14 Best Strasbourg Tours

The historic city of Strasbourg is located on the border of France and Germany. This location means that the city is heavily influenced by French and German culture. This is a sizable city in the Grand East of France, with a metropolitan area of ​​nearly 800,000 people.

While the city is a modern center of commerce and politics, the medieval Grande Ile district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a quaint old-world feel. This grid of old and new interweaves throughout the city.

Strasbourg is also home to various museums, and the city is known for its live entertainment. Many festivals are held throughout the year, including the Music Festival, the Strasbourg International Film Festival, the Arts Festival and the Strasbourg International Film Festival.

Here are 14 of the best tourist itineraries in Strasbourg.

1. Take a guided walking tour of the old district

Strasbourg old town

Getting around Strasbourg is the best way to really get to know the city, and it’s even more rewarding when you’re in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

75 minutes to explore the historic center of the city, including the Petite France neighborhood.

Visit famous sights including Strasbourg Cathedral, Kammerzell House, Eglise Saint-Thomas and Eglise Saint-Guillaume. Admire the canals and stunning views as your guide tells you about the city’s history and culture.

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2. Explore Strasbourg and the surrounding area by bike

Pont du Corbeau, Strasbourg

Meet your guide and get on your bike for a 3.5-hour tour of Strasbourg and the surrounding area. Start at Place d’Austerlitz, where you will get to know the city, before heading to the Neustadt district and Petite France.

Along the way, cross the Pont du Corbeau and visit famous sights such as the Notre-Dame Basilica of Strasbourg and the Opera. Ride along the narrow streets, through hidden neighborhoods, and take a break at the Parc de l’Orangerie.

On the Franco-German border, admire the beautiful gardens and pass through the German town of Kehl, where you will enjoy a drink in the beer garden. On the way back to Strasbourg, see part of the 14th-century city walls.

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3. Explore Strasbourg by Segway

Segway, Strasbourg

There are many ways to see the city, but if you’re looking for a fun and unique way to explore Strasbourg, this two-hour guided tour offers visitors the chance to see the city quickly on a Segway.

Meet your guide and after a quick lesson, take a Segway into the city center. Visit the historic and modern sights of the Old Town, the German New Town and the European Quarter.

Hear your guide tell interesting stories about the city and what it’s like to live there.

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4. Take a day trip to Alsace

Colorful Colmar, Alsace.France

The beautiful and historic Alsace region has many attractions and great views. You can experience it with this 9-hour guided tour of the region’s highlights.

Meet your guide in Strasbourg city center and travel by air-conditioned minivan to your first stop in Colmar. Take a walking tour of this beautiful village with your guide, visiting the Church of St. Martin, the Pfister House and the Little Venice district.

Next, you will travel to scenic Eguisheim and marvel at the medieval architecture. Next up is the charming town of Rickville. Use some free time to explore this walled town and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Back in the minivan, relax and take in the breathtaking views of the 170km Alsace wine route. Enjoy valley, vineyard, and mountain views.

The last stop of the tour is Upper Konigsberg Castle. Explore the grounds and interiors of this 12th-century castle and take in the views from its hilltop location.

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5. Immerse yourself in the arts and culture of Strasbourg

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg is known for its inspiring art scene, and a great way to experience it is on a guided tour of the famous art centers around the city. Meet your knowledgeable local guide and spend 90 minutes learning about local art.

As you pass through the city streets, you will stop at several places including Place de l’Université, Rue des Bonnes Gens, Rue des Halles Dan23, Les Halles Sébastopol and Place Hans-Jean-Arp. You’ll find impressive street art, famous paintings, stoke art and murals.

Along the way, your guide will introduce you to Strasbourg’s art history and the many artists associated with the city.

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6. Explore the city with a professional photographer

Professional photographer

When exploring a new city, the last thing you want to do is fiddle with a selfie stick and stop strangers from taking pictures on the street. That being said, you’ll want to capture some memories of your trip.

This service allows you to hire a professional photographer who also knows about Strasbourg, its main attractions and the main places to take the best photos.

Explore the city with your guide who will show you around while constantly looking for the best photos. Within four business days, you will receive your fully edited HD photos.

