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Colmar: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Colmar: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Colmar at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first-time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children, and can be used as a great team-building exercise. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Colmar’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour at Église Saint-Martin with its beautiful Gothic architecture. Explore the Unterlinden Museum and admire its exhibits. The Municipal Theater will amaze you, with its architecture and acoustics. Then discover Champ de Mars. Fontaine Roesselmann will enchant you in a central part of Colmar. Find out why Colmar is also called Little Venice. Admire the exterior of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu and the Bartholdi museum, which was the home of the famous sculptor-creator of the Statue of Liberty in New York. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

From Strasbourg: Best Of Alsace Historical Day Trip

From Strasbourg: Best Of Alsace Historical Day Trip

The tour begins with departure from Strasbourg bus station and heads to the first stop of the day, historical Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Upon arrival, admire the building’s architecture, learn about the people who once lived here, and marvel at the castle's stunning views across the Black Forest. After the castle, the open-top bus follows the famous Alsace Wine Route, making a stop at one of the region's most well-preserved medieval villages along the way, Riquewihr. Spend some free time wandering through the village’s picturesque streets, shop at a local store for a souvenir, or find a cozy restaurant for lunch. The tour continues to Kaysersberg next, to marvel at its beautiful fortified bridge nestled amongst the quaint village surroundings. Your day trip finishes with a visit to Colmar, a unique and endearing country town, for a ride on the tourist train. Please note that the tourist train doesn't run in November. Instead, there will be free time in the city. The guide only speaks french - but audioguides will have all language options

The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

Start your day when you are picked up at your hotel or apartment in Colmar before beginning your tour through the Alsace in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.  Departing from the historical center of Colmar, you will pass through the wine route along the beautiful vineyards and little villages, from there you can explore the typical Alsatian architecture which is magical, colorful, and unique. You will make a stop at the four wonders of the Alsace as they are called. The first one is Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Then drive further along the Alsatian wine route, immerse yourself in the world of vineyards and products which make the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region’s reputation.  To test the region’s wine reputation, you will visit a typical wine cave and you can taste a big variety of wines such as Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot noir, and many more.  Your tour will end with Kaysersberg, where its high fortress dominates the city and serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. After visiting these 4 wonders, our driver will bring you safely back to Colmar.

Colmar: Highlights Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

Colmar: Highlights Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore the main sights of Colmar in Alsace, from Renaissance dwellings to Gothic sanctuaries, on a walking tour of the Old Town. Learn why the town occupies an important place in the region as the “Capital of Alsace Wines”. Discover the many charming architectural and cultural treasures of this Haut-Rhin town with a local guide. Admire the traditional colorful half-timbered houses. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets of the historic medieval center, full of hidden gems. After checking out the must-sees of the town, stop at a winery for an Alsatian wine tasting. Honor the fine wines of the region renowned for its white wines such as Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. Learn about Alsace’s grape varieties and wine culture during this tasting session.

Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

Marvel at Europe’s largest waterfall on a combined scenic and city tour of Zurich and the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland. Drive through the farming village of Marthalen. Admire its old houses, the 16th-century Munot Fortress, and pass vineyards. Visit the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle and marvel at the landscape that dates back to the Ice Age. In summer, take an optional boat ride to the heart of the Rhine Falls and enjoy the sights from viewing platforms. Return to Zurich and enjoy 2 hours at leisure for lunch to come back for a guided tour of the Old Town. See Europe’s largest clock face at St. Peter’s Church and the Swiss National Museum. Admire the Grossmünster church and the Fraumünster church with its impressive stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. After a stop at Lake Zurich, continue to the Zürichberg district to see the stately mansions of the old aristocracy. Continue to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world, where past alumni include Albert Einstein.

Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

So easy and fun, the Segway really is the best way to visit Colmar. After collecting your Segway and helmets at the only winery in Colmar, you will partake in a short training session in which you will become familiar with the equipment you will be using over the following 2 hours. Following this training session, you will follow your guide through the diverse neighborhoods, including the Old City Center, the German part, and the "Quartier des Maraichers". You will also experience some nature of the region, as you follow the 3 rivers of the town through a forest. At the conclusion of your tour, you will also have the option to book a wine tasting at the Martin Jund winery located in the center of Colmar.

