Alsace Day Trip from Strasbourg Colmar Eguisheim Riquewihr High Koenigsbourg Castle and Alsace Wine Tasting

Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg

Badge of ExcellenceStrasbourg, France
  • 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know the best of the Alsace region with this full-day tour from Strasbourg. Travel on scenic roads through green hills and Alsatian vineyards. Wander the cobblestoned streets of the charming towns of Colmar and Eguisheim, and explore the village of Riquewihr inside Medieval walls. Cap off a magical Alsatian day with a visit to the 12th-century castle of High Koenigsbourg. Get personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide throughout with group size limited to eight people.
  • Visit the enchanting villages of Eguisheim and Riquewihr
  • Trace the famous Alsace Wine Route through vine-covered hills
  • Explore Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, high on a hilltop above the Vosges and Alsace plain
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience on this small-group tour, limited to eight people

What's Included

  • Guided walking tour of Colmar
  • Visit of Eguisheim and Riquewihr Villages and Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 17 Pl. de la Cathédrale
    17 Pl. de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Departure time: 9:00am. Please meet your guide 10 minutes before departure time, in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your day trip from Strasbourg begins when you meet your guide aboard the awaiting minivan in the town center. Settle into air-conditioned comfort for the scenic drive.

The first stop is the village of Colmar, where you’ll go on a walking tour with your guide. The town’s cobblestoned streets are lined with characteristic German-style half-timbered buildings, and you’ll even see some canals. See Colmar’s main sights, including Saint Martin’s Church and the 16th-century Pfister House, and wander historic neighborhoods like Little Venice.

Your next stop is the picturesque town of Eguisheim, known for its Medieval buildings decorated with flowers, and then it’s on to Riquewihr. The charming town sits inside Medieval walls, and is a warren of meandering alleys and chocolate-box houses. Enjoy some time to explore the pretty town at your leisure, including time to have lunch (own expense).

Continuing on your Alsace tour, the next point of interest is the 105-mile (170 km) Alsace Wine Route (Route des Vins d’Alsace). This scenic road curves gently through rolling hills and past acres of vineyards at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. Continue toward your final stop — Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg).

The castle dates from the 12th century, and you’ll have a chance to explore the inside — including where people once lived inside it — and find out how this powerful fortress used to control the salt, wheat and wine routes from northern and eastern Europe. Admire the excellent views from the castle’s hilltop vantage point before climbing back into the minivan for the drive back to Strasbourg at the starting point of the tour.


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Vieille ville d'Eguisheim

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Vieille Ville

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • A minimum of 2 adults per tour is required to operate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that the infant seats are available upon request, please inform us at the moment of the booking (number and age of the children)
  • Pets are not allowed on the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable shoes for walking on cobble stones and climbing castle stairs.
You may need to ask the details directly to the local tour company.
The place is very beautiful but if you dont take these kind of tours its difficult you could see everything in one day!


421 reviews
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Wonderful way to see classic Alsace!
Christina_C, Sep 2023
We loved visiting the small towns and villages in Alsace. The castle tour was wonderful! Our tour guide Robin was extremely knowledgeable about all the places we stopped. Great way to get out and see Alsace!
Beautiful places worth seeing
Candy_P, Sep 2023
The places we visited were amazing and definitely worth visiting. Our guide was very nice and professional. It was a worthwhile visit
Viator sent us a driver and not a guide
Alberto_i, Sep 2023
Lovely villages. Unfortunately, our guide was not a guide. Gerome was a driver. He drove us to the sights and provided no information whatsoever about the history, culture etc. His only interest was focused on wines. Disappointing.
Perfect tour
Imelda_A, Sep 2023
Beautiful villages- picture perfect every spot! Loved the commentary and the insights of our guide (quirky fellow) enjoyed the small group we were with! Perfect weather
Visiting the 3 villages...
Steven_B, Sep 2023
Visiting the 3 villages as well as the castle made this an unforgettable experience. Damien, our tour guide, was great, providing valuable information and pleasant conversation.
What an awesome experience!!
France_L, Sep 2023
The trip was magnificent! We were amazed at the beauty of the villages we visited. Our guide Geremie was great! So knowledgeable and sweet! Would recommend it to everyone!
A beautiful day in Alsace
Barbara_E, Sep 2023
Don’t miss out on this tour! Absolutely beautiful tour of Alsace! This was one of my favorite days in France. Jerome was an excellent guide and provided us with a much better understanding of Alsatian culture!!!
Charged for 3 and prior notices of cancellation of third party were not honoured
Kelly_W, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. We found dealing with Viator extremely difficult and would never book them again. We were told we could cancel within 24 hours and tried for 48 hours and were then charged for 3 people when there was only two. I will be seeking only local guides from here on in.
The trip to the castle...
Michelle_R, Sep 2023
The trip to the castle was the highlight of the day. The medieval towns were charming but very touristy and crowded.
Beautiful Alsatian experience
Ellie_R, Sep 2023
What a wonderful experience. All for places we visited were amazing. The guide Damien was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We spent just the right amount of time at every village. Great tour that I highly recommend to anyone who visits Alsace.
Highly recommended day trip
Anonymous, Sep 2023
Robin our guide was enthusiastic, patient, knowledgeable , friendly and helpful , and full of knowledge of the places we went to. He made the trip interesting and exciting. We love the villages we went to . They are such a beautiful part of the world.
Fabulous experience of medieval villages, and restored castle
Lyn_C, Aug 2023
Thank you Jerome V. Very knowledgeable, pleasant, informative, helpful! Certainly worth the cost! Very picturesque with lots of history Thank you
Fantastic day trip - highly recommended!
Jasmine_F, Aug 2023
Incredible day trip exploring Alsace. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the towns were lovely! It was an easy and picturesque drive, with a good mix of guided tour elements balanced with some solo exploration time. If you're visiting Strasbourg for a couple of days, definitely don't miss out on this trip.
Great tour
minakshi, Aug 2023
It was a lovely tour. Pauline was a great guide too. There were some issues with the van in the morning before we started but the tour operator informed us, fixed the issue and we were on our way after an hour. The rest of the day went beautifully. Recommended.
Jennifer_S, Aug 2023
Our tour was amazing. Pauline, our guide, was so sweet and her passion for the Alsace region was infectious! Would definitely recommend!!
great day in the beautiful countryside of France
Divya_S, Jul 2023
Great trip! Damien was an excellent guide - his passion and energy were infectious. Loved the villages we visited - Colmar and eguishem being personal favorites.
Relaxing, fun, scenic tour
Mike_E, Jul 2023
The experience was great. The towns were so cute an charming. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable.
veronique_b, Jul 2023
We had the most fabulous experience with Laurent, our guide. We met in Strasbourg with a small group and hop we went all day. He took us to the fabulous castle and guide us inside and to three of the most beautiful villages of France. Amazing lunch, a place that he recommended and it’s definitely the best value quality price. Again Thank you so much Laurent for your professionalism and kindness.
Great experience beautiful villages. Best tour guide
Aline_C, Jul 2023
The villages we visited were charming and beautiful. The group was small and cohesive. The tour guide Damienwas wonderful, enthusiastic and experienced. A wonderful d as strip from Strasbourg. We loved it
Fantastic Alsace region tour
Joseph_N, Jul 2023
Great small group tour, with eight total. Damien, out guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fantastic tour and would highly recommend.