French Canal Voyage by Barge: Discover Alsace-Lorraine
Immerse yourself in culture as you sail the Marne-Rhine Canal on a modern river barge, discovering grand Châteaux, picturesque vineyards, historic cathedrals and world-class cuisine.
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Program No. 21158RJ
10 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles per day; uneven terrain and cobblestones common. Embark and disembark the ship via ramp. Please note on Day 3, there will be walking up to 3 miles in the morning in Strasbourg in addition to the afternoon activities.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
  • Explore medieval Strasbourg including its famed Romanesque and high Gothic cathedral and the Palais Rohan.

General Notes

All 2017 dates will sail in the Strasbourg-Lagarde direction, except the 10/24/17 date, which sails in the reverse direction (Lagarde-Strasbourg).
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