Blend of Cultures: A Walk-and-Barge Immersion in Alsace

Sail a modern barge as you walk and learn about this unique region of France, discovering picturesque villages, historical Châteaux, world-famous vineyards and renowned cuisine.
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Program No. 21380RJ
10 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

The smallest region in mainland France is also one of the most visually and historically fascinating. Put on your walking shoes and get ready to uncover the richness of this area aboard a brand-new canal barge and along the hiking trail. Experience the rich cultural blend at the border between France and Germany and soak up the exquisite natural beauty that abounds on both banks of the Marne-Rhine Canal.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to six miles on mostly flat terrain consisting of cobblestone streets, uneven paths, roadways, sidewalks, some stairs.
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 ...

  • Taste Alsacian wines and Wingersheim beers while learning about the craftsmanship that brings them forth from the vineyards and hops fields.
  • Immerse yourself in local French culture in Hochfelden, Saverne and other out-of-the-way villages off the beaten tourist track.
  • Marvel at the achievements of navigational technology as your barge is conveyed over and under the hilly terrain by the Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane and the Niderviller and Arzviller tunnels.

General Notes

Hotel and ship vary by date. You may be interested in a less active version of this program, " French Canal Voyage by Barge: Discover Alsace-Lorraine" (#21158).
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