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2018 2019
FROM $ 3,024 per person

Cruise on the Marne-Rhine Canal from Strasbourg to Lagarde

7 Days - SXO_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

STRASBOURG - WALTENHEIM - SAVERNE - LUTZELBOURG - XOUAXANGE - LAGARDE - Strasbourg

From Strasbourg to Lagarde, embark on an authentic and traditional cruise in the heart of Alsace. 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.

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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

  • Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • The Artzwiller Inclined Plane, an exceptional structure
  • Bicycles available on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • A walk through the hops fields in Wingersheim
    • 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
    • Tastings of local specialities

Cruise

Day 1

STRASBOURG

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. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner followed by a panoramic boat tour of Strasbourg.

Day 2

STRASBOURG - WALTENHEIM

This morning will be spent cruising towards Waltenheim-sur-Zorn through the Brumath Forest. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion to hike along the hops trail in Wingersheim. With a heritage of wine-growing and beer-brewing, Alsace will give you a new perspective by showing you how hops are grown. We'll return on board before leaving for dinner to taste the tarte flambée, a local specialty, at a restaurant in Waltenheim (included).

Day 3

WALTENHEIM - SAVERNE

This morning will be spent cruising towards Saverne. Enjoy this bucolic journey passing the towns of Schwindratzheim, nestled on a hillside, and Hochfelden, a typical local village. During the morning, feel free to stroll or bike on the paved trails alongside the canal. In the afternoon, join us on a tour of the Château du Haut-Barr, nicknamed "The Eye of Alsace", where you will discover a splendid view over the Alsatian plains.

Day 4

SAVERNE - LUTZELBOURG

We'll set out on a guided tour of Saverne. Virtually unknown by the usual tourist routes, the city offers a wide range of places to discover. We'll return on board and cruise towards Lutzelbourg. The canal winds through the Vosges Mountains before joining the Lorraine region. Late in the afternoon, we suggest you to set off on foot to marvel at Lutzelbourg Castle.

Day 5

LUTZELBOURG - Arzviller Inclined Plane - XOUAXANGE

We'll set off for an excursion to the Arzviller inclined plane. Along the way, we will stop at the crystal glassworks near the inclined plane. We'll learn about this time-tested tradition, and watch crystal blowing and cutting demonstrations. The boat will cruise through the Artzviller inclined plane - an incredible experience. A fabulous structure, this transverse system boat "elevator” is one-of-a-kind in Europe. The inclined plane replaces 17 successive locks over 2.5 miles that once needed a full day to navigate.

Day 6

XOUAXANGE - LAGARDE

This morning will be spent cruising towards Lagarde, passing through the Réchicourt lock, one of the largest in France, before continuing our journey through the lakes. In the afternoon, join us on a visit of Sarrebourg that will take us on the Chagall trail. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 7

LAGARDE - Strasbourg

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer by coach back to Strasbourg, arriving late in the morning. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

Departure city
START IN 2018

* Price based on double occupancy

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • 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

transfer by coach from Lagarde to Strasbourg D7 - 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 on this program - welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Night-time boat trip through Strasbourg Hops trail Haut-Barr Castle Saverne Sarrebourg
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Boat tour of Strasbourg

Set off by coach 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 enchan...

Duration 2h30

The Hops Trail in Waltenheim

Set off by coach from Waltenheim to Wingersheim for a walking tour along the Hops Trail. Once you've reached the Wingersheim Town Hall, you will board a converted trailer pulled by a tractor for a visit of the village. You'll also get to trav...

Duration 3h00

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 rocks li...

Duration 2h30

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

Guided tour of Sarrebourg

Set off from the port of Houillon 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...

Duration 3h00

Duration 2h15

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Madeleine

2 Decks

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. XOS, itinerary and excursion packages are different.

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

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