The historic city of Strasbourg sits on the border between France and Germany. This location means the city is highly influenced by both French and German culture. It’s a fairly large city in the Grand Est region of France with a metropolitan area of almost 800,000 people.
While the city is a hub for modern business and politics, the Medieval Grande Ile district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a quaint, old-world feel. This mesh of old and new is seen throughout the city.
Strasbourg is also home to a variety of museums, and the city is known for its live entertainment. A number of festivals take place throughout the year, including Musica, Festival International de Strasbourg, Festival des Artefacts, and the Strasbourg International Film Festival.
Below are 14 of the best tours in Strasbourg.
1. Take a Guided Walking Tour of the Old District
Walking around Strasbourg is the best way to really get to know the city, and it’s even more beneficial when you do so with a knowledgeable guide.
For 75 minutes, explore the historical heart of the city, which includes the La Petite France neighborhood.
See top attractions, including the Strasbourg Cathedral, Kammerzell House, Eglise Saint-Thomas, and Eglise Saint-Guillaume. Admire the canals and stunning views as your guide tells you all about the history and culture of the city.
2. Explore Strasbourg and Surrounding Areas by Bike
Meet your guide and hop on a bike to enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of Strasbourg and surrounding areas. Start at Place d’Austerlitz, where you’ll get an introduction to the city before heading to the Neustadt district and Petite France.
Along the way, cross over the Pont du Corbeau bridge and see top attractions such as Cathedral Notre Dame de Strasbourg and the opera house. Ride along narrow streets through hidden neighborhoods and stop for a breather at Parc de l’Orangerie.
At the French-German border, admire the beautiful gardens and cross over into the German town of Kehl, where you’ll enjoy a beverage at a beer garden. On the way back to Strasbourg, see a section of a 14th-century city wall.
3. Tour Strasbourg by Segway
There are many ways to tour a city, but if you’re looking for a fun and unique way to explore Strasbourg, this two-hour guided tour provides visitors with the opportunity to see the city while zipping around on a segway.
Meet your guide, and after a quick lesson, ride the segway into the heart of the city. See both historic and modern attractions in the Old Quarter, the German district of Neustadt, and the Quartier European.
Listen as your guide tells interesting stories about the city and what it’s like to live there.
4. Take a Day Trip to Alsace
The beautiful and historical Alsace region is home to many attractions and scenic vistas. You can experience it with this nine-hour guided tour of the highlights of the region.
Meet your guide in the center of Strasbourg and make your way to your first stop in Colmar via air-conditioned minivan. Follow your guide on a walking tour of this pretty village and see Saint Martin’s Church, Pfister House, and the Little Venice district.
Next, you’ll head to scenic Eguisheim and marvel at the Medieval architecture. The captivating town of Riquewihr is next on this journey. Use some free time to explore this walled town and grab some lunch at one of the local eateries.
Back in the minivan, relax and take in the stunning scenery of the 170-kilometer Alsace Wine Route. See valleys, vineyards, and mountain vistas.
The last stop on this tour is Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Explore the grounds and inside of this 12th-century castle and take in the views from its hilltop location.
5. Be Immersed in the Art and Culture of Strasbourg
Strasbourg is known for its inspiring art scene, and a great way to experience it is with a guided tour of notable artistic hubs around the city. Meet your well-versed local guide and spend 90 minutes learning about local art.
As you make your way through the city streets, you will stop at various places, including Place de l’Université, Rue des Bonnes Gens, Rue des Halles Dan23, Les Halles Sébastopol, and Place Hans-Jean-Arp. You’ll discover impressive street art, notable paintings, Storck art, and murals.
Along the way, your guide will tell you about the history of art in Strasbourg and many of the artists that are connected to the city.
6. Explore the City with a Professional Photographer
The last thing you want to be doing when exploring a new city is fiddling around with selfie sticks and stopping strangers in the street to take your photo. That being said, you’ll want to capture some memories of your trip.
This service allows you to hire a professional photographer who is also knowledgeable about Strasbourg, its top attractions, and the prime places to get the best photos.
Explore the city with your guide, who will show you around while constantly being on the look-out for the best photo ops. Within four working days, you’ll receive your fully-edited HD photos.
