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Alsace Tour Package (not offered in 2023)

After touring the Black Forest add on a stay in the nearby Alsace region of France. Cute towns, good food, french wine -what's not to like? We transfer you across the border to Colmar which will be your base for 2 days. Enjoy a private walking tour of town, and an all-day tour with a private guide & car. There are several day tours you can choose from.

Location

Colmar, Alsace

Start / End

Freiburg / Colmar

Activity

sightseeing, easy walking

Difficulty

easy

Duration

2 days/2 nights

Tour format

guided, with hotel, with driver

Alsace Tour Package (not offered in 2023)

spring, summer, fall
2 days/2 nights

Our Alsace Add-On Package is great if you have an extra day and are intrigued with the idea that one of the most interesting regions in France is only 30 minutes away. The possibility of visiting another country while vacationing in the Black Forest is high – why not do it?

  • We Handle All The Details
  • Luggage Transfer Included
  • Hotels Included
  • Tour with a private car/chauffeur
  • Private tours of Colmar & Alsace
  • 2 days/2 nights – add on more days

If you are intrigued with the idea of seeing the Alsace region in France during your Black Forest vacation – this is the package for you!

Tour Options

The 2 most talked-about cities in Alsace are Strasbourg and Colmar. While many visitors want to stay in a large city when visiting we think you get a better idea of life in Alsace/France when staying in a smaller town. That’s why we decided on Colmar as base for our Alsace tours. We will set you up in a cozy small hotel with easy access to everything. Our guide will take you around town on a private tour so you know where things are. And then you have half a day to explore on your own. The next day we provide you with several touring options. Our guide will make sure that you feel like a local on your private day tour of Alsace. Whether you want to explore some of the cute Alsatian towns, do some wine-tasting or dive into the history of past wars – the options are endless.

Food & Wine

Alsace is closely connected with food and wine. There are numerous gourment restaurants in the area and if this is your thing we are happy to make a recommendation. And if you prefer to take it easy with Alsatian street-food we know exactly where to take you. Alsactian wine is known all over the world – Even if you don’t like wine we recommend stopping at a winery to just quickly peak in and see what the talk is all about.

Is it for me?

Great tour if you are intrigued with France and want to know what the talk is all about.

Itinerary

Description of your day

  • After breakfast our driver will meet you at your hotel in the Black Forest.
  • You will then be transferred to Colmar in France where our guide meets you at the hotel
  • Enjoy a private walking tour of Colmar with our guide
  • Lunch: on your own (our guide will provide recommendations)
  • Afternoon: on your own in Colmar

Accommodation

We work with several hotels in Colmar, all located in the old town in perfect location to everything. You will be staying here for 2 nights.

  • standard hotel
  • premium hotel 

 

 

 

Description of your day

Today you will be touring with a private guide and car. After breakfast the guide will meet you at your hotel.  

Here is our most popular tour:

Alsace Highlights Tour

  • Our guide will meet you at your hotel in Colmar.
  • Depart to the first town to explore today: the village of Turckheim. The village is a perfect starting point for a private walking tour with our guide. It is a traditional Alsatian village with fewer tourists. Throughout the centre of Turckheim there are plenty of traditional Alsace style houses to admire, overflowing with flowers, and a few specific buildings of interest: mostly dating from the 16th and 17th century. 
  • Our driver will then take you to the next town. There are several towns to choose from, for example the villages of Eguisheim or Kaysersberg. Since this is a personalized private tour, we are flexible on the program and can add other towns as well.
  • Mid-day we will head to famous Riquewihr. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny cobblestoned streets, fortified walls and old houses have preserved their 16C splendor and have remained virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony.
  • Free time to explore on your own and lunch (not included). Our guide will provide recommendations. 
  • In the afternoon reachyou will take a ride on the Alsatian ‘Wine Route’ . The 60 year old wine route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. You will drive through hills covered in vineyards and quaint villages.
  • Up for a wine tasting? Our guide knows all the local wineries and is happy to take you there.  (tasting fee not included).
  • At the end of the day we will stop at the medieval castle of Haut Koenigsbourg. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the Alsace region. (Entrance fee to the castle not included in the price). Good to know: Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg visit includes a large number of steps and uneven terrain, you must be in good physical condition to visit this monument. 

We also have special interest tours. Please talk to us about your specific wants and needs. Since these are all private tours, we can also customize a tour for you.

Special Interest: Alsace Grand Cru Wine Tour

This private full day wine tour from Colmar has been crafted so that you may have the privilege of tasting some of the most outstanding Alsace wines.

