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2019

Strolling along the canals of Strasbourg

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# Trip

Strolling along the canals of Strasbourg

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Description

Boarding a glass-covered boat, our tour will take us to the Petite France District. This is a famous quarter beloved by its citizens thanks to its canals, charming colorful half-timbered houses and its narrow alleyways. We will glide past the Tanners Quarter, the Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts) and the Panoramic Terrace on the Vauban Dam. The cruise continues through the German Quarter. Following the French defeat in 1870, Germany planned to make Strasbourg the capital of the Reichsland or Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine. This district, referred to as the "new town", represented a new form of urban planning, featuring wide roads, monumental administrative and cultural buildings, and luxurious private homes. Landscaping also played a key role in this impressive urban planning scheme. Then, we'll get a chance to admire the link between Strasbourg and Europe through the European Parliament Building, completed in 1999, which was designed to host monthly sessions of the European Parliament. The architecture of the building is based on a combination of circles and ellipses, with the building laid out and organized into several clearly identified areas. Finally, we'll see the Human Rights Building where the European Court of Human Rights is located.

 

 

Duration : approx. 1:10

  • Mind the gap when boarding the river boat.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Alsace: land of tradition and gastronomy (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 21/10/2019, 25/10/2019
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STRASBOURG - BREISACH - Munster - Riquewihr - Ribeauvillé - BREISACH - STRASBOURG

Discover Alsace, the land of tradition and gastronomy, located in the heart of Europe. Cruise the Alsace region with this itinerary and visit the must-see places of this charming region while discovering its gastronomic specialties and famous wines. Visit Strasbourg and its Gothic cathedral, Colmar and its little Venice with the charm of half-timbered houses, follow the wine route and discover villages and towns full of character.

5 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 21/10/2019
Arrival 25/10/2019
Ship : MS France Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 25/10/2019
Arrival 29/10/2019
Ship : MS France Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 26/10/2019
Arrival 30/10/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 26/10/2019
Arrival 30/10/2019
Ship : MS Lafayette Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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