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Enchanting Christmas Experience From Colmar

1. Enchanting Christmas Experience From Colmar

You will depart at 10:00am from Colmar. Pass through vineyards and taste some wine on the way to see these historical villages. The villages are each differently decorated for Christmas. You will fall instantly in love with their charm. The evenings are especially magical as the true Christmas atmosphere comes to life thanks to the beautiful illuminations that match perfectly with the wonderful lighting designed to enhance the towns' heritage. You will have time to explore at your own pace the villages of Kaysersberg, Riquewihr, and Eguisheim Your driver will be at your service and will help you to find and discover more about the towns. Between the villages, you will visit a wine cellar at Ribeauvillé, were you can enjoy a guided wine tour. Afterwards you will be invited to taste the white wines (like gewürztraminer) but you can also discover red wines (such as pinot noir) and crémant (white and rose).

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

2. 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.

Colmar: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

3. Colmar: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Colmar at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Colmar’s most important attractions on foot. Start your tour at Église Saint-Martin with its beautiful Gothic architecture. Explore the Unterlinden Museum and admire its exhibits. The Municipal Theater will amaze you, with its architecture and acoustics. Then discover Champ de Mars. Fontaine Roesselmann will enchant you in a central part of Colmar. Find out why Colmar is also called Little Venice. Admire the exterior of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu and the Bartholdi museum, which was the home of the famous sculptor-creator of the Statue of Liberty in New York. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

4. 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 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.

From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

5. 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. 

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What people are saying about Colmar

Our tour was a fast-moving tour of 4 towns in the area around Colmar. It was nice to have a driver and comfortable van take us around, rather than trying to rent a car and figure out directions. Our guide was very friendly but not as expert on history as I would have liked. The scenery was amazing and we enjoyed hiking up to the ruins of the castle.

The day was amazing, and we highly recommend the tour. Our guide, Didier, was delightful. He was very well-informed about the places we visited, was kind, funny, patient, concerned, adapted to the needs of our group, and added so much to our day. We are looking forward to booking additional tours with him in the future. Thank you, Didier,

Great tour. Recommend reservations when stopping for lunch. There was NO ROOM when we stopped and after and hour of wondering from place to place we ate at an outdoor food stand on the ground. Great tour overall, but highly recommend that guides either plan lunch or that guests are informed to plan ahead.

Robin was the best tour guide we have met in our day trips in France. He was able to explain the history of the places we have been to, he was knowledgeable and speaks English well.

Very nice town and a lot of history. The guide was very friendly. We have a lot of fun.