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Villages of Alsace half day tour from Colmar provided by Ophorus

Villages of Alsace half day tour from Colmar

Villages of Alsace half day tour from Colmar
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If you're looking to spend time in the Alsace countryside without the hassle of hiring a rental car or checking bus routes, consider this small-group tour from Colmar. You’ll visit three quintessentially French villages along the Alsace Wine Route: Kaysersberg, Hunawihr, and Riquewihr. The half-day itinerary allows for free time to explore.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Leave Colmar behind for three medieval villages
  • Scenic drive through the Alsace wine region with a driver-guide
  • Half-day tour includes transport by Wi-Fi-equipped minivan
  • Numbers are limited to 8 people for a personalized itinerary
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Leave Colmar behind for three medieval villages
  • Scenic drive through the Alsace wine region with a driver-guide
  • Half-day tour includes transport by Wi-Fi-equipped minivan
  • Numbers are limited to 8 people for a personalized itinerary
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2016P74
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Free wifi access on board
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees or tasting fees
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 1 Pl. Scheurer Kestner, 68000 Colmar, France Please meet your guide 10 minutes before the departure time, in front of CGR cinema. Morning departure time: 9am Afternoon departure time: 2pm Please refer to the departure time you selected at the moment of the reservation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the infant seats are available upon request, please inform us at the moment of the booking (number and age of the children)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Free wifi access on board
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees or tasting fees
Departure details
  • 1 Pl. Scheurer Kestner, 68000 Colmar, France Please meet your guide 10 minutes before the departure time, in front of CGR cinema. Morning departure time: 9am Afternoon departure time: 2pm Please refer to the departure time you selected at the moment of the reservation.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the infant seats are available upon request, please inform us at the moment of the booking (number and age of the children)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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John S
Poquoson, VA257 contributions
Perfect Tour
This was a perfect tour of the local area near Colmar. Miriam was a great guide and was full of extras. Turckheim, Kaysersberg, the American WWII monument above Sigolsheim, Riquewihr, and a quick photo op of the amazing fortified church of Hunawihr. Kaysersberg and Riquewihr especially are worth the tour. All done in just a little over 4 hours. A great trip.
Written August 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chorleytony
London, UK8 contributions
Visit to Riquewihr for village and Christmas Market
A film set village beautiful and old, preserved. The market is good but the village and Restaurants are the scene stealer.
Written December 29, 2019
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Tracie N
1 contribution
Half-day tour
Aug 2019
I signed up for this tour on a whim because my family was tired after 2 weeks of travel. We had our 4 children along aged 10-20. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We drove through many of the villages and stopped in a few of them to look around further. Our guide was happy to to tailor his plan to our specific interests. At the end of the tour, Jean-Yves offered to turn it into a full day tour. We declined and then spent a miserable Sunday afternoon walking around Colmar where most things were closed. We should've taken him up on his offer!
Written November 13, 2019
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Alina
1 contribution
Great experience
Oct 2019
Best half day spent in Alsace! Our guide was super cool and friendly, he had lots of stories to share and made our trip both fun and educational in the history of the region. So, thank you Mr Guide!
Written October 11, 2019
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Peter M
5 contributions
Half day tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
Excellent morning. We were so happy we took this tour. Small group and our guide was superb. He was engaging friendly and very informative.
Written September 23, 2019
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Pharmerblue
Somewhere54 contributions
Jean-Yves Saved the Day
Sep 2019
Jean-Yves turned our otherwise disastrous day into a memorable experience.

Our plan was to book "Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg: Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, High Koenigsbourg Castle" when we arrived in Strasbourg. Well, we completely underestimated our fellow tourists because the tour was completely booked and our schedule was not flexible. We contemplated long and hard about what to do next until we found a tour called "Small-Group Gems of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar" that was still available. We wanted "Small-Group Day Trip from Colmar: The 4 Wonders of Alsace" but that too was completely booked. We booked a early morning train ticket to Colmar the next day and then arrived in Colmar. We walked over to the rendezvous point (in front of the CGR movie theater) and then waited. We met very pleasant retired couple from Australia who were also waiting for the tour but no one showed up at 9:30AM. We waited a few more minutes and then realized that something wasn't right. We called the number on the voucher and got a hold of someone from the tour office, who had informed us that they've been trying to contact us but that they couldn't. We received the news that the tour guide had the flu (in a non-flu season?!) and therefore she had called in sick. Essentially, our tour was canceled and considering that our schedule was not flexible, going on the tour the next day wasn't an option for us. At this point, we were very angry because the tour company canceled the tour on us at the last moment after we made our trip all the way to Colmar. Considering that travelers are required to give the tour company at least 24 hours before the tour to receive a full refund, we thought that we deserved some type of compensation at the minimum. The lady refused to give us any type of compensation and finally said that she'd talk to her manager on our behalf (aka "I will pretend to talk to my manager and then tell you that s/he said NO"). We didn't appreciate the fact that she made it appear as if she was doing us a favor by finding us an alternative tour and that we should be happy that she's doing this for us. The Australian couple decided to do the tour the next day but we were less than thrilled to have to go on a different tour. In the end, we were only refunded the difference between the two tours and nothing more. The lady said that she would try to ask the tour guide to visit Eguisheim because that was the village that we wanted to visit the most, but this half-day tour did not visit that village.

We tried to make the best of our situation by actually seeing Colmar, instead of being given a short time to see the entire town via a tour. Colmar was absolutely stunning and we agreed that we were glad to have toured the town on our own time. We had lunch, purchased snacks and souvenirs, and then met up with our group at 2PM. There were 5 of us total, which was about the perfect size because fitting 8 people into a minivan in the heat would have been uncomfortable. The air conditioning was fairly weak so fitting 2 in the front, 3 in the middle and 3 in the back would have been highly unpleasant.

