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Ophorus Tours - Strasbourg

Alsace

Strasbourg

Unveil the magic of Alsace with Strasbourg as your base. Explore charming towns and iconic landmarks on private or shared tours. Savor the region's bounty on half-day or full-day wine tastings along the famed Alsace Wine Route. Craving more? Delve into Strasbourg's history with our walking tours, or immerse yourself in festive cheer with our Christmas market tours (winter season only).

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Learn more about Strasbourg

Strasbourg: Enchanting Gateway, French Flair, and Christmas Magic Unwind in a City Where France and Germany Meet Strasbourg, a captivating city at the crossroads of France and Germany, offers a unique blend of cultures. Explore its charming canals, iconic Petite France district, and the awe-inspiring UNESCO-listed city center. Immerse yourself in rich history, indulge in the flavors of the Alsace wine route, and experience the magic of the festive Christmas markets (the oldest in Europe!). Unforgettable Experiences Explore the Grande Île: Strasbourg's heart, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts architectural marvels like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Kammerzell House. Petite France Enchantment: ...

Strasbourg: Enchanting Gateway, French Flair, and Christmas Magic

Unwind in a City Where France and Germany Meet

Strasbourg, a captivating city at the crossroads of France and Germany, offers a unique blend of cultures. Explore its charming canals, iconic Petite France district, and the awe-inspiring UNESCO-listed city center.

Immerse yourself in rich history, indulge in the flavors of the Alsace wine route, and experience the magic of the festive Christmas markets (the oldest in Europe!).

Unforgettable Experiences

Explore the Grande Île: Strasbourg's heart, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts architectural marvels like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Kammerzell House.

Petite France Enchantment: Wander through this picturesque district with its half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and flower-bedecked balconies. Enjoy a scenic boat tour along the canals.

Unveil Art & History: Explore museums like the Palais Rohan, housing decorative arts and archaeological treasures. Delve into the city's past at the Alsatian Museum.

Foodie Paradise: Savor Alsatian specialties like Flammekueche (tarte flambée) and Choucroute (sauerkraut). Explore local shops for artisanal cheeses and wines.

Rhine Cruise (optional): Embark on a scenic cruise along the Rhine River, offering stunning views of the city and surrounding landscapes (available seasonally).

Beyond Strasbourg's Borders

Alsace Wine Route Day Trips: Venture out on exciting day trips and discover charming villages like Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr that dot the picturesque Alsace Wine Route. Sample renowned wines and explore scenic vineyards.

Black Forest Day Trip (Germany): Explore the enchanting Black Forest region in neighboring Germany, famed for its cuckoo clocks, charming towns, and scenic beauty.

Planning Your Strasbourg Getaway

Year-Round Appeal: Strasbourg offers a delightful experience in any season. Spring and summer bring pleasant weather, while winter transforms the city into a Christmas wonderland.

Getting Around: The city center is pedestrian-friendly, making it easy to explore on foot. Trams and buses provide convenient access to other areas. Tours are a great option for exploring the surrounding Alsace region.

Languages: English is widely spoken, with tours available in multiple languages.

Strasbourg Pass: Consider purchasing a Strasbourg Pass for free access to museums, public transportation, and discounts on attractions.

Travel Tips

Comfortable Shoes: Explore Strasbourg's charming streets and canals on foot.

Currency Exchange: The Euro is the official currency. Consider exchanging currency in advance or using ATMs.

Plan for Christmas Markets (if applicable): Christmas markets are typically held from late November to December. Book accommodations well in advance as the city gets crowded during this time.

Be aware that hotels can be difficult to book during EU Parliament sessions, which also occur throughout the year.

Embrace the Magic of Strasbourg

Strasbourg captivates with its unique blend of cultures, historical charm, and festive spirit. This guide equips you to create an unforgettable adventure, whether you seek a city break, cultural immersion, or a magical Christmas experience.

Book your Strasbourg tour today and unlock the secrets of this captivating French city!

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FAQ

  • Where is Strasbourg France?

    Located in northeastern France, Strasbourg is a city renowned for its picturesque beauty, rich history, and unique blend of French and German cultures. As the capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg offers a captivating experience with its stunning architecture, charming canals, and vibrant cultural scene. If you're wondering where Strasbourg is and considering a visit, let's delve into the details and uncover the allure of this enchanting city. 1. Strasbourg's Geographical Location: Strasbourg is situated in northeastern France, close to the border with Germany. It lies on the eastern bank of the Rhine River, which serves as a natural boundary between the two countries. Its strategic location in the heart of Europe has contributed to its historical and cultural significance over the centuries. 2. Explore Strasbourg's Grand Île: The Grand Île, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the historic center of Strasbourg and a must-visit destination. This island is surrounded by the Ill River and offers a stunning array of architectural wonders, including the iconic Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg) with its awe-inspiring Gothic spire. Explore the charming cobblestone streets, admire the half-timbered houses, and wander through the bustling squares. 3. Discover European Institutions: Strasbourg is widely known as a center for European institutions, including the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Visit the European Parliament building, where you can learn about the European Union's legislative processes and explore interactive exhibits. Take a guided tour of the Palais de l'Europe, the headquarters of the Council of Europe, and gain insights into the organization's role in promoting human rights and democracy. 4. Experience the Alsatian Culture: Strasbourg perfectly embodies the unique blend of French and German cultures that characterizes the Alsace region. Immerse yourself in the Alsatian culture by visiting the picturesque district of La Petite France, known for its charming canals and timber-framed houses. Explore local markets, sample Alsatian specialties like flammekueche (thin pizza-like pie), and savor the region's famous wines, such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. 5. Enjoy Strasbourg's Festive Atmosphere: Strasbourg is renowned for its vibrant festive atmosphere, particularly during the holiday season. The Strasbourg Christmas Market, one of the oldest and largest in Europe, transforms the city into a magical wonderland. Explore the market's stalls, filled with crafts, decorations, and delectable treats, and immerse yourself in the joyous spirit of the season.
  • How do you get from Paris to Strasbourg?