7. Indulge in the Local Foodie Scene
Mouth-watering French cuisine is abundant in Strasbourg, and you have the chance to sample the best of the best with this 3.5-hour city tour that combines sightseeing and dining.
During the tour, you’ll take part in six tastings that take place in various locations, including a 14th-century wine cellar, a bar, and the business of a cheese-making farmer.
As you make your way along the cobblestone streets and medieval quarters, you’ll see many attractions, including Place de la Republique, La Petite France, Palais du Rhin, Maison Kammerzell, Opera National du Phin, and the Fontaine de Janus.
8. Visit Freiburg and the Black Forest
Take a trip into neighboring Germany to visit the charming town of Freiburg and the infamous Black Forest.
Start this nine-hour journey at your hotel in Strasbourg, where you’ll meet your guide and hop into a comfortable minivan to make the one-hour trip to Freiburg.
Your visit to Freiburg starts with a guided walking tour of the town. See many of its top attractions, including Minster, Kafhaus, and many buildings dating back to the 11th century. As you explore the town, your knowledgeable guide will provide the history.
After the tour, use some free time to grab a bite to eat or explore the cobblestone squares on your own.
Next, drive along a scenic roadway to the captivating Black Forest, which is the setting for many of history’s popular fairytales.
9. Taste Wine in Alsace
Explore the wine region of Alsace on this eight-hour tour. Meet your guide in central Strasbourg and drive along the 170-kilometer Alsace wine route in an air-conditioned minivan. Along the way, enjoy stunning scenery consisting of rolling green hills and the Vosges Mountains.
Mittelbergheim is the first stop. This is where you’ll sample Riesling wine. At Dambach-la-Ville, you’ll enjoy your second wine tasting in a traditional wine cellar.
After lunch, you’ll head to Ribeauville and Riquewihr, where you’ll have the chance to explore both these villages and enjoy your last wine tasting of the day at one of the best wineries in the region.
10. Admire the Architecture of Strasbourg
Strasbourg is known for its unique architecture that combines ancient buildings with modern ones. During this 90-minute tour, a local guide will walk you through various areas of the city and show you some of the most notable buildings.
Along the way, you’ll hear about the history of these buildings and the city. You’ll also see various attractions, including Place de la Gare, Galeries Lafayette, Cathedrale Notre Dame, Palais de Rohan, and Palais de l’Europe.
11. Enjoy Veggie Food and Wine
Enjoy a meal and some wine in an authentic and unique setting. During this 2.5-hour excursion, you’ll explore a 19th-century family estate before indulging with a pre-meal wine tasting.
During this tasting, you’ll sample five different Alsace wines, followed by a visit to a 100-year-old wine cellar, where you’ll sit down to your vegetarian meal. Start with soup and move onto a delicious vegetable quiche with a side of raw vegetables. Finish the meal with some local cheese.
12. Explore Neustadt and Petite France by Pedicab
This one-hour tour begins when you get picked up by a pedicab in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
From there, embark on a tour of the city centre of Strasbourg. See many of the top attractions including The Neustadt and Petite France districts, old slaughterhouses that date back to the middle ages, Barrage Vauban, the Astronomical Clock of Notre Dame, Palais Rohan and Place de la Republique. Along the way, you’ll also see beautiful covered bridges and canals.
13. See the Best of North Alsace
If guided tours aren’t your thing, you have the option to get a pass in the form of an e-ticket that allows you entry in 31 sites around the Alsace region over three days. It also offers discounts on select activities in the region.
Once activated, the pass allows you entry into various museums and historical sites including Museum Lalique, Castle of Fleckenstein, Houses of Rocks in Graufthal and Rural farm from l’Outre Forêt and many attractions in the city of Strasbourg.
14. Take an After Dark Tour of Strasbourg on a Bike
Strasbourg is a beautiful city by day and night and once the sun goes down, the exploration shouldn’t stop.
A great way to see the city is by bike and this 2.5-hour bike tour will take you on an adventure around Strasbourg after dark.
As you soar through the old city streets, you’ll see many of Strasbourg’s most iconic sites including The Palais du Rhin, The Barrage Vauban, Cathedral of Our Lady and the covered bridges.
A helmet and reflective vest are included along with the bike rental.