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

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

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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
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Guided walking tour of Colmar
Visit of Eguisheim and Riquewihr Villages and Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
English-speaking professional guide
Free WiFi access on board
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
17 Pl. de la Cathédrale , 17 Pl. de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Departure time: 9:00am. Please meet your guide 10 minutes before departure time, in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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: 2 hours 
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
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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
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  • "Wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobble stones and climbing castle stairs." See review
  • "You may need to ask the details directly to the local tour company." See review
  • "The place is very beautiful but if you dont take these kind of tours its difficult you could see everything in one day!" See review

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star-5
Our guide Jeremy was very...
Francesca_A
, Aug 2022
Our guide Jeremy was very knowledgeable and ready to answer all our questions. The tour was well organized and provided a good overview of the highlights of the Alsace region. I definitely recommend it to those who have little time and want to make the most of their stay in this region.
star-5
Excellent guide
Lucy_J
, Aug 2022
Pauline was a fantastic guide and bought regional history to life. We saw the beautiful locations and she was very attentive
star-5
Fairytale Villages Are Real!
Elaine_T
, Aug 2022
Fantastic small group day tour in picturesque towns of Alsace. Great guide who kept us moving but gave us enough time in each spot. Wish I had more time in Strasbourg to do another tour with Pauline!
star-5
Amazing day!!!
Jenifer_M
, Aug 2022
Our guide was fantastic- knowledgeable and interesting. She asked what our favorite stop of the day was and I could not decide. It was a wonderful tour!
star-5
Fairytale Villages, Absolute treat
Moatassem_A
, Jul 2022
Alsace is very beautiful region, we visited all main little villages and the Castle (something can't be done on my own due to transport between villages). our guide Jermoe was really so nice guy, very knowledgeable and was top professional in everything. If you're in the lovely Strasbourg already, then complete your Alsace experience with this must do trip.
star-5
Our tour guide Jerome was...
Tom_M
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Jerome was outstanding. We learned so much and never would have had such a great experience without him.
star-5
Very good trip
FERNANDO_F
, Jul 2022
The trip was amazing. Everything went as planned. The guide was friendly and had a good knowledge of the history of the villages and castle.
star-5
an unforgettable day
DrRoseAnne_C
, Jul 2022
A great experience. I really recommend this trip. I had been dying to visit the castle and my wish came true during the second part of the trip. the three villages which we visited before the castle were outstanding.
star-5
A good day in Alsace
Carrie_T
, Jul 2022
Great guide and a very good excursion to all the places that I did not want to navigate to on my own.
star-5
Great trip visiting...
Julie_S
, Jul 2022
Great trip visiting pretty villages. Jeremy was an excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and considerate.
star-4
Happy but Hungry
Jodi_W
, Jun 2022
Our tour operator was terrific! The castle was amazing. The villages were so crowded however that we could not get into a restaurant to eat lunch- the tour needs to provide names of restaurants ahead of time so that a reservation could be made.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing tour!
Sepideh_A
, May 2022
This was the best tour I have ever been on. Our tour guide was kind and patient. A day very well spent. Would highly recommend this to everyone.
star-5
Lovely excursion
FOKION_G
, May 2022
Excellent and well educated guide within a super amazing itinerary. Lovely villages and zestful entity of the schedule. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bonjour FOKION_G, Thank you for sharing your experience! I am truly glad to learn you enjoyed your experience on board our Alsace day trip from Strasbourg. I can´t thank you enough for recommending us to future travellers! Best Carole from Ophorus team
star-5
Travelled solo but meet a wonderful group
dareen_r
, May 2022
I booked this tour based on the recommendations it DESERVED every penny... I enjoyed it to the maximum. I traveled solo I meet a wonderful group and our tour guide Jerome was excellent informative and very kind. We met at the tourist office at 9 am then visited Colmar and other villages and the tour ended at the castle we return at 6:15 it was an excellent experience highly recommend it
star-5
It was a very full day...
Frank_M
, May 2022
It was a very full day and our guide was excellent. We saw much more than if we tried to do it on our own.
star-5
Amazing tour!
Celia_B
, Apr 2022
First of all, our guide, Laurent, was personable, knowledgeable, and caring. My husband and I really appreciated his professionalism. The tour was amazing! Loved Colmar, the medieval villages, and the castle. It was a feast for all the eyes. So happy I had the opportunity to experience such beauty and uniqueness, in addition to learning about the history of these places with Laurent’s guide. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Excellent day trip with an equally excellent tour guide
Brandon_L
, Apr 2022
Fantastic experiences with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The day trip was an excellent way to get a glimpse of Colmar and the picturesque towns of Eguisheim and Riquewihr. Not to mention the Château du Hohlandsbourg which had a fantastic view of Colmar and the surrounding area (This was the substitute for our trip as the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg was closed). Jerome was a great guide who had a wealth of knowledge about the region and he ensured that I was welcomed and that I had a unique experience. I would highly recommend the tour and am very thankful for the experience.
star-4
Nice places to visit!!
monpekis
, Mar 2022
I really enjoy, we visited nice places and the guide was a nice person and explain very good. Beautiful area, surprising castle, perfect weather!!
star-5
Perfect day trip
Joanna_B
, Mar 2022
It was the perfect day trip from Paris for my daughter and I. Laurent was so pleasant and made the trip fun for all of us. His knowledge of each place brought them to life for us. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A Great day out with Family
Apoorv_V
, Mar 2022
I took this tour with my wife and 5 year old daughter and it was a smooth experience. Everything was on time and we got sufficient time to explore each of the places. Our guide Laurent was amazing and we learnt so much about the region and the places included in the tour. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to cover the villages and the area outside Strasbourg.

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