Essence of Alsace - Colmar & WineEssence of Alsace - Colmar & Wine -

Essence of Alsace - Colmar & Wine

4 Days | History & Culture, Wine & Food

Immerse in Alsace's charm with a 4-day journey - Colmar, wine tours, village exploration, and culinary delights.

Luxury | From $4,299 pp

Discover the enchanting beauty of Alsace with our 4-day immersive experience: Explore the exquisite town of Colmar, featuring its historic center, and iconic landmarks such as St. Martin's Church and the Issenheim Altarpiece. Colmar will be your starting point for your driving tours exploring picturesque villages. Embark on private driving tour for an exclusive visit to an Alsace winery, tasting exquisite wines and experiencing the charm of villages such as Riquewhir, Eguisheim, Ribeauvillé or Rouffach. Participate in a delightful Alsatian cooking class in a historic cellar, creating a menu tailored to your preferences. Enjoy a tasting of local wines with the chef, savoring your culinary creations.

Day by day


Day 1: Strasbourg - Colmar

Private transfer from Strasbourg train station or airport to Colmar

A chauffeur will pick you up in Strasbourg in a luxury vehicle and drive you safely to your accommodation in Colmar.

Private walking tour of Colmar

The small town of Colmar is one of the most exquisite of France with its historic center, Grand rue, the Quai de la poissonnerie, Saint Martin’s church, medieval half-timbered houses such as the “Maison des tetes” and small winding canals. The town is home to one of the most impressive 16th-century paintings – the Issenheim Altarpiece – that is located in the Unterlinden Museum.

Your tour will lead you to the “Maison des Tetes”, an outstanding German Renaissance building, and to the Little Venice neighborhood where gorgeous traditional half-timbered houses line the Lauch River.

Other significant landmarks include:

The KoifhusThis is the Old Customs building strategically located at the crossroads of the Grand Rue and the rue des Marchands. The building dates back to the early 15th century and was used as the meeting place for the deputies of the Décapole which was the federation of the 10 imperial cities of Alsace.

The Pfister House is the first example of Renaissance architecture in Colmar. From the outside, the building still retains some medieval features. Still, its two-story corner oriel, galleries, octagonal turret, and mural paintings are perfect examples of the changes in those days. The house is named after the family who restored it in the last quarter of the 19th century.

Saint Martin church: The construction of the Church lasted for more than 100 years from 1235 to 1365 and is a perfect example of local Gothic architecture. For a number of years, the Church was considered by the locals as their Münster or Cathedral. In fact, the Church was a Cathedral for only about 10 years.


Day 2: Colmar

Exclusive full-day private tour on the Alsace Wine Route

The Alsace Wine Route is a tourist route located in Alsace, France. It is a must-see when visiting the region! The Alsace wine route passes through the most beautiful villages of the region, such as Riquewihr, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, and Ribeauvillé. During this tour, roaming through the vineyards, you will admire the beauty of the villages nestled in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains.

You will be picked up from your hotel, and the first stop will be Ribeauvillé, a charming town with a rich historical heritage. After reaching there, you will be charmed by its picturesque streets, half-timbered houses, and surrounding landscapes.

Next, you will discover Riquewihr, a gem of the Alsace vineyard, ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Most of its houses date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Here an Alsace winery will open its doors for you for an exclusive visit to its cellar. At the end of the visit, you will taste a glass of great Alsatian wine.

Finally, your tour will end in Kaysersberg village and you will taste the Grand Cru Schlossberg in a prestigious wine estate.

Dinner suggestion – restaurant L’Atelier du Peintre

Enjoy a tasty meal in the 1 Michelin star restaurant L’Atelier du Peintre with its excellent chef Loic Lefebvre who creates original yet modern French gourmet wonders. Located at the heart of Colmar in a 15th-century house, the restaurant is cosy and chic in a contemporary setting.


Day 3: Eguisheim - Rouffach - Grand Ballon

Private Driver for the Day

A private driver in a luxury vehicle will pick you up at your hotel at the beginning of the day and drive you safely to your various appointments. At the end of the day, your driver will drive you back to your hotel.

Private Alsatian cooking class

Eguisheim, classified as France’s favourite village in 2013 and one of its most beautiful villages in 2003. It is one of the most recognized wine villages in Alsace and is 15 minutes from Colmar. You can enjoy a course in Alsatian cuisine in an old cellar that combines history and modernity.

At 10:30 a.m. the chef will welcome you on-site to present the premises and the menu, which you will prepare together from fresh and local products. You then will learn Alsatian cooking traditions and discover the technical basics of French cuisine, which you can use daily. Seasonal products, selected for their freshness by local and organic producers, will be combined with traditional herbs and spices of the region.

The course lasts about 4 hours, after which you will enjoy your creations together with the chef. Lunch is served along with local wines.

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Afternoon on the Route des Cretes

You can explore the Peak Route, which is pure beauty, featuring typical Vosges landscapes and unforgettable panoramas. On the way to the Grand Ballon, making the first stop in Hartmannswillerkopf, you will see the highest point in the Vosges Mountains, also known as the Vieil Armand. Once the site of notable battles during the First World War, it is now one of the significant historical landmarks in Alsace.

Your tour will allow you to take in the views of beautiful forests with beech, firs, and spruces, as well as thriving wildlife.  Following your route through mountain pastures, rocks, and woodland, you will then arrive at the stunning Lac Blanc. Last but not least, meander your way over to the valley of Munster and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding mountains.

Suggestion – Visit the quaint village of Rouffach

You can visit the Museum of Bailliage which has been created by the city of Rouffach in 1960. Here you can see the prestigious collections from the Roman period discovered by Pierre-Paul Faust and Jacques Erharth during excavations carried out in the Place de la République in the 1970s and 1980s.

In the same surroundings you can also visit the Notre Dame church of L’assomption.

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Day 4: Colmar - Strasbourg

Private transfer from Colmar to Strasbourg train station or airport

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer from your hotel in Colmar to the Strasbourg airport or train station in a luxury vehicle.

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