Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg


Strasbourg, France

154.19 USD

1 - 8

9 hrs


in Strasbourg, France
From $154.19 USD
per person

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Overview
  • Immerse yourself in the quaint villages and beautiful scenery of Alsace on this full-day tour from Strasbourg. With your expert guide, drive through rolling, vine-coated hills to explore the picturebook town of Colmar and cobbled village of Eguisheim. Then, delve into the medieval, walled village of Riquewihr and follow the famous Alsace Wine Route. Continue to your last stop at the fairytale-like, 12th-century fortress of High Koenigsbourg. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, so you can enjoy an in-depth experience.

Location
  • Around:
    • Strasbourg, France
    • Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
  • Pickup: 17 Pl. de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Categories
  • Artsy Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Artsy Cultural Tours
  • Trip icon Day Trips
  • Luxury category Luxury Tours
  • Landmarks category Full-day Tours
  • Landmarks category Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 9:00 AM
  • Duration: 9 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $154.19
  • Size: 1 - 8 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages:

Inclusion
  • Guided walking tour of Colmar.
    Visit of Eguisheim and Riquewihr Villages and Haut Koenigsbourg Castle.
    Transport by air-conditioned minivan.
    English-speaking professional guide.
    Free WiFi access on board.
    Entry/Admission - Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Food and drinks, unless specified.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 68000 Colmar, France

Visit of enchanting Colmar village

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Markt, 68420 Eguisheim France

Enjoy a walk in the beautiful village of Eguisheim.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vieille Ville, 68340 Riquewihr France

Discover the beautiful town of Riquewihr and enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, D159 Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, 67600 Orschwiller France

Reach Haut Koenigsbourg castle and follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley.

Duration: 1 hour

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol.
A minimum of 2 adults per tour is required to operate.
Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour.
Near public transportation.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
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.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands

