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2018 2019

Hiking along 3 borders: France, Germany and Switzerland (port-to-port cruise)

6 Days - SBA_RANPP
# Description

Cruise

STRASBOURG - BASEL - BREISACH - RHINAU - STRASBOURG

Embark on a sublime cruise between France, Germany and Switzerland. Hiking in the heart of nature in these 3 countries, partake of the scenic Vosges mountains and visit the castles of Berstein and Ortenbourg or the volcanic massif of Kaiserstuhl. You will also have the opportunity to visit  Strasbourg and to walk along its typical and charming paved streets.

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

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • Hikes with a certified mountain guide
    • The foothills of Blauenberg or aolong the French-Swiss border
    • Through the Kaiserstuhl hills
    • Bernstein and Ortenbourg Castles
    • Urban hike through Strasbourg
  • Guided tours included for non-hikers
    • The Rhine Falls
    • Breisach and the old Strasbourg
    • The Alsatian Wine Route

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

We'll spend the morning cruising the Grand Canal of Alsace until we reach Basel right before lunch.
Hiker's program: A hike in the foothills of Blauenberg or along the French-Swiss border. You will love the magnificent walking paths and the wooded and rolling hills which offer some really great views. (Duration approx. 2/3 hours, from about 120 to about 200 metres altitude difference, 8.5-10 km or 5¼-6¼ miles.)
Non-hiker's program: 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

Hiking program: Hike through the Kaiserstuhl hills (full day - picnic included.) Two beautiful hikes along the once-volcanic Kaiserstuhl hills reveal the natural wonders within a protected area. You'll also experience some of the best views of the surrounding vineyards and the Rhine. (Length: Approx.7h, including 4.5 hours of hiking and 885-foot altitude difference, 8.6 miles)
Non-hiking program: 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, we'll visit Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

Day 4

BREISACH - RHINAU

Relax on board or join in on a few of our planned activities as we spend the morning cruising to Rhinau.
Hiker's program: Hike to the Château de Bernstein and Ortenbourg Castle. Great hike across the Vosges Mountains, leaving from the old city of Dambach-La-Ville and its magnificent St. Sebastien Chapel. After climbing through the forest and following the summit, we'll arrive first at the Château de Bernstein followed by Ortenbourg Castle - two medieval architectural masterpieces. (Length: Approx. 3 hours, 1082-foot altitude difference, 6.2 miles)
Non-hiker's program: 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 wine tasting*.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

Day 5

STRASBOURG

The ship will leave early this morning for Strasbourg.
Hiker's program: Urban hike through Strasbourg. During this hike, you'll be able to admire the historic city of Strasbourg and all its architectural treasures. We'll hike along part of Strasbourg's Ceinture Verte (greenway), a former defense system for the city that has been transformed into natural spaces that travel along the waterways. (Length: Approx. 4 hours, 0-foot altitude difference, 4.9 miles)
Non-hiker's program: Tour on foot of the Petite France neighborhood and a visit to the Strasbourg Cathedral. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petite France is undoubtedly the most beautiful section of Old Strasbourg. The neighborhood contains marvelous examples of half-timbered houses built at the water level. We'll then visit the Strasbourg Cathedral, widely considered to be among the finest examples of high-Gothic architecture. 

For everyone: We'll spend the afternoon traveling along the picturesque villages routes in northern Alsace. We'll visit Seebach, one of the most picturesque villages in France. This typical Alsatian village has retained much of its traditional architecture. 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.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 15/05/2019
Arrival 20/05/2019
Ship : MS La Boheme Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or 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 - transfers mentioned in the program - the visits or hikes mentioned in the program - all hikes led by a certified mountain guide - 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 - any services not specifically mentioned in the program - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from your departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

HIKING EXCURSIONS PACKAGE

Included in tour package Hike in the foothills of Blauenberg or along the French-Swiss border Hike through the Kaiserstuhl hills Hike to the Château de Bernstein and Ortenbourg Castle Urban hike through Strasbourg Touring picturesque...

Duration h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Possibility of departure from other French cities. Please ask us for more details.

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

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