France

French Canal Voyage by Barge: Discover Alsace-Lorraine

Program No. 21158RJ
Immerse yourself in culture as you sail the Marne-Rhine Canal on a modern river barge, discovering grand Châteaux, picturesque vineyards, cathedrals and world-class cuisine.

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Activity Level: On Your Feet (9)

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Apr 20 - Apr 30, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
May 4 - May 14, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
May 18 - May 28, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Jun 1 - Jun 11, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Jun 15 - Jun 25, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Sep 21 - Oct 1, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Oct 5 - Oct 15, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2024
Ship Outside 4,999
Activity Level: On Your Feet (9)

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Apr 20 - Apr 30, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
May 4 - May 14, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
May 18 - May 28, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Jun 1 - Jun 11, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Jun 15 - Jun 25, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Sep 21 - Oct 1, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Oct 5 - Oct 15, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2024
Ship Outside 6,999
Activity Level: Keep the Pace (11)

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Activity Level: Keep the Pace (11)

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Filling Fast!
Apr 6 - Apr 16, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
Filling Fast!
Apr 20 - Apr 30, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
Filling Fast!
May 4 - May 14, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
Filling Fast!
May 18 - May 28, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
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Jun 1 - Jun 11, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
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Jun 15 - Jun 25, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
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Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
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Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
Filling Fast!
Sep 21 - Oct 1, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
Filling Fast!
Oct 5 - Oct 15, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299
Filling Fast!
Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2025
Ship Outside 7,299

At a Glance

The region of Grand-Est, formerly Alsace- Lorraine, borders Germany and the proximity shows in its culture. But this area is 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
Varies by date
Walking up to two miles per day; uneven terrain and cobblestones common. Embark and disembark the ship via ramp. Please note on day three there will be walking up to three 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 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • 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.
  • Explore medieval Strasbourg including its famed Romanesque and high Gothic cathedral and the Palais Rohan.
Featured Expert
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Alexandra Chambon
Alexandra Chambon has been working in the river/canal cruise field since the early 2000s. She likes to share her passion and enthusiasm about her homeland of France and its culture, traditions, history, art and architecture, and she strives to make it come alive for the participants. Outside of being a Group Leader, Alexandra is a foodie and wine connoisseur, and she enjoys playing sports. She loves having convivial moments with a good glass of wine and music.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Alexandra Chambon has been working in the river/canal cruise field since the early 2000s. She likes to share her passion and enthusiasm about her homeland of France and its culture, traditions, history, art and architecture, and she strives to make it come alive for the participants. Outside of being a Group Leader, Alexandra is a foodie and wine connoisseur, and she enjoys playing sports. She loves having convivial moments with a good glass of wine and music.
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