Zurich to Colmar day trip 24 001Unlock the Allure of France’s Most Beautiful Villages with Ultimate and Exclusive Zurich to Colmar Day Trip

Embark on an electrifying odyssey with Swiss Private Tour, where we unleash the spirit of adventure and swing open the gates to the captivating villages of Colmar and beyond, all in our exclusive Zurich to Colmar day trip. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping day where each moment thrusts you into the beating heart of Alsace, the powerhouse of France’s winemaking prowess.

In a mere day, join us as we navigate through the epicenter of this remarkable landscape, delving into the very soul of Colmar and its neighboring treasures. Each stop vibrates with an unwavering passion for the rich tapestry of French heritage. Get ready to plunge into a metamorphic escapade, where the enchantment of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France unfurls before you in a dazzling symphony of culture, history, and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Colmar and Eguisheim, crowned as “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (France’s most beautiful village), stand as living testimonials to our commitment to unraveling the layers of charm and history that earned them this prestigious distinction. Picture-perfect cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and vineyard-draped hills beckon, promising a sensory feast for the discerning traveler. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits – seize the opportunity to witness the magic with Swiss Private Tour!

What to expect?

Picture-Perfect Journey: Wind through the breathtaking Swiss countryside on a scenic drive into France, snapping postcard-worthy photos at every 15 minutes.

Colmar Unveiled: Go beyond the typical tourist experience with exclusive access to the heart of Colmar. Explore hidden alleyways, discover local artisans, and indulge in authentic culinary delights. With your experienced guide, unlocks the magic of Colmar in a way impossible on your own.

Double Village Delight: A Beauty Dilemma Awaits! Prepare to be smitten by not one, but two of France’s most captivating villages: Colmar and Eguisheim. With Colmar’s grand medieval architecture and bustling Christmas market vying for your attention against Eguisheim’s fairytale charm and storybook setting, choosing a favorite might be the hardest decision you make all day.

Memories Captured: Don’t just witness the awe, preserve it. Skilled photographers capture genuine laughter, wide-eyed wonder, and family moments, transforming them into cherished keepsakes.

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Zurich to Colmar day trip from Zurich
Zurich to Colmar day trip, spanning 315 kilometers of scenic beauty across two countries.

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  • Program Detail

    Zurich to Colmar day tripImmerse in the Essence: Unveiling the Heart of France’s Villages

    Just an hour and a half from Zurich, our private tour offers an insider’s view of the local farming life, stunning scenery, and fascinating history that shape these unique destinations. Dive into an exceptional experience where you won’t just explore but truly soak in the charm and heritage of France’s most beautiful villages. Swiss Private Tour invites you to create lasting memories on a day trip that goes beyond your expectations.

    Note: While the program details are comprehensively outlined below, numerous hidden gems and delightful surprises await during the tour, promising an experience beyond anticipation.

    Embark on a Splendid Voyage from Zurich to Alsace, France

    Following a meet-and-greet at your hotel lobby in Zurich, begin your fascinating journey to France at 09:00 AM. This journey is your canvas, capturing the essence of two countries in a photographic masterpiece that embodies the magic of this unparalleled experience! Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, architectural marvels, and cultural nuances that define Switzerland and France. Our scenic journey brings us to Colmar around 11 AM, where Alsace’s rich variety promises an exceptional holiday experience.

    Zurich to Colmar day tripColmar Unveiled: Explore Hidden Gems Beyond the Surface

    Upon arrival in Colmar at around 11 AM, follow your guide through the enchanting heart of the city, where every corner reveals hidden treasures and more. Immerse yourself in a living fairytale as you navigate the car-free zone, discovering the enchantment of “Little Venice” with its picturesque canals – a haven for photographers. Marvel at the Tanners’ district, where grand, white-fronted houses showcase centuries-old heritage. Our tailored tour caters to your off-the-beaten-path spirit, offering a glimpse into the city’s soul. Picture yourself strolling through charming canals, savoring Alsatian wine, and uncovering local artisans in secret cobbled alleyways. Your expert guide ensures exclusive access, insider tips, and an unforgettable Colmar experience, skillfully capturing moments that will leave your Instagram envious!

