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  • From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

    1. 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 ha...

    Make sure to not get overwhelmed with excitement for the markets and forget where the bus parked!

  • 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. ...

    I really looked forward to going on this tour even though it rained all day. Simon was a wonderful tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny, and a lot of fun to walk with around on this tour all day. His knowledge of the area was tremendous. Loved seeing the older area of Colmar, and the little villages of Eguisheim and Requewihr-very charming. My Favorite thing was walking on the old cobblestone pathways in Eguisheim and seeing the beautifully preserved old homes/buildings and hearing the wine growing/producing history of the area. We ended the day at the old Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle where we walked among the ancient well preserved walls and learned of it's history. Overall, even with rain, the day was very worth every penny we spent. And again, Simon did a terrific job teaching us of the history of the area.

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

    3. 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 mo...

    We had a great time, even with the rain. Pierre was our guide and did an excellent job. We highly recommend this tour

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

    4. 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.

  • Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

    5. 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.

    We visited three beautiful villages and explored each one for about 30 minutes. The guide kindly walked with us by explaining well about historical spots and heritages of the town. We enjoyed taking pictures and visiting small stores during the free time.

  • From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

    6. From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

    Depart Colmar and journey in a small group to the traditional Alsace village of Turckheim. Explore the peaceful village to see typical houses overflowing with flowers. Admire buildings of interest from the 16th and 17th centuries, including the Town Hall and Guard House. Continue to the fortified town of Riquewihr to stroll 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.

    loved it. We visited more villages than was planned . We were courious to visit the village when Anthony Boudain passed and Jean took us there. In addition we saw many more villages from the van without stopping but the effort still count. All together we stopped at 4 villages. Our guide was really wonderful, thoughtfull and full of information :)))

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

    7. 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 w...

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What people are saying about Colmar

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

I applied because I could not move due to a strike of the French National Railway. In conclusion, I participated in this tour and it was the correct answer. I had three hours in Colmar and plenty of time elsewhere, so I was able to get around the city of Alsace efficiently.

Olivier is awesome!! The tour was excellent and we able to enjoy visiting the 3 places in 1 day. We did some shopping too . Highly recommended .

We had a great time, even with the rain. Pierre was our guide and did an excellent job. We highly recommend this tour

This was the perfect excursion to experience some beautiful smaller cities in 3 different countries.

Make sure to not get overwhelmed with excitement for the markets and forget where the bus parked!