Guided tour

Utrecht: Private or Public Off-The-Beaten Path Walking Tour

Utrecht: Private or Public Off-The-Beaten Path Walking Tour

From US$ 45.33 per person

Discover Utrecht, one of the Netherlands' best-kept secrets - conveniently reached by direct train from Amsterdam. Explore this medieval city with a private guide from an award-winning tour operator. Learn about the city's history and cultural life.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Utrecht with an anthopologist guide to learn about the city’s history & culture
  • Benefit from small group sizes that allow the guides to go off-the-beaten track
  • Marvel at the centuries-old Dutch architecture of the canal houses along the Oudegracht
  • End the tour at the historic St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Cathedral Tower
Full description
Join a walking tour of Utrecht and its iconic Dom Tower, churchyards, the medieval city center, and more. Explore some of the most beautiful tree-lined canals of Europe with a local guide from a multiple award-winning tour operator. Meet your guide at Domplein, the city's main square in the heart of the city center. Embark on a walking tour through the old city center with your private party or, a maximum of 5 other travelers if you choose the small-group public walking tour. Learn about the city’s history that started around 2,000 years ago when Utrecht was part of the Limes, the Roman Empire’s northern border. Follow cobbled streets and churchyards, all leading to what has been the city’s main artery for centuries, the 1.5-mile-long old canal or Oudegracht. See the string of cafes and restaurants nearby. Walk through the Zeven Steegjes (Seven Alleyways), an idyllic complex of small row-houses on tight, cobbled streets. Ask your guide anything that you’re interested in including sensitive topics. As anthropologists, the guides are eager to share the real Netherlands with you. Make way to the Gothic Dom Church that with its dominating tower that is Utrecht's pride and joy and the last stop of your tour. Listen to interesting stories about the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral before saying goodbye to your guide. After the tour, you can climb up the 495 steps or take the lift to the tower's top to experience an amazing bird’s eye view of the city.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly from a distance (works with hearing aids)
  • 1.5 hour private guided tour of Utrecht
  • Taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet your private guide in front of the statue of Graaf Jan Van Nassau on Domplein (Dom Square). Domplein is easy to find. If arriving by train, exit the train station following the signs for 'centrum' and 'Domplein' respectively. The guide will be carrying a white flag.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The duration of the walking tour is 1.5 hours, including expected and unexpected
  • The walking tour takes place outside and social distancing is maintained at all times. We adhere to national and local regulations that apply at the time of the walking tour; also when visiting the brown cafe
  • The maximum group size for the private tour is 8 travelers, excluding children and infants. On request, we can accommodate larger groups
  • The maximum group size for the public tour is 6 travelers. The minimum age for the public walking tour is 12 years.
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