Visit the Alsace wine route and vineyards from Strasbourg

Route des vins d'Alsace

Take an unforgettable day trip from Strasbourg along the Alsatian wine route!

Alsatian wines are world-renowned for their sweetness and authenticity, but beyond this incredible vineyard, there’s a whole history and many legends that shape the face of this part of France. Why not set off on an adventure along Alsace’s famous wine route? From Strasbourg, from now on, you can do it all by yourself.

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Route des vins alsaciens, Alsace

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Departing from Strasbourg, you can take a day trip along the great Alsatian wine route, comfortably seated in a small group in a fully-equipped, comfortable minibus. Along the way, you’ll be sure to discover the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg and, with the help of a professional and experienced guide, learn more about its history and legends. The castle sits atop a hill, offering breathtaking views over Alsace’s wine-growing countryside.

Then it’s on to the wine route, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend a few tastings of grands crus with an oenologist and a specialized guide. To round off this 5-hour tour of Alsace, you’ll take a stroll through Riquewihr, nicknamed the « Pearl of the Vineyards » because of the beauty of this typically Alsatian town.

Charm and taste combined

The Alsace Wine Route runs from the Rhine plain to the famous Ballons Vosgiens, criss-crossing the entire Alsace vineyard. Criss-crossed by a string of picturesque villages, the wine route offers breathtaking panoramas illustrating the diversity and richness of Alsace’s terroirs. With your guide, you’ll understand why Alsace’s history is intimately linked to that of its viticulture, and you’ll also learn about the sometimes extreme conditions under which Alsatian wines are created and protected. A human tradition of professionalism, probity and epicureanism that makes Alsace wines associated with celebration and well-being.

A selection of must-see sites

Route des vins d'Alsace

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Medieval remains are plentiful on the wine route, and you may even be able to discover (weather and time permitting) the castles of Ortenbourg, Scherwiller, Haut-Andlau and Spesbourg.

Hiking trails also exist around fabulous sites such as Girsberg, Eguisheim overlooking the Alsace valley, or near the Hohlandsbourg fortress near Colmar. There are many typical villages to visit, such as Barr, one of Alsace’s leading wine-producing towns, Damlach-la-Ville, the region’s largest wine-producing village, Guebwiller, Hunawihr, one of France’s most beautiful villages, Itterswiller, Kaysersberg, Marlenheim, proudly known as the « Gateway to the Alsace Wine Route », etc….

Practical aspects

Before you embark on the Wine Route, you need to know that there are two booking options: choose the language in which you would like to take part in this extraordinary activity (English or French).

The package includes a visit to the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg château, wine tasting and a trip in an air-conditioned minibus (maximum 8 people for a personalized service) along the wine route. This tour is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. for a total duration of 5 hours. Once you’ve booked your place, all you have to do is go to the heart of Strasbourg 15 minutes before departure.

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