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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Strasbourg and Alsace

A unique hotel barge cruise along the beautiful Marne-Rhine Canal to Strasbourg, the capital of picturesque Alsace. Unlimited complimentary beverages, meals and excursions included

Cruise Only
6 nights from £1922pp

Hotel Barge Holiday
  • Madeleine in Alsace
  • Petite France District, Strasbourg
  • Hotel Barge Madeleine
  • Cruising the Canal

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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This part of the canal is known as the Green Way and meanders through the plain between the Vosges and Alsace. It links Saverne to Strasbourg, the gateway to Alsace at the foot of the Vosges Mountains, and meanders through breathtaking scenery.

Its spectacular architecture and many structural works include the 'Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane' (the only one in Europe), where boats are hoisted up a steep incline through the Vosges.

Highlights of this spectacular itinerary include a visit to the majestic Chateau de Hohbarr, a guided tour of picturesque Saverne and a hike through the beautiful hop fields in Wingersheim.

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Day 1 - Strasbourg - Lagarde (France)

Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde for boarding. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Moor overnight.

Day 2 - Lagarde - Xouaxange

Spend the morning cruising toward Xouaxange. Our boat will pass through the Réchicourt lock, one of the largest in France, before continuing our journey through the lakes. In the afternoon, there is a visit to Sarrebourg, located at the foot of the Vosges and the region of Alsace. Back on board. Overnight.

Day 3 - Xouaxange - Lutzelbourg

Morning spent cruising toward Lutzelbourg. Enjoy lunch by candlelight, whilst passing through the Arzviller and Niderviller Tunnels. In the afternoon, our boat will pass through the Artzviller inclined plane, a truly unforgettable experience. This transverse boat lift is the only one of its kind in Europe. Stop at the local family-run crystal workshop which specialises in the art of hand blowing and cutting crystal. Back on board our boat will continue on to Lutzelbourg, winding through the Vosges Mountains for an early evening arrival in Lutzelbourg. Overnight.

Day 4 - Lutzelbourg - Saverne

Set off on foot to marvel at Lutzelbourg Castle which majestically dominates the village down in the Zorn Valley. Back on board, the boat departs towards Saverne. In the afternoon there is a visit to the Château de Hohbarr, often called “the Eye of Alsace” for a splendid view of the Alsatian plains. Enjoy free time to explore or relax in Saverne before returning on board. Overnight.

Day 5 - Saverne - Waltenheim

Take the guided tour of Saverne to discover its highlights, from the Grand Rue with its unicorn fountain (the town's emblem) to the Katz house, adorned with magnificent carved timbers, Notre Dame Church with its 12th-century steeple and the 14th-century Récollets Monastery. Back on board. This afternoon cruise towards Waltenheim, passing the charming village of Hochfelden, and Schwindratzheim, nestled on a hillside. Arrive in Waltenheim early in the evening. For dinner, you will discover the “tarte flambée”, a local specialty served at a restaurant in Waltenheim. Overnight.

Day 6 - Waltenheim - Strasbourg

Join the hiking tour along the hops trail in Wingersheim which is followed by beer tasting. Back on board, the boat departs towards Strasbourg through the Zorn Valley. Gala evening on board, followed by a tour of Strasbourg's old town by panoramic boat (subject to availability). Overnight.

Day 7 - Strasbourg

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9:00am.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of tidal and other conditions

Price Includes

  • 6-night accommodation
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Shore excursions as mentioned in itinerary with wireless audio system Port Talk
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles and Jacuzzi
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • All port fees
  • Coach transfer from Strasbourg to Lagarde

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 25th - Lagarde to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Madeleine From: £1922
      Lower Deck Main Deck Disabled Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1922 Blue Water Price from: £1922

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 28th - Lagarde to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Madeleine From: £2025
      Lower Deck Main Deck Disabled Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2025 Blue Water Price from: £2025

Price Information

  • Single Person Supplement: £833
Map for Strasbourg and Alsace