Strasbourg Guided Walking Tour (Private)

Highlights

  • Visit the Cathedral with your guide

  • Get up close with Strasbourg’s characteristic architecture

  • Marvel at the amazing Middle Age buildings maintained so elegantly.

  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests.

Summary

Get an expert guide all to yourself on a private 2-hour walking tour showcasing the best of charming Strasbourg. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Grande Ile to view the stunning Cathedral of Notre Dame and Palais Rohan; discover the chocolate-box district of La Petite France; and stroll along pretty canals and cobbled lanes to see half-timbered houses, Covered Bridges and Vauban Dam. Enjoy the complete attention of your guide, who recounts stories of the French city's history and people on this private tour.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
30
Pricing (From)
Adult: (4-99 years)
€230.00
Commentary
Spanish, Italian, German
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Explore the History and Beauty of Strasbourg with Our Expert, Licensed Guide


Follow a certified guide around the old pedestrian areas, the Cathedral & its amazing Astronomical Clock and the Petite France neighborhood. The tour includes major landmarks such as Maison Kammerzell, Gutenberg square, St. Thomas church, the former tanners’ houses, the Covered Bridge and many more.

For the cathedral visit, it is compulsory to rent audio headsets for the group. Upon booking you will be imposed to buy the necessary tickets that include an audio headset enabling a rich & detailed explanation by your guide in a smooth and relaxed atmosphere. This option is only available to registered travel agencies like ours and for individuals or groups accompanied by a certified guide.

The Cathedral
The old city centers around its Gothic cathedral, Our Lady of Strasbourg, built of red sandstone and described by Victor Hugo as a “gigantic and delicate marvel”! Follow your guide for the visit of the Cathedral* including the marvelous façade that provides one of the finest picture books of the Middle Ages that you will ever see. The hundreds of sculptures which almost seem to leap out at you from the wall make great use of light and shadow effects. Another major attraction that your guide will comment are the stained-glass windows dating from the 12th and 14th centuries and that form a particularly enchanting sight along with the rose window. Finally, the highlight of the visit is the amazing Renaissance astronomical clock. Built in 1843 it features an orrery, a rotating display of the sun and moon, a planetary calendar, and even a mechanical rooster. Each day at around 12:30, the bird crows and a conga line of apostles issues forth from the clockworks, led by a little Christ.

The Old Town & Petite France district
After the visit of the cathedral, reach the Petite France district. Historically, this was the poor section of the city occupied by mills and tanneries, both of which depended on the river and its downward flowing branches to support their work. Today, the neighborhood is one of the most charming of Strasbourg with its colorful 16th and 17th century half-timbered houses such as the ‘Maison des Tanneurs’ that your guide will certainly point out.Your walk in this charming area will lead you to our final stop: a series of fortified bridges and their three towers. This succession of three bridges linking arms with the Ill River is dominated by three 14th century towers, remains of the ancient medieval ramparts, which totalized 90 towers. The bridges themselves were once capped by a wooden roof.

What’s included?

  • Carefully selected English-speaking local expert, licensed guide for 2 hours.

  • Pick-up and drop-off at hotel or centrally located meeting point.

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Cathedrale headset and fast pass (mandatory for the visit).

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, and attractions.

  • Gratuities for the guide.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.

  • Audio headset compulsory for cathedral visit. 3,50€ per person during booking process.

  • Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Prices are per group (not per person).

  • Currency is in Euros.

  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

Before you go

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 8 days prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 7 Days prior to departure and less > no refund No show - no refund.

Redemption information

    If any changes to your hotel or the confirmed designated meeting point, notify Ophorus immediately.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...