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Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

1. 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.

Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

2. 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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4.9 / 5

based on 48 reviews

The tour guide, Damien, was very pleasant, funny, and full of knowledge. We enjoyed each city even though they were packed wall to wall with people visiting for the Christmas markets. We had plenty of time at each stop to appreciate the village and learn a little about it.

very nice comfortable trip.. driver and all, all in one. knows what's she doing.. knows the heart of the place. awesome picturesque places seen.. thanks mam florence . safe driving... !

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.

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

Our guide was very friendly. Even though the weather was quite cold and snowy we really enjoyed it.