France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Boat tour, Strasbourg, France
A boat tour on the River Ill provides a great introduction to Strasbourg.




Batorama runs frequent river boat tours of Strasbourg, allowing you to see the city from a variety of vantage points.

Boats leave from the quai just below the Palais Rohan, just 150 meters (1/10 of a mile) from the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg.

There are departures every half hour from spring to early fall, less frequently in the winter months. There are both covered and open boats, so make sure you buy a ticket for the type of boat you want.

The standard tour lasts an hour and 10 minutes. It follows the River Ill around the Grand Île, which is the center of Strasbourg. Headphones provide a commentary, available in 12 languages.

The tour passes through the colorful La Petite France area, including navigating two locks.

Boat in La Petite France, Strasbourg
A closed boat passes in front of the Maison des Tanneurs, in La Petite France section of Strasbourg.

You'll also get lovely views of Strasbourg's beautiful architecture—houses, churches, public buildings, parks—as you circle the island.

You'll pass through the Imperial District, with its monumental buildings from the late 19th century.

The tour then continues toward the Rhine and the European District, home of the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the Human Rights Building.

Buy your tickets at the small floating ticket booth near the Rohan landing stage. Be aware that during the season many boats fill up, so you may want to get your tickets early in the day for a later sailing. Times and status of boats are regularly posted on an electronic sign board, so you can see where space is available.

The river boat trip is included on the Strasbourg Pass (with some time restrictions). At an individual cost of almost 10€ for the boat trip, you don't need to do much more to get your money's worth from the Pass.

1, Rue de Rohan
67000 Strasbourg, France
+33 (0)3 88 84 13 13

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Boat tickets, Strasbourg, France

Above, Step right up and buy your tickets for a river boat tour of Strasbourg.

Below, Then board your boat and enjoy the sights!


Boat tour Strasbourg, France

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