Tours Description

ORIGINAL TOUR

(2h duration, from 120€ in private tours)
(1h45 duration in Free Tours)

 

This tour is going to take you to the most famous squares of Strasbourg. Starting by the discovery of our amazing cathedral and its 1000 years of history, we will lead you through the center of our old city, discovering the differents times which shaped it.
You will see the main places and monuments and hear the stories around them, not forgetting the Strasbourg of nowadays, with its gastronomic culture, modern life, and  nice addresses. The foundation of our homes and the old legends shared in the families will have no secrets for you anymore.
You will cross the Ill, our river drawing the contours of the old town called the Grand Island. And there, you will reach the german district, a unique wilhelminian district from the german times.
You will hear about the duality of the alsatian identity and history, a bridge built over war and peace, culture and language. And all of this, within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as we put all our efforts to personally create the tour. This is our way to share our story with you.

 

With the Original Tour, the guide will lead around the squares of the Cathedral, Gutenberg, Kléber, Republique, and also in some less known places like Saint-Etienne square for example.
We can’t tell you more, as each guide makes his tour his own way, so we don’t always go to the same places.

 

PETITE FRANCE TOUR

(1h15 duration, from 90€ in private tours)

 

You may have seen a few pictures of Strasbourg, a postcard, a nice photography. Most of them show one district in particular : the Petite France.
With such a romantic name it should be charming and sweet. And it actually is! Old medieval district, the Petite France is a pedestrian area where you will stroll through cobblestone streets with houses between one and five centuries old, some of the finest examples of half-timbered houses, traditional Alsatian architecture.
From the still visible details, we will picture you the life of locals, leading you over the many bridges composing this cosy and unique part of our town. You will then walk over some of the last remains of the old fortifications surrounding the city, to finish with a marvellous point of view, where the whole district will be unravelled.

 

With the Petite France Tour, the guide will lead you around the main monuments of the district, like Ponts Couverts, Barrage Vauban, or the pretty Pont du Faisan, but also through the places which give the district all its charming atmosphere like Place Benjamin Zix, Grand Rue, or Quai de la Bruche.

 

PETITE FRANCE TOUR

(1h15 duration, from 90€ in private tours)

 

You may have seen a few pictures of Strasbourg, a postcard, a nice photography. Most of them show one district in particular : the Petite France.
With such a romantic name it should be charming and sweet. And it actually is! Old medieval district, the Petite France is a pedestrian area where you will stroll through cobblestone streets with houses between one and five centuries old, some of the finest examples of half-timbered houses, traditional Alsatian architecture.
From the still visible details, we will picture you the life of locals, leading you over the many bridges composing this cosy and unique part of our town. You will then walk over some of the last remains of the old fortifications surrounding the city, to finish with a marvellous point of view, where the whole district will be unravelled.

 

With the Petite France Tour, the guide will lead you around the main monuments of the district, like Ponts Couverts, Barrage Vauban, or the pretty Pont du Faisan, but also through the places which give the district all its charming atmosphere like Place Benjamin Zix, Grand Rue, or Quai de la Bruche.

 

SECRET TOUR

(1h45 duration, from 105€ in private tours)

 

Each place has a hidden history, especially when the place is two thousand years old.
Our city has its own soul composed by numerous smaller stories and tales, some of them well-known or even famous, and some needing a deeper look. In this tour we invite you to join us for a walk along the most buried stories of our streets, revealing things that even Strasbourg inhabitants often ignore.
Between the origins of some famous names, hints of the town transformations that can barely been guessed today and quirky details, come dig with us for the secret Strasbourg!
Avoiding the biggest squares and preferring anecdotes to the big History, this tour is a must when wanting to discover Strasbourg more in depth.

 

With the Secret Tour, the guide will lead you around the east side of the Great Island, and also through the Krutenau district, but we can’t tell you more, this is a secret! 😉

 

ABSOLUTE TOUR

(3h duration, from 180€ in private tours)

 

If you want to be sure not to miss any treasure of Strasbourg, this tour is mixing the best parts of our different tours.
With a bit longer stroll around the old town, it is especially designed for curious and knowledge eager travelers.

 

The guide will lead you around the whole Great Island, on the path of the Original and Petite France Tour, with some little touches of the Secret Tour.
In one tour we will make sure that you discover all that is worth knowing about Strasbourg.

 

ABSOLUTE TOUR

(3h duration, from 180€in private tours)

 

If you want to be sure not to miss any treasure of Strasbourg, this tour is mixing the best parts of our different tours.
With a bit longer stroll around the old town, it is especially designed for curious and knowledge eager travelers.

 

The guide will lead you around the whole Great Island, on the path of the Original and Petite France Tour, with some little touches of the Secret Tour.
In one tour we will make sure that you discover all that is worth knowing about Strasbourg.

 

7 CENTURIES OF HERITAGE

(1h30 duration, from 90€ in private tour)

 

The Great Island of Strasbourg got classified as part of the world heritage by the UNESCO, in 1988. One of the reasons for it is that you will find here seven centuries of architectural styles and techniques one next to the other, sometimes in good order and sometimes all jumbled. From the 14th century to the 20th, it is an outstanding wealth that lies in the capital city of Alsace and which this tour wishes to pay a tribute to.

We invite you here to join a real time travel! On board our imaginary DeLorean, we will go see seven centuries of facades, ranging from the Middle Ages and their half-timbered houses to the 20th century and its disparate achievements, stopping on the way to take a look at Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau styles.

