OPAS3 - Pearls of Alsace - 9 hours - $260.75 per person - minimum 2 persons
Departure from Strasbourg
Available from 01 April to 31 October
Daily from 09.30 to 18.30
Departure from Strasbourg for what we believe are the most essential visits that one must make while in the region. It includes the visits of towns, monuments, small traditional villages, a wine tasting session and historical landmarks.
The beautiful town of Colmar awaits you to discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments, the Pfister house, the Koïfhus, Saint Martin collegiate church, and the picturesque neighbourhoods of small Venice.
Then depart for the most beautiful village of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village participate in a wine tasting session to discover the world renowned Alsace wines in a typical winery.
Your tour then continues on to the beautiful town of Riquewihr. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny streets, fortified walls and old houses have preserved their 16th Century splendour virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.
After lunch you will follow the breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’. Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old route winds across the slopes for more than 170 km. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple.
Finally, reach Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the North and the salt route that came from the East. After the visit return to Strasbourg.
- Wine tasting in a typical wine stub
- Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
- English speaking driver guide
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
- Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified