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Cruise along 3 borders: France, Germany and Switzerland

6 Days - SBA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

STRASBOURG - BASEL - BREISACH - RHINAU - STRASBOURG

Join us for a wonderful cruise through France, Germany and Switzerland in search of the most beautiful landscapes to be seen in the region! You'll take in the views of the Rhine Falls before exploring the Alsatian Wine Route and the north of the region, dotted with quaint villages. We'll finish up our cruise with a tour of the most picturesque neighborhood of Strasbourg, the European Capital.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Valley of the Rhine, between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Rhine Falls
    • Colmar and the Underlinden Museum
    • The Alsatian Wine Route
    • Strasbourg and the Petite France district
    • The picturesque villages in northern Alsace

Cruise

Day 1

STRASBOURG

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Strasbourg starting at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we¿ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. As we enjoy dinner, our ship will depart for Basel. Relax with an evening of entertainment on board as our ship cruises through the night.

Day 2

BASEL - The Rhine Falls - BASEL

We¿ll spend the morning cruising the Grand Canal of Alsace all the way to Basel. Join us for an excursion to the Rhine Falls, one of the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. You¿ll also discover the Laufen Castle and its impressive view overlooking the rumbling falls. Tonight¿s dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing on board. During the night, our ship will leave for Breisach.

Day 3

BREISACH - Colmar - BREISACH

This morning, take advantage of some free time to explore Breisach, a former Celtic and Roman settlement that is now a lovely German city along the Rhine. In the afternoon, join us for a visit of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum. The wine capital of Alsace flaunts typical architecture with its authentic and colorful half-timbered houses from the Middle-Ages. We¿ll amble down the picturesque Petite Venise district before moving on to the Unterlinden Museum. It features a large collection of local and international artworks and manufactured artifacts from prehistorical to contemporary times. The museum is housed in a 13th-century Dominican convent and a 1906 former public baths building, and was renovated by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in 2015 to incorporate more of the vast collection. Inarguably, the most important work in the collection is the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald depicting moments of the life of Christ and Saint Anthony. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4

BREISACH - The Alsatian wine route - RHINAU

We¿ll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, join us for an excursion along the Wine Route in Alsace. You¿ll discover the region's wines and its seven grape varieties while traveling through picturesque villages with half-timbered houses, enchanting fountains and, of course, wine presses. We'll stop at a local cellar for a wine-tasting* session. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5

STRASBOURG

The ship will leave early this morning for Strasbourg. Join us for the excursions proposed:
In the morning: guided tour on foot of the Petite France neighborhood and a visit to the Strasbourg Cathedral (no visits during service). Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Petite France is undoubtedly the most beautiful section of the Old Strasbourg. The neighborhood contains marvelous examples of half-timbered houses built at water level. We¿ll then visit the Strasbourg Cathedral, widely considered to be among the finest examples of high-Gothic architecture.
In the afternoon: trip along the picturesque villages route in northern Alsace. We¿ll visit Seebach, one of the most beautiful villages in France. This typical Alsatian village has retained much of its traditional architecture and traditions. We'll then continue on to Cleebourg, where we'll visit a local wine cellar and taste* the unique wines of the region together.

Afterwards, we'll return on board. Tonight will be our gala dinner and evening.

Day 6

STRASBOURG

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from your departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   The Rhine Falls Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum The Alsacian wine route Strasbourg and the European Institutions Touring picturesque villages in Northern Alsace
Price per pers. $ 333.00 Before departure $ 390.00 On board
Classic

Excursion to the Rhine Falls

We'll leave by coach for an excursion to the Rhine Falls. The Rhine Falls are among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. You'll also discover the Laufen Castle, and its impressive view overlooking the rumbling falls.     Duration : app...

Duration 5h00

Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum

Colmar will charm you with its authenticity and typically Alsatian architecture composed of brightly painted half-timbered facades dating from the Middle Ages. You'll discover the quintessential neighborhood of "Little Venice” and visi...

Duration 4h00

Excursion along the Wine trail

Departure by coach from Breisach in the company of your guide to discover the Alsatian Vineyards. Our ride along the Wine Trail will take you through charming picturesque towns with half-timbered houses, fountains and presses. We'll go through Ri...

Duration 4h00

Strasbourg: Panoramic tour of the European Institutions and guided walking tour

Departure for a guided visit of the European Capital. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the town, which will take us through many of the town's districts, particularly the "German Quarter” (around the Place de La Rép...

Duration 3h00

Trip along the picturesque villages trail in northern Alsace

Nestled between plains and mountains, Alsace brims with quaint villages flaunting incomparable charm. We'll discover the towns and villages in the north of the region for an occasion to immerse ourselves to the heart of Alsatian traditions and ar...

Duration 4h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Monet

STANDARD - 2 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation. Subject to CroisiEurope terms and conditions of sale - License IM067100025

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