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Alsace: Alsatian Wine-tasting Tour and Lunch

1. Alsace: Alsatian Wine-tasting Tour and Lunch

Discover the traditional winemaking process the Alsace region in a family-owned winery from 1778. Enjoy a tour of the winery, that is now in organic conversion, followed by a wine-tasting and lunch of Alsatian specialties. Your experienced guide will take you down into the cellar from 1850 where you will discover the traditional Alsace winemaking process still in use at the winery today. Every part of the process will be explained; from the grapes to bottling. You’ll then get to sample the results! You will then enjoy lunch in the beautiful renovated shop, which was previously the cellar. You’ll taste Alsatian specialties, including a delicious soup, as well as an Alsatian meat pie with vegetables. Dessert will serve as the end of your winery tour, but bottles will be available to purchase as a souvenir of your Alsace winery tour.

Colmar: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Center

2. Colmar: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Center

Enjoy a personalized private walking tour through the old Colmar. Explore the rich heritage and carefully preserved city center, whose architecture expands from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. You will walk through "Petite Venise," an unmissable district filled with traditional half-timbered houses. Continue into Tanneurs district, which is famous for its large houses with white façades. Admire the Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin, whose Gothic architecture and striking colorful tile roof are magnificent. Take in the extravagant bourgeois houses that can be spotted throughout town. The Adolf House, the oldest house in Colmar, and the 17th century Renaissance building Maison des Têtes are worth seeing. You will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share the history of this quaint city, from smaller attractions to its most renowned sites.

Strasbourg: 2-Hour Gourmet Walking Tour

3. Strasbourg: 2-Hour Gourmet Walking Tour

Stroll the cosmopolitan streets of Strasbourg on the market days of Wednesday and Friday to experience the city's everyday vibe, and visit many of the historical landmarks as you taste the produce of the Alsace. Set off from the monumental Strasbourg Cathedral and make your way through the pedestrian districts of the historical city center. Arrive at a central food market to sample local cheese, traditional bread, cold meat, Alsatian brioche “kouglopf”, and delicious French wine. See major landmarks such as the striking stained glass windows of the Maison Kammerzell hotel and the bronze statue on Place Gutenberg of the man who introduced printing to Europe with his printing press. Explore the historic Petite France quarter at the western end of the Grande Île and much more.

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

4. From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century. From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of German state Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks. Afterwards, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided in 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals. Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns. Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza. With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. After your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Strasbourg: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

5. Strasbourg: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

Be introduced to typical Alsatian food as well as Alsatian wine and beer with this foodie walking tour of Strasbourg. See the most central parts of the city and stop for food and a drink at 4 of your host's favorite eateries.  Start with Flammekueche, a pizza-like dish with a thin crust that is slathered in cream and topped with onions and bacon. Follow this with the gastronomical symbol of the region that is comprised of smoked ham hocks, sausages, and potatoes, choucroute garnie. Try some Alsatian wine and beer, to understand why the region is famous for it’s numerous breweries and vineyards. Eat some Alsatian ginger bread, Pain d’épices”. Learn more about the food culture and the dishes you eat from your local guide.

From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

6. From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

Get into the spirit of the season and visit different Christmas markets along the wine route. Begin your tour at the Strasbourg bus station where you'll board a comfortable heated bus and receive audio guides with information for your Christmas market tour. On your first stop, explore the Riquewihr Christmas market during a one-hour visit. Gaze in awe at the illuminated monuments and buildings in this dazzling Alsatian village. After Riquewihr, head back onto the wine route and pass by numerous little Alsatian villages all beautifully decorated for the occasion until you reach the village of Kaysersberg. The authentic and artisanal Christmas market in Kaysersberg traditionally welcomes you all four Advent weekends on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On the other days of the week, you will find there a concentrate of Alsace: a historic city center filled with charm with beautiful old half-timbered houses, magnificent corner oriel windows, cobbled streets, the river that crosses the city and, overlooking the village, the medieval castle. Then it's time to hit the road again to the third stop in Colmar. Watch how the Christmas markets light up the famous town and create different atmospheres to suit the neighborhoods. Enjoy a 3-hour stroll at leisure and explore the market at your own pace. Savor seasonal treats and have another traditional cup of mulled wine. At around 7:30 PM, take the bus and return to the meeting location in Strasbourg and finish off the tour with wonderful Christmas memories of the Alsatian Christmas markets. 

Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

7. Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. You can discover attractions such as its opulent casino with the help of an expert guide, before crossing the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral. Grand palaces and luxurious villas stand proudly in the beautifully landscaped parks of Baden-Baden, as you stroll down noble avenues and learn why a sophisticated clientele has been coming here for centuries. See the famous Kurhaus (spa resort), and wander the lavish halls of the city’s famous casino. Should you choose to stay in Baden-Baden for a splash in the thermal pools or to try your luck at the roulette tables, you can later rejoin the tour group at a set time in the early evening. If you remain with the tour, you will continue onward for a scenic photo stop at Mummelsee Lake, before progressing on to Strasbourg in France through the mysterious Black Forest. Admire the sky-high Strasbourg Cathedral, with impressive Gothic interiors that are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the streets of this UNESCO-protected burg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés, or hop on a romantic canal cruise before your return to Frankfurt.

Strasbourg Christmas Market tour

8. Strasbourg Christmas Market tour

Created in 1570, Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, or Market of the Infant Jesus, is the oldest Christmas market in Europe. Each November the city becomes the Capital of Christmas. Two million visitors come to visit the market, enjoy the famous flashing lights of the Christmas tree in Place Kléber and discover Alsatian culture. On this 1 hour and 30 minute tour, taste culinary specialties such as hot wine, pretzels and kugelhopf. Get in some holiday shopping with typical souvenirs such as religious statues, handmade toys, tablecloths, napkins, Christmas tree ornaments and jewelry. Visit this magical city, a blend of German and French culture, and experience an unforgettable Christmas.

Strasbourg Christmas Market Tour Tastings & Pastry Demo

9. Strasbourg Christmas Market Tour Tastings & Pastry Demo

Walkthrough one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe, which has been held every year since 1570. Visit the ‘Christkindelsmärik’ which thousands of visitors flock to each winter to shop hand-made decorations, admire grand fairy-light installations, and bask in the fairytale atmosphere. Be taken to some of the best spots for traditional Alsatian food and stop for a mulled wine-tasting along the way. Your local guide will point out the most respected craftsmen in the area and share insider tips on how to find the best stalls for gift shopping as you stroll. Explore behind the scenes of some of the artisan’s workshops. Meet a local baker who will show you how to make traditional Christmas pastries and enjoy multiple traditional food tastings.

From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

10. From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

On this unique journey, you will be able to visit two neighboring countries, Switzerland and France and compare them. Your driver will pick you up from any convenient location for you in Zurich and you will start your private tour to Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland. Have a walking tour to Congress Hall and the old city. Then, your driver will take you to one of your preferred museums such as Tinguely Museum, Ethnology Museum, Basel Zoological Garden or another museum according to your preferences. If you would like to have a boat trip instead, then you will be assisted in this case as well. Basel is famous for its fine chocolates and sweets, thus, you will taste some specialties before proceeding to Colmar in France. This small city showcases the lifestyle of the whole Alsace region. Surely you will be amazed by half-timbered houses dating back to 16th-century. Namely, you will visit the Adolf and Pfister Houses and 'little Venice,' also on the list of must-see locations while visiting Colmar. In the evening, you will be amazed at the originality of the lighting system of this city. At the end of the day, you will have your private transfer from Colmar to Zurich. 

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What people are saying about Alsace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Our guide Didier found the sweet spot between feeding us information and giving us time for photo ops. Unlike other guides, he made the effort to accompany us to the various sights instead of dumping us somewhere and asking us to meet in X minutes. He constantly checked if we understood his accent (we had no issues with it), and he came across as earnest and friendly.

Didier is a very good guide who takes into account our expectations, attentive, good explanations, good advice and knows how to bounce back in the event of unforeseen events Thank you for this excellent day.

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.

Natasha is an expert guide ! We highly enjoyed the tour leaded by Natasha , and we recommend others to join similar tour with Natasha.

Out guide was excellent. The food stops were perfect. More food than we could honestly eat.