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Full-day shared tour of the gems of Alsace from Colmar

Availability: Everyday at 9.30am
Duration: 1 day
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • The essential 1-day experience Of Alsace form Colmar
  • Enjoy a Guided Wine Tasting
  • Discover Magical Villages Including the Fairytale Riquewihr
What to expect

Today, the most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. You will first discover the small village of Turckheim. The village is a perfect start point for a tour as it is a traditional Alsatian village with fewer tourists.

You will admire plenty of traditional Alsace style houses, overflowing with flowers, and a few specific buildings of interest, mostly dating from the 16th and 17th century. These include the town hall, the hospital, and the guard house. The most notable features are the fortifications and the three original gateways that surround the old town.

Your tour then continues onto the beautiful town of Riquewihr. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny streets, fortified walls, and old houses have preserved their 16C splendor and remained virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. You will enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

After lunch, you will follow the breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower-decked houses clustered around the local church steeple. As you stop in one of these villages, experience a wine tasting session during which you will be introduced to the local wines.

You will finally reach the Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the North and the salt route that came from the East.

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What's included
  • Visit of Turkheim village or similar and Riquewihr
  • Wine tasting
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
What's not included
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned on the program
  • Hotel pickup
Reduced price

Children from 4 to 12 years are reduced

Where

1 Place Scheurer Kestner, Colmar

Meeting point:
  • You will meet your guide in front of the CGR Cinema, 1 Place Scheurer Kestner, in Colmar
  • Please be sure to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure
What to remember
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate. In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • This tour is operated in English.
  • You will return at the end to the departure point
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You must wear good walking shoes for this tour.
  • The tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets.
  • Tour not suitable for infants under the age of 4.
  • At lunchtime, your English-speaking guide will point out the best places to eat.
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When
  • From April 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Everyday
  • Departure at 9.30am
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Provider
Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 week before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 3 days before, you can still receive a 90 % refund. If you cancel up to 1 day before, you can still receive a 70 % refund.

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