January 2021’s news

January 31st 2021, by Gabriel

Hello Happy People!

Just like last year, we waited until January 31st to give you some news about the coming year… Well, this year we have an excuse, in these complicated times, it is difficult to know what the future holds for all of us, and on our side the answer to “When will we be able to offer you our Free Tours again?” remains completely unclear… That said, in the hope of being able to get back to the cobblestones as soon as possible, we did some preparation for the next season!

What do we do in 2021?

At the moment, we are still limited to groups of 6 people, guide included. This means that we can do tours with 5 people. This is why, given this limitation and the winter period, we are not yet opening the Free Tours. That said, our private guided tours are open up to a limit of 5 people in the respect of the proper protective measures.

If the conditions remain the same by the end of March, we will reopen the Free Tours, still limited to 5 people, and if necessary we will organize a temporary reservation system. This whole story will most certainly be counterproductive for us, but we REALLY miss telling you about Strasbourg and Alsace, so basically, when the weather is nice again, we will do our best to come back, hoping that you will come back as well! 😊

 

The Free Tours calendar

With the idea of making tours again someday, we have slightly revised our 2021 calendar to adapt a bit. The visits in English do not change, every day at 11:00am and 2:30pm, the evolution is more about the French tours:

From March 20th, 2021 (if everything is not too bad) until January 9th, 2022 (if everything still is not too bad):

  • From Monday to Friday:
  • Saturday Sunday:
    • 11:00am: Petite France Tour in English (1h15)
    • 11:00am: Ideal Tour in French (1h45)
    • 2:30pm: Original Tour in English (1h45)
  • Public holidays:
    • 4:30pm: Secret Tour in French (1h45)

Summer period (from July 1st to August 31st):

  • From Monday to Friday at 11:00am: Estival Tour in French (1h30)
  • Fridays at 5:00pm: Theatre tour in French (1 hour) (to be confirmed)
  • Sundays at 3:00pm: Surprise Tour in French (1h-1h30)
  • Sundays at 4:30pm: Tales & Legends Tour in French with the Bas les Pat’Hibulaire Company (1h) (to be confirmed)

 

To sum it up, no change for tours in English, and in French you will be entitled to a well-stocked summer calendar with at least one Free Tour in French every day!

The Surprise Tour will cover specific themes developed a little more in depth: statues, shops’ signs, street names… It will depend on each of us! 😊

The Estival Tour, as in 2020, consists in offering you an “à la carte” visit, it will be up to you to tell us what you want to see/hear, and the guide will do his/her best to follow a coherent route that will satisfy all visitors.

The Ideal Tour is our little Free Tour novelty of the year. We have decided to combine the Original Tour and Petite France Tour in French language into one, where we will take you first to the German quarter and later on in Petite France, on the other side of the city.

As always, departures will be in front of the cathedral, at the corner of rue Mercière, and you can always consult our online calendar to prepare for your guided tour!

 

Private Guided Tours

In addition, of course, we continue to offer you private guided tours, just for you. Whether you are with family, friends or colleagues, for school or business trips, anyone who wants a tour shall have it! 😊

As always, we offer guided tours on foot and since last year we also offer guided tours by car/minibus/bus through Alsace. It went a little unnoticed given the situation, but we hope to be able to take you further this year!

And the little novelty of 2021: we are now offering guided tours by boat! Strasbourg being a city of water, it is quite normal that we come to this…

For small groups (up to 10 people) we will use the electric boats of Marin d’Eau Douce, and if there are many of you, we will go to our friends at Batorama, so we can tell you the river history of Strasbourg, going on with the Ill flow.

 

The blog

Finally, we gave our website a little facelift, no big news, but it’s a little faster and smoother, we hope it is clearer too, and the same goes for the blog you are looking at right now, we hope you enjoy!

Last little thing, write us some comments! We would love to have your feedback on what we offer, and our articles in general… Just a little thank you would make us happy 😊

 

See you soon in the streets of Strasbourg!