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10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
James from Gambier, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/15 - 10/15/15
I particularly enjoyed the days exploring Strasbourg and Saverne. The hikes alongside the hops fields amid Wingersheim and Lutzelburg and the beautiful vistas of the canal route were memorable. Having Alexandra Chambon as our guide and the incomparable Madeleine crew made our vacation a carefree delight.

Diane from Northbrook, IL Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 05/19/15 - 05/28/15
We enjoyed the trip very much. Strasbourg is a lovely city. The Madeleine was wonderful, both its facilities and its crew. Our small cabins were well designed and easily workable for two people. Food and wine were outstanding, and our guide Alexandra was first-rate. We opted for the hikes which were very nice. An altogether great experience!

Sally from Hamilton, MT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/19/15 - 05/28/15
We had a wonderful time with fun people doing fun things. Our barge,the Madeleine, the crew and our guide Alexandra were great. Florence gave us her special cocktails before lunch and also a daily cheese lesson. We chose to go on the "candy hike" instead of the "straight-up-to-the-ruin hike". We floated eye-to-eye with beautiful swans and walked and biked past lovely villages. Enjoyed the food and wine.

Adriana from Midhurst, ON Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/02/14
A super relaxing program with great food and enough exercise to please most walkers. There were lots of options for those who wished to not walk as far as others. Bring padded cycle pants for the bikes.

Neil from Lake Oswego, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/02/14
An excellent experience. This small group program far exceeded my expectations. The barge experience is relaxing and delightful.

Brian from Midhurst, ON Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/02/14
This programme allowed me to choose various distances between the locks for biking and walking. As well, it provided opportunities to practice my limited French both on the barge and in the surrounding towns where few people spoke English fluently. The meals, the camaraderie , and the crew were first class. Lionel Auber is an informative,witty , and personable guide. Vive La France. C'est une experience superiere!!!

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8 nights of accommodations
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