexadded bonus was his knowledge of wine. We learned so much. The scenery was beautiful. It was such a lovely, unforgettable day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Bonjour Korie, Thank you so much for sharing this 5-star review! It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your Alsace day-trip from Strasbourg. We look forward to welcoming you back in France very soon. Kind regards, Carole from Ophorus
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