Genuine Alsace

Total distance : 330 miles | Average daily distance : 84 miles

Start city : Strasbourg | Ending city : Mulhouse

Set in the heart of Europe, Alsace, despite its war-torn past and forced changes of allegiance, has maintained a very strong unity, that can be clearly seen in its architecture and heard in its German-influenced dialect. The scenery here varies between the vineyards of the Alsatian plane and the forest-covered Vosges. Start your journey with Strasbourg, which, aside from being an important local and European political center, is also a beautiful town. Be sure to visit its gothic cathedral and see its clock. When you drive south towards Mulhouse, you'll discover wonderful towns such as Riquevir, Colmar, Eguisheim, Guebwiller and the medieval castle of Haut Königsburg. Don't miss the awe-inspiring vista from the Grand Ballon des Vosges. Alsace is also a great wine producing area and you might want to visit the vineyards (and try the wine!) of Sylvaner, Riesling and Gewürtztraminer. If you are looking for a genuine experience, Alsace is the place for you !

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The price includes
  • 6 nights shared room + breakfast.
  • 24h hotline (english, spanish, french).
  • FranceTriptailor's phone app.
  • Itinerary planning + tour road map.
  • Travel documents: roadbook, vouchers and city maps.
The price does not include
  • Car rental (optional).
  • Transport to startpoint (optional).
  • Museum and seesights fee.
  • Car gas, toll fee and additional driver.
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurances.
  • Lunches and dinners.


  • Strasbourg
  • Marmoutier
  • Château du Haut-Barr
  • Château de Lichtenberg
  • Château de Fleckenstein
  • Obernai
  • Mont-Saint-Odile
  • Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
  • Kayserberg
  • Riquewihr
  • Hunawihr
  • Colmar
  • Murbach
  • Eguisheim
  • Parc des Ballons des Vosges

Hotels included

  • Hôtel 4* Strasbourg
  • Hôtel 3* Ottrot
  • Hôtel 4* Colmar
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tour full description

Day 1: Strasbourg.

Visit of Strasbourg: The Cathedral and The Petite France district. Overnight in Strasbourg.

Day 2: Strasbourg
Visit of Marmoutier and Castles of Fleckenstein, Licheternberg and Haut Barr.

The first day of your trip will be spent in rural Alsace. You begin with a visit of Marmoutier and its abbey, and then travel north to see the castles of Fleckenstein, Licheternberg and Haut Barr. They are splendid examples of medieval military architecture. Germany is not far from there, and when the weather is nice, you can see the Strasbourg Cathedral from Licheterberg. Back to Strasbourg. Overnight in Strasbourg.

Day 3: From Strasbourg to Ottrot.
Mont Saint-Odile, Obernai.

You will drive south and visit the charming town of Obernai, and  travel across the countryside to Mont Saint Odile. At an altitude of 763 meters, it offers a magnificent panoramic view of Alsace and is a favorite of hikers. There are various vantage points along the roads winding around the mountain that offer exceptional views of the countryside. You spend the night in Ottrot at Hotel L’Ami Fritz !

Day 4: From Ottrot to Colmar.
Haut-Koenigsbourg, Kayserberg, Riquewhir, Hunawhir.

Traveling on, you will visit the most famous castle in Alsace: Haut-Koenigsbourg (High Royal Castle). Perched on a hill dominating the valley, it is one of the most outstanding examples of military architecture in the region. Then, you will discover some of the most beautiful towns in Alsace: Hunawhir, Riquewhir and Kayserberg. You can admire the exquisite architecture in the towns.  This is most impressive in June when all of Alsace is abloom. Overnight in Colmar.

Day 5: Colmar.

Visit of Colmar, a magnificent town that is characteristic of Alsace. Overnight in Colmar.

Day 6: Around  Colmar.
Murbach, Eguisheim, Ballons des Vosges.

Spend the day in the southern region of Alsace. First, you visit the quaint town of  Eguisheim, then travel on to Murbach to see its splendid Roman abbey, enveloped by rolling hills.  Afterwards, follow the road that leads to the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park.  The park offers breathtaking panoramic views of the region.  Then, leave the wild beauty of the park behind to come back at Colmar. Overnight in Colmar.

Day 7: From Colmar to Mulhouse.

Road to Mulhouse. Visit of the city. Departure at your convenience.


Car rental is available with FranceTriptailor. You can choose your vehicle in the range below. The price includes 7 day rental, local taxes, unlimited mileage and CDW insurance damage. Availability and range of vehicles are subject to confirmation.

  • Compact class, Citroên C4 : 390 € See example
  • Sedan class, Peugeot 508 : 500 € See example
  • MPV class, Citroên C4 Grand Picasso : 540 € See example
  • SUV class, automatic gear, BMW X1 : 650 € See example
  • Convertible class, Renault Megane : 580 € See example
  • Luxury class, automatic gear, Mercedes clase E : 1250 € See example
  • Van Class, Renault Trafic : 840 € See example
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Checklist for your tour
Don't leave home without...
  • Your passport.
  • Your international driving licence.
  • Your medical insurance.
  • Your contract of repatration.
  • Your phone and a french sim card.
  • Your credit card and 200€ cash.
Don't come back without...
  • A baeckeoffe dish.
  • Some Lalique glasses and crystals.
  • A bottle of Riesling.
  • A kougelhopf.
  • A foie gras from the farm.
  • A box of candy from the Vosges.
  • Having tasted the Flammkuchen.
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