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Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

1. 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.

From Colmar: Alsace Villages Tour and Wine Tasting

2. 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.

Strasbourg: Alsace Traditional Villages Day Trip

3. Strasbourg: Alsace Traditional Villages Day Trip

The first stop after leaving Strasbourg is the city of Molsheim, famous as the home of Bugatti, among other things. You’ll explore the fortified old town of this ancient episcopal city, before going on to Rosheim, a village famous for its Romanesque church and old houses. After a visit to the village of Boersch and its famous 3 gates, head to Mont Sainte Odile and take in an exceptional panoramic view of the entire Alsace Plain. Your lunch break will be in Alsace’s second most visited city after Strasbourg: the cheerful city of Obernai. Take some time to explore this dynamic city and check out the local shops before setting off for the famous Château de Haut-Koenigsbourg in the early afternoon. Pass through many small towns and villages, all a delight to behold, before visiting the ancient castle fort built in the 12th century and thoroughly remodeled in the 15th century. It was a German imperial symbol during the reign of Wilhelm II. Head back to Strasbourg at the end of the afternoon, after a thrilling day spent discovering the very heart of Alsace.

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What people are saying about Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle

Great discovery of Alsace!! Very friendly guide and brings a rich historical culture of the heritage, of the region. To do absolutely! Nice organization. Beautiful human encounters.

Wonderful guide with lots of knowledge and good sense of humor. Great driver in a comfortable van. Did not feel rushed and saw many sites. Definitely recommend.

The Alsace region is beautiful with the wine vineyards, little villages and history! We experienced it all on this tour!

Amazing guide Laurent very friendly and communicative, roads in perfect condition, beautiful cities. I recommend!

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