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2023 2024

The Marne-Rhine Canal - From Lagarde to Strasbourg (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - XOS_AIPP
# Description



From Lagarde to Strasbourg, embark on an authentic and traditional cruise in the heart of Alsace and Moselle. You will cruise on the Marne-Rhine Canal where you will discover a colorful heritage and monuments that reflect its history through exciting tours. Explore the Hops Trail, the Haut Barr and Lutzelbourg castles or the Chagall trail and be astonished by the richness of this captivating cruise.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Arzviller Inclined Plane, an exceptional structure
    • The Kochersberg and the villa Meteor
    • The Haut-Barr Castle, the "eye of Alsace"
    • Saverne, a small and particularly charming town
    • The Lutzelbourg Castle
    • Marc Chagall's unique stained glass window in Sarrebourg


Day 1

Strasbourg(1) - LAGARDE

Possible transfer(1) by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

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Day 2


We'll spend the day cruising towards Xouaxange.

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Day 3

XOUAXANGE - LUTZELBOURG - Arzviller Inclined Plane

In the morning, follow Chagall's Way in Saarburg. We'll cruise to Lutzelbourg. Candlelight lunch while passing through the tunnels.
This afternoon, travel the Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane. Stopover at the Lehrer Crystal Glassworks. We'll continue on to Lutzelbourg and arrive in the evening.

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Day 4


We’ll walk to the Château de Lutzelbourg. The ship will cruise to Saverne and arrive at the beginning of the afternoon. We’ll visit the Château de Hohbarr, also known as the “Eye of Alsace.” Afterward, we’ll return to Saverne for a guided tour of the city. At the end of our afternoon, we’ll return on board the ship. Dinner will be tarte flambée, a local specialty, at a restaurant (included with cruise).

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Day 5


We’ll spend the morning cruising to Hochefelden. In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to the lush region of Kochersberg and a visit to the Maison du Kochersberg museum and the Villa Meteor. At the end of our day, we’ll return on board the ship in Waltenheim-sur-Zorn.

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Day 6


We’ll spend the morning cruising to Strasbourg. Enjoy a tour-boat ride through the oldest section of the city in the afternoon. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 7


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

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Dates & Prices

Departure 07/18/2023
Arrival 07/24/2023
FROM $ 3,559 PP
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/01/2023
Arrival 08/07/2023
FROM $ 3,559 PP
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/29/2023
Arrival 09/04/2023
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Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy


  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
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 - the excursions mentioned in the programme - welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde(1) - drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided visit of Haut Barr castle

Enjoy unrivalled views over the Alsace plain from the Haut-Barr Castle, often called "the Eye of Alsace”. Constructed in 1170, it was transformed and restored during the 14th century. It was built at an altitude of 470 metres on 3 wide roc...

Duration 2h30 Classic
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Excursion to the Kochersberg Region

We’ll leave by coach from Waltenheim-sur-Zorn for Truchtersheim. We’ll travel through the lush green hills and expansive fields in the Kochersberg Region and quaint villages lined with half-timbered houses before reaching Truchtersheim. W...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Lehrer Crystal Glassworks

Within a short walking distance of the Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, you'll visit the Lehrer Crystal Glassworks. Located next to the inclined plane for over 25 years, the crystal glassworks will allow you to discover the secrets of glassb...

Duration 2h15 Classic
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Guided tour of Sarrebourg

Set off by coach and head to Sarrebourg. Sarrebourg, located at the gates of the Vosges and Alsace, is a town with a rich diversity of attractions. Its historic and cultural heritage holds many unexpected treasures. The town began to develop during t...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Saverne

Departure for a guided tour of Saverne, a lesser known town despite its many places to see and admire. The town has preserved many relics from its past. Founded in Roman times, Saverne was the former residence of the Bishops of Strasbourg. This town...

Duration 2h00 Classic
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Boat tour of Strasbourg

Set off for the pier in downtown Strasbourg where you will board a panoramic boat which will take you to the famous district of the Petite France. Its canals, charming houses with colored, half-timbered walls and narrow alleyways will enchant you. Yo...

Duration 2h30 Classic
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Several ships available for this cruise

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

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. Please contact us for
more itinerary details. For cruise Ref. SXO_AIPP, itinerary and excursion packages are different.

(1) Transfer on request at an additional charge, contact us.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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