(Special tour by Remy)

 

BESTIARY

(1h40 duration, from 100€ in private tour)

 

The people of Strasbourg are not the sole inhabitants of our old stone houses. At the angle of a street, hiding in the arches of a door or looking at us from a ledge, the animal kingdom partakes in the life of the Rhineland city.
They often come from a different time, when fauna was more common a thing than writing in everyday life, to tell us about old symbolism or ancient customs. Sometimes also, they carry messages from Antiquity to this day, sometimes they come back just to inhabit once more a place they had earlier deserted for a long time.

If you join this tour, you will discover Strasbourg’s bestiary, statues and animal representations from other centuries but whose stories are still vivid in the way we view the world and how they tell us about past times.
With the Bestiary tour, the guide takes you in small streets around the Cathedral, to explore the Golden Square or the rue des Tonneliers, all the way to the edge of the Krutenau district.

(Special tour by Leo)

 

BESTIARY

(1h40 duration, from 100€ in private tour)

 

The people of Strasbourg are not the sole inhabitants of our old stone houses. At the angle of a street, hiding in the arches of a door or looking at us from a ledge, the animal kingdom partakes in the life of the Rhineland city.
They often come from a different time, when fauna was more common a thing than writing in everyday life, to tell us about old symbolism or ancient customs. Sometimes also, they carry messages from Antiquity to this day, sometimes they come back just to inhabit once more a place they had earlier deserted for a long time.

If you join this tour, you will discover Strasbourg’s bestiary, statues and animal representations from other centuries but whose stories are still vivid in the way we view the world and how they tell us about past times.
With the Bestiary tour, the guide takes you in small streets around the Cathedral, to explore the Golden Square or the rue des Tonneliers, all the way to the edge of the Krutenau district.

(Special tour by Leo)

 

CATHÉDRALE

(1h30 duration, from 90€ in private tour)

 

Strasbourg’s cathedral, a symbol for the city itself, for the Alsace region, for France or even for Europe.
A masterpiece of medieval art, from romanesque style to gothic, this architectural monument, towering at 142 meters (making it at some point the tallest building in the world), withholds many mysteries with its more than a thousand-years-old history.

With this tour, we will take you on a journey through time to discover the secrets of its building, its history, to decrypt its statues and the incredible techniques our forefathers used. We will also share some of the mysterious legends that surround the one we simply call in Strasbourg “Mom”.

(Special tour by Gabriel)

 

SHOPS’ SIGNS

(1h duration, from 90€ in private tour)

 

With the Shops’ signs tour, the guide will tell you Strasbourg’s tale through some of its most significant signs. You will thus discover the city with your nose up, thanks to various emblems, signs, ads and other original devices, which will all shed some light on Strasbourg’s history, culture, anecdotes…

Be they big or small, perched above us or on the ground, traditional or exotic, these visual elements will be an original way to learn more about this beautiful european city.
Indeed, these signs we see but do not really look at are so many clues left there by bygone times. Be it an emperor feasting until dawn, revolutionaries and their ferocious appetite for change, the secret of brewers or even a crocodile chase, everything is intimately tied to Strasbourg’s rich legacy.

With this tour, we will amble in the streets and through time to the heart of the quaint Petite France district. The circuit alternates between large, busy squares like the Place de l’Homme de Fer and narrower streets like the Rue de l’Outre.

(Special tour byr Matthias)

 

SHOPS’ SIGNS

(1h duration, from 90€ in private tour)

 

With the Shops’ signs tour, the guide will tell you Strasbourg’s tale through some of its most significant signs. You will thus discover the city with your nose up, thanks to various emblems, signs, ads and other original devices, which will all shed some light on Strasbourg’s history, culture, anecdotes…

Be they big or small, perched above us or on the ground, traditional or exotic, these visual elements will be an original way to learn more about this beautiful european city.
Indeed, these signs we see but do not really look at are so many clues left there by bygone times. Be it an emperor feasting until dawn, revolutionaries and their ferocious appetite for change, the secret of brewers or even a crocodile chase, everything is intimately tied to Strasbourg’s rich legacy.

With this tour, we will amble in the streets and through time to the heart of the quaint Petite France district. The circuit alternates between large, busy squares like the Place de l’Homme de Fer and narrower streets like the Rue de l’Outre.

(Special tour byr Matthias)

 

STREET NAMES

(1h15 duration, from 90€ in private tour)

 

The street names are witnesses of our cities’ past and culture. Strasbourg, a more than 2000 years old city, can make you travel through its history just with its streets names. From the Roman origins to the last changes of nationality and thus of languages, fortuitous translations or phonetic alterations, we will go and discover those names that retrace the history and social life of our ancient city.

Sometimes obvious, like the “Cathedral square”, sometimes a pure invention of the Republic during the French Revolution, like the “Comedy street”, simply indicating our former great roads and “faubourgs” or full of history like the “Jews’ street”, in French or Alsatian version… We will take you all over the Great Island to tell you about those names, a nice way to make Strasbourg shine again in a different light.

(Special tour by par Gabriel)

 

CUSTOMISED TOUR

(Duration : as you wish! From 90€ in private tour, minimal rate)

 

Our tours are of course customisable, if you want a private tour just for you, you can of course choose the day and time of the tour, but also its content. A specific place or topic in Strasbourg? By foot, by bike, by car or by bus? Tell us about your project when you start your booking, we will be happy to prepare something that really suits you!

 

CUSTOMISED TOUR

(Duration : as you wish! From 90€ in private tour, minimal rate)

 

Our tours are of course customisable, if you want a private tour just for you, you can of course choose the day and time of the tour, but also its content. A specific place or topic in Strasbourg? By foot, by bike, by car or by bus? Tell us about your project when you start your booking, we will be happy to prepare something that really suits you!