Travel to Alsace

As a UK-based company, the below information is particularly relevent to our UK customers. However, we are able to arrange trips for customers from across the globe! If you have any questions about travelling to your Alsace tour, please give us a call on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or send us an e-mail at

Alsace is easily accessible from the UK for a short break, however it is also an ideal destination as part of a longer, multi-region trip. Given the wide range of travel options, our standard package prices do not include travel. The principle options are as follows:

wine tours in Alsace © C. Fleith

Self -drive

Colmar is located around 6 ¼  hours’ drive from Calais, and therefore this travel method would be suitable for long trips of a week or more that combine other regions, such as Champagne or Burgundy. Please contact us for crossing prices with Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries. If you would prefer to travel from an alternative UK port, we can often arrange this too.

Wine escape | Alsace-Wine-Road-grape-picking-©-Dumoulin-CIVA
Alsace Wine Holiday ©-C.-Fleith-(1)

Eurostar (and onward rail from Paris)

Strasbourg is around 2 ½ hours from Paris by train and onward travel from Strasbourg to Colmar would take around half an hour. Riquewihr is located just a short taxi journey from Colmar.

Grape Escapes can book this for you if you wish – ticket prices in standard class between London and Strasbourg start at £99 per person and the train prices increase as the departure date nears so early booking is recommended. The definitive cost of your Eurostar travel can be confirmed 120 days before you travel, when the tickets are released. Please contact us to request a detailed information sheet with hints and tips for obtaining the best-priced tickets.

wine tour in Alsace credits Tourisme Colmar
Riquewihr wine tour credits Domaine Viticole de la Ville de Colmar


For UK-based travellers, there are direct flights from Gatwick (Easyjet), Heathrow (British Airways), Manchester (BMI), and Edinburgh (Easyjet) to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse, which is the closest airport to Colmar and Riquewihr.

Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £50 per person applies.

We would also be pleased to arrange private airport transfers for if required.

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