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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 day 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Colmar: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

5. Colmar: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and 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. 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.

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Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

6. Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

The tour begins with departure from Strasbourg bus station and heads to the first stop of the day, historical Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Upon arrival, admire the building’s architecture, learn about the people who once lived here, and marvel at the castle's stunning views across the Black Forest. After the castle, the open-top bus follows the famous Alsace Wine Route, making a stop at one of the region's most well-preserved medieval villages along the way, Riquewihr. Spend some free time wandering through the village’s pictures streets, shop at a local store for a souvenir, or find a cozy restaurant for lunch. The tour continues to Kaysersberg next, to marvel at its beautiful fortified bridge nestled amongst the quaint village surroundings. Your day trip finishes with a visit to Colmar, a unique and endearing country town, for a ride on the tourist train. Please note that the tourist train doesn't run in November. Instead, there will be free time in the city.

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Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

7. Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

So easy and fun, the Segway really is the best way to visit Colmar. After collecting your Segway and helmets at the only winery in Colmar, you will partake in a short training session in which you will become familiar with the equipment you will be using over the following 2 hours. Following this training session, you will follow your guide through the diverse neighborhoods, including the Old City Center, the German part, and the "Quartier des Maraichers". You will also experience some nature of the region, as you follow the 3 rivers of the town through a forest. At the conclusion of your tour, you will also have the option to book a wine tasting at the Martin Jund winery located in the center of Colmar.

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Colmar: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Center

8. 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.

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Pass-Alsace: The Best of Alsace in your Pocket

9. Pass-Alsace: The Best of Alsace in your Pocket

Organize your trip to Alsace with free entry to a large choice of museums, castles, wildlife parks, and more. With the Pass Alsace, enjoy free entry to 58 sites in Alsace. Head to the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Monkeys Mountain or the Batorama sightseeing boat tour in Strasbourg. Benefit from discounts and reductions across the area.  Included with Pass Alsace: 1. Castle of Fleckenstein in Lembach 2. Castle of Challenges in Lembach 3. Four à Chaux in Lembach 4. Museum Lalique  5. Glass Museum in Meisenthal 6. Crystal Museum in Saint-Louis 7. Museum of the Battle in 1870 8. Petroleum Museum in Merkwiller 9. Rural farm from l’Outre Forêt in Kutzenhausen 10. Castle of Lichtenberg  11. Museum Pays de Hanau in Bouxwiller 12. Judeo-Alsatian Museum in Bouxwiller 13. Houses of rocks in Graufthal 14. Alsatian Museum in Haguenau  15. Luggage Museum in Haguenau  16. Historical Museum in Haguenau  17. Museum in Rohan’s Castle in Saverne  18. Villa Meteor in Hochfelden  19. MM Park in La Wantzenau  20. Pixel Museum in Schiltigheim  21 à 29. City Museums in  Strasbourg (you can choose 2 among 9 museums) 30. One City Tours in Strasbourg (byke renting + géocaching) 31. Le Vaisseau in Strasbourg 32. Mémorial Alsace-Moselle in Schirmeck 33. European Center of Deported resistant – old concentration camp  Struthof  34. Museum of gingerbread and Alsatian folk art in Gertwiller  35. Würth Museum in Erstein 36. The Workshops of the Seigneurie in Andlau 37. The House of the Distiller in Châtenois  38. Eagles park in Kintzheim  39. Monkeys Mountain in Kintzheim  40. Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg in Orschwiller 41. Cigoland in Sélestat 42. The bread House in Sélestat 43. The Humanist Library in  Sélestat 44. Tellure Silver Mine in  Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 45. NaturOparC in Hunawihr 46. Castle of Hohlandsbourg  47. Museum of Wood and Heritage Trades in Labaroche 48. Toy Museum in Colmar 49. The Hansi Village and Museum in Colmar 50. Ecomusée d’Alsace in Ungersheim  51. Historial franco-allemand du Hartmannswillerkopf  52. Wesserling Park and textile Ecomuseum 53. Museum of wallpaper in Rixheim 54. Museum EDF Electropolis in Mulhouse 55. Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Park 56. Firefighter Museum in  Vieux-Ferrette 57. Zoological and Botanical Garden in Mulhouse 58. Firefighters’ Museum in Vieux-Ferrette

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Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

10. 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.

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based on 323 reviews

Our guide Aud was very knowledgable about the history of Alsace and the villages, wines and traditions, a great source of information. We really enjoyed our tour of Alsace, the castle, villages, look out point and wine tasting. An excellent day and experience we woukd not have had visiting the same places by ourselves, her knowledge made the trip unique and enjoyable. Thank you, we highly recommend this professional company and full day tour.

This tour was AMAZING. It made seeing several small villages easy and so much fun. We were the only ones on the tour that day, so we were able to take our time and go at our own pace. Didier was knowledgeable and friendly. It was like seeing a good friend's hometown. If you want to explore the Alsace region, this is the only way to go!

Very nice experience! Didier was very good and friendly guide. The places we visited were amazing , like a fairytale!

Excellent trip, very well organised. Well looked after by our guide Henri. Would recommend

Jean is a super experience guide who knows many interesting local tips to attract us.