Colmar: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Colmar: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Experience immersive environments, informative films, 3D projections, tastings and more on this interactive tour of the Colmar chocolate museum.  The journey begins in a tropical forest where you will meet a small monkey eating cocoa pods, and learn about the harvesting the cocoa trees. Leaving the forest, you enter an Aztec temple that reveals the serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who, according to the legend, introduced cocoa on earth. Entering the next room, the floor creaks, the lamps stir, the windows reveal an azure sea ... The scene takes place in the 16th century, on a Spanish ship, where you'll discover cocoa's journey to Europe.  It's a century later that chocolate will enter the great European courts and you'll follow this journey and meet the luxurious equipment they made to drink this very special spice called cocoa. Don't miss the original flavors they offered at that time. Chocolate was also considered as a medication and you'll discover all the beliefs and truths about the benefits of cocoa.  The second floor is dedicated to industrialization and all the chocolatiers that made Alsace the largest producer of chocolate in France. Then, in the virtual demonstration, meet 3 chocolatiers who will present their recipes and all the tricks they use to make their perfect chocolates.

Colmar : 45-minute Chocolate Making Workshop at Choco-Story

Colmar : 45-minute Chocolate Making Workshop at Choco-Story

Try your hand at creating a tasty and beautiful chocolate treat with a Chocolate making workshop. Spend 45 minutes with a chocolatier and learn how to decorate your very own chocolate bar. Choose the shape and design of your chocolate. Layer your chocolate with toppings that such as orange stripes, marshmallows, hazelnut cubes, and mini-tablets. Take home your 250 to 300 g of chocolate. That is if you can resist eating it on the spot. Visit Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Choco-Story and enjoy 2 floors of exhibits which chronicle the history of chocolate, its origins in South America today. See a virtual demonstration performed by 3 chocolatier, and enjoy a chocolate tasting. Kids will delight in the engaging and chocolatey displays.

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century.  From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks. Afterward, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided into 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals.  Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns. Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza.  With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. Once your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

You’ll depart Strasbourg in the morning and make your first stop on this day-long tour in Colmar. Discover the charm of the old town, and visit the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, St. Martin’s Collegiate Church, and the picturesque neighborhoods of Little Venice. Explore the lovely village of Eguisheim, surrounded by vineyards. Admire its narrow streets, and the half-timbered houses with their colorful flowers.  Continue on to the fortified town of Riquewirh. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has survived wars and remained intact. See its tiny streets, fortified walls, and 16th-century houses, admiring the architectural harmony. You’ll have free time to explore the town and have lunch. After lunch you’ll follow the scenic Alsace Wine Route. Situated between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60-year-old route winds across hilly slopes for over 170 kilometers. When you reach Haut Koenigsbourg Castle your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built during the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the north and the salt route from the east.

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Alex our guide was friendly, very polite and accommodating. This is our second time doing an evening Segway tour (first with a different guide) and we really enjoyed ourselves with our two teenage daughter. We started at 8:30PM and done around 10:30. The evening gives a different visual perspective of Paris. The segways were in flawless condition and alex even provided ponchos for a few of us because it was a little chilly at night. It is expensive but it is a very enjoyable and efficient way to see so much in so little time and time is valuable.

Couldn't recommend this more. Not only was the wine delicious but the tour was so informative and unique. In maybe the most prestigious wine region in the world, the entire philosophy behind this place takes it to another level. very evident how much pride and love goes into the process. 10 out of 10.

We had a delightful day trip with Christian visiting wine villages. We really thought he went beyond our expectations! Lots of history around the grape growing areas, wine tasting, history of the villages - we could go on and on! We would highly recommend this day trip !!

Our guide (DJ) was awesome! Super informative and nice. We really enjoyed his tour!

It was a great tour. Nicolas put in a lot of effort.