  • In the morning we will come and pick you up at your hotel. And go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. This full day Alsace wine tour is private so we can adapt it to your wishes. During the day, please note that it is also possible to stop and visit some of the most beautiful alsatian villages such as the village of Riquewihr.
  • Your wine tour will first take you to the Ribeauvillé wine producing region. The hallmark of Ribeauvillé wines is their minerality. 
  • Then, move on to discover a most unique and confidential Grand Cru: Kaefferkopf . Divided into several sectors of the charming little town of Ammerschwihr, this Grand Cru is characterized by a complex geological substratum, combining granite on its upper parts with shelly limestone then sandstone lower down. Depending on availability, it will also be the moment to discover bio dynamic wine makingin wineries such as Domaine de la Sinn or Domaine Martin Sschaetzel.
  • Finally reach the southern part of the Alsace wine route and discover emblematic Grands Crus such as Steinart, Goldert or Hatschbourg. It is in this part of the wine region that you will discover local Muscat. We will also have you taste some exceptional Gerwurtztraminers.
  • Please note: wine tasting Feees, lunch and entrance fees are not included.

Special Interest:  World War 1 Tour

  • Visit the Hartmannswillerkopf Memorial. Immerse yourself in the remembrance of the Great War on the emblematic site of Hartmannswillerkopf. Known as the “man-eater”, this summit was the backdrop for dreadful battles. This promontory which stands at 1000m in altitude looking out over the plain of Alsace, is in memory of the Great War. 
  • Scenic drive on the Mountain Ridge Road with stunning views towards the Alsace valley and the Black Forest.
  • Stop for a typical ‘macaire lunch’ in one of the numerous farmhouses.
  • Reach the Linge Memorial Museum,  a memorial museum keeping alive the memory of the fighting in the Vosges during the First World War. Located on the historical site itself, the museum describes the living and combat conditions of the troops and all of the associated logistics involved. Outdoors, on the battlefield, visitors can discover the positions of the German defences which are well preserved with their trenches, shelters and blockhaus, opposite the remains of the French positions, which were built from lighter materials.  

Special Interest: World War 2  Tour

  • Visit the Alsace-Moselle WWII Memorial museum which attempts to explain the complicated history of Alsace and Moselle, particularly during the time of the Second World War.  
  • Our private tour continues to the Natzwiller-Struthof concentration camp. On 21 April 1941, near the village of Struthof, the Nazis opened a concentration camp, KL-Natzweiler. The central camp, the only concentration camp in France, was located in the then annexed Alsace region. Its annexes, scattered over the 2 sides of the Rhine, made up a network of nearly 70 camps, more or less large.  A labour camp supporting the Nazi war industry, it was also used for medical experiments by Nazi professors from the Reich University of Strasbourg. On 23 November 1944, the Allies discovered the site evacuated by the Nazis since September. . From 1941 to 1945, the KL-Natzweiler was one of the most murderous camps of the Nazi system. Nearly 22,000 deportees died there.

Description of your day

  • Depart Colmar after breakfast by train.
  • Option to add-on more days or transfer by private car to your next destination.

Good to Know

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Colmar (upgrades possible)
  • Double Room with en-suite Bathroom and Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the Black Forest & Colmar
  • Private walking tour of Colmar
  • Private day tour of Alsace (several options to choose from) with guide & driver/vehicle
  • Private transfer by car from the Black Forest to Colmar in France with our chauffeur 
  • Telephone support during your stay
  • Travel to Freiburg
  • Travel from Colmar (add-on a driver is possible)
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entrance fees 
  • Wine Tasting fees
  • Travel insurance. Make sure you have travel insurance covering you against illness, injury, loss or damage to property and cancellations.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, extra transfers (such as by taxi or when not included in public transport pass).
  • Season. This package is available from  mid-May to October. 

The Alsace Add-On Package starts at 2 days/2 nights

The hotels we include in this package are all small family-owned hotels. 

  • Double Rooms. If you are booking a double room there is one double bed with 2 individual mattresses (not 2 twin beds). If you require separate beds we recommend booking 2 separate rooms. In rare cases twin beds are available, please inquire.
  • Single Rooms. If you are traveling by yourself we charge a single room supplement. You will either be provided with a single room. Or with a double room for single use – based on availability.
  • Upgrades.  Upgrades are possible in your hotel in Colmar, please inquire.
  • Bathrooms. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms.
  • Air-Conditioning. Summers can be very warm. Most hotels in Europe do not have air-conditioning. Sometimes hotels can provide a fan for your room. Usually the hotel owners will tell you to sleep with the window open during the night – this is very common in Germany.
  • Elevators. Please note that our hotels most often do not have elevators – you will have to walk a flight of stairs to get to your room. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • warm and waterproof clothes
  • a day pack
  • water bottle
  • sun glasses, sun hat, sun block
  • rain gear

Where you will be touring

guided tour of alsace france
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