    Zurich to Colmar 001Savor an authentic lunch experience in Colmar tailored to your dietary preferences

    Indulge in an authentic French cuisine in Colmar. Skip the reservation stress! Savor a curated lunch at a hidden gem, handpicked by our experts. Dive into authentic Flavors, from classics to local secrets, before continuing your journey to stunning Eguisheim. Bon appétit!

    Zurich to Colmar day trip 6 001Eguisheim – Explore the Enchanting Village That Inspired Beauty & the Beast!

    Fresh from the magic of Colmar, prepare to be captivated by Eguisheim, the real-life inspiration for Beauty & the Beast! This charming village isn’t just picture-perfect – it’s an immersive experience that will transport you to another era. Imagine strolling through narrow, flower-adorned lanes, their vibrant half-timbered houses whispering tales of medieval times. Wander past the iconic Leon Beyer winery, sip on the best regional wines at stunning châteaux like Château du Hohlandsbourg and Château Saint-Leon, and marvel at the historic Saint-Leon Fountain and Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul. But Eguisheim offers more than just sights. Indulge in a taste of paradise with exclusive wine tastings led by local experts. Discover hidden gems like Hubert et Heidi Hausherr, where generations of passion pour into every handcrafted drop.

    Tour duration

    The tour starts from the door-step of your hotel in Zurich at 09:00 AM, estimated to end at around 7:00 PM. The total duration of the tour is approximately 10 hours but this would also include 1.15 hours of relaxing lunch and 2 x 30 minutes coffee breaks.

    Exploring Magic of Alsace Through the Seasons

    As the exclusive private tour service provider from Zurich to Colmar, we craft a seamless journey, adjusting activities and timelines to match each season’s unique allure. Revel in the enchantment of Colmar throughout the year with our tours, available in all seasons (except from January to mid-March), ensuring an unforgettable and personalized experience.”

    Sparkling Winter Wonderland (Nov 25th – Jan 6th): Immerse yourself in the enchanting Christmas markets! Twinkling lights, festive cheer, and aromatic delights await!

    Blossoming Beauty (April – June): Witness nature’s rebirth. Explore vibrant villages adorned with blooms, cycle through verdant vineyards, and savor warm sunshine!

    Sun-Kissed Summer (July – Aug): Bask in the warmth! Hike amidst lush landscapes, indulge in local wineries overflowing with grapes, and experience the vibrant peak season!

    Golden Harvest Hues (Sept – Oct): Witness the vineyards transform into a tapestry of orange and gold. Enjoy pleasant temperatures, partake in harvest celebrations, and escape the summer crowds!

FAQ: What happens in bad weather?

Even when the weather takes an unexpected turn, we’ve got you covered with a contingency plan that’s always in the works. Typically a day or two before your tour, we’ll unveil a plan B, brimming with alternative options that will make your Swiss adventure even more unforgettable.

