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A Stay with Arok Hotel and a 3-Day Strasbourg Itinerary

** This blog post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Travels with Kayy and Arok Hotel**

Are you looking for the perfect itinerary for Strasbourg, France? Perhaps you only have three days in this picturesque location, but want to make the most of it. Well, as usual, I have you covered! I had the privilege of being hosted by the uniquely chic Arok Hotel for three-days and two-nights. I saw and did a lot during my time with them. Below, I have shared some insight into my stay with this phenomenal accommodation. I have also shared my itinerary so you can spend a perfect 3-days in Strasbourg with Arok Hotel too!

Day 1

Afternoon

Arrive at Gare Strasbourg, Strasbourg’s train station, accessible via many major European cities, in the early afternoon. If you can believe it, your accommodation for the next two nights, Arok Hotel, is right across the street! There is no need for taxi cabs, Ubers, or public transportation. A quick two-minute walk will bring you to Arok Hotel, who will be ready to greet your for check in by 3:00 PM.

Prepare to be greeted by a stylish, contemporary lobby and friendly English-speaking staff upon entering Arok Hotel. Ensure you have pre-booked your stay direct on Arok Hotel’s website for a discount on room rates! Take the roomy elevator up to your large, double room and take in the distinctive décor of the room and private bathroom. Also be sure to open those windows wide and take in the beautiful views of the grassy plaza below.

A note on Arok Hotel’s rates: {Large double rooms, with breakfast included, start at €144 EUR per night. For more budget-conscious travelers, small and medium rooms are available. The rate start at €119 and €134 EUR, respectively, with breakfast included. These rates were taken directly from Arok Hotel’s website during low season (Jan-Feb). Prices will vary depending on the time of year.}

strasbourg itinerary
strasbourg itinerary

Evening

After freshening up, walk to the Strasbourg City Centre, only 5 minutes from Arok Hotel! Stop to admire the gorgeous views and take plenty of photos! Entry may be closed for the day; however, the exterior of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg is gorgeous! The cathedral closes at 5:45pm, and soon after is the best time to take photos as the crowds have started to thin out, and the lighting is beautiful!

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After you have had your fill of photos and perhaps some souvenir shopping in the area, it will be time to eat! For an incredibly unique experience, have a meal at Restaurant Gulterhoft! Located underground in a cavern-like setting, this restaurant serves French-German delicacies close to the Cathedral. Expect to spend between €20 and €30 EUR per person, and reservations come recommended.

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When you are ready, walk back to Arok Hotel and spend some time at the Lobby Bar, enjoying a drink (or two or three!). The lobby is truly a perfect place to hang out and spend some time before bed, as there are a number of games, such as Foosball and Chess, available for your entertainment. Head to your comfortable bed at a decent time to sleep off any exhaustion from your travel day and rest up for tomorrow.

Day 2

Morning

Allow yourself to sleep in for an hour or two. You’ll need your rest for today’s busy itinerary! Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and a coffee at Arok Hotel in the lobby restaurant. Perhaps you instead want to take your meal outside on the terrace for a bit of peace and quiet. After breakfast, leave the hotel and walk 15 minutes over to Embarcadére Batorama Cathédrale.

Here, purchase your €14.90 EUR per person ticket for the “Strasbourg, 20 Centuries of History” Batorama Boat Cruise, departing every 15-30 minutes. This 80-minute narrated (in 12 different languages!) cruise is the perfect way to become oriented to the entire city of Strasbourg. Start at the Cathedral and cruise down the canal through three significant quarters of Strasbourg. See Petite France while experiencing what its like to be on a boat that goes through 2 different canal locks. Learn about the 19th and 20th century history of the “New City.” Then, take a peek at the European Parliament and Council of Europe, established after World War II, before returning to the foot of the Cathedral.

strasbourg itinerary
strasbourg itinerary

Afternoon

Grab something to eat and an espresso at a nearby snack shop or café after your return to shore to keep your energy up for the day. When you have finished eating, it’s time to continue with your day! Now would be a great time to check out the Cathedral interior. Entry is free Monday through Saturday (8:30 am – 11:15 am; 12:45 pm – 5:45 PM) and Sunday/Public Holidays (2 pm – 5:15 pm).

Palais Rohan is another fabulous attraction right next door. At one time or another, many French historical figures, such as Napoleon, Louis XV, and Marie Antoinette, were hosted at the palace by its original occupant, Bishop Armand-Gaston de Rohan of Strasbourg. The Rohan Palace is now a cultural center with several art and archeological museums featured inside. Each of the three museums inside costs €7.50 EUR per person for entry. The palace is open Wednesday – Monday between 10 am – 6 pm.

When finished, walk over to Place Kleber for more photos and shopping! This is Strasbourg’s main square and is quite popular with tourists! Hang out here or walk around nearby until you feel hungry for dinner.

Evening

Have traditional food and drink from the Alsace Region at Aux Armes du Strasbourg for dinner. The indoor and outdoor seating have great atmosphere. Expect to spend between €20 and €30 EUR per person, and reservations are recommended. Hang out after eating and enjoy drinks at Aux Armes de Strasbourg or another bar nearby. When you’ve had enough excitement for the day, return to Arok Hotel. Perhaps you want to enjoy a long hot shower under the rainfall showerhead then get some rest!

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Day 3

Morning

Wake up early and have some more wonderful breakfast buffet at Arok Hotel. Afterwards, check out of your room, as you’ll sadly be leaving Strasbourg this afternoon. Ask the front desk to hold your luggage so you don’t have to worry about carrying it with you this morning as you head out on a half day, morning wine tour! Strasbourg is in the Alsace Wine Region of France, and if you are here, you absolutely need to take a day trip to some wineries.

Many tours, with varying local companies, depart from Strasbourg’s Tourism Office each day. [I took the Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg with Ophorus Tours.]

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Enjoy a visit to two local wineries, where you will taste 5+ local wines, both classic and original recipes, made in the Alsace region at each winery. You will also have a tour of the wineries and their production plant for a look into how the wine is grown and produced. Lastly, you will have an opportunity to purchase bottles to bring home as well.

Afternoon

Return to Arok Hotel in the early afternoon to collect your luggage, as it is unfortunately, time to say goodbye, and head back to the train station.

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