Reviews

4.7 stars, based on 327 reviews
Heather_G
Heather_G
Our guide, Brigitte, was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to make the experience personal, including a couple of pit stops with great views and good recommendations. The time spent in each location was perfect!
07/01/2022
SoaringAtDawn
SoaringAtDawn
Adrian the tour guide made it enjoyable with his knowledge and humour. It was a small group with a total of 8 inside the minivan. We met at the Tourism Office in front of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame Strasbourg and took an hour’s drive south to Colmar. The medieval villages in Equisetum and Riquewihr were interesting, except given the high tourist season, it was difficult to get a table at the restaurants in Riquewihr within the one and a half hour allocated to us to walk around and have lunch. The highlight of the tour was the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. Fascinating history and insights into its architecture - a symbol of Germanic power covering an area of 1.5 hectares with massive pink sandstone terraces. Enjoyed hearing the stories behind the hanging Christmas tree, the latrine system, the heating in the rooms, the weaponry and artillery and the Grand Bastion with its cannons, the big Oak Barrel for wine-making, etc. My teens all enjoyed this, despite the numb fingers and freezing cold of the winter. Note to self: next time visit in summer or early autumn, especially when the vineyards in Colmar region are ready to be harvested, and not so cold… brrrr!
24/12/2021
Tammy_O
Tammy_O
The cities and castle were absolutely wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves as a family of 6 on holiday. However, there were definitely some areas of this experience that needed improvement: our guide was very kind and looked out for us but scared us a bit with pretty unsafe driving. The microphone in the van was cutting in and out non stop, and we let him know a few times but stopped speaking up when the issue persisted because we didn’t want him to be distracted fumbling with it while driving. Ultimately, only the person sitting in the front seat next to him could really hear what he was saying and the rest of us tuned out and gave up. The time management could have been better. We spent more time than needed on the tour portion in Colmar and it left us with 30 minutes of free time to ourselves to explore. We raced to retrace our steps back through the city and then ran as fast as we could back to our meeting point. I wish we had a chance to tailor the plan ahead of time and ask to shorten the tour portion a bit so that we would have a little more time so explore. Lastly, this is not a personal criticism of our guide at all because he was very friendly, but I want to note that his English was not at an advanced enough level to give tours. It made it difficult to engage with him, and I believe it compounded on the issues noted above (the tour time feeling a bit long for not understanding what was being said, and the microphone issues were more bothersome because we were already having a hard time understanding what was being said). All in all, if I had to do this again, I would just probably book a driver or find a different mode of transportation between the cities, read up on fun facts about the landmarks and culture on our own, and pay for an audio tour (or pay for the castle’s guided tour) at the castle.
21/12/2021
glitterbluelotus
glitterbluelotus
I was really excited when i found and booked this tour "Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg", paid for it and never got a confirmation. spent hours trying to find the confirmation in my inbox/junk/spam, nothing. I had to call through helpline and got connected to Viator-Tripadvisor who informed me that the tour was cancelled (22 hours of tour departure to go) but I never got a confirmation OR cancellation notice despite having paid for it. Now I'm left stranded, extremely inconvenience and spent 3hrs in my hotel room in the middle of my holiday trying to sort this out with Viator and their local provider Ophorus. Nobody would like to take the responsibility, I have nothing on my itinerary, will be leaving the day after and extremely disappointed for the lack of accountability and communication. DO NOT BOOK THIS this is NOT a fake review, I have a case number with your agent.
19/12/2021
Juan_S
Juan_S
La visita al castillo y los pueblos de la Alsacia se lo recomiendo con total garantía a todos los españoles
15/12/2021
Stephanie_H
Stephanie_H
Robin was an excellent guide and very funny. He has a zest for knowledge and history. We really enjoyed all of the places. Highly recommend!!
13/12/2021
Jeanette_M
Jeanette_M
A lovely day trip with a small group. The 3 villages are really beautiful and the castle is not to be missed! Our guide, Adrian, was truly excellent and kindly drove us back to our hotel as he couldn’t get back to the City Centre in the evening as the roads are closed during Christmas market hours. The only downside was that the car was a bit cramped for our liking.
10/12/2021
Mark_M
Mark_M
Being able to go to 3 villages was very special. Excellent views of the Alsace region. Gorgeous mideavel towns.
09/12/2021
Mihika_J
Mihika_J
The tour was excellent. We initially thought we'd cover these villages on our own, but then saw this and booked it. And I have to say we are super thankful we decided to book it. Our tour guide (Bridgette) was very kind, and super helpful at every step of the tour. She gave us excellent recommendations, guided us through every village and told us very interesting stories! It was a day very well spent. I highly recommend this tour :)
06/12/2021
Isabelle_B
Isabelle_B
L’incompétence du guide, tant sur la méconnaissance de la région des sites visités et de la route à prendre
02/12/2021
CARLA_M
CARLA_M
I went on a small group tour, which was great because we could talk a lot with our guide, learn even more, and get some tips from a local. Our guide Pauline was very knowledgeable and adaptable, we ended up adjusting our itinerary to see as many villages as possible, and she would tell us all about each village, a lot about the region and the wine... It was great! Thank you for a great experience, Pauline!
20/10/2021
Karla_S
Karla_S
This was a great and memorable tour for the day from Strasbourg! First time exploring the wine route Alsace region of France and this was a perfect way to see it for the first time. Our tour guide (Pauline) was fun and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
18/10/2021
Ellen
Ellen

I enjoyed the day very much. Our guide, Pauline, did a wonderful job of presenting the history of the area and showing us modern life as well. What a beautiful and interesting part of France! Thank you.

10/10/2021
Ellen_L
Ellen_L
I enjoyed the day very much. Our guide, Pauline, did a wonderful job of presenting the history of the area and showing us modern life as well. What a beautiful and interesting part of France! Thank you.
09/10/2021
BernadetteH_G
BernadetteH_G
Die hervorragende Führung passte gut zur wunderbaren Route. Der Guide hatte noch weitere Empfehlungen abgegeben, die wir gerne umsetzten.
03/10/2021
John B
John B

Several quaint villages, wineries and a castle make this a memorable day trip. Our guide, pauline was knowledgeable and entertaining and she let us explore at our own pace. I highly recommend this tour, particularly if you are fortunate enough to have pauline as your guide!

