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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 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 Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

2. 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 Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

3. 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.

Colmar: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

4. Colmar: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Experience immersive environments, informative films, 3D projections, tastings and more on this interactive tour of the Colmar chocolate museum.  The journey begins in a tropical forest where you will meet a small monkey eating cocoa pods, and learn about the harvesting the cocoa trees. Leaving the forest, you enter an Aztec temple that reveals the serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who, according to the legend, introduced cocoa on earth. Entering the next room, the floor creaks, the lamps stir, the windows reveal an azure sea ... The scene takes place in the 16th century, on a Spanish ship, where you'll discover cocoa's journey to Europe.  It's a century later that chocolate will enter the great European courts and you'll follow this journey and meet the luxurious equipment they made to drink this very special spice called cocoa. Don't miss the original flavors they offered at that time. Chocolate was also considered as a medication and you'll discover all the beliefs and truths about the benefits of cocoa.  The second floor is dedicated to industrialization and all the chocolatiers that made Alsace the largest producer of chocolate in France. Then, in the virtual demonstration, meet 3 chocolatiers who will present their recipes and all the tricks they use to make their perfect chocolates.

From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

5. From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

Depart Colmar and journey in a small group to the traditional small town of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village, continue your tour to the fortified town of Riquewihr, passing by the village of Turckheim, where you can admire many traditional Alsace style houses, overflowing with flowers. In Riquewihr, stroll through the tiny streets lined with old houses that have preserved their 16th-century splendor. Get some free time to explore on your own and find a nice spot for lunch. Then, travel along the breathtaking Alsace wine route between the Rhine Valley and Vosges Mountains. Get amazing views of the undulating, vine-covered hills and quaint villages with narrow streets and flower-decked houses. Arrive at the medieval Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg overlooking the valley. Learn how the castle once controlled the wine and wheat routes to the north and salt route from the east.

From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

6. 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.

Alsace: Private Wine Tour

7. Alsace: Private Wine Tour

During your wine tasting tour, you will learn about the rich diversity of grapes grown, the influence of the many varied soils and the importance of terroir. On your private wine tour visit exceptional wineries that many other tour groups do not venture to. It is this exclusivity to these particular charming wineries that will make your wine experience with so unique and special. Rncounter some esteemed wine producing families whose multi-award winning wines are produced strictly in accordance with organic and bio-dynamic practices. Tour groups are limited to between 2 – 6 people, so that you can enjoy the close interaction and personal attention of a small group dynamic.

From Colmar or Basel: Baden-Württemberg Winery Tour

8. From Colmar or Basel: Baden-Württemberg Winery Tour

Embark on a guided wine-tasting tour in Germany's wine region of Baden-Württemberg from either Colmar or Basel. Visit a variety of local wineries and villages with an expert guide and admire the beautiful scenery of the area. Start with pickup from your hotel in either Colmar or Basel and meet your knowledgeable tour guide and wine expert, Set off on your journey along the celebrated Badisch Weinstraß, a 115-mile road that weaves its way through the lush vineyard-dotted slopes of the scenic Black Forest Mountains. During the course of the day, stop at 4 small artisanal wineries to taste and savor the magnificent wines for which Baden-Württemberg is rightfully acclaimed. Taste local varieties including Gewürztraminer, Graüburgunder (Pinot Gris), Muskateller Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Gutedel, and Riesling. Learn about the rich diversity of grapes grown, the influence of the many varied soils, and the importance of terroir. Encounter an esteemed wine-producing family whose multi-award-winning wines are produced in harmony with nature and the surrounding ecosystem. During the day, explore the charming village of Ihringen. Here, you are free to either take lunch, do some sightseeing or take some time for shopping. Afterward make your way to a vineyard where you can observe the rich tapestry of the surrounding countryside and the verdant, undulating, landscape stretching out before you. Walk amongst aged vines with a chilled glass of wine in your hand. Travel next to the delightful village of Bad Krozingen, which lies beneath the vineyard-laden slopes of an ancient Roman vineyard, home to two of the most dynamic wine producers in the region. Relax on the way back to either Colmar or Basel, with drop-off at your hotel.

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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,

The tour is conducted in small groups (there were 4 of us) which makes it very nice to look around and enjoy the villages. The villages we stopped at were beautiful! Highly recommend this tour as you can cover a lot in a short span of time

We had a wonderful day exploring the pretty Alsace villages, tasting wine and incredibly delicious cheese, and spending the day in a nice company. Highly recommended tour!

Great tour guide. It was pleasant morning tour, we enjoyed visiting the Alsace villages