Things to do in Alsace

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Enchanting Christmas Experience From Colmar

1. Enchanting Christmas Experience From Colmar

You will depart at 10:00am from Colmar. Pass through vineyards and taste some wine on the way to see these historical villages. The villages are each differently decorated for Christmas. You will fall instantly in love with their charm. The evenings are especially magical as the true Christmas atmosphere comes to life thanks to the beautiful illuminations that match perfectly with the wonderful lighting designed to enhance the towns' heritage. You will have time to explore at your own pace the villages of Kaysersberg, Riquewihr, and Eguisheim Your driver will be at your service and will help you to find and discover more about the towns. Between the villages, you will visit a wine cellar at Ribeauvillé, were you can enjoy a guided wine tour. Afterwards you will be invited to taste the white wines (like gewürztraminer) but you can also discover red wines (such as pinot noir) and crémant (white and rose).

Strasbourg: 1.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour

2. Strasbourg: 1.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour

Discover Strasbourg on this fun and exciting Segway tour of one of France's most picturesque cities. Glide effortlessly along the riverside trail on your Segway, discovering the best Strasbourg has to offer and enjoying the excitement of navigating your vehicle around the city streets. See Petite France, the cathedral, the Neustadt, and some of Strasbourg's other highlights on this guided tour.

Alsace: Wine Tasting and Gourmet Christmas Lunch

3. Alsace: Wine Tasting and Gourmet Christmas Lunch

Discover the traditional winemaking process of the Alsace region at a family-owned winery dating back to 1778, and that is now in organic conversion. Follow your guide into the cellar, which was built in 1850, where you will discover the traditional Alsacian winemaking process, from grape picking to bottling. Then sample the results of this process with a tasting of 5 different wines. After your tour, sit down to lunch in the beautifully renovated shop. Sample Alsatian specialties from a menu designed especially for the festive season, including an Alsatian tart with meat or vegetables and the exceptional foie gras. Dessert will be served after the main meal and you will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of wine as a souvenir of your time in Alsace. At the end of your experience, enjoy complimentary access to the gingerbread palace located next door to the winery. Here, follow a fun and interactive trail designed to delight all 5 senses.

Strasbourg: Christmas Market Tour

4. Strasbourg: Christmas Market Tour

Let a fully local team take you through the prettiest areas of Strasbourg as you listen to fun and unusual anecdotes about the city. Meet your guide in the city center and begin a guided walking tour through the historic streets and Christmas market area. Discover the secrets of the Christmas markets that only those who were born with it know. Learn what are the best places to eat and drink local specialties and other tips to becoming a real Strasbourger.

Strasbourg: 7-Day City Pass

5. Strasbourg: 7-Day City Pass

Visit more and spend less on your trip to Strasbourg with a city pass valid for 7 consecutive days. Get discounted rates at various museums, activities, and landmarks.  Collect your city pass at The Strasbourg Tourist Office Shop and see where you can use it. Your city pass offers discounts on the following attractions and activities for 7 days:  • Strasbourg boat tour• Municipal museums admission• Climb to the platform of the Strasbourg Cathedral • Sightseeing train tour (offer valid only on the Neustadt route) • Château Vodou museum admission• Guided walking tour (only in French and German) • Admission to the Vaisseau (a science center for kids) • Bike rental • A session to discover the night sky full of stars at the Planetarium at Jardin des Sciences • Guided bike ride • Segway® tour • A show at the TJP - National Centre for Dramatic Arts • Electric boat ride• Chocolate Museum admission• Audio-guided city tour

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: Guided Wine Tasting and Cellar Visit

7. 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: 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.

Full-Day Highlights of the Alsace Tour: from Strasbourg

9. 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.

Amnéville Zoo: Full-Day Admission Ticket

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,248 reviews

This tour exceeded my expectations. The group size was small -- only seven of us total, including myself and my husband. This allowed us to set our own pace and sort of "vote" on what we wanted to prioritize or do. As our guide, Didier, told us at the beginning "This is not the sort of tour where you have to run after the man with the little flag". He encouraged us to wander and explore a little. He did a great job giving us plenty of good information without over-talking, and was always knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we had. The place we had lunch was tasty, affordable, and down-to-earth. It had vegetarian options as well that were still regional and featured local cuisine. I have no complaints. Didier honestly went above and beyond to ensure that we all had a great day.

Great tour. Recommend reservations when stopping for lunch. There was NO ROOM when we stopped and after and hour of wondering from place to place we ate at an outdoor food stand on the ground. Great tour overall, but highly recommend that guides either plan lunch or that guests are informed to plan ahead.

We had a wonderful day exploring Baden Baden, the Black Forest and a number of beautiful neighbouring towns. Our guide Robyn was delightful. He was knowledgeable about the area and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend this trip.

Incredible experience! the places overflown in France are magnificent! At times, we take control of our flying machine to pilot ourselves, it's super fun and we're full of sensations! I highly recommend.

That was really nice atmosphere and interesting guide. Thank you so much!