    The ideal way to get from Paris to Strasbourg is to take the TGV fast train leaving from Gare de l'Est and arriving in Strasbourg city center. Traveling at great speed, it will only take you 2 hrs to reach the capital of Alsace from Paris. There are around 20 per day that leave Paris for Strasbourg. If you are traveling by car, then the A4 highway is your solution. It will take you about 4 hours and a half from Paris to reach Strasbourg.
  • Should I stay in Strasbourg or Colmar?

    This is a recurring question for those of you that wish to visit the Alsace region of France. In fact both destinations make for a great starting point for Sightseeing & Wine Tours and we offer day trips and wine tours out of both Colmar and Strasbourg. Strasbourg is a regional capital, home to the European Parliament. Here, you will have more choices when it comes to hotels, restaurants and things to do in town. Your choice will therefore depend on what type of activities or ambiance you are looking for when in town. Colmar is one of those charming small towns of France. The destination is perfect if you want to get away from a larger city and maybe take in some local atmosphere in less hectic overall ambiance that is present in Strasbourg.
  • Do you offer day trips from Strasbourg that do not include wine?

    Yes, absolutely! Our Pearls of Alsace will have you visit charming villages and towns such as Colmar and Riquewihr as well as the mightly Haut Koenigsbourg castle. If you do wish to taste some wines then that will be possible but on your own.
  • What to do in Strasbourg France?

    Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in France, is a city that effortlessly blends history, culture, and architectural splendor. With its stunning Gothic cathedral, charming canals, and vibrant European atmosphere, Strasbourg offers a wealth of attractions and activities to delight visitors. If you're planning a trip to Strasbourg, let's explore the top things to do and make the most of your experience in this enchanting Alsatian city. 1. Visit Strasbourg Cathedral: Start your journey with a visit to the Strasbourg Cathedral, also known as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. This awe-inspiring masterpiece of Gothic architecture dominates the city's skyline with its intricate façade and towering spire. Step inside to admire the stunning stained glass windows, intricate sculptures, and the famous astronomical clock. Climb to the top for panoramic views of Strasbourg. 2. Explore La Petite France: Stroll through the charming district of La Petite France, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover its picturesque canals, timber-framed houses, and flower-lined streets. Explore the narrow alleys, visit local boutiques, and dine at cozy restaurants. Capture postcard-perfect photos of the iconic covered bridges and enjoy the romantic ambiance of this enchanting neighborhood. 3. Discover the European Quarter: Immerse yourself in the European spirit by exploring the European Quarter, home to key institutions such as the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Take a guided tour of the European Parliament to learn about European politics and history. Visit the European Court of Human Rights and explore interactive exhibits at the European Parliament Visitors' Center. 4. Cruise along the Canals: Embark on a relaxing cruise along Strasbourg's canals and explore the city from a different perspective. Enjoy the picturesque scenery, glide under charming bridges, and admire the architecture along the waterways. Listen to the informative commentary as you sail past key landmarks, including the Covered Bridges and the Barrage Vauban. 5. Indulge in Alsatian Cuisine: Savor the unique flavors of Alsatian cuisine during your visit to Strasbourg. Sample regional specialties like choucroute (sauerkraut), tarte flambée (thin pizza-like pie), and baeckeoffe (meat and vegetable casserole). Explore the charming streets of the city center and discover traditional restaurants, cozy cafés, and local markets where you can experience the culinary delights of the region. Strasbourg, France, with its architectural wonders, charming neighborhoods, and European ambiance, offers a delightful experience for visitors. Whether you're exploring the majestic Strasbourg Cathedral, wandering through the enchanting streets of La Petite France, or indulging in the flavors of Alsatian cuisine, the city is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of its unique blend of history, culture, and beauty
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Reviews from our Strasbourg trips

  • Deb Cairns and Jenny Clow

    14, Jul 2024

    Dear Ophorus, My sister and I would like to congratulate you on your wonderful tours. From Strasbourg we went to Colmar on July 12 and Baden Baden July...
  • Deb Cairns and Jenny Clow

    12, Jul 2024

    Dear Ophorus, My sister and I would like to congratulate you on your wonderful tours. From Strasbourg we went to Colmar on July 12 and Baden Baden July...
  • Anny Chui

    06, Jul 2024

    This was a perfect trip. Thank you to our guide Robin for his dedication.
    He was very professional and gave us an unforgettable experience.
  • Dilip Gogte

    03, Jul 2024

    Your representative was on time and we had a very enjoyable and pleasure tour of colmar. Pauline was very courtious and knowledgeable and explained lot...
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