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Pearls of Alsace - Private Day Tour

Pearls of Alsace - Private Day Tour

9 hours From
AU$883 Per Minivan
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-18-1752
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
9 hours From
AU$883 Per Minivan
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-18-1752
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    All year round
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

Enjoy a full day private tour that will take you to the most significant sights of the region. Begin with the visit of wonderful Colmar, one of the most beautiful small towns of France. Then stop in typical villages that line the wine route and arrive in Riquewihr. After a visit of the village and some free time for lunch, reach the mighty Haut-Koenigsbourg castle and enjoy a guided tour before returning to Strasbourg.

Departure Time: 9:30 am
Meeting point: Your hotel in Strasbourg

Itinerary

Pick up in Strasbourg and depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Described by Frommer's as "one of the most attractive towns in Alsace," Colmar is situated in east-central France, in a border region that was once disputed between France and Germany. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum with the Issenheim Altarpiece. Your tour will certainly lead you to the "Maison des Tetes", an outstanding German Renaissance building and to the Little Venice neighborhood where gorgeous half timbered houses are lined along the Lauch River. Other significant landmarks include the Koifhus, the Pfister house, Saint Martin church, the covered market and so much more.

Then, depart for the most beautiful village of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village participate in a wine tasting session to discover the world renowned Alsace wines in a typical winery.

Your tour then continues on to 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 virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.

After lunch, you will follow the breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’. Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old 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.

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. After the visit return to Strasbourg.

Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.

Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Colmar
  • Visit of Eguisheim village
  • Wine tasting in a typical caveau
  • Visit of Riquewihr
  • Follow the Alsace wine route
  • Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan

Exclusions

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions

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