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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 day 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. You...

    This tour was AMAZING. It made seeing several small villages easy and so much fun. We were the only ones on the tour that day, so we were able to take our time and go at our own pace. Didier was knowledgeable and friendly. It was like seeing a good friend's hometown. If you want to explore the Alsace region, this is the only way to go!

  • From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

    2. From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages & Colmar Christmas Market

    Get into the spirit of the season and visit different Christmas markets along the wine route. Begin your tour at the Strasbourg bus station where you'll board a comfortable heated bus and receive audio guides with information for your Christmas market tour. On your first stop, explore the Riquewihr Christmas market during a one-hour visit. Gaze in awe at the illuminated monuments and buildings in this dazzling Alsatian village. After Riquewihr, head back onto the wine route and pass by numerous little Alsatian villages all beautifully decorated for the occasion until you reach the village of Kaysersberg. The authentic and artisanal Christmas market in Kaysersberg traditionally welcomes you all four Advent weekends on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On the other days of the week, you will find there a concentrate of Alsace: a historic city center filled with charm with beautiful old ha...

    Make sure to not get overwhelmed with excitement for the markets and forget where the bus parked!

  • Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

    3. 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. ...

    I really looked forward to going on this tour even though it rained all day. Simon was a wonderful tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny, and a lot of fun to walk with around on this tour all day. His knowledge of the area was tremendous. Loved seeing the older area of Colmar, and the little villages of Eguisheim and Requewihr-very charming. My Favorite thing was walking on the old cobblestone pathways in Eguisheim and seeing the beautifully preserved old homes/buildings and hearing the wine growing/producing history of the area. We ended the day at the old Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle where we walked among the ancient well preserved walls and learned of it's history. Overall, even with rain, the day was very worth every penny we spent. And again, Simon did a terrific job teaching us of the history of the area.

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

    4. 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 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 mo...

    We had a great time, even with the rain. Pierre was our guide and did an excellent job. We highly recommend this tour

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

    5. 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 Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

    6. 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 t...

    Honestly it is a well organized trip, with an amazing guide “Martin”, he is nice, attentive and giving clear instructions. The time given for each stop is sufficient. It is enjoyable tour in a comfortable couch and recommended way to visit the magical small villages of the Alsace.

  • Colmar: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    7. 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.

    Louis took us to the 2 hour Segway tour. It was a fun way to learn about the city of Colmar. We saw areas that we wouldn't have found without the tour. Louis was very knowledgeable about the city, the different attractions and the historic background. I can only highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting.

  • Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

    8. 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.

    We visited three beautiful villages and explored each one for about 30 minutes. The guide kindly walked with us by explaining well about historical spots and heritages of the town. We enjoyed taking pictures and visiting small stores during the free time.

  • Colmar: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    9. 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. Choc...

  • From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

    10. 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.

    Audre our guide was the best! Young, efficient and passionate with what she does.. Everyone was charming and I easily bonded with my two American companions. The towns visited where all beautiful and the wines tasted were all delicious and exquisite. I will definitely recommend it.

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What people are saying about Colmar

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 66 reviews

This tour was AMAZING. It made seeing several small villages easy and so much fun. We were the only ones on the tour that day, so we were able to take our time and go at our own pace. Didier was knowledgeable and friendly. It was like seeing a good friend's hometown. If you want to explore the Alsace region, this is the only way to go!

Louis took us to the 2 hour Segway tour. It was a fun way to learn about the city of Colmar. We saw areas that we wouldn't have found without the tour. Louis was very knowledgeable about the city, the different attractions and the historic background. I can only highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting.

This was a very enjoyable and well organized tour. We had a lot of fun and its a great and very easy way to see all of the most beautiful Alsace villages :-)

We had a great time, even with the rain. Pierre was our guide and did an excellent job. We highly recommend this tour

Trully amazing! Henri is a great guide. I would totally recomend this tour