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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!

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

    3. 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

  • Alsace Medieval History Day Trip from Strasbourg

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Colmar: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    6. 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...

  • Strasbourg 7-Hour Christmas Markets Tour

    7. Strasbourg 7-Hour Christmas Markets Tour

    On this festive 7-hour program you’ll depart Strasbourg in the morning, and head to the village of Colmar. Christmas in Colmar’s historic town center is a magical experience featuring Christmas illuminations that blend perfectly with the lighting designed to enhance the town’s heritage. The pedestrian city center with its major architectural treasures dates from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. It is beautifully decorated, creating a veritable open-air theater where the warm Christmas mood envelops the heart of the town. Enjoy some free time in the area to visit your choice of the 5 different Christmas markets. Then you’ll take a drive along the famous Alsace Wine Route, passing through some of the region’s most beautiful villages. The afternoon program will depend on the date of your tour. Eguisheim, Riquewihr (Medieval market), Colmar and Strasbourg cities host a market every sin...

    Our guide was very good. The history, the scenery and the markets were all wonderful. I hope to return to this area some day.

  • Pass-Alsace: The Best of Alsace in your Pocket

    8. Pass-Alsace: The Best of Alsace in your Pocket

    Organize your trip to Alsace with free entry to a large choice of museums, castles, wildlife parks, and more. With the Pass Alsace, enjoy free entry to 58 sites in Alsace. Head to the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Monkeys Mountain or the Batorama sightseeing boat tour in Strasbourg. Benefit from discounts and reductions across the area.  Included with Pass Alsace: 1. Castle of Fleckenstein in Lembach 2. Castle of Challenges in Lembach 3. Four à Chaux in Lembach 4. Museum Lalique  5. Glass Museum in Meisenthal 6. Crystal Museum in Saint-Louis 7. Museum of the Battle in 1870 8. Petroleum Museum in Merkwiller 9. Rural farm from l’Outre Forêt in Kutzenhausen 10. Castle of Lichtenberg  11. Museum Pays de Hanau in Bouxwiller 12. Judeo-Alsatian Museum in Bouxwiller 13. Houses of rocks in Graufthal 14. Alsatian Museum in Haguenau  15. Luggage Museum in Haguenau  16. Historical Museum in Haguen...

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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