Pierre Papuga and Jean-Paul Krebs, driver and guide

Great Days Out – Guided & private day tours

From the top of the Vosges (Alsace) to the Black Forest (Germany) and Switzerland right on the south, our Upper Rhine region, encompassing both banks of the Rhine with Colmar and Riquewihr right in its center, ranks definitely high among the best destinations to visit in Europe.

To give you the opportunity to discover the best of our incredible region we offer some prestige private tours in a luxury new 8-seater minivan. We are speaking English, French and German. 

Who are we?

Your driver but also guide – Pierre Papuga

A professional graduate in public transport, he drives our small groups from one destination to another in a comfortable minibus equipped for journeys in all seasons, including winter. In this type of day trip it is essential to be in the hands of a driver who considers the comfort and safety of his passengers as the most important criterion. Pierre also knows the region very well.

Pierre is an Alsatian citizen and a real fan of Alsace. Pierre is not a tour operator in Alsace but he can help you to organize your trip in Alsace. He lives in Alsace since 2010. He was born at 1 hour driving from Strasbourg in Lorraine, and after his studies, made in tourism industry, he moved in Strasbourg to work. And you know what, he never wanted to go back in Lorraine. Why? Because to him, Alsace is a so nice place to live, full of traditions, restaurants, bar, winemakers, vineyards, mountains, beautiful landscape, nearby Germany, Switzerland, with a lot of international airports to travel. He is really in love with Alsace and a real wine lover. 

Pierre can helps you to create an unforgettable stay in Alsace

A private guide in option to learn incredibles stories and the secrets of Alsace – Jean-Paul Krebs

Photo-journalist and storyteller. For many years he created history presentations for middle and high schools. All year round, he travels through Alsace and the Rhine valley to gather images of landscapes and everyday life. He knows the great region (on both sides of the Rhine) like his pocket and will take you to his favorite places without forgetting to taste traditional delicacies and the riches of the region. He knows a lot of stories and legends and will gladly share them with you. French, German and English spoken fluently.

Why book with us ?

  • Be guided by local people, take advantage of our good addresses and knowledge of the region. We have a privileged contact with all the partners. 
  • We are eco-friendly, our new minivan emitting CO2 as low as possible
  • Slow-Travel Concept, we carefully created and planned our own itinerary to enjoy each place we are going to visit. We want to avoid rushing.  
  • With our online direct booking system, check availabilities and book instantly for your stay in Alsace.  
  • We have an official public transportation licence N° 2020/44/0000325 


Bookings go exclusively via the booking system (see above). It is also possible to organise a seminar for your party alone at different dates. Please contact us. Should you have any question do not hesitate to send us a message via the following contact form.

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