29/09/2021
John_B
John_B
Several quaint villages, wineries and a castle make this a memorable day trip. Our guide, pauline was knowledgeable and entertaining and she let us explore at our own pace. I highly recommend this tour, particularly if you are fortunate enough to have pauline as your guide!
28/09/2021
Carola_P
Carola_P
I loved this day trip experience, we were free to enjoy, learn, visit and take our time to take pictures and discover the beauty of all this villages. Time went by pretty fast!
22/09/2021
Kristina H
Kristina H

This tour was a very good introduction to the region. We got to see most of the major attractions which will help us decide where to delve deeper the next time we visit. He was very knowledgeable about the region and could talk about more than the tourist places. He could speak to the wine and the history as well. There were only 4 of us on the tour so he could tailor it a bit for our interests as well.

16/09/2021
Kristina_H
Kristina_H
This tour was a very good introduction to the region. We got to see most of the major attractions which will help us decide where to delve deeper the next time we visit. He was very knowledgeable about the region and could talk about more than the tourist places. He could speak to the wine and the history as well. There were only 4 of us on the tour so he could tailor it a bit for our interests as well.
15/09/2021
john.f.farney
john.f.farney

The town architecture is lovely. The pace is comfortable and not rushed. The guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly.

11/09/2021
John_F
John_F
The town architecture is lovely. The pace is comfortable and not rushed. The guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly.
10/09/2021
Antonio S
Antonio S

The tour guide was excellent: Knowledgeable, extremely pleasant, very articulate and provided a very welcome historical and social context to the towns and the castle that we visited. She had a perfect sense of when information was needed and she should proceed with her presentation, and when it was more important to pause to answer question -- and given her obvious enthusiasm and love for the region, there were may questions, which she never tired to answer.
My wife and I have taken a number of similar small-group tours in a number of cities across Europe, and at the end of the tour there is the invariable evaluation of "Was this a good use of our time?" "How much did we learn?" "Was the overall experience (knowledge, culture, scenery, information, etc.) worth the cost? For this tour, with our guide, the answers were all in an emphatic affirmative.

06/09/2021
Antonio_S
Antonio_S
The tour guide was excellent: Knowledgeable, extremely pleasant, very articulate and provided a very welcome historical and social context to the towns and the castle that we visited. She had a perfect sense of when information was needed and she should proceed with her presentation, and when it was more important to pause to answer question -- and given her obvious enthusiasm and love for the region, there were may questions, which she never tired to answer. My wife and I have taken a number of similar small-group tours in a number of cities across Europe, and at the end of the tour there is the invariable evaluation of "Was this a good use of our time?" "How much did we learn?" "Was the overall experience (knowledge, culture, scenery, information, etc.) worth the cost? For this tour, with our guide, the answers were all in an emphatic affirmative.
05/09/2021
Matilde_S
Matilde_S
Florence, nuestra guía y chofer fue excelente, enseñándonos los pueblos más hermosos de Alsacia, como sacados de un cuento de hadas!
03/09/2021
Teresa W
Teresa W

Visiting Colmar was a highlight. Such a beautiful water-based town. We would loved more time. Our guide, Adrien, was knowledgeable and personable! The wine road did not disappoint!

21/08/2021
Teresa_W
Teresa_W
Visiting Colmar was a highlight. Such a beautiful water-based town. We would loved more time. Our guide, Adrien, was knowledgeable and personable! The wine road did not disappoint!
20/08/2021
Ellen_M
Ellen_M
We had a very Knowledge tour guide, Pauline, who showed us three truly lovely villages & a restored mode all castle. It was delightful & enjoyable. Only Wish was that there were more time available to explore more of Colmar & the two small villages.
11/08/2021
Krista_G
Krista_G
I really enjoyed this tour! Florence was an excellent guide, doing it both in English and French without missing a beat. There is no way I would have made it to all of these towns in a day on my own - thanks!
10/08/2021
lalougique
lalougique
Nous avons passé un excellent moment en compagnie de notre guide (Adrien), un puits intarissable de connaissance et très chaleureux ! La région vaut vraiment le détour et la journée-visite nous permet d’apprécier le charme des jolies petites villes aux alentours de Strasbourg ! Je recommande cette expérience chaudement
03/08/2021
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