  • More Reviews

    Jaydeep Talim Avatar
    We had a once in a lifetime experience in Switzerland this September 2022 with couple of private tours organized by Sal Karim. An extremely knowledgeable guide who speaks 4 different languages, has lived in 3 different continents and shares the most scenic places visited by all the locals. His day tour to Colmar, France and Alsace region was perfectly timed taking into account the changing weather and traffic. He also made lunch reservations at the exquisite Bordeaux restaurant in Colmar. The half day tour to Lucerne was a very pleasant experience with visit to the lake, old town and an unforgettable drive through the surrounding mountains with providing a bird’s eye view of the city below. Sal even gave us information on visiting other cities such as Bern, great Swiss restaurants in Zurich and other places of interest. He is very flexible on the timing and needs of the tour group. Not once we felt rushed or forced to see something we didn’t want. Highly recommend Sal from Swiss tours if you are visiting Zurich as a family or by yourself. One of the most memorable vacations I had. Sal is also an excellent photographer and taught us to take fantastic pictures. Thank you Sal for sharing the culture and sites of your beautiful country, Switzerland. - Dr. J Talim California, USA.
    Jaydeep Talim 9/29/2022
    Bill and Sue Carroll Avatar
    BEST Private Tour! It is challenging to put such a personal experience into words but I’ll try! We have traveled all over the world, and have had many tour guides and have seen incredible sights. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having never been to Switzerland. WOW! What a beautiful country! The people here take pride in their towns…keeping them immaculately clean…respecting both people and nature. We’ve never walked in a more lovely city! Sal was exceptional. He cares for you like a brother, and guides you as if a member of his family. We saw hidden gems in Switzerland, along with unexpectedly touring some of France and Germany! In just 2 days! All thanks to Sal ❤️ He is so well prepared, anticipating your every need, with great back up plans should bad weather occur. He is a natural story teller, with a great sense of humor and wit, along with humility and compassion. It was as much a pleasure to spend time with such a lovely human being, as it was to see all the wonderful sights. Don’t hesitate to book with Swiss Private Tour!
    Bill and Sue Carroll
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Debby Watlington Avatar
    My daughter and I had the most amazing trip to Switzerland for my 70th Birthday. Sal, our awesome tour guide took us from Lacern, to Titlis Mountain to walk in the snow as well as to the highest mountain in Europe, JungFrauJoch. We saw the most wonderful sites of the Swiss Alps and enjoyed ice caves and great cusine. We also went to Como to enjoy the romantic villages of Italy. On my birthday, June 13th we traveled to quaint towns in France. The day after we visited 4 countries. We visited a monastery in Switzerland, as well as the countries of Austria, Liechtenstein, and Germany. Our tour ended with 5 beautiful days in Zurich.We could not have asked for a tour guide to have been more knowledgeable of the area or more friendly, fun and adaptable than Sal. He was the BEST❣️
    Debby Watlington 6/19/2022
    Yolanda McMillian Avatar
    We had a great adventure with Sal. Originally we planned a three country tour to Liechtenstein and Austria. Due to covid protocols and potential weather challenges, Sal called us the night before our trip to discuss potential options. We decided to visit Colmar and Eguisheim in France instead. Sal was great with historical facts and details about each city we journeyed through. While in both Colmar and Eguisheim, Sal showed us great photo spots and suggested "must see" sights. He gave us ample time to shop and sample various delicacies along the way. In Eguisheim, we stopped at a winery and tasted different wines. After visiting the town, we drove up to the ruins of Trois Chateau, just above the town. It was a short hike up a steep hill that provided spectacular views of both towns. Our tour continued back in Zurich where we were given access to some of the locals best kept scenic spots. We had a fantastic day with Sal getting to know more about him and his family, while also seeing amazing towns outside of Zurich. Highly recommend this tour.
    Yolanda McMillian 5/30/2022
    Vince Yap Avatar
    1. I visited Switzerland in September 2017
    2. My family and I were in Swiss for a week and we visited a few famous mountains filled with beautiful scenery and some borders of Italy and France which filled with their colourful and interesting towns.
    3. The experience was perfect as the tour guide Sal, is a very informative and friendly person. He will keep a conversation going to keep you entertain so you will not feel bored especially during a long drive to a specific destination. Also, he will ask you for the genre of the music you like and he will try to play it for you.
    4. I would say the pricing to the quality of the tour is perfectly matched and it was at a reasonable price for a private tour.
    5. The thing that impressed me the most is the cleanliness and the quality of life of Swiss as it was a non-crowdy place to go to. Even though the price for the goods and the food there are a little bit expensive as compare to other countries, but I still enjoyed very much myself there.
    Vince Yap 4/07/2018

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Zurich to Colmar day trip


Zurich to Colmar day trip: Exclusive Private Getaway

Pickup location

From your hotel in Zurich


10 hours (including lunch & coffee breaks)

Start time

Starts at 09:00 AM

Maximum guests

6 people (For large group, please contact us)


2 PAX – CHF 475 per person
3 PAX – CHF 317 per person
4 PAX – CHF 238 per person
5 PAX – CHF 190 per person
6 PAX – CHF 159 per person

Price includes

Hotel Pick-up and drop-off, English speaking guide, vehicle & gas, liability insurance, all road taxes, all parking fees.

Price excludes

Personal expenses, meals & beverages, tips or gratuity, Federal VAT

Free cancelation

Fully refunded if cancelled 24 hours prior (processing fee of 4% is deducted by the bank)

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