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2018 2019

The Marne-Rhine Canal - From Lagarde to Strasbourg

7 Days - XOS_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

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

From Lagarde to Strasbourg, 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.

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
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Arzviller 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

Cruise

Day 1

Strasbourg - LAGARDE

Transfer 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.

Day 2

LAGARDE - XOUAXANGE

This morning will be spent cruising toward Xouaxange. Our boat will go 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 to Sarrebourg that will take us on the Chagall trail. Located at the foot of the Vosges and the region of Alsace, the city is rich with diversity.

Day 3

XOUAXANGE - LUTZELBOURG - Arzviller Inclined Plane

This morning will be spent cruising towards Lutzelbourg. Enjoy lunch by candlelight, while we pass through the Arzviller and Niderviller Tunnels. Early in the afternoon, our boat will pass through the Artzviller inclined plane for a truly unforgettable experience. A fantastic piece of workmanship, this type of transverse boat lift is the only one of its kind in Europe. We'll stop off at the local crystal workshop. Located at the foot of the incline for over 25 years, the crystal workshop is a family-run business specializing in the art of crystal blowing and cutting. We'll return on board and continue on to Lutzelbourg. The canal winds through the Vosges Mountains before joining the Lorraine region.

Day 4

LUTZELBOURG - SAVERNE

We'll set off for an excursion on foot to marvel at Lutzelbourg Castle. Perched at over 980 feet above sea level on a rocky, red sandstone spur, the ruins of the castle majestically dominate the village down in the Zorn Valley. We'll return on board and cruise towards Saverne. In the afternoon, join us on a visit of the Château du Haut Barr, often called "the Eye of Alsace”, from where you will discover splendid views over the Alsatian plains. Enjoy some free time to explore the city or relax in Saverne before returning on board.

Day 5

SAVERNE - WALTENHEIM

Join us on a guided tour of Saverne. Virtually unknown by the usual tourist routes, Saverne offers a wide range of places to discover: the Grand Rue with its unicorn fountain (the town's emblem); the Katz house, adorned with magnificent carved timbers; Notre Dame Church with its 12th-century steeple; various 18th-century administrative buildings; and the Récollets Monastery founded in the 14th century. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Waltenheim, passing the charming villages of Hochfelden and Schwindratzheim, nestled on a hillside. Feel free to stroll down the paths or ride one of our bikes along the canal banks. For dinner, enjoy some "tarte flambée”, a local specialty served at a restaurant in Waltenheim.

Day 6

WALTENHEIM - STRASBOURG

We'll set out on a hiking tour along the hops trail in Wingersheim. Your pleasurable hike through the hop fields will be followed by a beer tasting. We'll return on board and cruise towards Strasbourg. We'll cruise through the Zorn Valley and its landscaped fields, where the canal is wide and straight. Tonight is our gala evening, followed by a panoramic boat tour of Strasbourg's old town (subject to availability.)

Day 7

STRASBOURG

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

Dates & Prices

Departure city
START IN 2019
Departure 12/04/2019
Arrival 18/04/2019
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/10/2019
Arrival 10/10/2019
Ship : MS Raymonde Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 11/10/2019
Arrival 17/10/2019
Ship : MS Raymonde Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 18/10/2019
Arrival 24/10/2019
Ship : MS Raymonde Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 25/10/2019
Arrival 31/10/2019
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

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

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 - the excursions mentioned in the programme - welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde on D1 - 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
Classic

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

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

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

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

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

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Madeleine

PREMIUM - 2 Decks

MS Raymonde

PREMIUM - 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. SXO_AIPP, itinerary and excursion packages are different.

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

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