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Adventures Afloat: French Canal Voyage by Barge: Discover Alsace-Lorraine

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Program #21158RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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. There’s 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.
The region of Alsace-Lorraine borders Germany and the proximity shows in its culture. But these two provinces are also deeply, proudly French. Beginning and ending in medieval Strasbourg, this voyage on the Marne-Rhine Canal introduces you to Alsace-Lorraine’s spectacular landscapes, magnificent castles and unique customs and cuisine.


Highlights

• Explore medieval Strasbourg including its famed Romanesque and high Gothic cathedral and the Palais Rohan.
• Navigate the Marne-Rhine Canal’s tunnels and watch as your ship is lifted 144 feet by the Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane.
• Learn about the arts of wine and beer making in Alsace and sample some local offerings.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; uneven terrain and cobblestones common. Embark and disembark the ship via ramp.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Strasbourg, 2 nights; embark vessel, 6 nights (ports of call include Xouaxange, Sarrebourg, Niderviller, Arzviller, Lutzelbourg, Saverne, Waltenheim, Wingersheim); disembark Strasbourg, departure.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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4.8
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