Day trip

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

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: AlsaceOriginalExperiences

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

Activity provider: AlsaceOriginalExperiences
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From US$ 130.30 per person

Discover 3 stunning villages in this border-crossing adventure. Learn about French, German, and Swiss culture in 1 globetrotting day. Marvel at centuries of transnational history.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel or your address in Colmar
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the cultural similarities and differences of 3 countries in close proximity
  • Marvel at Freiburg's unique cathedral
  • Gaze out over the rushing Rhine in Basel
  • Discover perhaps the most beautiful village in France
Full description
Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the 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 German state 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. Afterwards, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided in 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. After your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.
Includes
  • Driver/Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or your address in Colmar
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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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.

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May 23, 2022

We were picked up promptly at our hotel by our guide and driver, Christopher. Unfortunately, the day was very foggy so it was impossible to see what we were surrounded by, the Black Forest and mountains. That didn't diminish the fun we had touring parts of France, Germany and Switzerland. The group consisted of my husband, me and a young single female traveler who was very delightful. The four of us (Chris included) had a great time!

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November 27, 2019

Good choice of small cities and towns to visit. All close by. At most 40 minutes by car from one to the other. Eguisheim is 5-10 minutes from Colmar.

April 23, 2022

Product ID: 256347