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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.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

2. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

Depart Colmar and travel by fully equipped minivan through the rolling hills covered in vines and medieval castle ruins. Marvel at the charming villages of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses decorated with flower boxes and brightly painted ensigns. Get an introduction to wine making in the region at 2 carefully selected wineries, where you will sample some of the best-known grape varieties of the Alsace, such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer or Sylvaner. Hear about the steps involved to produce wine, from the vineyards to the vat room and ageing cellar. Leave with a better understanding of an industry that produces more than 150 million bottles of wine per year.

Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

3. 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: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Center

4. Colmar: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Center

Enjoy a personalized private walking tour through the old Colmar. Explore the rich heritage and carefully preserved city center, whose architecture expands from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. You will walk through "Petite Venise," an unmissable district filled with traditional half-timbered houses. Continue into Tanneurs district, which is famous for its large houses with white façades. Admire the Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin, whose Gothic architecture and striking colorful tile roof are magnificent. Take in the extravagant bourgeois houses that can be spotted throughout town. The Adolf House, the oldest house in Colmar, and the 17th century Renaissance building Maison des Têtes are worth seeing. You will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share the history of this quaint city, from smaller attractions to its most renowned sites.

Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

5. 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.

Colmar: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

6. 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.  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. Starting from St. Martin's church, visit the Unterlinden Museum, Municipal Theatre, Parc du Champ de Mars, The Roesselmann Fountain, Little Venic, the Fishmonger District, Ancienne Douane, Église Saint-Matthieu, Musée Bartholdi, where the tour ends. 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

7. 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: Self-Guided Interactive City Tour

8. Colmar: Self-Guided Interactive City Tour

The new solution for a complete guided tour of the city. Explore the city with family and friends, let our application guide you! Discover the most iconic places of Colmar, its buildings, heroes, legends and secrets. Follow the instructions of the app and smoothly navigate in the old town. The tour is made to make you interact with the city, so you will have to look up and observe your environment! Play together! Answer questions and observation challenges. Your answers will unlock 6 specially selected Alsatian surprises from the backpack! Those are iconic items of the region, decorative and gastronomic. Duration: 2h30 PRICE PER GROUP! Share 1 pack containing 6 surprises. All group members can download the app. Totally FLEXIBLE: take a break when you want (museums, restaurants, shopping...) then continue exploring the city! Take the tour whenever you want! The pack can be picked up at the Colmar tourist office, open every day. Opening hours of the tourist office : Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00 Sunday 10:00 - 13:00 A cultural, innovative and fun experience! Notes : -You can spread the tour on several days if you like. -Recommended number of participant per pack purchased: from 1 to 6 persons (to share the 6 surprises) If you are more than 6, please consider ordering more packs. -You will receive the app password by email the day before the tour. -We remain available before and during the tour if you need anything! A cultural, innovative and fun experience!

From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

9. From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Colmar in the morning and journey along part of the winding 170-kilometer Alsace Wine Route on the eastern foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Marvel at the exceptional natural beauty of the surroundings as you pass through quaint villages and the undulating, vine-covered hills of the region. Stop to enjoy 3 different wine tasting sessions at typical wineries and sample Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling wines. Experience the only Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) region in France to produce mostly varietal wines from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine.

Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

10. Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

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 pictures 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.

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What people are saying about Colmar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 362 reviews

Our guide Didier found the sweet spot between feeding us information and giving us time for photo ops. Unlike other guides, he made the effort to accompany us to the various sights instead of dumping us somewhere and asking us to meet in X minutes. He constantly checked if we understood his accent (we had no issues with it), and he came across as earnest and friendly.

excellent tour. Also Didier is a great guide. Total disposition so that the tour was pleasant and fun. It is seen that he does his job very well to make it an unforgettable experience. totally recommended

Very knowledgeable guide. Enthusiastic about the region. A lot of great stories and anecdotes. Good balance of walking tour and moments to yourself (to drink wine and eat ice cream).

Wonderful guide with lots of knowledge and good sense of humor. Great driver in a comfortable van. Did not feel rushed and saw many sites. Definitely recommend.

a different experience on travelling! funny interesting and joyful!