Recent Searches
Clear
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

How to Spend 3 Days in Strasbourg

star-5
177 Reviews
How to Spend 3 Days in Strasbourg
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or taking the family to the famous Christmas markets, Strasbourg has plenty to fill up a 3-day itinerary. You’ll have time to take in the city’s historic center, see its top sights, discover Alsatian cuisine, and explore the surrounding Alsace region. Here’s how to maximize 72 hours in Strasbourg.

Day 1: Tour the Grande Île 
Strasbourg’s water-ringed Grande Île is the heart of the historic city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way to get around is on foot, and a guided walking tour is the ideal way to get your bearings and take in the must-see attractions. 

Begin in the atmospheric Petite France district, full of medieval half-timbered houses and winding canals, including the much-photographed Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts) and Vauban Dam (Barrage Vauban). Continue to the magnificent Cathedral of Notre Dame and climb the tower for an impressive city view. Nearby, the grand Rohan Palace (Palais Rohan) houses three of Strasbourg’s most important museums: the Archaeological Museum (Musée Archéologique), Museum of Decorative Arts (Musée des Arts Décoratifs), and Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts). 

Nineteenth-century Maison Kammerzell is a perfect dinner spot, serving traditional Alsatian cuisine and wines within one of Strasbourg’s most historical buildings. End the day with a nighttime city tour aboard a traditional pedicab and admire Strasbourg’s glittering illuminations.

Day 2: Explore the Alsace
With the Alsace wine region, Germany’s Black Forest, and the Rhine valley close by, you’re spoiled for choice for day trips from Strasbourg. Enjoy a half- or full-day tour of the Alsace Wine Route, visit traditional wineries, and sample the region’s celebrated wines. A popular choice is to combine wine tasting with a visit to regional highlights such as the mountaintop High Koenigsbourg Castle and the medieval town of Colmar, known for its picturesque canals and colorful buildings.

Alternatively, hop over the German border to explore the Black Forest’s historical villages and vineyards. A typical day trip itinerary includes the spa town of Baden Baden or medieval Freiburg, a scenic walk in the forest, and a stop at a local café for a requisite slice of Black Forest cake.

Day 3: Sightsee, Savor, and Shop
Get a different perspective on the sights with a boat ride along the Ill river. Cruise around the Grande Île, explore the city’s tranquil canals, and pass the Covered Bridges and other landmarks. Don’t forget your camera. 

For lunch, tuck into typical Alsatian dishes like tarte flambée (German-style pizza) or choucroute (sauerkraut), then escape to the tranquil Jardin de l’Orangerie, a park with a network of walking trails, a boating lake, and even a small zoo. Bike or Segway tours are a popular way to explore the park as well as the nearby Neustadt district, known for its German-style architecture, and the European Quarter, home to the European Parliament headquarters.

Back on the Grande Île, browse the shops or enjoy a drink at one of the many bars around the cathedral. For holiday visitors, evening is the most atmospheric time to tour Strasbourg’s famous Christmas markets. The most popular are found on Place Kleber, Place Broglie, and outside the cathedral. 
Read More
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details

8 Tours and Activities | All Strasbourg Tours

Sort by:Featured
Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg

Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg

star-4.5
Get to know the best of the Alsace region with this full-day tour from Strasbourg. Travel on scenic roads through green hills and Alsatian vineyards. Wander the cobblestoned streets of the charming towns of Colmar and Eguisheim, and explore the village of Riquewihr inside Medieval walls. Cap off a magical Alsatian day with a visit to the 12th-century castle of High Koenigsbourg. Get personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide throughout with group size limited to eight people.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$165.62
From
$165.62
Taking safety measures

Alsace Wine Route Wineries & Tasting Small Group Guided Tour from Strasbourg

Alsace Wine Route Wineries & Tasting Small Group Guided Tour from Strasbourg

star-5
Spend a full day exploring the beautiful French wine region of Alsace during a day trip from Strasbourg. Follow the Alsace Wine Route to visit charming villages like Dambach-la-Ville, Ribeauvillé, Mittelbergheim and Riquewihr. Stop at three different wineries to sample some of the wines the Alsace is famous for, including Gewürztraminer and Riesling. Learn about the region from an expert guide, and enjoy personal attention in a small group limited to eight people.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$153.79
From
$153.79
Taking safety measures

Germany Freiburg & Black Forest Private Day Trip from Strasbourg

Germany Freiburg & Black Forest Private Day Trip from Strasbourg

star-4.5
Spend a day exploring the picturesque town of Freiburg and the famous Black Forest of Germany on this day tour from Strasbourg. Travel with your private guide from France to Germany to see Freiburg’s cobblestoned squares, historic homes and the town’s lovely cathedral. Wander Freiburg at your leisure and get some lunch (own expense) before getting back on the road to journey through the enchanting Black Forest. Pass charming storybook villages, dense forests and rolling green pasture land. With a private guide, you’ll be sure to see the best of the region and get plenty of personal attention.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$697.99
per group
From
$697.99
per group
Taking safety measures

Strasbourg City Sightseeing Private Guided Tour including Cathedral Visit

Strasbourg City Sightseeing Private Guided Tour including Cathedral Visit

star-4.5
Experience the quaint town of Strasbourg with the personalized attention of a private guide on this walking tour. See the best that Strasbourg has to offer, from the UNESCO-listed Grande Ile to the impressive Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Palais Rohan. Walk along cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered homes, see little canals and covered bridges and explore the charming La Petite France neighborhood. Get your guide’s undivided attention to learn all about the history and architecture of Strasbourg.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$295.76
per group
From
$295.76
per group
Taking safety measures

Strasbourg Like a Local Customized Private Guided Walking Tour

Strasbourg Like a Local Customized Private Guided Walking Tour

star-4
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
More
  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.40
Price varies by group size
From
$36.40
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Germany Baden-Baden & Black Forest Private Day Trip from Strasbourg

Germany Baden-Baden & Black Forest Private Day Trip from Strasbourg

star-5
See the best of the famous German spa town of Baden-Baden in the picturesque countryside of Germany during a full-day private tour from Strasbourg. Explore the refined history of Baden-Baden with your private guide before enjoying some free time in town to wander on your own and get something to eat (own expense). The rest of the day can be personalized to your unique interest areas. Perhaps you’d like to follow the German Wine Route. Maybe the allure of the Black Forest is appealing. You choose the itinerary, and a private guide ensures personalized attention.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$697.99
per group
From
$697.99
per group
Taking safety measures

Alsace the Best of the Region Pass including Castles, Museums, Wildlife Parks

Alsace the Best of the Region Pass including Castles, Museums, Wildlife Parks

star-4
If you’re visiting Alsace for a short stay, make the most of your budget with Pass’Alsace, the ideal way to explore the city. Enjoy free admission to 56 attractions on the list, including museums, galleries, castles, and wildlife parks. Choose from 1-, 2-, or 3-day options, as well as adult and child versions.
More
  • 1 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.58
From
$29.58
Taking safety measures

Strasbourg Christmas Lights Sightseeing Pedicab Private Guided Tour

Strasbourg Christmas Lights Sightseeing Pedicab Private Guided Tour

star-5
Launch yourself into a winter wonderland by going on a pedicab Christmas lights sightseeing tour. A pedicab will help you explore the city at a faster pace than a walking tour, and you'll get your bearings of Strasbourg too. Your guide will point out the best Christmas lights, popular landmarks such as Notre Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral, and you’ll also get tips on where to find the best mulled wine and Christmas goodies.
More
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$65.07
per group
From
$65.07
per group