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The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

1. The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

Start your day when you are picked up at your hotel or apartment in Colmar before beginning your day tour through the Alsace in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Departing from the historical center of Colmar, you will pass through the wine route along the beautiful vineyards and little villages, from there you can explore the typical Alsatian architecture which is magical, colorful, and unique. You will make a stop at the four wonders of the Alsace as they are called. The first one is Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Then drive further along the Alsatian wine route, immerse yourself in the world of vineyards and products which make the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region’s reputation. To test the region’s wine reputation, you will visit a typical wine cave and you can taste a big variety of wines such as Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot noir and many more. Your tour will end with Kaysersberg, where its high fortress dominates the city and serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. After visiting these 4 wonders, our driver will bring you safely back to Colmar.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

2. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

Depart Colmar and travel by fully equipped minivan through the rolling hills covered in vines and medieval castle ruins. Marvel at the charming villages of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses decorated with flower boxes and brightly painted ensigns. Get an introduction to wine making in the region at 2 carefully selected wineries, where you will sample some of the best-known grape varieties of the Alsace, such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer or Sylvaner. Hear about the steps involved to produce wine, from the vineyards to the vat room and ageing cellar. Leave with a better understanding of an industry that produces more than 150 million bottles of wine per year.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

3. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

Head out on a half-day tour of the Alsace region and learn about this enchanting wine regions. Leaving Strasbourg, you will follow the wine route on the way to the town of Obernai. As you travel, your driver will tell you about the 7 different types of Alsace wines. Once in Obernai, take a guided walking tour of the winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, and ramparts, and see the statue of St Odile, the patron saint of Alsace. Then stop at your first winery for a tasting session. Continue on to visit another winery in a typical Alsace caveau (a small wine cellar). Afterward, make your way back to Strasbourg, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.

From Strasbourg: Half-Day Tour of Alsace Villages

4. From Strasbourg: Half-Day Tour of Alsace Villages

Enjoy the quaint villages and stunning views along the Alsace wine route on this half-day trip from Strasbourg. Visit Barr, Mittlebergheim, and Andlau and discover these towns' expansive vineyards and historic buildings. Begin your tour in Strasbourg and head out on the Alsace wine route. In Barr, marvel at its famous vineyards, which produce the famous Alsatian Sylvaner, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer wines. Enjoy the town hall's intriguing architecture and see the Marco Folie, an 18th-century house turned museum. Continue to Mittlebergheim, a hillside village filled with winemakers' houses. As you wander through the narrow streets, admire the Renaissance town hall with its façade made of arches. Finish your tour with a guided visit to Andlau. Wander through the dainty streets dotted with old houses and learn about this town's long history. Find the ancient Saint Peter - Saint Paul Abbatial Church. Marvel at the church's Portal, decorated with beautiful Romanesque sculptures and the frieze-covered facade before returning to Strasbourg.

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

5. Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

You’ll depart Strasbourg in the morning and make your first stop on this day-long tour in Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, and visit the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, St. Martin’s Collegiate Church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of Little Venice. Explore the lovely village of Eguisheim, surrounded by vineyards. Admire its narrow streets, and the half-timbered houses with their colorful flowers.  Continue on to the fortified town of Riquewirh. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has survived wars and remained intact. See its tiny streets, fortified walls, and 16th-century houses, admiring the architectural harmony. You’ll have free time to explore the town and have lunch. After lunch you’ll follow the scenic Alsace Wine Route. Situated between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year-old route winds across hilly slopes for over 170 kilometers. When you reach Haut Koenigsbourg Castle your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built during the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the north and the salt route from the east.

Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg

6. Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg

Begin your full-day wine tour in the Mittelbergheim wine region, home to the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, and Wiebelsberg Grand Crus. The soils here are particularly favorable for Riesling. Experience your first tasting with a selection that includes Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, and Riesling. Continue on to the Dambach La Ville wine area. The village lies in the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. After some free time for lunch you’ll depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine area that is home to 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg, and Sporen. Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, but Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewürztraminer also produce some excellent area wines. Top wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 and the Hugel family, who started a bit later, in 1639. Admire the beauty of the medieval villages of Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr, and enjoy 2 afternoon tasting sessions at highly selected wineries, completing your Alsace wine tasting experience.

Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

7. Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

Begin your guided walking tour in Kaysersberg, a village famous for its quaint half-timbered, cobbled streets, and enjoy some free time here to explore by yourself. Then, follow the Alsace wine route and stop along the way for great photo opportunities. Arrive in Riquewihr for a guided walking tour of this magnificent small town. Surrounded by vineyards, this fortified town is a jewel. The village is full of beautifully-colored, half-timbered residences and facades decorated with old shop signs. Omnipresent flowers and creepers add to the charm of the village. From there, head to Hunawihr, the last stop and one of the most beautiful villages in France, known for its numerous artisan shops and multiple cultural landmarks.

Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

8. Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

The tour begins with departure from Strasbourg bus station and heads to the first stop of the day, historical Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Upon arrival, admire the building’s architecture, learn about the people who once lived here, and marvel at the castle's stunning views across the Black Forest. After the castle, the open-top bus follows the famous Alsace Wine Route, making a stop at one of the region's most well-preserved medieval villages along the way, Riquewihr. Spend some free time wandering through the village’s pictures streets, shop at a local store for a souvenir, or find a cozy restaurant for lunch. The tour continues to Kaysersberg next, to marvel at its beautiful fortified bridge nestled amongst the quaint village surroundings. Your day trip finishes with a visit to Colmar, a unique and endearing country town, for a ride on the tourist train. Please note that the tourist train doesn't run in November. Instead, there will be free time in the city.

Alsace Villages Wine Route Day Trip from Strasbourg

9. Alsace Villages Wine Route Day Trip from Strasbourg

Head south departing from Strasbourg where the first stop will be in Bergheim, a superb village on the wine route that contains many hidden wonders within its medieval walls. You will then have the opportunity to visit the charming town of Ribeauvillé, the ancient fief of the Lords of Ribeaupierre. History will call out to you on every one of its pedestrian streets.  After a visit to Hunawihr and a photo stop in front of its famous fountain, enjoy lunch in the village of Riquewihr, one of the best known in the region —  particularly renowned because of its idyllic location in the heart of the vineyard. The tour will continue to two villages that are equally famous for their historical character: Kaysersberg and Eguisheim. Wine-lovers especially will appreciate the next stop at the famous Belvédère Cattin, where you can take in a stunning panoramic view of the Alsace Plain with the Black Forest in the distance. At this stop, you can also check out an art gallery and buy some Alsace wine, if you wish. Head back to Strasbourg at the end of the afternoon, after a day filled with great memories and beautiful images.

From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

10. From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Colmar in the morning and journey along part of the winding 170-kilometer Alsace Wine Route on the eastern foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Marvel at the exceptional natural beauty of the surroundings as you pass through quaint villages and the undulating, vine-covered hills of the region. Stop to enjoy 3 different wine tasting sessions at typical wineries and sample Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling wines. Experience the only Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) region in France to produce mostly varietal wines from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine.

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What people are saying about Alsace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 225 reviews

I feel like I learned a lot and tasted some delicious wine! I'm more of a red wine drinker but now I have a new appreciation for the white wines. The guide and the wineries were friendly and fun. The group dynamic is very positive with only 8 people. I highly recommend!

Such a great day! Didier was the perfect host & guide throughout the entire tour of the 4 wonders of Alsace. Tour started on time, we covered a lot of ground at a relaxed pace, and drank in the beauty of the region. Highly recommend!

Good choice of small cities and towns to visit. All close by. At most 40 minutes by car from one to the other. Eguisheim is 5-10 minutes from Colmar.

The guide was nice and knowledgeable. She answered questions satisfactorily.

Nice walk, well worth it. The towns are beautiful and the excellent guide