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Gems of Alsace

Gems of Alsace

8 hours From
AU$225 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-2687
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
8 hours From
AU$225 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-2687
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTourTour Tour of Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, Alsace Wine Route and visit of Haut Koenigsbourg CastleTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

The full day tour showcases the best of the Alsace, from its vine-covered hills to local wineries, medieval castle, and old towns. Depart from Colmar to the small village of Turckheim where you will see traditional houses and buildings dating from the 16th and 17th century. Continue to the historic town of Riquewihr and admire its remarkable architecture, the surrounding ramparts and narrow streets. After lunch, take in the beautiful landscapes of Alsace on your way to one of the quaint villages, following the famous Wine Route. Taste an excellent selection of local wines and be able to compare their distinct flavours. To complete the experience, visit the enchanting gem of Alsace, the 12th century Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Walk back in time as you enjoy a guided tour around the mighty fortress.

Departure Time: 9:30 am (Daily)
Meeting Point: 1 Place Scheurer Kestner, 68000 Colmar (in front of CGR cinema)

Available from April 1 to October 31

Itinerary

The most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. Depart from Colmar and 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.

Throughout the centre of Turckheim there are plenty of traditional Alsace style houses to admire, 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. While these defences are common in some parts of France they are very unusual in the Alsace region.

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. Enjoy free time for personal discovery and lunch.

After lunch, follow the breathtaking Alsace Wine Route. Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year old wine route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. 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.

Finally, reach Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in 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.

Inclusions

  • Visit of Turkheim village or similar
  • Wine tasting in a typical winstub
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum
  • Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions other than mentioned on the program

Important Notes

  • Child price is available. Contact us for more information.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Tour involves long walking distances, stairs, cobblestone streets.
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
  • Winery visit is not private.

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