If you’re here, you’re probably looking into ways to make the most of your stay in the Alsatian region. You’re at the right place.
My name is Saber Hassan. You can call me Saber. I grew up in Egypt and studied Egyptology at the University of Strasbourg. I have been fascinated by the Alsatian culture and heritage ever since. I started nourishing my passion for its history, arts and archeology, deepening my awareness of the rich cultural past of this unique region of France.
I became a licensed guide in 2016 and have since been guiding hundreds of happy tourists and groups, given lectures and talks about my activity and was interviewed for my original contribution to the local tourism industry. Want to know why? Read all about it in my press kit (hint: I founded original tours about the discovery of Egypt in Strasbourg!).
I am the Area Representative to Western Europe (France, Germany and Switzerland) of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).
The historic centre of the city of Strasbourg is unique in more ways than one. Surrounded by two branches of the Ill, it takes the form of a mysterious little island, with its narrow streets and footbridges, its medieval houses and Germanic influences... Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, this exceptional architectural ensemble offers the opportunity for a walk through the centuries: Barrage Vauban, Ponts Couverts, Petite France, Quartier Protestant, Place Gutenberg, Quartier Cathedral...
Outcome of several centuries of construction culminating with the erection of its spire in 1439, the Cathedral Notre Dame de Strasbourg is by far the most striking work of the city. At 142 metres high, it was the tallest building in the world from the 17th to the 19th centuries. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, celebrated across the globe, it would have certainly deserved to be elevated to the rank of eighth wonder of the world. It fascinates young and old alike as much by its architectural style as the quality of its stained glass, Grand Orgue, Pulpit, the Pillar of Angels and its famous Astronomical Clock...
Its name comes from German and literally means the New City, but it is also called the German Quarter or the Jewish Quarter. The Neustadt is full of enigmas and curiosities that provide us with many opportunities for exploration or laid-back strolls. Let yourself be intoxicated by: the unique style of Art Nouveau, the Egyptian House, Place de la République with its Garden surrounded by the Imperial Palace, the National Library, the Theater and the Prefecture, not to mention the Great Synagogue, St. Paul’s Church and the Palais universitaire.
The Orangerie is the oldest and largest park in Strasbourg. You will indulge in its natural and green setting: a mini farm, a zoo, the famous Pavillon Joséphine (named after the Empress of France), not to mention the storks of Alsace, before setting out to discover the European quarter. Epicenter of the European infrastructure after Brussels, Strasbourg is indeed the host of several organisations including the Council of Europe – organisation gathering 47 Member States! –, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament. An outdoor walk around these institutions reveals a glimpse of the European project, culminating with the exploration of the Louise Weiss building, whose architecture alone symbolizes the past, present and future of the Union.
Egypt is very much present in Alsace and mainly in Strasbourg, especially in the sector of the Neustadt. Rarely known to our contemporaries, this wealth can be witnessed through: the city’s antique collection, its modern symbols and famous Alsatian characters… My exclusive and acclaimed trip will encompass the Palais universitaire, Place de la République, the Egyptian house, Place Kléber, and much more...
Through its architectural depictions and anecdotes, the Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg educes in many ways Egyptian history and culture. Christian religion and its Saints will pave the way to our discovery of the gothic masterpiece from a new and unexpected angle...
Born on the Rhine, died on the Nile. Jean-Baptiste Kleber, one of the most famous names in Strasbourg : the largest square in the city is dedicated to him and his imposing statue greets all visitors waiting to tell its story. Follow his footsteps in the streets of Strasbourg till his final resting place...
Based on your interests and wishes (delicacies, family excursions, historical & cultural...), I plan special trips to the most beautiful villages of France:
Saber was one of the best tour guides we had this summer. He was very engaging and entertaining. His knowledge of the city was exceptional. I would highly recommend him for any group or individual tour.
Saber was such an amazing guide in Strasbourg, France! He taught us about the history, culture, and told us so many fun facts! He made sure that it was fun and educational for us. We were sad to see him go! He was very well studied on this area, as well as others. Best local guide I’ve ever had!
Wonderful guide of Strasbourg, France! Even in poor weather, made the tour fun and insightful! 10/10 would recommend
It was nice to meet Saber Hassan! Excellent guide, erudite and passionate speaker and a flawless kindness. Bravo!
Excellent guide. He made us discover Strasbourg in a pedagogical and lively way. We were a group of 20 and all found the visit captivating, with many anecdotes. We highly recommend Saber Hassan to discover Strasbourg.
Thank you very much for your exciting visits! Really top-notch services. You have combined sharp knowledge, kindness, reflexivity about difficult situations and an outstanding organization! Once again a big thank you and hopefully we can work together later! For ILFAC and Cercle Jean Rey
Book a guided tour now to make sure you’ll enjoy the best of Strasbourg and the Alsace region with a professional tourist guide. Discover the best places, villages and towns only known to locals...
|LOCAL TOURS||Base rate||Special rate*|
|1H||€ 135||€ 150|
|1H30||€ 160||€ 175|
|2H||€ 185||€ 200|
|3H||€ 230||€ 255|
|Add. 30 mins.||€ 25||€ 30|
|Add. 1H||€ 50||€ 55|
*Special rates apply to (i) Guided tours on Sundays and public holidays; and (ii) Guided tours in more than one language. Cancellations allowed up to 24 hours prior to tour. Meeting place inside Strasbourg. Payment: (i) By bank transfer prior to the day of the tour; or (ii) By check or cash on the day of the tour. For all-day tours, transfers, budget friendly and any other requests, get in touch.
Ready to get started? Awesome! Send me an email with all your wishes. Have questions? I reply as quickly as possible. Let’s get in touch!