Our tour guide introduced himself as what I thought was "Johnny" but in reading the reviews, it was "Jean-Yves" all along. He was one of the best tour guide we've ever had. He was knowledgeable of the area, the history, and shared with us his little nuggets of wisdom here and there. He spoke excellent English and made the tour very pleasant for all of us. This tour was scheduled to visit Riquewihr, Kayserberg, and Hunawihr but because of us, he dropped Hunawihr and added Eguisheim.
Riquewihr was a cute little village with many half-timbered houses and vineyards off in the distance. It was very picturesque and we were able to see the entire village within the allotted time. We drove through small village on our way to our next stop, which was a high fortress village of Kayserberg. Kayserberg featured a tower that you can scale up to see a panoramic view of entire village from the top. While the hike up the tower was grueling in the heat, it was well worth it once we reached the top and saw the magnificent view of Kayserberg, and its surroundings. We could have maybe used a little bit more time in this village but we saw most of what we needed to see within the allotted time. Our last stop was the medieval village of Eguisheim, which was cute, colorful, and absolutely our favorite stop of this tour. You can definitely see all of this small village, which loops around, within the allotted time. We looked up images of Hunawihr after the tour and we were extremely happy to have gone to Eguisheim because Hunawihr looked a lot like Riquewihr.

Jean-Yves was kind enough to drop us off at the train station and what could have been a disastrous day with us eventually filing a complaint against the tour company turned out to be a perfect day. In the end, we were thankful that we didn't go on the other tours because this half-day tour was the best of both worlds: we didn't have to waste 2 hours at Riquewihr getting lunch, visit villages that we weren't interested in, spent time actually exploring Colmar, and it saved us more than 50% of the cost of the full-day tour. We weren't particularly interested in wine tasting either so Orphorus, the tour company, actually did us a favor in canceling and switching tours on us, and giving us an amazing tour guide to make our day a memorable one.
Written September 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Motown2
Northern California44 contributions
Super guide
Sep 2019
Loved our four hours with our great guide, whose name escapes me! Full of information without lecturing. Excellent English. There were only four in our group and we couldn’t have been happier. Thank you.
Written September 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

E Y
8 contributions
A must for Colmar visit
It is a great complimentary visit of small villages which are as beautiful as Colmar central. The whole trip is 4 hours where you take two 1h breaks at two villages. Along the way many spots were observed while the tour guide tells a lot about history of the area and history of wine.
You can also find an opportunity to buy recolte wine from producers at a cheaper price than Colmar.
Written August 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

R K
Ra'anana, Israel17 contributions
Great tour of the villages
We had a great half day tour of the villages outside Colmar. Great guide. She is very knowledgeable and informative.
Written July 20, 2019
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Dan W
Fort Worth, TX43 contributions
Great tour of Alsace villages.
Jul 2019 • Family
The Tour and tour guide were great. Prefect amount of time allotted for visiting the two villages. Ample time for shopping an d lunch.
Written July 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Scott F
Scott F
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Wonderful wines, scenery and a great guide!
I cannot recommend this tour enough! We got to tour two wineries, trying 4 different wines at each. We also were ta
Emorysavy
Emorysavy
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A must do!
Our guide was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and all the wineries visited were so different from each other. I
647daniquek
647daniquek
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Great trip
Great trip! A good balance between wine tasting, sightseeing trough the vineyards and beautiful villages. Our guide
Randy V
Randy V
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Great tour of Alsace.
Enjoyed the castle, the sightseeing, and the wine tasting. The tour guide did a good job. Would highly recommend t
AnacoTom
AnacoTom
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Great Introduction to Alsatian Wines
Audre took is to 3 marvelous wineries. Each of the hosts were great ... We learned a lot from each one about their
Q9025KAheatherh
Q9025KAheatherh
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Lovely day in Alsace!
Highly recommend, great guide, great tour and great fun. Historical vineyards and plenty of time to taste, and expl
197ingrids
197ingrids
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Half day wine tour from
We had a lovely time on our 1/2 day wine tour. Visited 2 nice wineries and had tours along with tastings. Our guide
Hutch531
Hutch531
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Cutest towns I’ve ever seen
We were spending two nights in Colmar France and wanted to see the nearby Villages. We stayed at the Mercury Hotel
kathyk144653
kathyk144653
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Great day trip from Colmar
We were very happy we chose the small group Gems of Alsace tour from Colmar. The group consisted of us snd another
abdelsalam8
abdelsalam8
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Magical trip
Everything was perfectly planned. Colmar and the other village was great, the person that guide us throw all the vi
M I
M I
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Amazing day
We chose to do this on our second day & it was a great way to really learn about the basics, discover wineries whic
annadahlen1989
annadahlen1989
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Great tour!
We had a really nice afternoon:) Great wineries and great guide.Nice tour of Alsace and surroundings.
jaco08
jaco08
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A day to Remember
Our tour with Jean Yeves was a highlight of our vacation. We expected a group of six or eight but found out we wer
Ellen B
Ellen B
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Perfect afternoon
We had a great van tour to two small wineries, tasting at least ten wines at each! Friendly, knowledgeable guide a
washingtontidegirl
washingtontidegirl
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A wonderful way to experience Alsatian wines
We enjoyed a fantastic tour, really getting to experience Alsatian wines at two different yet wonderful settings.
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