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7. Indulge in the local food scene

Strasbourg Food Tour

Strasbourg is rich in mouthwatering French cuisine, and you have the chance to taste the best on this 3.5-hour city tour that combines sightseeing and dining.

During the tour, you’ll take part in six wine tasting sessions at various locations, including a 14th-century cellar, pub, and cheese-making farmers’ business.

As you walk along the cobblestone streets and medieval quarters, you’ll see many sights, including Place de la République, Petite France, Rhine Palace, Camerzel, State Opera and Janus Fontaine.

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8. Visit Freiburg and the Black Forest

Freiburg, Germany

Travel to neighboring Germany to visit the charming town of Freiburg im Breisgau and the infamous Black Forest.

Start this 9-hour tour at your hotel in Strasbourg, where you’ll meet your guide and hop into a comfortable minivan for a 1-hour tour of Freiburg.

Your visit to Freiburg begins with a guided walking tour of the town. See many of its famous attractions, including the Cathedral, Kraft House and many buildings dating back to the 11th century. Your knowledgeable guide will provide the history as you explore the town.

After the tour, use your free time to grab a bite to eat or explore the cobblestone square on your own.

Next, follow the scenic road to the enchanting Black Forest, the backdrop for many popular fairy tales throughout history.

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9. Wine tasting in Alsace

Mittelbergheim Vineyard

Discover the wine region of Alsace on this 8-hour tour. Meet your guide in the center of Strasbourg, then drive along the 170-kilometer Alsace Wine Route in an air-conditioned minivan. Admire the breathtaking views of rolling green hills and the Vosges Mountains along the way.

Mittelbergheim is the first stop. This is where you can taste Riesling wines. In Dambach-la-Ville you will enjoy your second wine tasting in a traditional wine cellar.

After lunch, you will travel to Ribeauville and Riquewihr, where you will have the opportunity to explore both villages and enjoy a final wine tasting of the day at one of the best wineries in the region.

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10. Admire Strasbourg’s architecture

Rohan Palace, Strasbourg

Strasbourg is known for its unique architecture, which combines ancient and modern architecture. On this 90-minute tour, a local guide will take you through various areas of the city and show you some of the most famous buildings.

Along the way, you will learn about the history of these buildings and the city. You’ll also see a variety of sights, including the Gare de Paris, Galeries Lafayette, Notre Dame Cathedral, Rohan Palace, and Palais de Europe.

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11. Enjoy vegetarian food and wine

Vegetarian meal, wine cellar visit

Enjoy food and wine in an authentic and unique setting. On this 2.5-hour excursion, you’ll explore the 19th-century family estate before indulging in a pre-dinner wine tasting.

During this tasting, you’ll taste five different Alsatian wines, then visit a 100-year-old wine cellar where you’ll sit down to a vegetarian meal. Start with soup, then eat a delicious vegetable quiche with raw vegetables. Finish the meal with some local cheese.

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12. Explore Neustadt and Petite France by tricycle

Neustadt, Strasbourg

The one-hour tour begins when you are picked up by a tricycle in front of Notre Dame.

From there, tour the city center of Strasbourg. Visit many famous sights including the New Town and Petite France, the old slaughterhouse dating back to the Middle Ages, the Vauban Barrage, the Astronomical Clock of Notre Dame, the Rohan Palace and the Place de la République. Along the way, you’ll also see beautiful covered bridges and canals.

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13. See the best of North Alsace

flakenstein castle

If guided tours are not your thing, you can choose to get a pass in the form of an e-ticket, which gives you access to 31 stops around the Alsace region in three days. It also offers discounts on specific events in the region.

Once activated, you have access to various museums and historical sites, including the Lalique Museum, Flakenstein Castle, the rock house of Graufthal and the rural farm of l’Outre Forêt, as well as many attractions in the city of Strasbourg.

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14. Bike tour of Strasbourg after dark

Strasbourg by night

Strasbourg is a beautiful city day and night, and once the sun goes down, the exploration shouldn’t stop.

Cycling is a great way to see the city, and this 2.5-hour bike tour will take you on an adventure around Strasbourg after dark.

As you soar through the streets of the old town, you’ll see many of Strasbourg’s most iconic sights, including the Rhine Palace, Vauban Barrage, Notre-Dame Basilica and Covered Bridges.

Bike rental includes helmets and reflective vests.

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