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Strasbourg: Private City Sightseeing Boat Tour

1. Strasbourg: Private City Sightseeing Boat Tour

Discover the charm of Strasbourg on a private cruise on the III river. Choose a 1 hour tour to see the main monuments or become more intimate with the city on a 2 hour tour. Sail on the waters of the Ill river to discover or rediscover the city and its historical monuments in a different way. Hop aboard the spacious ship the 'Saint Gothard' at the old Finkwiller quay and begin your sailing adventure through the heart of the city. Pass by European Institutions and take in the unique bright green rooftops of the Russian Orthodox 'All Saints Church.'  Feel the thrill of crossing the locks and the Vauban dam. Glide into the old town of Petite France to take in the classic architecture. Ride by cobblestone roads and 16th-century buildings. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise.

Alsace: Guided Wine Tasting and Cellar Visit

2. 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

3. 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.

The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

4. 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 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.  Your tour will end with Kaysersberg, where its high fortress dominates the city and serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. After visiting these 4 wonders, our driver will bring you safely back to Colmar.

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.

Strasbourg: 1.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour

6. 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 Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

7. 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.

Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local

8. Strasbourg City Center Guided Bike Tour with a Local

Meet your cycling guide and your 2.5-hour program will begin with a short introduction to the city of Strasbourg. The ride takes you on a circuit through the imperial German district, the Neustadt and then on to see the European Institutions. Ride back through the Old Town, Petite France and see the covered bridges and the Vauban Dam. Cross the Pont du Corbeau and pass Gutenberg Place. You’ll soon arrive in front of the Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, one of the highlights of the tour. See the Opera house on Place Broglie. Cycle along the small streets around the Cathedral and discover some hidden spots close to Place Saint Etienne. Passing through the Neustadt, arrive in the heart of the European district, where you’ll see the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court for Human Rights. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Parc de l'Orangerie. On the way back to Place d'Austerlitz , cycle along a section of the city’s 14th-century wall. Please note that during Christmas time this tour is not available. Please take a look at this Christmas market bike tour as an alternative: https://www.getyourguide.com/strasbourg-l293/strasbourg-christmas-market-bike-tour-t123971/

From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

9. From Colmar: Full-Day Alsace Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Colmar in the morning and journey along part of the winding 170-kilometer Alsace Wine Route on the eastern foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Marvel at the exceptional natural beauty of the surroundings as you pass through quaint villages and the undulating, vine-covered hills of the region. Stop to enjoy 3 different wine tasting sessions at typical wineries and sample Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling wines. Experience the only Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) region in France to produce mostly varietal wines from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine.

Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg

10. Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg

Begin your full-day wine tour in the Mittelbergheim wine region, home to the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, and Wiebelsberg Grand Crus. The soils here are particularly favorable for Riesling. Experience your first tasting with a selection that includes Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, and Riesling. Continue on to the Dambach La Ville wine area. The village lies in the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. After some free time for lunch you’ll depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine area that is home to 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg, and Sporen. Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, but Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewürztraminer also produce some excellent area wines. Top wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 and the Hugel family, who started a bit later, in 1639. Admire the beauty of the medieval villages of Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr, and enjoy 2 afternoon tasting sessions at highly selected wineries, completing your Alsace wine tasting experience.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 344 reviews

I absolutely loved this tour. Our guide Didier was fun and very knowledgeable about all of the stops. The four villages are each beautiful in their own way, and Didier led us around the most famous and historical sights but allowing us to set the pace, as well as showing us the good photospots for the gram. The lunch restaurant was very nice and reasonably priced. Wine tasting was fantastic and the winery let us try a number of fine samples off their menu. 8 hours went by in a flash and I came home with so many great pictures. Really recommend this tour if you have a spare day in Colmar or are looking to see a village or two in the Alsace region. Thanks Didier

If you don't have a car, this tour allows you to get to know Baden Baden, get to know a little about the Black Forest and see an overview of the German wine route. Jerôme, the driver and guide, is charming, pleasant, he is attentive all the time to inform you about what interests you, that you are comfortable, satisfied ... A good tour, to get an idea of this area, especially thanks to the guide.

Didier is an excellent guide, he provides you with enough information to keep you interested without overwhelming you, and the pace of the visits is very good. It makes you feel like you're out for a walk with a friend. I highly recommend him and my wife Martha and I greatly appreciate his kindness and sense of humor. The best way to get to know Alsace!!!

Segway is hard on the feet. The feet join and begin to hurt. Nevertheless, the tour is an experience. You see a lot of Strasbourg and learn a lot about the history of Strasbourg. Without D Segway, the distance in 2 hours would not be feasible. The guide also takes photos. Super great.

Fantastic trip. The trip was fun and educational. I would definitely recommend it.