"Take a boat tour" Boat Trips Tip by Beausoleil
Boat Trips, Strasbourg: 16 reviews and 28 photos
We read in a tourist guide that a good way to get oriented in Strasbourg was to take the river boat tour of the city. We parked for free at Place d'Etoile and took the trolley into town. We followed signs to the Cathedral and then walked down the street beside the cathedral (past all the tourist shops) to the river.
The boat tours run all day and have recorded commentaries in many different languages so pick your language and hop on.
You will spend the next hour seeing Strasbourg from the water and when you disembark, you'll have an excellent idea of what you want to see and how to get there. It's a great introduction to the city.
Update: Place d'Etoile is now Parc d'Etoile and there is no longer free parking. So sad . . . We found street parking but other than that, you will have to pay in a parking lot.
There are now two tours, (1) Strasbourg, over 20 centuries of history and (2) Strasbourg, Grande île and #2 is the shorter tour going only around the central island. If you want to see the EU Parliament buildings and more of the city and river, take the first tour. It's longer but you see a lot more and you get the entire #2 tour within it so you won't miss anything. If you check the web site, you can download a brochure in your own language.
Address: Palais Rohan Landing
Directions: Facing the Cathedral, turn left and walk down to the river. It's right there.
Phone: +33 (0)3 8884 1313
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