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Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg: Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, High Koenigsbourg Castle

By: Ophorus
  • Full-day tour of the best of Alsace from Strasbourg
  • Visit the enchanting villages of Eguisheim and Riquewihr
  • Trace the famous Alsace Wine Route through vine-covered hills
Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg: Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, High Koenigsbourg Castle
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Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg: Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, High Koenigsbourg Castle
Get to know the best of the Alsace region with this full-day tour from Strasbourg. Travel on scenic roads through green hills and Alsatian vineyards. Wander the cobblestoned streets of the charming towns of Colmar and Eguisheim, and explore the village of Riquewihr inside Medieval walls. Drive along part of the Alsace Wine Route for a wine tasting at one of the region’s famed wine estates. Cap off a magical Alsatian day with a visit to the 12th-century castle of High Koenigsbourg. Get personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide throughout with group size limited to eight people.
What to Expect
Your day trip from Strasbourg begins when you meet your guide aboard the awaiting minivan in the town center. Settle into air-conditioned comfort for the scenic drive.

The first stop is the village of Colmar, where you’ll go on a walking tour with your guide. The town’s cobblestoned streets are lined with characteristic German-style half-timbered buildings, and you’ll even see some canals. See Colmar’s main sights, including Saint Martin’s Church and the 16th-century Pfister House, and wander historic neighborhoods like Little Venice.

Your next stop is the picturesque town of Eguisheim, known for its Medieval buildings decorated with flowers, and then it’s on to Riquewihr. The charming town sits inside Medieval walls, and is a warren of meandering alleys and chocolate-box houses. Enjoy some time to explore the pretty town at your leisure, including time to have lunch (own expense).

Continuing on your Alsace tour, the next point of interest is the 105-mile (170 km) Alsace Wine Route (Route des Vins d’Alsace). This scenic road curves gently through rolling hills and past acres of vineyards at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. Stop at a winery for a guided wine tasting session, then get back on the road toward your final stop — Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg).

The castle dates from the 12th century, and you’ll have a chance to explore the inside — including where people once lived inside it — and find out how this powerful fortress used to control the salt, wheat and wine routes from northern and eastern Europe. Admire the excellent views from the castle’s hilltop vantage point before climbing back into the minivan for the drive back to Strasbourg at the starting point of the tour.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A day filled with fun

We were picked up near the Norte Dame Cathedral in Stausburg in a very nice, very clean Mercedes van. A small group of English speakers. Julie was our guide and she did a superb job the entire day. At each site along the trip she...More

2  Thank ron d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Two tours - both excellent!

My wife and I visited Strasbourg in May and took two tours with Ophorus - the Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg (including High Koenigsbourg Castle) and the Alsace Wine Route from Strasbourg. We were very glad that we did both tours, as the Alsace Day...More

1  Thank fmalaikah
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
The Most Picturesque towns of the Region

Air conditioned van tours the Alsace region - castle & towns. As beautiful as advertised. The advertisement mentions wine tasting - NOT INCLUDED. Tour guide didn’t know what we were referencing when we inquired. Still worth spending the day - left at 9 a.m. and...More

2  Thank PittsburghBounce
Reviewed July 3, 2018
Very cute village, old and solemnity castle

The castle was old and solemnity, and flatten view from the top. Also the visited villages were very cute. Ms. guide was very friendly. I will recommend this tour to my friends.

1  Thank yasut0h
Reviewed July 3, 2018
Unquestionably the best guided tour we have ever had, anywhere!

Our tour of Colmar and the Route des Vins, leaving from Strasbourg, was fantastic: the highlight of our summer. The day was full of charming villages like Colmar, Eguisheim, and Riquewihr, which are drenched in lovely flowers hanging from every window and beam and fountain....More

Thank bhuertas440
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