Luxembourg is not only characterized as an ancient city but also proud of its enormous economic wealth, as well as its turbulent past.
Once known as one of the mightiest sites in the world, the “Gibraltar of the North” became a key and necessary neutral country in the formation of the embryo we now know as the European Union. Although in this modern international organization Luxembourg is the second smallest state, the massive presence of multinationals and investment funds has made it the second richest country all over the world. Discover it with our Luxembourg private tour.
Luxembourg surprises all those travelers who seek to do something out of the ordinary on their next urban trip with its mix of unusual elements. It is difficult to find in Europe a place where numerous cultures, mentalities, and languages act and live in perfect harmony. With its exciting offer of theaters and museums, UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites, architectural gems and a peculiar gastronomy, the capital of the only Grand Duchy in the world is one of the most unique experiments that exist in diversity.
The noble origins of the city of Luxembourg date back to a time as early as A.D. 963. At that period, the Count of the Ardennes, Sigfred, decided to buy a rocky and steep terrain from the church. In an area only accessible from the west, the nobleman decided to build his impressive fortress and start a church and a market. The city of Lucilinburhuc begins to rise proudly.
Since then, there have been many influences that have shaped the Luxembourgish character. Its cosmopolitan inhabitants, mostly trilingual in French, German and in the local language, have dyes from the Burgundy, the French, the Spanish, the Austrians, and the Germans. This mixture has allowed them to promote mobility and the reconciliation of diverse cultures, in an environment that is breathed in the old town when walking through numerous pedestrian streets with beautiful light-colored buildings, enjoying markets or discovering restaurants and taverns.
The geography of the city is quite particular. It is divided into two clearly differentiated levels. The upper part is the old town, which contains a maze of beautiful streets, restaurants, museums and shopping areas. In the lower part, you can find the Alzette river, bars, houses with gardens and picturesque canals. Both are connected in two different ways: the fastest option is the use of a public elevator, but the most advisable and desirable way is to walk through the so-called Corniche, known for being the most beautiful balcony in all of Europe. The road runs along the walls of the Alzette river valley, built by the Spaniards and the French in the 17th century. Nor can we forget the very modern European neighborhood, which contains several European Union institutions such as the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors and the European Investment Bank.
Itinerary of the visit:
- View of the Pétrusse Valley.
- Place d’Armes.
- The foundational building of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).
- William II Square.
- Town Hall.
- Ducal Palace.
- Old fish market.
- Church of Saint Michael.
- View of the current European District.
- Bock promontory.
- Chemin de la Corniche.
- View of the Alzette river and the Grund neighborhood.
- Judiciary City.
- Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin.
Luxembourg private tour pick up point
- We will pick you up at your hotel or any other desired location in the city center
- Departure point recommended for organized groups coming by bus: Constitution Square.
At the desired time
- Guided tour with English speaking guide.
Duration: +/-2,5 hours
Special prices per group up to 30 people ask us by email.
Languages: Spanish or English.
Please note: The tour involves some walking
Booking 24h in advance is necessary.
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(Optional, time outside ordinary visit) Entrance to the Bock Casemates, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To take into account:
- Opening times: closed in winter. Open from March 1 to November 3. From Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 am – 5.30 pm.
- Price: €7 (adults), €6 (students and seniors), €3,50 (children 4 to 12 years old), free (children up to 4 years old).