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The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

1. 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.

Amnéville Zoo: Full-Day Admission Ticket

2. Amnéville Zoo: Full-Day Admission Ticket

Spend a day at Amnéville Zoo surrounded by a wonderful variety of animals from all over the world. Pre-book your general admission ticket to explore the 18-hectare zoo grounds and witness over 2,000 animals and up to 360 different species. Go at your own pace and observe exotic animals in a friendly environment. Ask the local staff at reception for the various showtimes and watch some of the performances that take place during the day. Explore the grounds and see animals like lions, flamingos, penguins, Siberians tigers, and much more. Choose to grab a packed lunch and stop at the park's picnic areas or head straight to one of the park's fast food stalls for lunch (food and drink costs not included). Temporary events: Halloween with “Fear Animals” from October 22 to November 6 Enjoy decorating pumpkins for animals, face painting, storytelling, and workshops to discover wolves, owls, snakes, and bats. Check out the decorated zoo walkways and try the adventurer's treasure hunt and photo exhibition. Luminescences from October 30, 2022, to March 25, 2023 Experience the biggest light festival in the Grand Est. Walk through a magical 1.4-km route to discover the more than 900 luminous lanterns.

Strasbourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt City Tour

3. Strasbourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt City Tour

Get to know Strasbourg 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 local facts.  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 Strasbourg’s most important attractions on foot. You can choose to start your tour whenever you want. Start your tour at the much-photographed Ponts Couverts. Visit the architecturally exemplary Church of Saint-Thomas, while La Place Gutenberg will give you a taste of downtown life. Take a photo in the building of the Alsatian Museum, which will amaze you with its exhibits, and discover the beauty of the Strasbourg Cathedral, a Gothic architectural masterpiece. Visit the incomparably beautiful Palais Rohan, with its blue-blooded aura. You will also pass by the city's largest square, Place Kleber, named after a well-known general of the French Revolution. Admire the iconic Strasbourg Opera House with its unique acoustics. The "new town", with its great history, will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be St. Paul's Church(where the tour ends) with the rich interior design. 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.

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

4. 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.

Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

5. 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.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

6. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

Head out on a half-day tour of the Alsace region and learn about this enchanting wine regions. Leaving Strasbourg, you will follow the wine route on the way to the town of Obernai. As you travel, your driver will tell you about the 7 different types of Alsace wines. Once in Obernai, take a guided walking tour of the winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, and ramparts, and see the statue of St Odile, the patron saint of Alsace. Then stop at your first winery for a tasting session. Continue on to visit another winery in a typical Alsace caveau (a small wine cellar). Afterward, make your way back to Strasbourg, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

7. Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

Begin your guided walking tour in Kaysersberg, a village famous for its quaint half-timbered, cobbled streets, and enjoy some free time here to explore by yourself. Then, follow the Alsace wine route and stop along the way for great photo opportunities. Arrive in Riquewihr for a guided walking tour of this magnificent small town. Surrounded by vineyards, this fortified town is a jewel. The village is full of beautifully-colored, half-timbered residences and facades decorated with old shop signs. Omnipresent flowers and creepers add to the charm of the village. From there, head to Hunawihr, the last stop and one of the most beautiful villages in France, known for its numerous artisan shops and multiple cultural landmarks.

Strasbourg: Euro Guided Tour by Segway

8. Strasbourg: Euro Guided Tour by Segway

Get a fabulous introduction to the part-time seat of the European Parliament on a 2-hour Segway tour of Strasbourg, and marvel at monuments from different eras in the city's history, including the European Union institutions of the Quartier Européen. Collect your Segway and helmet and head off through diverse neighborhoods, including the old quarter and city center. Glide over to "La Petite France" at the western end of the Grande Île. Here, you will find the historic heart of the city, where tanners, millers, and fishermen lived in the Middle Ages. Hear fascinating stories about Strasbourg as you navigate your 2-wheel mode of transport while looking at many different architectural styles in the German district of Neustadt. Learn about the administrative buildings of the Quartier Européen, where institutions include the European Court of Human Rights building by Richard Rogers.

Alsace: Guided Wine Tasting and Cellar Visit

9. Alsace: Guided Wine Tasting and Cellar Visit

Learn all about Alsatian wines in a beautiful, renovated family winery. Discover all the different types of wine that can be produced in this region with the help of an experienced sommelier. Taste a range of locally produced wines, now in organic conversion, from sparkling wine to red wines, dry and sweet white wines, and even rosés. Savor the unique flavors of the region while learning about their back ground and how to pair them with different foods.  Visit the winery cellar and check out the barrels made in 1850 that are still in use today. Learn how they lend a certain irreplaceable note of flavor to the wines they hold. From the facts and figures of Alsatian wines to the secrets of winemaking to the history of the region, everything will be shown and explained to you. Ask as many questions as you want and delight in your senses of smell and taste.

Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local

10. Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local

Meet your cycling guide and your 2.5-hour program will begin with a short introduction to the city of Strasbourg. The ride takes you on a circuit through the imperial German district, the Neustadt and then on to see the European Institutions. Ride back through the Old Town, Petite France and see the covered bridges and the Vauban Dam. Cross the Pont du Corbeau and pass Gutenberg Place. You’ll soon arrive in front of the Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, one of the highlights of the tour. See the Opera house on Place Broglie. Cycle along the small streets around the Cathedral and discover some hidden spots close to Place Saint Etienne. Passing through the Neustadt, arrive in the heart of the European district, where you’ll see the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court for Human Rights. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Parc de l'Orangerie. On the way back to Place d'Austerlitz , cycle along a section of the city’s 14th-century wall. Please note that during Christmas time this tour is not available. Please take a look at this Christmas market bike tour as an alternative: https://www.getyourguide.com/strasbourg-l293/strasbourg-christmas-market-bike-tour-t123971/

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4.7 / 5

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A great way to experience the whole France while staying in Paris. Great activity especially for children and teenagers. Our teenage daughters rated it as the best activity we experienced in Paris.

Definitely recommend, beautiful tour of the Alsace region with sufficient time in each area. I would also recommend adding a fun activity to this tour.

Strasbourg can be explored in a very short time with the self-guided scavenger hunt & the city tour! Plan enough time.

Laurent was a wonderful guide and the tour covers a lot of ground in a day. Loved every minute. Highly recommend!

A fun and alternative way to visit the city in a short time.