Strasbourg Guided Walking Tour

See the Sites of Strasbourg on Foot

Get up Close with Strasbourg’s Characteristic Architecture

Learn About the Key Historic Sites

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

230€ Per Group from 2 to 30 persons maximum

3,50€ Per Person for Fast Pass Entrance ticket to the Cathedral & Audio Headset


When:

Available all year round, on request,

Not available on following dates: May 1, Dec 24 & 25 and Jan 1


Duration:

2 hours


Trip Style:

Private Walking tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 30.


Meeting Point:

Hotel pick up in Strasbourg or centrally located meeting point TBC.


Inclusions:

Pick up and return at hotel
Services of a licensed/accredited guide
2 hour tour


Exclusions:

Personal insurance and expenses
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
Gratuities for the guide

Explore the History and Beauty of Strasbourg with Our Expert Guide

Follow a certified guide around the old pedestrian areas, the Cathedral 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 a fast pass access with your guide to the Cathedral as well as 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.

Good to Know

  • Possible languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italien.
  • Audio headset compulsory for Cathedral Visit.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Tour involves long walking distances.
  • Currency is in Euro.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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